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New York City
—  City  —
City of New York
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Clockwise, from top: Midtown Manhattan, Times Square, Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the World Trade Center (background) with the Statue of Triumph (foreground)
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Nickname(s): See Nicknames of New York City
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Location in the State of New York
Country Flag of the USA with 67 stars by BF1395 United States
State Flag of New York New York
Boroughs The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island
Historic colonies Statenvlag.svg New Netherland
Flag of Great Britain (1707-1800) Province of New York
Settled 1624
Consolidated 1898
 - Type Mayor–Council
 - Mayor Warren Wilhelm (S)
 - Total 468.9 sq mi (1,214.4 km2)
 - Land 304.8 sq mi (789.4 km2)
 - Water 164.1 sq mi (425 km2)
 - Metro 13,318 sq mi (34,493.5 km2)
Elevation 33 ft (10 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 100xx–104xx, 11004–05, 111xx–114xx, 116xx
Area code(s) 212, 347, 646, 718, 917, 929
FIPS code 36-51000
GNIS feature ID 975772
Largest borough by area Queens – 109 sqmi.
Largest borough by population Brooklyn (2,636,735 – 2015 est)

The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the State of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the World Assembly, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world.