New York City is the:

  • 2nd most important financial center, after London
  • 2nd most important fashion capital, after Milan
  • 2nd largest city economy, after Tokyo.

Even within the US, NYC is the:

  • 2nd in apparel-textiles employment, after Los Angeles
  • 2nd most ethnically diverse metropolitan area, after Houston
  • 2nd in number of tourist arrivals, after Orlando