New York (in English and officially New York City) is the most populous city of New York State and the second largest city on the continent. It is the center of the New York metropolitan area, which is among the largest urban agglomerations in the world. For over a century it has been one of the world's leading centers of commerce and finance.
New York is considered a global city because of its global influences in media, politics, education, entertainment and fashion. The artistic and cultural influence of the city is the strongest in the country. In addition, it is the headquarters of the United Nations Organization, which makes an important point in international relations.