Location, Climate: New York City is situated on the New York Harbor which is one of world's largest harbor and near the Hudson River and Atlantic Ocean. There are five boroughs that make up this city and they are Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island and Queens. New York has humid summers and cool winters while the weather during autumn and spring can get unpredictable. Brief History: The Dutch Republic founded this city in 1624 and made it an important trading post calling it New Amsterdam, but in 1664 the name was changed to New York when King Charles II gave the land to the Duke of York. Events, Landmarks, Activities: NYC or more commonly called New York is the most populated and influential city in the United States. It has some of the most important institutions in the country including the United Nations Headquarters, Wall Street and New York Stock Exchange. New York has been symbolized by the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building which are both the most-visited landmarks in the city. While Times Square is the busiest and most vibrant area in New York featuring huge neon lights, ads and the Broadway theater district. The best family day out includes a trip to Central Park which houses the Central Park Zoo, Conservatory Garden, Belvedere Castle and more attractions. Transportation: Since New York is a crowded city and the traffic here can get really bad, it is best to travel on foot or take the NYC Subway, Grand Central Terminal or the Pennsylvania Station.