New York. Guillem Ninou i Dani GallardoPresentation Transcript
New York is the most populous city in the United States. A leading global city, New York exerts a powerful influence over worldwide commerce, finance, culture, fashion and entertainment.
Located on a large natural harbor on the Atlantic coast of the Northeastern United Sates, the city consists of five boroughs:
(4) The Bronx
(5) Staten Island
(1)Manhattan: It is the most densely populated borough and home to most of the city ’ s skyscrapers, as well as Central Park. It is the financial center of the city and contains the headquarters of many major corporations, the United Nations, as well as a number of important universities, and many cultural attractions, including numerous museums, the Broadway theatre district, Greenwich Village, and Madison Square Garden.
The national anthem is: The star-Spangled Banner.
The official language is English.
The currency is the Dollar ($)
New York city is located in the Northeastern United States, in southeastern New York State. At the mouth of the Hudson River and then into the Atlantic Ocean.
Much of New York is built on three islands of Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island.
New York city has a humid subtropical climate and enjoys an average of 234 days with at least some sunshine annually
- Summers: Are typically hot and humid
Winters: Are cold ( Yet, the Atlantic Ocean keeps the city warm)
Spring and autumn: Could range from chilly to warm, although they are usually pleasant with low humidity.
1.USA: Federal constitutional republic with representative democracy.
2.New York: City Council.( a metropolitan municipality with a “ strong ” mayor-council form of government).
In New York City, the central government is responsible for public education, correctional institutions, libraries, public safety, recreation facilities, sanitation, water supply and welfare services.
Politics in New york and the USA
Mayor of New York: Michael Bloomberg.
President of the USA: Barack Obama.
Independence war: (1775-1783)
It began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen former British colonies in North America, and concluded in a global war between several European great powers.
In 1783, the Treaty of Paris ended the war and recognized the sovereignty of the United States.
The Constitution of United States was ratified in 1789.The first President of the United States was George Washington.
Key historical events in the USA
Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy). They fought against the United States (the Union) which, led by the Republican President Abraham Lincoln, were against the expansion of slavery.
It speed the abolition of slavery in the United States, restored the Union strengthened the role of the federal government, and brought changes that helped make the country a united superpower.
American Civil War or Secession war
The attack on Pearl Harbour was an unannounced military strike conducted by the Japanese navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbour (December 7, 1941). It resulted in the United States ‘ entry into World War II.
New York City is a global hub of interational business and commerce and is one of three “command centers” for the world economy.
The city is a major center for finance, insurance, real state, media and the arts in the United States.
Manhattan is the largest central business district in the United States and is home to The New York Stoke Exchange, located on Wall Street.
Television and film industry
The food-processing industry
Other important sector
Tourism, The Statue of Liberty…
New York’s two key demographic features are its population density and cultural diversity.
Different races in New York:
Blacks or African Americans
Pacific Islander Americans
Hispanics and Latinos
Catholics comprise more than 40% of the population in New York.
Protestants are 30%.
13% claim no religious affiliation.
The City is birthplace of many cultural movements, including the Harlem Renaissance in literature and visual art; abstract expressionism (also known as the New York School)in painting: hip hop, punk, salsa, disco and Tim Pan Alley in music; and is the home of Broadway theater.
The building form most closely associated with New York City is the skyscraper.
Landmarks of New York:
The Statue of Liberty
The Empire State Building
New York Public Library
St. Patrick’s Ca thedral
The city has more than 500 art galleries of all sizes.
The most important Art Museums are:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)
Painting and Sculpture
New York has been a place that has captured the imagination of some of the American greatest writers. Walt Whitman, Henry James, and Edith Wharton were all born in New York… And many other classic writers made New York their home such as Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Betty Smith, and others.
Literature Henry James Mark Twain
New York is the center of scientific research, particularly in medicine and the life sciences. The city has 15 nationally leading academic medical research institutions and medical center.
Famous New yorkers in the scientific field:
Peter Cooper Hewitt
Science Peter Cooper Hewitt
New York is a global center for the television, advertising, music, newspaper and book publishing industries and is also the largest media market in North America.
New York newspapers: The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Major tabloid newspapers in the city include: The New York Daily News and The New York Post.
The four major American broadcast networks, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, are all headquartered in New York
New York City has been a home for jazz, rock and the blues, and is the birthplace of hip hop.
New York has been a major part of the American music industry.
Some famous New York singers are:
Music and Theater
The city is also important in the American film industry. Manhattan (1920), an early avant-garde film, was filmed in the city. Today, New York City is the second largest center for the film industry in the United States.
Famous film directors:
Famous New York actors and actresses:
Robert De Niro
Education in New York City is provided by a vast number of public and private institutions. The city’s public school system, managed by the New York City Department of Education, is the largest in the world, and New York is home to some of the most important libraries, universities (110 universities and colleges) and research centers in the world. The New York City public school system in the largest in the world.
Times Square New York’s Eve
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Sr. Patrick’s Day Parade, etc.
Customs and Traditions:
New Yorkers are generally friendly and smile a lot.
They tend to be informal.
In the offices, there is little distinction between male and female workers.
Often, workers of both genders meet during lunch or after office.
Each person in excepted to pay his or her own bill. This is called ”going Dutch”
Festivals and Traditions
The most popular sports in New York are:
Baseball: Yankees, Mets
Basketball: Knicks, Nets
New York’s food culture, influenced by the city’s immigrants, is diverse.
Eastern European and Italian immigrants have made the city famous for bagels, cheessecake, and New York-style pizza.
Middle Estern foods such as falfels and kebabs.
Contemporary New York street food are hot dogs and pretzels.
New York City’s variety of World cuisines in also diverse. Examples: Italian, Spanish, English, Moroccan, Chinese and Japanese.