New York, New York.The largest city in the United States. The self-proclaimed capital of the world. The city of Wall Street and commerce. The city of restaurants, cafés, clubs, and bars. Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Garment District, Broadway, bridges, bodegas, restaurants, and museums. A melting pot of languages, races, faiths, and beliefs, as well as languages—no other city has welcomed immigrants in such large numbers and for so long a time. The “city that never sleeps” is bustling with people, cultural and sporting events, world-class shopping and high fashion, and other tourist attractions that draw in millions of visitors from all over the world. The Handy New York City Answer Book explores the fascinating history, people, myths, culture, and trivia, taking an in-depth look at the city so nice, they named it twice.
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