An east coast resident, James Glover spends much of his time in New York City, one of the most highly populated cities in the country. Considered one of the most iconic cities in the world, New York City has remained a destination of choice for millions of United States and international travelers alike. Its bustling streets, high-rise buildings, and cultural appeal provide a unique experience unlike any other metropolis in existence.
Home to nearly 9 million people, New York City remains one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the world. The Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn comprise the five city boroughs of New York City, which are situated on 305 square miles of land. Possessing a highly used mass transit system and low automobile usage, New York City stands out as an extremely energy efficient city. Greenhouse gas emissions by New York City residents are, on average, lower than the emissions created by citizens of Dallas, Texas and San Francisco, and California.
New York City also boasts an abundance of parks and recreational facilities. Central Park remains the most popular of the New City Parks, while Prospect Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and Conference House Park continue to be well used. The Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Gardens also represent popular attractions of the area.
As a hub for cultural and artistic expression, New York City also retains many museums, theaters, and galleries. The Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New York City Opera remain must-sees for visitors and residents alike. A haven for musicians and actors as well, many recently famous bands have originated in New York City, including the Strokes, Scissor Sisters, and Interpol.