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New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, which is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world.
New York City has a significant impact on global commerce, finance, media, culture, art, fashion, research, education, and entertainment.
The region was inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans at the time of its European discovery in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown, who named it "Nouvelle Angoulême" (New Angoulême).
European settlement began with the founding of a Dutch fur trading settlement, later called "Nieuw Amsterdam" (New Amsterdam), on the southern tip of Manhattan in 1614.
In 1664, the city was surrendered to the English and renamed "New York" after the English Duke of York and Albany.
New Amsterdam as it appeared in 1664. Under British rule it became known as New York.
In 1898, the modern City of New York was formed with the consolidation of Brooklyn (until then a separate city), the County of New York (which then included parts of the Bronx), the County of Richmond, and the western portion of the County of Queens
Gateway National Recreation Area is over 26,000 acres in total, most of it surrounded by New York City;
the New York State portion includes the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Brooklyn and Queens, over 9,000 acres (36 km2) of salt marsh, islands and water that includes most of Jamaica Bay.
More than 200 newspapers and 350 consumer magazines have an office in the city and the book-publishing industry employs about 25,000 people.
Major tabloid newspapers in the city include: The New York Daily News and The New York Post , founded in 1801 by Alexander Hamilton .
Eastern European and Italian immigrants have made the city famous for bagels , cheesecake , and New York-Style pizza .
Middle Eastern foods include falafels and kebabs standbys of modern New York street food, although hot dogs and pretzels are still the main street fare.
The city is represented in the National Football League by the New York Jetz and New York Giants.
The New York Rangers represent the city in the National Hockey League .
The city's National Basketball Associations team is the New York Knicks and the city's Woman’s National Baseball Associations team is the New York Liberty .
The New York Marathon is one of the world's largest, and the 2004–2006 events hold the top three places in the marathons with the largest number of finishers, including 37,866 finishers in 2006.
The US Tennis Open (held in Queens) is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam tennis tournaments.
he city's rugby league team, the New York Knights , plays in the AMNRL . They won the 2009 AMNRL Championship Final against the Jacksonville Asement 32-12.