East Meadow’s proximity to New York City is one of the many reasons its residents love living in this suburban area of Long Island. New York City is a short train ride away, allowing East Meadow residents to take advantage of the city while living in the comfort of the suburbs.
New York is the most populous city in the United States. The city has a significant impact on global commerce, finance, media, culture, art, fashion, research, education, and entertainment. As host of the United Nations Headquarters, it is also an important center for international affairs. New York City is located on a large natural harbor on the Atlantic Ocean and consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. With a population of 8.4 million distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States.
It’s estimated that as many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it one of the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
New York City is considered the heart of the arts such as dance, theatre, visual art, film, music and fashion. It is home to the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Broadway theater district, Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, the New York Stock Exchange, Chinatown and more. Numerous colleges and universities are located in New York, including Columbia University, New York University and Rockefeller University, which are ranked among the top institutions in the world.
Whether you want to visit one of the city’s many museums, see a live show, eat at a famous restaurant, see the tree at Rockefeller Center, watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, shop, see the iconic landmarks of the city, or just take in the sights, there’s something for everyone in New York City.