New York City is composed of five borouhgs. While Manhattan and Staten Island are islands, Brooklyn and Queens are geographically part of Long Island, and the Bronx is attached to the US mainland. The islands are linked by bridges, tunnels and ferries
Manhattan is 13.4 miles long and 2.3 miles wide at its widest. It's easy to get around Manhattan because most of the streets and avenues are numbered. The streets go nosth-south and increase in number as you go north. The avenues go east-west and increase in number as you go west. Fifth Avenue divides the island into east and west sides. The only part of Manhattan that isn't a grid system is the most southern part. That's where the original settlement was located.
New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States, and more than 800 languages are spoken in New York. There's a census-estimated 2013 population of 8,405,837.
Many districts and landmarks in New York City have become well known to the city's approximately 55 million annual visitors. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world.