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  • 3. Albany is the capital of New York State, but New York City is the “Big Apple”.
  • 4. New York is called The “Big Apple”, because in the 1920’s and 1930’s jazz musicians said that the city was the best and most attractive place.
  • 5. Eight million people live in New York City
  • 6. New York has five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island
  • 7. Manhattan is the most famous borough and it’s where the tourists go!
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  • 9. Four hundred years ago, the Algonquin Indians owned the island of Manhattan. In 1626, a Dutchman called Peter Minuit gave the Indians 24 dollars to buy the island. In about 1650, five hundred people lived there and it was called New Amsterdam.
  • 10. In 1664 the British took the town from the Dutch and changed its name to New York. At the end of the eighteenth century, many immigrants started to come to America. . They first came from Germany and Ireland, later from Italy, Poland, Russia, Africa and China.
  • 11. In Manhattan you can travel on subway trains…..
  • 12. … on buses or in a taxi. Here taxis are called “cabs”.
  • 13. You can take the Water Taxi around the island of Manhattan… … or take the free ferry from Battery Park to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
  • 14. Ellis Island the Statue of Liberty
  • 15. Ellis Island was an immigration station in the past; it was the first stop for nearly 17 million immigrants
  • 16. Many famous people came through Ellis Island, for example Sigmund Freud, Charlie Chaplin and Walt Disney.
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  • 21. The Statue of Liberty is the first thing many immigrants see.
  • 22. It was a gift from the French people in 1886. It is 93 meters high and it’s arm is 14 meters long.
  • 23. People from the same origin often live in the same area and create their own communities. The Chinese community is in “CHINATOWN”
  • 24. Little Italy is the Italian community
  • 25. Most of the theatres in New York are near Times Square…
  • 26. … and on Broadway, between 41st and 53rd streets. There are more than thirty theatres on Broadway.
  • 27. The Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan to Brooklyn. When it opened in 1883, it was the world’s longest bridge.
  • 28. Central Park is 6% of Manhattan.
  • 29. It has a big lake, hundreds of trees and beautiful gardens
  • 30. The Empire State Building is NY’s tallest skyscraper. It’s 381 meters tall and it has 102 floors
  • 31. The Chrysler building was built by the famous car maker. It was finished in 1930.
  • 32. The Rockefeller Center includes many buildings, but it is most visited in winter.
  • 33. A huge Christmas tree and a crowded skating rink attract New Yorkers and tourists.
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  • 35. But on the 11 th of September 2001, (9/11) for Americans, radical Islamists crashed two planes into the towers. Today this site is called “Ground Zero”.
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