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New York City, which is the largest city in the state and in the United States, is known for its history as a gateway for immigration to the United States and its has the status of a financial, cultural, transportation, and manufacturing center. Both state and city were named after the 17th century Duke of York, James Stuart, future James II and VII of England and Scotland.


Because of all its energy use and the tall buildings, NYC has its own micro-climate so that it is hotter in the summer and warmer in winter than the surrounding suburbs. December through early March, count on temperatures near or below freezing at least for part of the day, plus the possibility of real snow storms, freezing rain and bitter cold winds, especially in January. But the weather here is variable and some years there is no snow.
June, July, especially August and even early September can be very hot and humid with amazing thunderstorms which pass quickly. In August and September, New York, often gets tropical storms and occasionally a hurricane.


Coordinates: 40:40:11N 73:56:38W
Altitude: 1m / 6ft
Language: English
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST) (UTC-5)

Metro: 21,199,865 ('00 census)
City: 8,008,278 ('00 census)
Metro Area: 20,191.5 sq. km.
Metro density: 895.8 inh./sq. km.

Currency Used: US Dollars
Currency Exchange

Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travelers checks are widely accepted. Travelers checks should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles.
Banking hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 to 15:00 and Saturday 09:00 to 12:00.
Chase Bank and ATM - (212) 223-4322 - 180 Canal St.
Capital One Bank - 4th & 6th - (212) 255-8492 - 347 6th Ave.
Chase Bank and ATM - (212) 552-3819 - 1 Chase Manhattan Plz.
Bank of America - (800) 841-4000 - 126 Delancey St.
Chase Bank and ATM - (212) 719-2180 - 3 Times Sq.
Bank of America - (800) 841-4000 - 1140 Avenue Of The Americas.
Bank of America - (212) 355-4436 - 345 Park Ave, #94150
National Bank of Kuwait - (212) 813-9045 - 299 Park Ave
Bank of America - (212) 371-0237 - 4 W 57th St
Bank of America - (800) 841-4000 - 150 Broadway

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