New York has a total population of 46 Million people which is made up entirely of humans, the city is one of the three largest cities on Earth making it a major economic center. The population is particularly dense on the island of Manhattan, which has the most high-rise buildings.
The city is headed by a mayor who is elected by popular vote for a four-year term and sits at City Hall which is located on Manhattan Island. The city has a municipal council composed of elected officials who, like the mayor, are elected by universal suffrage and vote on resolutions, regulations or other proposals from the executive.
The city does not have a concrete defense, it relies on defense in orbit to prevent any landings of an army which would aim to invade the city. However, a military base is present near the New York spaceport, troops are permanently stationed there. Also, in the event of an invasion, it is planned to use the very dense environment of the city to facilitate its defense by giving opportunities for ambushes, practicing guerrilla techniques or providing the troops with hiding places to hide from the enemies.
Industry & Trade
Thanks to its spaceport, the city is an essential commercial crossroads in the solar system as well as in the whole Republic. Indeed, three Space Road ends where passes through the Earth and therefore through the New York spaceport, which means that it sees hundreds of ships pass every day. Also receiving some of the raw materials from the solar system and other nearby systems, the city has become an important industrial center.
The city has within it the second largest spaceports on the planet, an important network of public transport composed of metro and tram lines. Highways and streets have been built to accommodate autonomous mini-buses and traffic related to the delivery of goods, public services or private vehicles in peripheral areas of the city where it is not prohibited. An important cycling network is also present to encourage active transport which is accompanied by the streets of the city, which are for the most part reserved entirely for pedestrians.
Points of interest
The main points of interest in the city are its spaceport, which provides quick and easy access to space, as well as the Senate House, which houses the legislative apparatus of the Republic. The city also has dozens of recent and historicals monuments which testify to its long history.
New York is like all republican cities, it has a lot of vegetation which is present almost everywhere as well as uses ecologic materials for the for medium and tall buildings. Solar panels and miniature wind turbines are installed everywhere on the buildings which reduces their energy consumption. The city is dense, with apartment buildings that are of high height in the downton and medium heigh in the rest of the city which gives it a human scale. This scheme is generally present in all the cities of the Republic, but New York still has more buildings in height than other cities, especially on the Manhattan Island.
The big apple