STS073-707-0AA New York City Area, New York October 1995 Situated at the mouth of the Hudson River, the New York City Metropolitan area can be seen in this north-looking view. The New York Metropolitan area is the largest in the world. The region has the United States largest seaport area with extensive harbor facilities that total 755 miles (1217 km) of developed frontage. New York city is the world's foremost financial center and is headquarters to many major corporations. The city is also a mass communications center. The Hudson River can be seen entering the scene at the upper left (north) flowing south and emptying into Upper New York Bay near the center of the image. The Appalachian Mountains of northwestern New Jersey are visible covering the upper left and upper center of the image. The Atlantic Ocean covers the bottom center and bottom right of the image. From near the center of the image extending to the right center (east) of the image are Long Island and Long Island sound.