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Welcome to New York City, a leader in today’s burgeoning global creative economy. New York has always been a cultural haven, and art is crucial to the city’s cultural and economic vitality. As a global hub for new media, technology and commerce, New York City remains the best place to study, practice and work as a creative professional.

NYC and the Arts

  • New York City is home to more artists than any other U.S. city, with 140,915 people engaged in artistic professions.
  • New York City has more than 700 art galleries, 380 nonprofit theater companies, 330 dance companies, 131 museums, 96 orchestras, 40 Broadway theaters and 15 major concert halls.

NYC and Entertainment

  • New York City is the second-busiest filmmaking capital in the world, with four major film studios and several independent companies.The local film and television industries employ some 130,000 New Yorkers.
  • An average of 200 feature films, and as many as 20 episodic series, are produced in New York City each year.

NYC and the Media

  • New York City is home to over 15,000 media and entertainment companies, including four national broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC) and half of the highest-grossing publishing and printing companies featured in the Fortune 500.
  • Four of the U.S.’s top 10 daily newspapers (by circulation) are produced in New York City: the New York Daily News, New York Post, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
  • New York City is the world capital of the advertising industry. Two of the “big four” global advertising agencies—Interpublic Group and Omnicom Group—are headquartered here, and approximately 20% of the U.S.’s advertising and public-relations professionals work in the city.

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