Less than three hours by car or train from Empire State English's school locations in Albany and Saratoga Springs, New York City comprises 5 boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Queens) and is located where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Manhattan's iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater productions are staged in neon-lit Times Square. Manhattan has many museums of art and history. Manhattan also is home to the 9/11 Memorial, where the World Trade Center towers once stood before the attacks of September 11, 2001.