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The State Of New York
New York is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east. The state has a maritime border with Rhode Island east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario to the north. New York is often referred to as New York State to distinguish it from the city of New York.
The City Of New York
New York City (officially The City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, with its metropolitan area ranking among the largest urban areas in the world. Founded as a commercial trading post by the Dutch in 1625, it has been the largest city in the United States since 1790, and was the first capital under the Constitution. Located on one of the world's finest natural harbors, New York is one of the world's major centers of commerce and finance. New York also exerts global influence in media, politics, education, entertainment, arts, fashion and advertising. The city is also a major center for international affairs, hosting the headquarters of the United Nations.
Located on the Atlantic coast of the Northeastern United States, the city consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. It is the most densely populated major city in the United States, with an estimated 8,274,527 people occupying just under 305 square miles (790 km2). The New York metropolitan area's population is also the nation's highest, estimated at 18,815,988 people over 6,720 square miles (17,400 km2).
Many of the city's neighborhoods and landmarks are known around the world. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wall Street, in Lower Manhattan, has been a dominant global financial center since World War II and is home to the New York Stock Exchange. The city has been home to several of the tallest buildings in the world, including the Empire State Building and the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
New York is the birthplace of many cultural movements, including the Harlem Renaissance in literature and visual art, abstract expressionism (also known as the New York School) in painting, and hip hop, punk, salsa, and Tin Pan Alley in music. It is the home of Broadway theater.
In 2005, nearly 170 languages were spoken in the city and 36% of its population was born outside the United States. With its 24-hour subway and constant bustling of traffic and people, New York is sometimes called "The City That Never Sleeps." Other nicknames include the "Big Apple" and "Gotham."
New York Resources
411 NY is an online resource for visitors that allows the 20 to 21 million residents and 44 to 50 million annual visitors to discuss New York so that they may share experiences and learn travel secrets.
Once an Internet user registers on the New York Forum, the system (or discussion board) retains the personalized information for future visits and also have the option to receive an email notification immediately after a response is submitted to their query. Members who gain friends can later send and receive private messages using the built-in features of the community.
New York Guide
411 NY has an electronic guide feature for visitors that provides details about tourist destinations and itineraries for tourists or travelers visiting New York. The guide is followed and read daily by users of Technorati and Google Blog Search through RSS. Content for the guide is provided by registered members of the forum and through many other sources.
New York Nightlife
Are you always told that you are too young to party? 411 NY has made it easy to locate under 21 nightclubs & events that are located in and around the State of New York. Working with the nightclubs, promoters and clubbers, the data is compiled into and easy to read format.