New York City is the largest and most influential American metropolis, encompassing Manhattan and Staten islands, the western sections of Long Island, and a small portion of the New York state mainland to the north of Manhattan. One of the original 13 colonies, New York is rich in history. New York City is in reality a collection of many neighbourhoods scattered among the city’s five boroughs—Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island—each exhibiting its own lifestyle. In fact, moving from one city neighbourhood to the next may be like passing from one country to another.. . It's the biggest city in New York and also the biggest city in the United States. New York is the most populous and the most international city in the country. As one of the cultural centers of the Western World, New York attracts more tourists than perhaps any other city in the country. Its urban area extends into adjoining parts of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It is the largest printing and publishing center in the country Located where the Hudson and East rivers empty into one of the world’s premier harbours, New York is both the gateway to the North American continent and its preferred exit to the oceans of the globe.