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New York City by Mind Map: New York City
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New York City

Business

Finance

The world's epicenter of the financial markets, home to banks and financial service gurus.

Publishing

Home to major U.S. publishing houses.

Media

New York Times, Daily News, The New Yorker, New York magazine, Conde Nast.

CNN, NBC, ABC, MTV.

Diplomacy and Politics

United Nations, Borough politics.

Culture

Art

Artists, critics, and sellers.

Christie's and Sotheby's

Institutions

World renowned: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Tenement Museum, historical and cultural museums.

Fashion

Home of hundreds of designers and models.

Fashion Week, attracting people from around the world.

Theater, Dance and Film

Broadway and Off-Broadway

Both a center of film production and the backdrop to hundreds of films and TV shows.

Music

Composers and producers.

Concert halls: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center

Tourism

Over 45 million visitors a year.

Generating huge revenue for the city.

Major national attractions - Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Brooklyn Bridge.

Diversity

Languages

Hundreds of languages and dialects spoken in an area no greater than 25 square miles.

Distinct ethnic neighborhoods

Chinatown, Little Italy, Koreatown, Astoria, Brighton Beach and more.

Socioeconomics

Some of the poorest and richets Americans live within miles of each other.

Education

Major Research Universities

Columbia University, New York University, Fordham University.

Public education system

K-12, CUNY, educating hundreds of thousands of students a year.

Specialty institutions

Cooper Union, FIT,training and vocational schools.

Geography

Five Distinct Boroughs

One island surrounded by 4 other boroughs, accessible by train, car, and boat.

On a coast

A port city used as a trading outpost for centuries.

Close to Europe, adding to its savviness.

Accessible to the world

Three major airports, trains to anywhere in the country, roads and waterways allowing for easy transportation in and out.

History

Mutliple waves of European, Caribbean, South American, African, Asian immigrants.

Evolution of an island - farmland to town to port city to major metropolitan area.