ic Ocean. This has significantly the city grow into a major trading port. Most of New York
City is built on the three islands of Long Island, Manhattan, and Staten Island.
New York City's five boroughs are home to some of the world's most recognizable, cher-
ished landmarks and attractions. From the bright lights of Times Square to the Empire State
Building and Chrysler Building to beautiful Central Park. Our prestigious museums include
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, and the
Museum of Natural History, among many others. The island of Manhattan packs more fam-
ous icons into one compact area than any other place on earth; and we haven't even started
talking about the City's four other boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Is-
land—each of which contains its own roster of must-see destinations. With so much to see
and do, a trip to NYC may seem a little overwhelming. New York's neighborhoods are each
distinct with their own characteristics and personalities.
Manhattan Island is the most densely populated and well-known borough.
Home to Central Park, most of the city skyscrapers (including the world's
tallest skyscraper), as well as all of the major shopping, theater, and arts
districts. Randall's Island, Wards Island, and Roosevelt Island in the East
River, and Governors Island and Liberty Island to the south in New York
Harbor also reign under the Manhattan borough. Manhattan is home to most
of the cultural and financial capital to New York City. It is home to many
corporations, the United Nations Headquarters, universities, and many cul-
tural attractions. Iconic scenes such as the Plaza Hotel from Home Alone 2
or Audrey Hepburn strolling the streets in Breakfast at Tiffany's, or Carrie
Bradshaw in Sex and the City , are all filmed in Manhattan.
Manhattan Island is separated into neighborhoods that fall into the Lower, Midtown,
and Uptown sections. Uptown Manhattan is divided by Central Park into the Upper
East Side and the Upper West Side, and above the park is Harlem. New York City's
remaining four boroughs are known as the "outer boroughs".
The Bronx is home of the famous home of the New York Yankees, as well
as the Bronx Zoo: the world's largest metropolitan zoo. The Bronx is also
the birthplace of rap and hip-hop culture. It is known for its growing restaur-
Brooklyn is currently one of the fastest growing areas of New York City.
It's located on the western tip of Long Island. Brooklyn is known for its