New York City (NYC) is the largest city in the United States. There are noticeable additions in the skyline from a century ago but the changes are nowhere near as radical as Kinshasa or Mumbai.
New York City was among the first settlements on the north american continent. At the time of the American Revolution and in the early american era, it was the 2nd largest city, after Boston.
By the 1900s, NYC was the largest city in the US. Over the course of the 20th century, skyscrapers began popping up. In the beginning of the 1900s, church spires were the tallest structures in manhattan; by 1960, they were no longer visible unless up close. The empire state building became a prominent symbol of this transformation. The twin towers of the world trade center were also famous landmarks.
On 9/11/01, 2 planes were rammed by terrorists into the twin towers, bringing them down an hour later. Twenty years later, the new complex, replacing the old one, was fully completed. Quite a few highrises were built which surpassed the empire state building by 2030.
The city is divided into 5 boroughs
Manhattan is what most people think of when they hear new york.
Is the most populated
Is the least developed of the 5 boroughs. Limited to houses
has a more humble skyline than Manhattan but still has highrises
Is home to 2 spaceports: JFK spaceport and LaGuardia spaceport.
the city is a melting pot of diversity
The traffic in new york is less terrible than a century ago thanks to self driving cars. Subways still exist.