The world's epicenter of the financial markets, home to banks and financial service gurus.
Home to major U.S. publishing houses.
New York Times, Daily News, The New Yorker, New York magazine, Conde Nast.
CNN, NBC, ABC, MTV.
United Nations, Borough politics.
Artists, critics, and sellers.
Christie's and Sotheby's
World renowned: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Tenement Museum, historical and cultural museums.
Home of hundreds of designers and models.
Fashion Week, attracting people from around the world.
Broadway and Off-Broadway
Both a center of film production and the backdrop to hundreds of films and TV shows.
Composers and producers.
Concert halls: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center
Generating huge revenue for the city.
Hundreds of languages and dialects spoken in an area no greater than 25 square miles.
Chinatown, Little Italy, Koreatown, Astoria, Brighton Beach and more.
Some of the poorest and richets Americans live within miles of each other.
Columbia University, New York University, Fordham University.
K-12, CUNY, educating hundreds of thousands of students a year.
Cooper Union, FIT,training and vocational schools.
One island surrounded by 4 other boroughs, accessible by train, car, and boat.
A port city used as a trading outpost for centuries.
Close to Europe, adding to its savviness.
Three major airports, trains to anywhere in the country, roads and waterways allowing for easy transportation in and out.