New York City is home to five boroughs, namely the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Brooklyn has the greatest number of occupants, followed by Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, according to New York's Department of City Planning.Know More
The Bronx was settled in 1639 by Jonas Bronck, according to the WorldStatesmen.org. Brooklyn was founded by the Dutch and named Breuckelen in 1646. Manhattan was established as a county of New York on Nov. 1, 1683, and Queens was first settled in 1637. The Dutch christened Staten Island as Staten Eyelandt on Sept. 3, 1609.
Queens is the place to go to watch Mets baseball, while the Bronx is home to the famous Bronx Zoo and Botanical Garden. Staten Island, which can be reached by ferry, is home to the Greenbelt Wetlands, New York's biggest forest reserve. Tourists go to Staten Island to visit the beaches as well, according to NYC the Official Guide.
The Diamond District can be found in Manhattan, while Brooklyn is home to the world-famous Coney Island amusement park. The five boroughs in the city feature some of the world's most recognized and hallowed landmarks. Manhattan alone is home to Central Park, the Empire State Building, Times Square and the city's Metropolitan Museum of Art.Learn More
Central Park in New York City is comprised of 843 acres. It is 2 1/2 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. Central Park initially consisted of 778 acres when it was first opened in 1857. Central Park lies within the Manhattan borough of New York City.Full Answer >
New York state is 54,475 square miles and is the 27th-largest state in the United States. As of 2013, it had a population of over 19 million people, making it the third most populous state.Full Answer >
The states that border New York state are Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Two lakes, Canada and the Atlantic Ocean also border New York.Full Answer >
The cost of utilities in New York varies based on the size of living space, how energy efficient the space is and where in New York one lives.Full Answer >