The largest and most diverse city in America. With a population over 8 million, and a reputation for blunt honesty, graft and aggression, New York City is actually one of America's friendliest places, with a proud citizen base committed to cooperation. An excellent example is September 11th, 2001, when New Yorkers of all backgrounds automatically pulled together to rescue the injured, rebuild infrastructure, and provide America backbone to withstand the event.

New York City is the most talked-about, thought-about, and most-written and sung about city in the world. New songs, movies, television programs and plays are created about it daily. Moving to, surviving, then living well in New York City is nearly universally seen as "having arrived".

New Yorkers are brash, impulsive, good-natured and approachable. They like meeting people and are not shy about making new friends. Friendships can be struck up in public (i.e. on line for a bus, or at a bank) when two or more unrelated New Yorkers notice something unusual and make a (usually sarcastic) comment to one another.

New York City: Frank Sinatra with a skyline.
Person 1: New York, New York
A hell of a town
The Bronx is up and the Battery's down
The people ride in a hole in the ground
New York, New York...
It's a hell of a town!

Person 2: The example should include the words "New York City". You forgot "city".

Person 1: Lenny didn't use city in that song.

Person 2: Yeah, but he didn't write the lyrics either.

Person 1: Stop arguing with me on the train, you must be from New York City or something.
by Pinch1968 February 13, 2010
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the unofficial capital of the United States of America
I (heart) N.Y.
by remmy April 08, 2004
Without a doubt, the most exciting city in America. I seriously don't know why NYC is compared to Los Angeles. There's a huge difference and LA isn't half the city NYC is.
Better city in America? Not very fucking likely...
by Kyle February 10, 2005
Best, most exciting city in the whole wide world (I'm not american by the way) with some of the friendliest (really) people and the best food. Where else can you buy a giant pretzel? or nuts? or a huge pizza on the street? It's one of those places everyone should go to, at least once.
You should go to New York City!
by 3000 July 16, 2004
the capital of the world
all life revolves around new york city
by nadie February 28, 2005
A great city in the U.S.A full of different cultures and people and a lot of freaks (you know who you are!!)
New York City- The Irish built it, the Jews own it and the Italians run it!!
by i dunno? March 12, 2005
Metropolis; the biggest city in the United States and one of the biggest cities in the world. The financial and economic capital of the United States and the Western Hemisphere. Like any other city, whether its visible on the surface or not, there's crime, poverty and excess in New York City, alongside some of the wealthiest people in the world. It differs from other cities in the US in that the cityscape is more of a contiguous metropolis than Los Angeles, Boston or Chicago. Residents are (surprise surpise) very proud of their city; they have a reputation for being rude, arrogant and boisterous but it is a stereotype that doesn't hold true in every circumstance.
New Yorker: Yeah NYC is the greatest city in the entire fuckin' world and dont you fuggetit

Me: Yeah I was in New York City in 2003 and I was flying out of Newark and the sky above NYC was green

New Yorker: Yeah but its a real city

Me: K, whatever
by Perfect_Cheezit September 16, 2004
Birthplace of rap and home of the 5 Boroughs (Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island) and easily the best city in the U.S.
The best city in the whole damn U.S., and maybe in the world
by Adept March 25, 2005

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