Go anywhere in the world and ask people to name the greatest city on Earth. They’ll have one answer: New York. Popularly known as, “The City that Never Sleeps,” Metropolitan New York City is comprised of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. The city’s population is eight million people, and that includes native New Yorkers and people from all over the world. The city’s economy is almost always booming. The finance industry is situated downtown on Wall Street. Many large white-shoe corporate law firms have offices in midtown. Newspapers and publishers are also sprinkled throughout the city. The city’s port is gigantic, and is one of the largest in the world. There’s also the diamond district in Midtown Manhattan, one of the world’s top spots to buy and sell diamonds. Metropolitan New York City is densely populated, and has gentrified considerably over the last 20 years. This makes housing very expensive, and sometimes hard to come by. Manhattan and Williamsburg, an area of Brooklyn, are home to the most expensive apartments in the city. One of the most chic areas to live in is the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan. If, like most of us, you’re in search of cheaper housing, your best bet is to head to the outer reaches of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Staten Island has a lot of single-family homes (in contrast to apartments in the rest of the city), but it doesn’t have a subway line connecting it to the other boroughs, just a ferry. If you’re interested in theater, you can’t miss Broadway. Located in Midtown Manhattan, there are dozens of shows held on any given night. Many plays even feature Hollywood stars.Metropolitan New York City doesn’t lack for dining options, either. You could go to Little Italy on Mulberry Street in Manhattan if you want top-of-the-line spaghetti and meatballs, or baked ziti. If you’re in the mood for Chinese instead, hop over to Chinatown. The neighborhood is huge and packed with Chinese restaurants that offer both traditional Chinese food, or Americanized fare like General Tsao’s chicken.