New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractions—and enough personality—to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
Named after Giovanni da Verrazano, who, in 1524, was the first European explorer to sail into New York Harbor, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was the world's longest suspension span when it opened in 1964. The bridge connects the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island and provides the shortest route between the Middle Atlantic States and Long Island.