Inside New York City

New York City RegionNew York City (NYC) is composed of five boroughs: Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. With more than 40 percent of the State's population residing in NYC, it remains the premier city in the U.S. and among the most populous in the world covering, despite covering a mere 303.32 square miles.

Each year millions of visitors are attracted to New York City's unparalleled array of cultural and entertainment facilities and events. Cultural offerings are everywhere: there are more than 150 museums, 400 art galleries, dozens of Broadway and off-Broadway theaters, and numerous music, dance and theater companies. While some employees choose to live in outlying suburban and rural areas, more than a third of the metropolitan region's college-educated adults live in this exciting, one-of-a-kind city.

NYC is the home for many industry giants in the fields of bioscience, securities and finance-related services, green building development, food manufacturing, print, television and radio media, tourism and hospitality. Fast facts in these sectors: almost two-thirds of the nation’s pharmaceutical industry is located in the immediate vicinity of New York City; the annual output of NYC’s manufacturing industry is approximately $20.4 billion and supports a total of 101,300,800 jobs.


General Overview
Area – 305.80 square miles
Population (2009) – 8391,881
    Bronx – 1,397,287
    Kings – 2,567,098
    New York – 1,629,054
    Queens – 2,306,712
    Richmond – 491,730
2009 Labor Force: 3,984,300
2009 Per capita income: $30,337

Market Access
An extensive highway system crisscrosses the five boroughs and connects New York City to major eastern U.S. interstates through numerous alternate routes.

Air Service
LaGuardia, Kennedy and nearby Newark airports provide direct service to more than 400 locations worldwide. Travelers can bypass traffic congestion and high costs by taking the AirTrain from either Newark or JFK international airports. AirTrain JFK is the new train service that provides transportation between JFK International Airport and MTA Long Island Rail Road trains, MTA New York City Transit subways, and local buses. AirTrain Newark takes travelers between Continental Airlines’ Newark hub and Penn Station in Manhattan via New Jersey’s Newark Penn Station. Both AirTrains provide convenient on-airport service, taking travelers to the airline terminals, rental car facilities, hotel shuttles, and airport parking lots.

Rail Service
Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and the PATH Rapid Transit System all feed into two major transportation centers in the city, providing connections to anywhere in the nation. CSX and CP Rail and the New York & Atlantic Rail Road provide freight service. The city itself is serviced by more than 240 miles of subway routes.

Bus and Taxi Service
More than 3,600 buses and thousands of taxis are part of New York City's massive public transportation system. Dozens of other interstate lines carry commuters throughout the outlying metropolitan areas.

Port Services
The Port of New York is the largest shipping center in the nation, serving more than 100 steamship lines from around the world. Improvements underway will better facilitate international commerce.


Notable hospitals in the New York City Metro Region:
Mount Sinai Hospital
Bronx Children's Psychiatric Center
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Bronx Psychiatric Center
Calvary Hospital
Jacobi Medical Center
Lincoln Medical And Mental Health Center
Montefiore Medical Center
North Central Bronx Hospital
Our Lady of Mercy Hospital
St. Barnabas Hospital
Bronx VA Medical Center
Beth Israel Medical Center
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Brooklyn Hospital Center
Cobble Hill Health Center
Coney Island Hospital
Interfaith Medical Center
Kingsboro Psychiatric Center
Kings County Hospital Center
Long Island College Hospital
Lutheran Trauma Center
Maimonides Cardiac Institute
New York Methodist Hospital
University Hospital of Brooklyn
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
Victory Memorial Hospital
Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Bellevue Hospital Center
Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility
Cornerstone of Medical Arts Center Hospital
Gracie Square Hospital
Harlem Hospital Center
Hospital for Joint Diseases
Hospital for Special Surgery
Jacob Perlow Hospice
Lenox Hill Hospital
Manhattan Psychiatric Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Mount Sinai Medical Center
The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
New York-Presbyterian Hospital: The University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell
New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York Downtown Hospital
New York University Medical Center
Rockefeller University Hospital
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Brookhaven Health Care Facility
Elmhurst Hospital Center
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens


Principal Industries
Biotechnology Life Science Pharmaceuticals
Financial Services
Green Industry
Food Processing Distribution
Media and Entertainment
Tourism Hospitality


Colleges and Universities
New York City contains some of the best colleges and universities in the world.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Barnard College
Berkeley College
Bronx Community College
Brooklyn College
City College of New York
City University of New York
College of Staten Island
Columbia University
Cooper Union
Fashion Institute of Technology
Fordham University
General Theological Seminary
Hunter College
Jewish Theological Seminary
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Juilliard School
Manhattan School of Music
Marymount Manhattan College
The New School for Social Research
New York City Technical College
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Pace University
Parsons School of Design
Polytechnic University of New York
Pratt Institute
Queens College
Rockefeller University
St John's University
School of Visual Arts
Union Theological Seminary


Local Utilities
Consolidated Edison Co. of New York
National Grid Energy Services


New York City Metro area’s Top Five Fastest-Growing Companies
M&F Worldwide Corporation
BlackRock Incorporated
Iconix Brand Group Inc.
HMS Holdings Corporation
MFA Financial Inc.


New York City Metro area’s Largest Privately Held Companies
Transammonia Inc.
Trump Organization
Advance Publications
Renco Group Inc.


New York City Metro area’s Largest Publicly Held Companies
Citigroup Inc.
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
J.P. Morgan Chase
Verizon Communications Inc.
Morgan Stanley


Fortune 500 Companies
Citigroup Inc.
J.P. Morgan Chase
Verizon Communications Inc.