Also known as the Big Apple, New York is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in the USA.
New York City
I drove to NYC which was a big mistake. Roads are heavily congested, parking expensive, and the alternate-side parking rules a pain in the proverbial. The subway is enough to get around, and runs 24 hours a day. But you will need a PHD to use the subway as it's quite complicated to navigate. And at times, you will think the subway runs on urine and rats.
NYC is made up of five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island.
-Manhattan, home to Wall Street. There's numerous skyscrapers, Times Square, Chinatown, and the pathetic talking shop that is the United Nations. In the middle of it all is Central Park, a large natural oasis in the otherwise concrete jungle.
-Staten Island. The real draw there is the free ferries crossing from the southern tip of Manhattan to Staten Island that provide excellent and views of the Statue of Liberty.