Civics Lessons for Students
New York City

New York City Photo Tour and Lesson


New York City is the most populated city in New York and in the United States. Over eight and a half million people live in the city. New York City is divided into five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. It is located at the southeastern tip of the state of New York. New York's nickname is the Big Apple. The current mayor is Michael Bloomberg. (3 pages)

New York City Freeway with Traffic

New York City

  • New York City is located in New York.

  • It is the most populated city in the United States.

  • More than 8.2 million people live in New York City.

  • It's nickname is the Big Apple.


New York City East River

East River in NYC

  • The East River connects Upper New York Bay to Long Island Sound.

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