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NEWYORK BOROUGHS


New York City is composed of five boroughs, an unusual form of government. Each borough is coextensive with a respective county of New York State.. Throughout the boroughs there are hundreds of distinct neighborhoods, many with a definable history and character to call 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.

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The five boroughs: The Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island.

• The Bronx is New York City's northernmost borough, the site of Yankee Stadium, home of the New York Yankees, It consists of some famous places like Co-op City., Marble Hill and Bronx zoo, It is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, which spans 265 acres (1.07 km2) and is home to over 6,000 animals. The Bronx is the birthplace of rap and hip hop culture.

• Manhattan It is the most densely populated borough and home to most of the city's skyscrapers, as well as Central Park. It contains the headquarters of many major corporations, the United Nations, as well as a number of important universities.

The cultural attractions of the Boroughs includes numerous museums, the Broadway theatre district, Greenwich Village, and Madison Square Garden. Manhattan is loosely divided into Lower, Midtown, and Uptown regions. Uptown Manhattan is divided by Central Park into the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side, and above the park is Harlem.

 



• Brooklyn It is the city's most populous borough and was an independent city until 1898. Brooklyn is known for its cultural, social and ethnic diversity, an independent art scene, distinct neighborhoods and a unique architectural heritage.

It is also the only borough outside of Manhattan with a distinct downtown area. The borough features a long beachfront and Coney Island, which is one of the earliest amusement grounds in the country.


• Queens is geographically the largest borough and the most ethnically diverse county in the United States, and may overtake Brooklyn as the city's most populous borough due to its growth. Historically a collection of small towns and villages founded by the Dutch, today the borough is largely residential and middle class.

It is the only large county in the United States where the median income among African Americans, approximately $52,000 a year, is higher than that of White Americans. Queens is the site of Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, and annually hosts the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

Additionally, it is home to two of the three major airports serving the New York metropolitan area, LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport. (The third being Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.)



 
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