Fact sheet about New York
Planning your trip to New York? These pages will
give you the essential information: from visas,
embassies, banks and emergency telephone numbers .....
New York City : 7,380,900. Metropolitan New York (including the Tri-State area): 19,938,492.
Area of CityManhattan is 23 sq mi/59 sq km. The total area of all five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island) is 301 sq mi/780 sq km.
CountyNew York City is not located in one county; the five boroughs serve as counties.
summers and cold winters; mild springs and pleasant,
crisp falls. Clear skies 29% of the time; partly cloudy
skies 34%; cloudy skies 37%. Annual rainfall: 40 in;
heaviest rain in July and August. Annual snowfall: 29 in.
City Holidays1999: 31 May, Memorial Day; 4 Jul, Independence Day; 6 Sep, Labor Day; 11 Oct, Columbus Day; 11 Nov, Veterans Day; 25 Nov, Thanksgiving; 25 Dec, Christmas.
2000: 1 Jan, New Years; 17 Jan, Martin Luther King Day; 21 Feb, Presidents Day; 29 May, Memorial Day; 4 Jul, Independence Day; 4 Sep, Labor Day; 9 Oct, Columbus Day; 11 Nov, Veterans Day; 23 Nov, Thanksgiving; 25 Dec, Christmas.
Sales or Use TaxSales tax is 8.25%. You will pay an additional 5% tax for your hotel room.
Emergency NumbersDial 911 for police and medical emergencies. Dial 212-577-7777 for the Crime Victims Hotline; Victim Services provides assistance to victims of rape and robbery and helps visitors find a way home if their money has been stolen.
Telephone CodesManhattan: area code 212; a second area code, 646, is in the process of being introduced. The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island: 718.
Time/WeatherTime: 212-976-6000. Weather: 212-976-1122.
ZoneEastern Standard Time, five hours behind
Greenwich Mean Time. Daylight Saving Time is observed
from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in
Currency US Dollar
To and from the airport
- Airport Information
to Midtown: 8 miles
wn: 30 minutes
to Midtown : 16 miles
Jersey Transit bus company goes to the Port Authority bus
terminal (Eighth Ave between 40th and 42nd Sts)
: 40-60 minutes
& around the City
MTA - New York City Transit Authority
American Express Travel Service
Cabrini Medical Center
U.S. Embassy Visa Information
some usefull links to other websites dedicated to New
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