User:Epicgenius/Things to avoid while editing/New York

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New York City, as you probably know (unless you live in a cave or something...), is a famous city renowned worldwide. It is often replaced with New York and New York, New York, though all usages are fine.

New York is a state in the United States. New York City is a city that is in the state of New York.

So if you were to write out the address it would be: New York, New York. The first part is for Manhattan and the second part is the state of New York.

New York City is just a city in New York State, like Albany, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, and every other city. So, I prefer writing "New York City" rather than "New York" except in colloquial usage, which is rarely used on Wikipedia.

One more thing: New York City is made up of five boroughs, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx and Manhattan. In the past, each of these boroughs used to be indpendent cities themselves and NYC was just Manhattan. Some people still refer to Manhattan as "the city" but it is now incorrect to say that. If you go to NYC, and people are saying "the city", they are referring to Manhattan which is a (bunch of) island[s] and which is "the heart" of NYC.


New York City has three subway systems: the New York City Subway, the Staten Island Railway, and the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (although the latter two are technically freight trains.) The phrases "New York subway", "New York City subway", and the like are ambiguous, so I prefer the usage of New York City Subway as often as possible.