New York City has within its 300 square miles more than 8.4 million residents and is the biggest and most densely populated city in the United States. From its founding by the Dutch as New Amsterdam in 1626, it has been an ever-growing center of commerce, banking, education, art, and entertainment, leading some to dub it the “Cultural and Financial Capital of the World.”
New York is listed by many as one of the three command-center cities of the global economy, the other two being London and Tokyo. The presence of such financial institutions as the New York Stock Exchange which is first in the world when measured by the capital value of participating companies, Wall Street, “Silicon Alley” where New York’s tech industry is centered, and more lends credence to that claim.
New York’s Grand Central Station has more platforms than any other train terminal in the world, and the New York City Subway system is the busiest in the Americas. Amtrak lines connect New York to Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and to far-off destinations as well. Extensive road networks, like veins, arteries, and capillaries in the body, intricately intertwine every corner of the city and abundantly interconnect it with nearby and far-off towns. I-87 runs upstate to Albany, I-95 N along the seashore and then up to Boston, I-95 S down to Philadelphia, and I-78 and I-80 head out west. Numerous bridges and tunnels (some under-sea) link the mainland to the islands: George Washington Bridge connecting Manhattan to New Jersey is the busiest bridge in the world and Lincoln Tunnel, running underneath the Hudson to New Jersey, is the busiest of all vehicle-tunnels.
New York’s harbor is one of the deepest natural harbors anywhere in the world- which in no small measure has been the cause of New York’s greatness. In 2010, nearly 5,000 vessels brought over 32 million tons of freight into the harbor with an estimated value of $175 billion. Automobiles are a particularly common item shipped to New York by sea, over 700,000 of them making their way into New York Harbor each year. New York has the busiest air in the nation, its three main airports being: JFK, Newark Liberty, and LaGuardia. Combined, they brought in 110 million passengers in 2012.
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