The state of New York lies in the northeastern part of the USA, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, as well as by the Canadian provinces of Ontario (to the west and north) and Quebec (to the north). New York City is the country’s most populated city, with approximately 8.55 million inhabitants, making up more than 40% of the population of New York State. The city comprises five boroughs located at the mouth of the Hudson River: the Bronx, Manhattan (on Manhattan Island), Queens and Brooklyn (on Long Island), and Staten Island.
The state of New York enjoys a humid continental climate. In New York City winters are damp and cold (the coldest days can reach -12°C), while summers are mostly warm to hot and humid. To know the weather conditions for the next few days, check out the HD live streaming webcams.
As a global city, full of bridges, skyscrapers and parks, New York is often considered the world’s economic, financial and cultural capital, exerting an enormous influence on commerce, technology, media, entertainment, art and fashion. It also plays an important diplomatic role, as it houses the headquarters of the United Nations and is the country’s main entry point for legal immigration.
The city's most recognisable icons are the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge, which crosses the East River and connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. The One World Observatory, Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Broadway theatre and the Grand Central Terminal are other must-see attractions. There are also interesting places to discover in the New York state, such as Thompson Park, Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary (Cornell Lab Feeder) and Animal Adventure Park.
The three main airports serving the New York metropolitan area are John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, both located in Queens, and Newark Liberty International Airport, in Newark, New Jersey. Syracuse Hancock International Airport serves the area of Syracuse, the fifth largest city of the state of New York. Using Discount Rent a Car, you can pick up your vehicle at any of these airports.