More info: New York City (NYC), sometimes called The Big Apple, but usually simply New York, is the city with the highest population in the United States. New York comprises 5 boroughs – the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island—each borough has dozens of neighbourhoods each with its own local flavour. More than 800 languages are spoken in New York City making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York has the largest Jewish population outside of Israel, the largest Chinese population outside of Asia and the largest Puerto Rican population of any city in the world.
The first skyscraper built in New York was The Tower Building in 1889. It was 11 stories high, and was considered the city's first skyscraper because it was the first building to have a steel skeleton.
The Statue of Liberty is easily the most famous and recognizable New York structure. France gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States in 1886 for its centennial celebration. The statue was shipped as 350 pieces in 214 crates and took 4 months to assemble at its current home on Ellis Island.
The New York Public Library has over 50 million books and other items and is the second largest library system in the nation after the Library of Congress. It is also the 3rd largest library in the world.