New York City is magical in winter: Midtown turns into a wonderland of skaters making figure eights, the towering tree sparkles with thousands of lights in Rockefeller Center, the world's largest menorah lights up Central Park South at Fifth Avenue, Rockettes kick up their heels at Radio City, Sugar Plum Fairies dance across stages, store windows create magical worlds of their own, and holiday lights, music, and decorations spread joy and peace.
If you're lucky enough to be here for a big snowfall, there's nothing like strolling through Central Park surrounded by quiet broken only by the sounds of children laughing as they sled down hills. Just try to resist making snow angels. Grab a seat by the fire and make your plan. Paint the Town is a citywide, winter celebration of special events and values on hotels, restaurants, theaters, and more. Performing arts are in full swing and there are special events such as the National Boat Show, Winter Antiques Show, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and the International Cat Show. There's Kid's Week, celebrating activities designed to enthrall young and older with tours of the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, and the chance to make friends with clowns and elephants at Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus.
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