New York – Practical Information


Country: United States of America
City’s Population: 8.5 millions
Currency: Dollar ($ – USD) – 1$=0.9€
Language: English
Religion: Catholic (35%), Protestant (25%), Jewish (8%), Muslim (2%).
Time Zone: Less 5 hours than in UK and Portugal (GMT – 5h during the winter and GMT + 4h during summer)

About the city

New York City is the most populous city in the USA and also one of the most famous and known cities in the world. The city have 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island.

It was found in 1624 by Dutch colonists and was named New Amsterdam. Then the British took the region and after the independence was the capital of USA during 5 years. New York also received a lot of emigrants which helped the growing of the economy and also built that impressive city.

When visit

In New York the winter months are from December to March with temperatures reaching -5ºC and snow. The hottest months are from May to September with temperatures in range of 25ºC to 30ºC. The other months the temperatures can be beteewn 15ºC to 25ºC. The humidity is very stable during the year rounding 60% like the rain.

Where to stay

There are a lot of choices about accommodation in New York but sometimes expensive. The best place to stay in the town in around the Midtown Manhattan, between Times Square, Grand Central and Empire State Building. A hotel near a subway station is a must.

The average price for a 3 star hotel is $250 and a 5 star is $600. You can find also an Airbnb starts in $150 and an hostel is around $45.


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