New York City is known for many treasures including the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Broadway shows and musicals, and more. The Big Apple is divided into five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Each of the five districts in New York City offers fabulous fun, delicious delicacies, awe-inspiring views, and plenty to do including museums, parks, sports, and other activities for your entire household to enjoy.
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The Bronx gets credit for being the birthplace of hip-hop, home to the Yankees baseball team, and host to New York City’s zoo and botanical garden. Brooklyn is the most populated area of New York and features the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Barclay’s Center, home of the NBA’s Nets; Brooklyn Bowl, featuring bowling lanes, nightlife, and gourmet dining; and Prospect Park for the nature lover in you. Manhattan is recognized for its museums, fine dining, and spectacular views. Queens is home to the Mets baseball, US Open tennis, art, and museums including the Museum of the moving image, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Queens County Farm Museum, and New York Hall of Science. Staten Island is adored for its ferry rides, historic architecture, and activities for kids of all ages. Staten Island is home to the Chinese Scholar’s Garden, Staten Island Zoo, Fort Wadsworth former military post and public park, and the Alice Austen House Museum.
Getting Around in New York City
New York City’s buses and subways are governed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or MTA, known as the MTA New York City Transit. With the pre-purchase of a Metro Card, which can be purchased at multiple locations and for various amounts, you can ride on the subways, buses, and trams. Subways and buses operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Taxi cabs are regulated by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. You can hail any taxi cab that has a yellow light lit atop, or, for a one dollar standard tip, the doorman to your building will hail one for you.
Weather in New York City
The most rainfall in New York City usually occurs in November with 4.5 inches, May at 4.4 inches; and September, July, and March average 4 inches per year. Other months average around 3 inches, so have your umbrella handy. Winter high temps are around 44 degrees with lows bottoming out around 26 degrees. Summer highs are around 80 degrees with lows at a comfortable 70-75 degrees.