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New York: City Profile
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A short description of one of the most exciting cities in the world: New York

You’re watching, I’m your host, Alex, and today, we’re gonna continue our city profiles; this time, hitting up NYC.

New York City is the largest city in the United States, and one of the world’s major global cities. Located in the seat of New York, the city has a population of 8.2 million, with an area of 321 square miles making it the most densely populated city in North America.

New York City is an international centre for business, finance, fashion, medicine, entertainment, media, and culture. The city is also home to the United Nations and to many of the world’s most famous skyscrapers such as the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building.

Otherwise known as ‘The Big Apple’ and ‘The City That Never Sleeps,’ the city attracts people from all over the globe who come for its economic opportunity, culture, and fast-paced cosmopolitan lifestyle.

New York City is located on the coast of the northeastern United States at the mouth of the Hudson River, and southeastern New York State.

New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold, with moderate snowfall averaging a total of 2 feet annually.

New York City is home to the most complex and extensive transportation networks in all of the United States with more than 12,000 iconic yellow cabs, 120,000 daily bicyclists, subways, bus and railroad systems, immense airports, landmark bridges and tunnels, ferry services, and even an aerial commuter tramway.

The New York City subway is the largest subway system in the world, measured by track mileage.  And it is also the world’s fourth largest when measured by annual ridership.

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