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New York City
New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge
New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge
Country United States Template:Country data US
State New York
Boroughs
Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R)
Area  
 - City 469 km²
Population  
 - City (2005) 8,143,197
 - Density 10,316/km²
Time zone Eastern (UTC)
Website: http://www.nyc.gov

New York City is the largest city in the state of New York as well as the largest in the United States. New York City is comprised of five boroughs, an unusual form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city. Throughout the boroughs there are hundreds of distinct neighborhoods, many with a definable history and character all their own. If the boroughs were each independent cities, four of the boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx) would be among the ten most populous cities in the United States.

Local Businesses on Centiare

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Culture

Statue of Liberty, and gift from the French and the city's most enduring symbol.

The culture of New York City is shaped by centuries of immigration, the city's size and variety, and its status as the cultural capital of the United States. Many major American cultural movements first emerged in the city. The Harlem Renaissance established the African-American literary canon in the United States, while American modern dance developed in New York in the early 20th century. The city was the epicenter of jazz in the 1940s, abstract expressionism in the 1950s, and the birthplace of hip hop as well as Punk Rock in the 1970s.

New York City is an important international center for music, film, theater, dance and visual art. The city has more than 2,000 arts and cultural organizations and more than 500 art galleries. Wealthy industrialists in the 19th century built a network of major cultural institutions, such as Carnegie Hall and the Whitney Museum of American Art, that became internationally established and that sustain cultural life in the city today. Artists have been drawn to the city by opportunity, as well; the city government funds the arts with a larger annual budget than the National Endowment for the Arts, and New York is a major center of the global art market.

What's the Weather Like?

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg high °F (°C) 38
(3)
40
(4)
50
(10)
61
(15)
72
(22)
80
(27)
85
(30)
84
(29)
76
(24)
65
(18)
54
(12)
42
(6)
62
(17)
Avg low temperature °F (°C) 25
(-4)
27
(-3)
35
(2)
44
(7)
54
(12)
63
(17)
68
(20)
67
(19)
60
(16)
50
(10)
41
(5)
31
(-1)
47
(8)
Rainfall in. (mm) 3.4
(86)
3.3
(84)
3.9
(99)
4.0
(102)
4.4
(112)
3.7
(95)
4.4
(112)
4.1
(104)
3.9
(99)
3.6
(91)
4.5
(127)
3.9
(99)
46.7
(1124)
Source: Weatherbase

What Should I Bring With Me?

Jeans

Levi's <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000184T0S?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000184T0S"> 501 Original Fit Button Fly Jeans</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000184T0S" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> and <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GASQJ6?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000GASQJ6"> 559 Relaxed Fit Jeans</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000GASQJ6" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> are two pairs of jeans to walk around town in or go to a casual dinner while retaining style and comfort. Though for ladies looking for nothing but the best to cruise around 5th Avenue a <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NWOAN8?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000NWOAN8">Not Your Daughter's Jeans Women's 5 Pocket Flare Jean</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000NWOAN8" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> has the designer look for a bargain price.

Shirts

All any guy needs to pass in most social situations is a nice collared Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt in a subdued <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000P9ZMWM?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000P9ZMWM"> gray</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000P9ZMWM" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> or sophisticated <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000P9TUW0?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000P9TUW0">wine red</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000P9TUW0" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed>. The fairer sex can look great in a <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000N5NUTA?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000N5NUTA">Misses casual 2-Piece Cami & Swiss dot top</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000N5NUTA" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> or go all out to impress the ever present socialites with a <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PC2Z60?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000PC2Z60">Sleeveless ruched blouse</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000PC2Z60" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed>.

Shoes

Without comfortable walking shoes even the most seasoned explorer would be hobbled in an hour or two. Guys should opt for quality <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000M3GAI6?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000M3GAI6">Adidas Men's Megabounce running shoes</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000M3GAI6" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> while power walking females can't go wrong with a good pair of <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O8RQXC?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000O8RQXC">Asics Womens GEL-1110s</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000O8RQXC" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed>. Just remember before strutting down the catwalk or past past the paparazzi switch to some <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NIEYGK?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000NIEYGK">Kenneth Cole New York Women's Model Citizen Wedges</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000NIEYGK" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed>.

Evening Wear

Even the most casual vacationer needs evening wear, the good stuff too! A <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EDI64K?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000EDI64K">Calvin Klein Point Collar</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000EDI64K" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> dress shirt and <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000M3CBWA?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000M3CBWA">Polo Ralph Lauren Weathered Chinos</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000M3CBWA" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> are a must for the guys. And don't even think about wearing your tennis shoes, black <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PA1FQI?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000PA1FQI">Giorgio Brutini 81209</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000PA1FQI" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> oxfords will get you in all the doors regular Joe's wait at for hours as real taste is always judged by the shoes you wear.

Ladies, check jeans, fanny packs, crocs, or other any other night time faux pas at the door if you want the admiration of New Yorkers. A <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I6D9CW?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000I6D9CW">Vera Wang silk chiffon</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000I6D9CW" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> little black something is always on the money paired with some nice <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PE4TTE?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000PE4TTE"> Sterling Silver</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000PE4TTE" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> costume jewelry and the all important <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000P60RKC?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000P60RKC">Prada Mini Nylon</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000P60RKC" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> handbag.

The Camera

Lumix DMC FX30K

<embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MW5JMU?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000MW5JMU">Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30K</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000MW5JMU" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom is internally identical to the much more expensive Leica C Lux-1 which means to takes the same world class pictures professional photographers have been using for years minus the name brand but plus a real Leica brand lens and the same less-than-an-inch-thick portability. At 7.2 megabytes of pixel greatness New York City will never look so good.

The Tour Guide

The one, the only tour guide for New York City is definitely <embed><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0811838447?ie=UTF8&tag=centiare-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0811838447">New York: 50 Adventures on Foot</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=centiare-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0811838447" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></embed> as it's the only guide that doesn't make you look like a tourist by using handy note cards instead of a bulky book. Thus if you want to do five tours slip five cards into your pocket and off you go.

Local NY Times News

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Video Tour

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