Louis in 1944, and the San Francisco Bay Area in 1989).
The city's two current Major League Baseball teams are the New York Mets The city is represented in the National Football League by the New York Giants and the New York Jets, although both teams play their home games at Met Life Stadium in nearby East Rutherford, New Jersey, The city's National Basketball Association teams include the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks, while the city's Women's National Basketball Association team is the New York Liberty.
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), a branch of the government of New York City, is the largest public funder of the arts in the United States.
DCLA's funding budget is larger than the National Endowment for the Arts, the Federal government's national arts funding mechanism.
Since then the city has served as an important center for many different musical topics and genres.
New York's status as a center for European classical music can be traced back to the early 19th century.
Bristow was committed to developing an American classical music tradition.
Following Gershwin, the next major American composer was Aaron Copland from Brooklyn, who used elements of American folk music and jazz in his compositions.
There have been 35 Major League Baseball World Series and 73 pennants won by New York teams.
It is one of only five metro areas (Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore–Washington, and the San Francisco Bay Area being the others) to have two baseball teams.
The first national college-level basketball championship, the National Invitation Tournament, was held in New York in 1938 and remains in the city. Open Tennis Championships, one of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments.
Historically, the city is known for the New York Cosmos, the highly successful former professional soccer team which was the American home of Pelé, one of the world's most famous soccer players. The Millrose Games is an annual track and field meet whose featured event is the Wanamaker Mile.