About New York, USA – location of our English school
New York City is the center for food and entertainment, art and theatre, business and finance. It is a city where millions live, work and play. The nightlife is incredible; thousands of restaurants, clubs and bars can be found around every bend and down every street. The scenery is amazing; New York’s skyline is one of the most recognizable in the world. The experience is unforgettable; it is a city where the arts encompass every corner, where history breathes in every building, and where energy fills every human being that walks the concrete earth.
New York City consists of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each adds flavor and individuality to the city as a whole. From the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Coney Island, from Shea Stadium to Yankee Stadium, from the Statue of Liberty to the George Washington Bridge, New York City and its outer boroughs create a picture of magnificence, of vigor and of strength.
When you think of New York, you think of its enormity; the amazing skyscrapers, such as the Empire State Building or the Chrysler Building, that create the beautiful skyline. When you think of New York, you think of its prosperity; the Financial District and the activity of the New York Stock Exchange and of Wall Street. When you think of New York, you think of diversity; the ethnic communities of Little Italy and Chinatown that exemplify the different people and their communities within all the boroughs.
One of the greatest cities on earth, New York caters to all who reside here and visit. With much to see and learn, New York City is a place of opportunity and excitement.
Did you know . . .?
- New York City has 6,374.6 miles of streets and 578 miles of waterfront.
- Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts was America's first performing arts center and held its first performance on September 23, 1962.
- Macy's, the world's largest store, covers 2.1 million square feet of space and stocks over 500,000 different items.
- New York’s subway system stretches 714 miles long.
- Babe Ruth hit his first home run in Yankee Stadium in the first game ever played there.
- The world's largest gothic cathedral is the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Its first stone was laid in 1892.
- New York has more than 18,000 eating establishments.
- New York City has more than 1,700 parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities across the five boroughs. Parks operate 614 ballfields and 991 playgrounds as well as manage 550 tennis courts, 53 outdoor swimming pools, 10 indoor swimming pools, 36 recreation centers, 14 miles of beaches, 13 golf courses, 6 ice rinks, 3 major stadia and 4 zoos.
- The nation's largest public Halloween parade is the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade.