|Statue of Liberty from the front, New York, USA||Statue of Liberty from the front, New York, USA|
|The top of The Statue of Liberty, New York, USA||Statue of Liberty from the front, New York, USA|
|Statue of Liberty from behind New York, USA||The top of The Statue of Liberty, New York, USA|
|The Statue of Liberty Torch||The Head of The Statue of Liberty|
|The Statue of Liberty Torch||The Tablet of The Statue of Liberty|
|Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline||The Statue of Liberty Torch|
|A Boat sailing to the Statue of Liberty|
New York is the most populous city in the United States, and the center of the New York metropolitan area, which is one of the most populous urban areas in the world. A leading global city, New York exerts a powerful influence over worldwide commerce, finance, culture, fashion and entertainment. As host of the United Nations headquarters, it is also an important center for international affairs. The city is often referred to as New York City to differentiate it from the state of New York, of which it is a part.
Located on a large natural harbor on the Atlantic coast of the Northeastern United States, the city consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. The city's 2007 estimated population exceeds 8 million people, and with a land area of 305 square miles, New York City is the most densely populated major city in the United States. The New York metropolitan area's population is also the nation's largest, estimated at 18.8 million people over 6,720 square miles.