Teaching in NY

New York City Region

New York City is the largest city in the U.S. and a world center for the arts, technology, media, entertainment, fashion, finance and industry. The City is composed of five boroughs: Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Although only 301 square miles in area, it encompasses more than 40 percent of the State's population, and is among the most populous cities in the world.

Mean Daily Temperature:
  January 32.3° F
  July 76.6° F 


Labor Force: 3,749,100
Households: 3 million
Total Personal Income: $331.5 billion
Per Capita Income: $38,642
Median Home Sales Price: $232,850


Population 8,062,027
Bronx County 1,343,698
Kings County 2,479,923
New York County 1,549,009
Queens County 2,238,024
Richmond County 451,373


Business and Industry
New York City, with almost three dozen headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, continues to be the leading home-office center in the nation. The economy of the city is led by the services industry, particularly financial and health services. The city also leads the nation in several other service categories, including insurance, accounting and communications. New York City's Silicon Alley is the center of the fast-growing, $15 billion New Media and Internet Industry. In the manufacturing sector, New York City is the nation's leader in apparel, and printing and publishing. New York City is also headquarters to many of the nation's leading print, television and radio media. Virtually every industry is represented in New York City's economy.

Foreign travel and tourism has a major impact on New York City's economy, and is its single largest export industry. International visitors spend about $6 billion in New York State each year, which generates an additional $14.2 billion. New York City is home to the United Nations.


  • Highways: An extensive highway system criss-crosses the five boroughs and connects New York City to major eastern U.S. interstates through numerous alternate routes.
  • Air Service: LaGuardia, Kennedy and nearby Newark airports provide direct service to more than 400 locations worldwide.

Higher Education Institutions
More than 407,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in institutions of higher education in New York City. The city is home to some of the nation's top research universities, including Columbia University, New York University, Yeshiva University, Rockefeller University, the State University Health Science Center at Brooklyn, and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. New York City colleges and universities that offer teacher preparation programs appear below.

Bank Street College of Education
Barnard College
Boricua College
City University of New York
College of Mt. St. Vincent
Fordham University
Long Island University
Manhattan College
Manhattan School of Music
Marymount Manhattan College
New School for Social Research
New York University
Pace University
Pratt Institute School of Visual Arts
St. Francis College
St. John's University Teachers
College Touro
College Wagner
College Yeshiva University

Health Care-major hospitals
Health Care Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan
Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan
Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx
Beth Israel Medical Center, Manhattan
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn Staten
Island University Hospital, Staten Island

Quality of Life
Each year millions of visitors are attracted to New York City's unparalleled array of cultural and entertainment facilities and events. New York City is: Fifth Avenue, Broadway, the Bronx Zoo, Wall Street, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Lincoln Center, the Staten Island Ferry, South Street Seaport, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium and Madison Square Garden. Cultural offerings are everywhere: there are more than 150 museums, 400 art galleries, dozens of Broadway and off-Broadway theaters, and numerous music, dance and theater companies. Added to this is a panoply of special events (Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the New York City Marathon, New Year's Eve in Times Square), neighborhood festivals, professional sports and the 24-hour activity of a city that truly never sleeps. While some employees choose to live in outlying suburban and rural areas, more than a third of the metropolitan region's college-educated adults live right in this exciting, one-of-a-kind city.

Information obtained from numerous New York State sources.

Information obtained from numerous New York State sources (1/24/2007).

Last Updated: June 19, 2009