New York City is the capital of the stateof New York. It is the largest city in the UnitedStates. It is the 4th largest city in the world. It is half way between Boston andWashington, D.C.
New Yorkers 8,175,133 people live in the city. Many immigrants have come to live in NYC,especially African Americans from theAmerican South, Italians, Irish, Jewish andPuerto Ricans. It’s called a “melting pot.” In NYC, 800 languages are spoken. The is population diverse : 35% is white,23% is black, 13% is Asian, and 29% isLatino.
NYC was founded by the Dutch in 1626.They called it “New Amsterdam” In 1664, the British took over and the Kingof England gave the city to his brother, theDuke of York. It has 5,538 tall buildings, and 50skyscrapers taller than 200 meters.
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NYC has 5 boroughs– The Bronx Yankee Stadium The Bronx Zoo Hip-hop & Rap– Brooklyn Coney Island– Queens JFK Airport and LaGuardia Airport NY Mets– Staten Island
–Manhattan Skyscrapers– Empire State Building (102 stories/443 meters)– Bank of America Tower (336 meters) Central Park (Central Park Zoo) Harlem The United Nations
China Town (the most Chinese peoplein the Western Hemisphere) Little Italy Times Square Broadway
Rockefeller Center (Radio City Music Hall) Saint Patrick’s Cathedral American Museum of Natural History– The Statue of Liberty:Liberty Island & Ellis Island
Famous New Yorkers Film stars:– Anne Hathaway– Scarlett Johansson– Adam Sandler– Linsday Lohan– Jennifer Lopez Musicians:– Lady Gaga– Mariah Carey– Christina Aguilera Calvin Klein, RalphLauren, Paris Hilton Baseball Players– Joe Dimaggio– Alex Rodriguez Artists– Norman Rockwell– Andy Warhol
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