Springtime in New York City marks the return of championship baseball to Yankee and Shea stadiums and the start of a second season for their A teams the Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones. The parks and botanical gardens in every borough burst into bloom. Daffodils and azaleas crowd Central Park, tulips parade up Park Avenue's center mall, and there are glorious flower shows such as Macy's Flower Show, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens' Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Greater New York Orchid Show. A little known fact: New York is America's greenest city, based on percentage of total land comprised of parkland. If you love a parade, we've got 'em, uptown, downtown, all around town for all occasions: St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Greek Day, Cuban Day, Salute to Israel, and Puerto Rican Day to name a few. May brings Bike New York -- a five-borough bike tour, and Fleet Week, when ships from all around the world dock in New York Harbor.
How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.
New York Climate
New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall. New York Weather Forecast
New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country. Ethnic composition