New York City is the most diverse and populated city in the United States (the city has a population density of over 27,000 people per square mile). In New York, you’ll find almost every race and language you can think of under the sun, hence the common moniker, “the melting pot of the world.” The city is made up of 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island, all of which were “grouped” together into a single city in 1898.
On a cultural note, New York City is home to the famous Times Square, where thousands of tourists come to visit all year round. In the city you’ll find other attractions like Broadway and the theater district, New York’s Fashion Week where top designers from all over the world show off their wares, countless concerts by top artists at Central Park especially during summer months, the Statue of Liberty, The New York International Auto Show, The New York Comic Con (one of my favorites), The New York Marathon, New Year’s celebrations/the ball dropping, various parades by all the major ethnic and social groups represented in the city (there’s even a Halloween parade)…I could go on and on. It’s no surprise then, that this sprawling metropolis is widely regarded as the cultural capital of the United States.