City's By Night
New York City and East Coast City Lights
Bright city lights along the coastline and interior delineate the eastern coast of the United States at night. Known as the ‚city that never sleeps, New York City with its population of more than 8 million residents (in 2000) is the largest and brightest metropolitan area along the coast. The metropolitan area straddles the Hudson River and spreads eastward over Long Island. Philadelphia is the second largest city in this image, situated south of New York (lower left in this scene). One of the most richly historic of U.S. cities, Philadelphia is where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.