Environment As of July 2010, the city had 3,715 in service, the largest number of any city in North America. Visiting New York Travelers to New York give high marks for the popular theater scene, entertainment choices, and fascinating museums. Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan. Much of the in the city is done in and the. Please help to ensure that disputed statements are. Guests using a debit card in lieu of a credit card acknowledge unused funds are released upon check-out may take 3-7 business days for domestic banks and up to 30 days for international banks to become available through their financial institution.
Performance artists displaying diverse skills are ubiquitous on the streets of Manhattan. Archived from on December 22, 2007. Queens is served by the , the nation's second largest public library system, while the serves Brooklyn. Archived from on October 23, 2011. In 1639—1640, in an effort to bolster economic growth, the Dutch West India Company relinquished its monopoly over the fur trade, leading to growth in the production and trade of food, timber, tobacco, and slaves particularly with the. Archived from on April 11, 2015. Manhattan Island is loosely divided into , , and regions.
The metropolitan area surpassed the 10 million mark in the early 1930s, becoming the first in human history. It is 11,000 morgens in size. Also, by 2010, the city had 3,715 taxis and other vehicles, representing around 28% of New York's taxi fleet in service, the most of any city in North America. The 1825 completion of the through connected the Atlantic port to the agricultural markets and commodities of the North American interior via the and the. Public library system The Stephen A. It was one of the worst incidents of civil unrest in American history. The city is a leader in the construction of energy-efficient , including the among others.
Uniquely among major American cities, New York is divided between, and is host to the main branches of, two different : the , whose main courthouse is on near City Hall in Manhattan and whose jurisdiction includes Manhattan and the Bronx; and the , whose main courthouse is in Brooklyn and whose jurisdiction includes Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. There are approximately 900 additional privately run secular and religious schools in the city. The city has played host to over forty major professional teams in the five sports and their respective competing leagues, both current and historic. The location at the mouth of the , which feeds into a naturally sheltered harbor and then into the , has helped the city grow in significance as a trading. New York City has the most postgraduate life sciences degrees awarded annually in the United States, with 127 having roots in local institutions as of 2005 ; while in 2012, 43,523 licensed were practicing in New York City. Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. Archived from on August 11, 2014.
Archived from on May 5, 2013. By the mid 1990s, crime rates started to drop dramatically due to revised police strategies, improving economic opportunities, , and new residents, both American transplants and new immigrants from Asia and Latin America. Archived from on October 9, 2009. Map of racial distribution in New York, 2010 U. Average winter snowfall between 1981 and 2010 has been 25. ParkScore ranks urban park systems by a formula that analyzes median park size, park acres as percent of city area, the percent of city residents within a half-mile of a park, spending of park services per resident, and the number of playgrounds per 10,000 residents. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of and , , and , and as a symbol of and.
The city lies in the. Coney Island: The People's Playground. Archived from on March 17, 2010. Each borough is coextensive with a of the state , of which the and the are the local courts, while the conducts major trials and appeals. This ability to attract helped New York City top the American Cities of the Future ranking for 2013.
If greater New York City were a , it would have the in the world. In addition to responding to building types that range from wood-frame single family homes to , there are many secluded bridges and tunnels, as well as large parks and wooded areas that can give rise to brush fires. Many corporations are in New York City, as are a large number of. New York's high rate of , over 200,000 daily as of 2014 , and many make it the most energy-efficient major city in the United States. In 1904, the caught fire in the , killing 1,021 people on board.
New York City has been ranked first among cities across the globe in attracting , business, and tourists. New Yorkers own fewer at 48% with only 22% of Manhattan residents owning automobiles p. In 2005, three out of five Manhattan residents were college graduates, and one out of four had a , forming one of the highest concentrations of highly educated people in any American city. Most streets and avenues in incorporate a configuration. The new One World Trade Center is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere and the by height, with its reaching a symbolic 1,776 feet 541. The , opened in 1909, is considered to be the forerunner of modern , and its design served as the model for many of the long-span suspension bridges around the world; the Manhattan Bridge, , , and Verrazano-Narrows Bridge are all examples of. The style of the 1930 and 1931 , with their tapered tops and steel , reflected the zoning requirements.