New York, New York. This city is one of the heartlands of the American Dream, and for this reason, Frank Sinatra's famously quoted, “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere," still resounds. It is New York City's intangible spirit, regardless of the 9/11 terror attacks, which continue to lure visitors in droves. New York City is currently one of world's financial centers and also has several major media organizations that hold world wide influence. Moreover, it is currently an important cultural center that offers 150 world-class museums over 20,000 diverse restaurants, and more than 10,000 stores whose brand names and items can be found across the globe. In addition, known as the city that never sleeps, don't expect your visit to be a walk in the park (though visiting the verdant Central Park is a must!) for this 24-hour city is full of a bustling rhythm that can either be intimidating or invigorating.
However, it is often noted that when most tourists think of New York City they think of Manhattan; it is a misconception that NYC is only made up of this landmark destination. Rather, New York City consists of five boroughs, or counties, known as Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan.