Welcome to New York City!
Hi! Welcome to the Children's Public Transit Wallet Card page for New York City.
New York City is a city in the state of New York, in the United States of America.
In New York City, locals call their transit system "the subway" even though many trains run above ground. It is run by the New York City Transit Authority (MTA). The NYC subway system extends to four of the five boroughs of New York City: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
The fare to ride the subway is paid by using a card called a “MetroCard”. As of September 2015, a single ride card costs $2.75 USD.
The subway system operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There are at present (because the number does occasionally change) 24 different subway lines serving 468 stations.
As of April 1, 2015, the census estimates show New York City's population to be 8,491,079 people. That's nearly 8.5 million people in one city.
More than 47 percent of New York City’s residents over the age of 5 speak another language other than English at home.
- New York City is approximately 300 square miles in size.
- Central Park is 843 acres in size
- Approximately 240 species of birds can be found in NYC's Central Park.
- The ice cream cone, pasta primavera and eggs Benedict were all invented in New York City. The pizza in New York city is said to be the best in the world.
- Artist Milton Glaser designed the “I Love NY” logo in 1977, he made only $2000 for this work. The logo has been reproduced on merchandise like t-shirts, mugs, and postcards too many times to estimate. He never received any money from the sales of these items, and he doesn't mind one bit. He made it to help boost the morale of the city, and it worked!
NEW YORK CITY ATTRACTIONS
Statue of Liberty and Battery Park
Empire State Building
Metropolitan Museum of Art