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New York City, the gateway to America

With a land area of 786 km² and a population of nearly 8.4 million, New York is the most densely populated US city.

New York is the most linguistically diverse city in the world, with up to 800 languages spoken across the five boroughs.

New York is home to the world’s largest marathon, with more than 46,000 runners competing in 2011.

There are more than 12,700 yellow taxis on the streets of New York City.

New York’s subway system is the largest in the world with 468 stations and 1,355 km of track.

Nearly five million people use the New York subway every weekday.

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