Located on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a county of New York State. The five boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island—were consolidated into a single city in 1898. With a census-estimated 2012 population of 8,336,697 distributed over a land area of just 302.64 square miles (783.8 km2), New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. By 2012 census estimates, the New York Metropolitan Area's population remains by a significant margin the United States' largest Metropolitan Statistical Area, with approximately 19.8 million people, and is also part of the most populous Combined Statistical Area in the United States, containing an estimated 23.4 million people.
The cooperative corporation owns the building and the tenant (unit owner) owns shares of stock (assigned according to size and type of apartment). Co-ops.
The co-op application process is quite lengthy and may require flexibility in terms of occupancy date. Renting in a co-op building is referred to as subleasing. Prospective subleasors
Classic: in a pre-war building, an apartment which has a formal dining room, and, in a larger apartment, one or two maids' rooms. A "classic 6", for example, is a six-room
kitchen, maid's room, and 1, 2, or 3 baths. In the larger classics, it is common to find the smaller maids' rooms combined into one larger room. Frequently, pre-war buildings have been gutted and "rehabbed," but room counts.
These are four to five story high buildings built in the late 1800s through the early 1900s as single family houses. Their architectural styles usually reflect early Dutch.
French and German influences Many brownstones and townhomes were converted to multi-unit buildings (with seven to 10 units) around World War II, but in recent years have been restored