The city of New York is comprised of five divisions. While Staten Island and Manhattan are islands, the boroughs known as Queens and Brooklyn are apart of Long Island, while the Bronx is connected to the mainland. These islands are connected by subways, bridges, and ferryboats.
New York City runs on the EST (Eastern Standard Time) (GMT - 4 while on daylight saving time, which runs from mid-March into the beginning of November, and GMT - 5 during the remainder of the year). New York City climate is constantly changing every hour and every day. Acquiring a fair idea of all its seasons helps immensely in planning one's wardrobe appropriately!