It’s the most populated district in the city and was an independent city until 1898. It is known for its cultural diversity, social and ethnic diversity, its independent art scene, distinct neighborhoods and a unique architectural heritage. It also has long beaches.
Is the most dense district and home to most of the city's skyscrapers, as well as Central Park. The district is the city's financial center and headquarters located in many major corporations, like the UN, as well as major universities and many cultural attractions including museums, theaters of Broadway, Greenwich Village and the Madison Square Garden.
This district is geographically the largest and most ethnically diverse county. Originally, the district was a collection of small towns and villages founded by the Dutch. Today it is mostly residential and middle class. It is the only large county in the country where the average income of blacks ($ 52,000 approximately) is higher than the white. Queens is the home of Shea Stadium, home of the New York Mets, and annually hosts the U.S. Open. Moreover, in the district there are two major airports, LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
It is a suburban district. It is connected to Brooklyn by the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and to Manhattan via the Staten Island Ferry. Until 2001, the district was the largest landfill in the world, which currently is being renovated as a park. Staten Island has about half of the protected area of the city's third district forest area.
New York City has teams in the four major sports leagues in North America, each of which also is based in the city.
Baseball is the most popular sport among the inhabitants. There have been fourteen World Series, contested between the local teams is often called Subway Series. New York is one of five U.S. metropolitan areas. (the others are Chicago, Washington-Baltimore, Los Angeles and the Bay Area of San Francisco) that has two baseball teams. The two teams currently in the Major League Baseball is the New York Yankees and New York Mets, who possibly have a rivalry comparable to that between the Yankees and Boston Red Sox. The Yankees have won 26 titles, while the Mets did it twice.
The city is represented in the National Football League New York Jets and New York Giants, though both local teams play at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. The New York Rangers represent the city in the National Hockey League. In football, the Red Bull New York is the team that represents the city in Major League Soccer. This team also plays at home in Giants Stadium. In addition, New York had other mythical football teams, now gone, as the Metro Stars and the Cosmos, the team with world stars who played the likes of Pele, Beckenbauer, Carlos Alberto and Johan Neeskens. The NBA team in town is New York Knicks, while in the WNBA's New York Liberty. The city also many events outside these sports. In Queens competes for U.S. Open, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The New York Marathon is the largest in the world and the races between 2004 and 2006 have the record for most number of participants who reached the goal.