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The City that Never Sleeps.
To many, New York City is known as The City That Never Sleeps, or The Big Apple. But to me, New York City is simply known as home.
New York is the city that birthed me, but yet, it’s the one state on my “Places I’ve Been” List that I don’t know much about.
Which in fact is very sad. Because I lived here all my life, and I attended college here, New York University to be exact. So I really don’t have an excuse for not knowing much about my city. However, I look at this moment of acknowledgement as a chance to now get to know my ever growing and changing city!
All About New York City
New York City is comprised of 5 boroughs: 1. Manhattan, 2. Brooklyn, 3. Queens, 4. The Bronx, and 5. Staten Island.
Between 1892 and 1954, millions of immigrants arrived in New York Harbor and passed through Ellis Island on their journey to becoming U.S citizens. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of Americans can trace at least one ancestor to that port of entry. New York City, the largest city in the state, is home to the New York Stock Exchange and is a major international economic center.
Date of Statehood: July 26, 1788
Population: 19.49 Million
Size: 54,555 square miles
Nickname(s): Empire State
Motto: Excelsior (“Ever Upward”)
Tree: Sugar Maple