New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east. New York, with a population of over 19,378,102 people, is the most populous city in the United States. It is known for its status as a financial, cultural, transportation, and manufacturing center.
New York City's five boroughs are home to some of the world's most recognizable, cherished landmarks and attractions. From Times Square and Central Park to the Empire State Building and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the island of Manhattan packs more legendary icons into one compact area than any other place on Earth—and that's to say nothing of the City's four other boroughs, each of which contains its own roster of must-see destinations.