Welcome to New York City! 

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. 

New York City subway map PDF download

New York City subway map PDF download

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.

photo credit: Mateo Merzi

photo credit: Mateo Merzi

PEOPLE

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.

FUN STUFF

  • 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

Central Park

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rockefeller Center

Fifth Avenue

Brooklyn Bridge

Times Square

New York Public Library

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Coney Island

Museum of Modern Art

And for more fun travel ideas: 
• NYC GO http://www.nycgo.com
• The My Little Nomad's Guide  The Best Time of Year to Visit New York City 

Photo credit Alexandra DiFiglia

Photo credit Alexandra DiFiglia

Designed in 1977 by Milton Glaser

Designed in 1977 by Milton Glaser

photo credit: Aurelien Guichard

photo credit: Aurelien Guichard

photo credit: b k Railyard for NYC #7 subway line

photo credit: b k Railyard for NYC #7 subway line

photo credit: Billie Ward

photo credit: Billie Ward

photo credit: Derek Key

photo credit: Derek Key

photo credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin

photo credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin

The Actual MTA MetroCard

The Actual MTA MetroCard

SO Awesome's Children's version of the New York City transit card.

SO Awesome's Children's version of the New York City transit card.

photo credit: Tara Spinks

photo credit: Tara Spinks

Where to now? Check out our store or View all of thePublic Transit Resources here on SO Awesome's site.

 

Thank you for visiting the New York page for the Children's Public Transit Wallet Cards deck! Happy travels!