Welfare in New York City takes the form of cash assistance, emergency assistance and various welfare-to-work programs. The Human Resources Administration of the city's Department of Social Services administers the cash a... More » Government & Politics Social Services

As of 2014, the estimated population of New York City reported by the U.S. Census Bureau was 8,491,079 people. This is a 3.9-percent increase in population from the 2010 census. As of November 2015, the U.S. Census Burea... More » World View Social Sciences Population & Demography

The founder of the first European settlement in the New York City area was Henry Hudson, who established a Dutch settlement called New Amsterdam in 1609. This eventually became New York City when control was transferred ... More » History Modern History US History
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