See New York City Like a Local!
Welcome to NYC! Comprised of five neighboring boroughs—Staten Island in the south, the Bronx in the north, Queens and Brooklyn in the east and Manhattan in the center—New York City is home to just over 8 million people. No matter the length of your stay or how you choose to spend your time here, navigating around town like the locals do is simple, if you familiarize yourself with its general layout, modes of transportation, popular entertainment venues, specialty shopping districts, customs and other essential information found in the following pages. Fifth Avenue is the East-West dividing line in Manhattan, and the isle can easily be explored via the MTA subway and bus lines, taxis and tour boats. Visitor centers located within several of the city's neighborhoods provide specific details and suggestions for those particular areas.