New York City is located on the Eastern Atlantic coast of the United States, at the mouth of the Hudson River. .
New York City is made of five boroughs separated by various waterways. Brooklyn and Queens occupy the western portion of Long Island, while Staten Island and Manhattan are completely on their own land mass. Bronx, to the north, remains attached to the New York State mainland.
Manhattan's street layout consists primarily of avenues and streets. The space between avenues is typically much larger than the space between streets.
General areas in Manhattan .
• Below 1st Street is considered to be the Downtown area of Manhattan .
• 1st to 14th Street contains the general "Village" area. The area west of Broadway is Greenwich Village, and to the east is East Village. .
• 14th to 34th Street west of Broadway is Chelsea, known for its large loft apartments and studios. .
• 34th to 59th Street is generally regarded as "Midtown" .
• 59th to 110th Street contains the Upper West Side and Upper East Side, respectively. Between the two lies the green oasis of Central Park. .
• 110th to 145th Street lies the village of Harlem .
• 145th to 220th Street has no special designation, but does contain the neighborhood of Washington Heights and the Cloisters.
The Bronx is the home of New York's two greatest landmarks, the Bronx Zoo and Yankee Stadium. .
The area was named after the Dutch settler Jonas Bronck, who had claimed the area as his farm back in 1636. The Bronx is the only borough of New York that is physically connected to the mainland of the United States. The borough was largely undeveloped and consisted mostly of cottages, farmlands, and wild marshes until a large swell of Irish and Italian immigrants inhabited the area. Immigrants still come to the Bronx, but today they are Russian and Hispanic. .
General areas in the Bronx .
• Van Cortlandt Park .