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New York County, New York

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Motto
"Capital of the World"
"The Big Apple"



Page Contents for New York, New York

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of New York is approximately 7,322,564 1990, 8175133 2010.
The approximate number of families is 2,992,169 1990, 3109784 2010.
The amount of land area in New York is 800.17 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in New York is 301 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 350.775 sq kilometers.
The distance from New York to Washington DC is 207 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 137 miles. (as the crow flies)
New York is positioned 40.66 degrees north of the equator and 73.94 degrees west of the prime meridian.
New York average annual rainfall is 47.25 inches per year
New York average temperature is 31.8 January 76.7 July degrees F.

Location

in southeastern New York on the Atlantic Coast.
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Weather


seasonal. A Weather page for New York City. The average yearly snowfall for New York is 29.3".
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History & History Related Items

The Algonquin Indians were the original inhabitants of Manhattan Island. It wasn't until April of 1524, that the white man even saw the island. Giovanni da Verrazano came, but was not able to land due to weather. Esteban Gomez for Spain, also tried to explore the area, but again, bad weather prevented his trek. FInally, in September of 1609, Henry Hudson, with the Dutch East India Company, was able to anchor and land on Manhattan. He made a short stay of just a month and then left. By 1610, the Dutch had begun to trade with the Indians here building up a thriving business. A charter was granted in 1621 to organize the Dutch West India Company. By 1623, many Dutch emigrants had arrived in Manhattan. The first leader of the Colony was Peter Minuit, then Wouter Van Twiller. Next, Willem Kieff was named as the director of the colony. Finally, Peter Stuyvesant arrived frmo Holland to be the new director. His strict leadership was needed due to the problems left from previous directors. There was much trouble during this time and in 1652, a war was narrowly avoided between England and Holland. For more detailed history, see this history page for New York City.

History information for New York City

Much historical information for New York City.

A NYC history page from Columbia University.

A timeline of the history of corrections in New York.

This page gives the names of all the mayors elected during the last 100 years. It also has a picture and a short sketch of each mayor.
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Attractions

Why is New York City called "The Big Apple?"
Look at this page to find out..
The Big Apple?

Things to do around NYC

This is a page for interesting and unique facts about New York City.

Take a virtual tour of Central Park!

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, New YOrk 10024
Phone: 212-769-5100

Learn more about the Statue of Liberty
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New York City Government

Official City of New York home page
Boroughs of New York City:
1. Brooklyn - population 2,465,326 2000
2. Manhattan - population 1,537,195 2000
3. Queens - population 2,229,379 2000
4. Staten Island - population 443,728 2000
5. Bronx - population 1,332,650 2000
Each Borough has a President and a board . The city has a mayor and several assistant mayors There is a 51 person council which governs along with the Mayor. All are elected offices with four year terms. In 1898, the five boroughs were incorporated into a single entity, known as Greater New York.

New York Historical Events

1870, February 1870
New York's Elevated Railway Service
The New York City Transit Authorty says that "The city's first regular elevated railway service began on February 14, 1870. The El ran along Greenwich Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan. Elevated train service expanded and dominated rapid transit for the next few decades." See the website

According to the Museum of the City of New York, New York City has had operating elevated trains since the 1870s. Until the system was electrified in 1903, eleveated trains had steam locomotives. New York City's elevated train system emerged in the 1870s as an efficient means of transporting commuters, avoiding Manhattan's congested streets.

New York Chamber

Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
172 Madison Ave.
New York City, New York 10116
You can e-mail us at: info@chamber.com
Phone: 212-686-7220


The British-American Chamber of Commerce
52 Vanderbilt Ave
New York NY 10017
Phone: 212-661-4060


The New Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
1029 East 163rd Street
The Bronx, NY 10459
Phone: 718.328.0100
Fax: 718.328.7711
Email


Bronx Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
849 Saint Anns Ave
Bronx, NY 10456
Phone: 718 918-0039


Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
25 Elm Place, Suite 200 - 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718 875-1000
Fax: 718 237-4274


Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
1375 Broadway, Third Floor
New York , NY 10018
Phone: 212-479-7772
Fax: 212-473-8074


Queens Chamber of Commerce
75-20 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 140
Jackson Heights, New York 11370-1131
Phone: 718 898-8500
Fax: 718 898-8599


Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
130 Bay Street Staten Island, New York 10301
Phone: 718 727-1900

New York Organizations

Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
172 Madison Ave.
New York City, New York 10116
You can e-mail us at: info@chamber.com
Phone: 212-686-7220


The British-American Chamber of Commerce
52 Vanderbilt Ave
New York NY 10017
Phone: 212-661-4060


The New Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
1029 East 163rd Street
The Bronx, NY 10459
Phone: 718.328.0100
Fax: 718.328.7711
Email


Bronx Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
849 Saint Anns Ave
Bronx, NY 10456
Phone: 718 918-0039


Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
25 Elm Place, Suite 200 - 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718 875-1000
Fax: 718 237-4274


Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
1375 Broadway, Third Floor
New York , NY 10018
Phone: 212-479-7772
Fax: 212-473-8074


Queens Chamber of Commerce
75-20 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 140
Jackson Heights, New York 11370-1131
Phone: 718 898-8500
Fax: 718 898-8599


Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
130 Bay Street Staten Island, New York 10301
Phone: 718 727-1900

New York Libraries

Metro Web library system for New York City and Westchester County.


The New York Public Library Website.
Phone: 212 930-0830

New York Schools

New York City Department of Education
52 Chambers Street
New York NY 10007


Resurrection Episcopal Day School
Rhea Shome, Asst. to Head of School
119 East 74th Street
New York, NY 10021
Tel: 212-535-9666 ext. 11
Fax: 212-535-3191



HIGHER EDUCATION


Columbia University
in the city of New York New York

Miscellany

NOTED NOTABLES
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The birth place of Donald J. Trump - the 45th President of the United States.
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There are 301 square miles of land area in New York City.
The Bronx has 44 square miles
Brooklyn has 72.5 square miles
Manhattan has 22.7 square miles
Queens has 112.1 square miles
Staten Island has 60.9 square miles

The average homeowner's income, according to the 1990 census, was $ 53,451




The population of New York City was:
1990 - 7,322,564
2000 - 8,008,278


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