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The five boroughs of New York City

New York City (officially The City of New York) is the largest city in the state of New York and the largest city in the United States and North America with a population of 20,363,710 The center of the New York metropolitan area, it ranks among the largest urban areas in the world. For more than a century, it has been one of the world's major centers of commerce and finance.


The five boroughs of New York City, as illustrated on the map at right:

  • 1. Manhattan
  • 2. Brooklyn
  • 3. Queens
  • 4. Bronx
  • 5. Staten Island


The New York Rangers call New York City home, playing their home games in Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.  The New York Islanders will be moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2015 after their lease expires at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The first Madison Square Garden built in 1879 (and thus far the only one not to host the New York Rangers) installed a mechanically frozen artificial ice surface that was about 6,000 square feet (about 1/3 the size of the modern North American rink).  The facility featured ice carnivals which were popular at the time.

New York was home to the St. Nicholas Rink which was probably the third rink in North America to offer artificial ice large enough form ice hockey in March, 1896 (after Baltimore and Pittsburgh). College and amateur games were played there until the building was destroyed by fire

Hockey Events in New York

45th National Hockey League All-Star Game


  1. (Canadian-American Hockey League, 1931-1932) folded
  2. (Eastern Amateur Hockey League, 1933-1938) folded
  1. (North East Professional Hockey League, 2009-2010) join Federal Hockey League
  2. (Federal Hockey League, 2010-2011)
  1. (Eastern Amateur Hockey League, 1935-1948) join Quebec Senior Hockey League
  2. (Quebec Senior Hockey League, 1947-1949) return to EAHL
  3. (Eastern Amateur Hockey League, 1949-1952) become Troy Uncle Sam Trojans
  4. (Eastern Hockey League, 1959-1961) become Long Island Ducks
  5. (Eastern Hockey League, 1964-1965) folded
  1. (American Amateur Hockey League, 1909-1910,
  2. (American Amateur Hockey League, 1911-1913)
  1. (American Amateur Hockey League, 1909-1913)
  2. (United States Amateur Hockey Association, 1920-1923) withdrew
  3. (Eastern Amateur Hockey League, 1933-1934) withdrew


  • Empire City Skating Rink
  • Barclays Center (2012-Present)
  • Madison Square Garden (3rd) (1925-1968)
  • Madison Square Garden (4th) (1968-Present)
  • St. Nicholas Rink (1896-1962) demolished in the 1980's
  • Yankee Stadium (hosted 2 of the 2014 Stadium Series games)
  • Lasker Rink
  • Polar Rink (American Museum of Natural History)
  • Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink
  • Ice Studio, Inc
  • Ice Rink at South Street Seaport
  • Riverbank Skate Park Skating Rink
  • Wollman Rink-Central Park
  • Pond at Bryant Park
  • Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
  • Liberty View Ice Rink


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