In 2014, New York City had the third lowest murder rate among the largest U.S. cities,[436] having become significantly safer after a spike in crime in the 1970s through 1990s. New York is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States,[19] the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world as of 2016. Hu, Winnie. Broadway follows the Native American Wickquasgeck Trail through Manhattan. [554] The city has a strong imbalance of payments with the national and state governments. [335][336][337] As of 2018, there were 78,676 homeless people in New York City. [35], Many districts and landmarks in New York City are well known, including three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013. The television and radio industry developed in New York and is a significant employer in the city's economy. [422], The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) operates the public hospitals and clinics in New York City. The city's securities industry, enumerating 163,400 jobs in August 2013, continues to form the largest segment of the city's financial sector and an important economic engine, accounting in 2012 for 5.0 percent of the city's private sector jobs, 8.5 percent ($3.8 billion) of its tax revenue, and 22 percent of the city's total wages, including an average salary of $360,700. [30] In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity, entrepreneurship,[31] and environmental sustainability,[32][33] and as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. Museum Mile is the name for a section of Fifth Avenue running from 82nd to 105th streets on the Upper East Side of Manhattan,[481] in an area sometimes called Upper Carnegie Hill. New York City is well known for its street parades, which celebrate a broad array of themes, including holidays, nationalities, human rights, and major league sports team championship victories. In Praise of America: Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints and Broadsides New York. [17] The city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. The only attempt at a peaceful solution to the war took place at the Conference House on Staten Island between American delegates, including Benjamin Franklin, and British general Lord Howe on September 11, 1776. [535] As a result of the watershed's integrity and undisturbed natural water filtration system, New York is one of only four major cities in the United States the majority of whose drinking water is pure enough not to require purification by water treatment plants. 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