ny peopleNew York City, New York is said to be the most popular city in the entire United States. It also is one of the most populated cities in the US with more than 8 million residents. New York City plays a very important role in the global economy. It is a very important location for the United Nations who works to bring peace to the world through international relationships. It is an area well known for financing, and trading. Some of the world’s highest skyscrapers are found in the business sector of New York City.

Due to the large amount of people in New York City, roads are very congested. Many people take modes of public transportation to commute including taxi cabs, buses, and the subway. It is not uncommon for residents of New York City to not own a vehicle.
New York City is known for being a trend setter from fashion to food. In 2005 it became the first city to ban trans fats from the restaurants. This will be effective by 2008.

New York City is divided into five main areas. Each has a history and character of its own. Manhattan is the least populated area of New York City. Skyscrapers and historical landmarks make this a common area for tourism. The arts and entertainment are popular here as well. The Bronx has a rap/hip hop culture to it. This is a very poor area of New York City with low levels of education, high unemployment rates, and one of the highest crime rates.

Brooklyn is an area full of history. It is also a huge residential area. People come here to experience the fun of Coney Island including the beach and amusement parks. Queens has three major airports and is a hub for the other areas of New York City. Staten Island is connected to Manhattan via a ferry. It is undergoing construction to become the largest urban park in the US.

Perhaps the most historical event to take place in New York City is the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11th of 2001. Two planes taken control of by terrorists crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. This was an event that took many lives and affected the economy of the world.