New York City (officially called The City of New York) is the largest city in the United States in terms of population. The city goes by many names: New York, NYC, The Big Apple, Gotham City, and The Capital of the World. Often, it is called New York City in order not to confuse it with the State of New York.
A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. It is often associated as a symbol of American capitalism and influence throughout the world. Diplomatically, the headquarters of the United Nations is located in NYC; along with other consulates of different countries.
Located in New York City is several of America's famous landmarks: the Statue of Liberty, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park.
World War III
The U.S. Navy engaged the Soviet Navy as the latter started attacking naval bases on the East Coast, all the way from Key West, Florida to Portland, Maine. New York City was feared to be targeted by Soviet submarines so the Navy and the Coast Guard had a heavy presence in the city, along with the major cities in the East Coast such as Miami, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Philadelphia.
New York City was targeted by state-sponsored Soviet terrorists. The terrorists held the Statue of Liberty, Governor's Island, Ellis Island, and Lower Manhattan hostage. Their demands were simple: pull out U.S. troops outside Europe, and should the U.S. refuse, they will blow up these landmarks. A special forces team consisted of U.S. Navy SEALs, Delta Force, and Army Rangers would reclaim these areas and eliminate all terrorists. NYC suffered moderate damages and casualties.
September 11th Attacks
The city would then suffer another terrorist attack 12 years after World War III. On the morning of September 11, 2001, the WRA conducted coordinated terrorist attacks on Lower and Midtown Manhattan, particularly the financial district, the United Nations building, and Times Square.
New York City has been restored of its damage from the war and the 9/11 attacks. It continues to be a symbol of the American dream to immigrants from around the world. The World War III and the 9/11 memorial was erected in 2009.
New York City is ethnically and multiculturally diverse, having a lot of immigrants coming from different parts of the world.
New York City's economy is mainly derives from tourism, sports, business, TV industry, and ship-borne trade. It is one of the #1 Tourist city in the whole of the United States due to its iconic landmarks.
The big three networks: CBS, ABC, and NBC all have their headquarters in New York City where they constitute the prime time news of the United States.
New York City is home to America's famous landmarks, which is why the city gets visited by tourists coming from the United States and abroad.