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GeographyNew York is situated at the mouth ofthe Hudson River close to the AtlanticOcean. Its geographical position isone of the reasons why the city hasdeveloped so fast.Most of the city stands on threeislands of Manahattan, Staten Islandand Long Island.Land is limited and the city‘sincreasing population is very dense.The skyscapers is the only realsolution to the problem of 8.2 millionpeople living in an area of only830km2
The Five boroughsNew York has five areas called “boroughs”.• The Bronx is the only borough not standing on an island. Rap and hip hop were born here.• Brooklyn is the most populous borough and was separated city until 1898. Brooklyn has a long beach called Coney Island.• Queens, a residential area, was originally group of towns and villages founded by the Dutch.• Staten Island is connected to Brooklyn by the Verrazano Bridge and to Manhattan via Staten Island ferry.• Manhattan is the most densely populated borough and its famous for its skyscrapers, including the Empire state Building, Central Park, business and financial centres, the Metropolitan Museum of Art which is one of the largest museums in the world, elegant shops and ethnic areas like Chinatown Little Italy and many other famous places.
The Five Boroughs ofNew York The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island
The Empire State BuildingThe Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located at theintersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof heightof 381 meters. It stood as the worlds tallest building for 40 years, fromits completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Centre’s.
The Chrysler BuildingThe Chrysler Building is an skyscraper in New York City, located on theeast side of Manhattan .Standing at 319 metres (it was the worldstallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the EmpireState Building in 1931.
Flatiron BuildingThe Flatiron Building or FullerBuilding, as it was originallycalled is located at 175 FifthAvenue and is considered to bea groundbreaking skyscraper.The building sits on a triangularisland-block formed by FifthAvenue, Broadway and East22nd Street, with 23rd Streetgrazing the triangles northern(uptown) peak. As withnumerous other wedge-shapedbuildings, the name "Flatiron"derives from its resemblance toa cast-iron clothes iron.
United NationsThe headquarters of theUnited Nations is a complex inNew York City. The complexhas served as the officialheadquarters of the UnitedNations since its completion in1952. It is located in the TurtleBay neighbourhood ofManhattan, on spaciousgrounds overlooking the EastRiver. Its borders are FirstAvenue on the west, East42nd Street to the south, East48th Street on the north andthe East River to the east
Statue of LibertyThe Statue of Liberty is a monument commemorating the centennial of thesigning of the United States Declaration of Independence, given to theUnited States by the people of France to represent the friendship betweenthe two countries established during the American Revolution.
Brooklyn BridgeThe Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in New YorkCity and is one of the oldest suspensionbridges in the United States. Completed in1883, it connects the boroughs ofManhattan and Brooklyn by spanning theEast River. With a main span of 486.3 m, itwas the longest suspension bridge in theworld from its opening until 1903, and thefirst steel-wire suspension bridge.
Times SquareTimes Square is a major commercialintersection in Midtown Manhattan, atthe junction of Broadway andSeventh Avenue and stretching fromWest 42nd to West 47th Streets.Times Square iconified as "TheCrossroads of the World“ and the"The Great White Way" is the brightlyilluminated hub of the Broadwaytheatre district, one of the worldsbusiest pedestrian intersections, anda major centre of the worldsentertainment industry. FormerlyLongacre Square, Times Square wasrenamed in April 1904 after The NewYork Times moved its headquartersto the newly erected Times Building– now called One Times Square –site of the annual ball drop on NewYears Eve.
Central ParkCentral Park is a public park atthe centre of Manhattan. Thepark initially opened in 1857,on 843 acres (3.41 km2) ofcity-owned land. In 1858,Frederick Law Olmsted andCalvert Vaux won a designcompetition to improve andexpand the park with a planthey entitled the GreenswardPlan. Construction began thesame year, continued duringthe American Civil War, andwas completed in 1873. Thepark, which receivesapproximately thirty-five millionvisitors annually, is the mostvisited urban park in theUnited States.
Rockefeller Center Rockefeller Centre is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets. Built by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the centre of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
Madison Square GardenMadison Square Garden (MSG), known colloquially as the Garden, is amulti-purpose indoor arena in Manhattan and located at 8th Avenue,between 31st and 33rd Streets, situated on top of Pennsylvania Station.The present Garden hosts approximately 320 events a year. It is thehome of the New York Rangers of the NHL, the New York Knicks of theNBA, and the New York Liberty of the WNBA.
Little ItalyLittle Italy is a general name for an ethnic enclave populated primarilyby Italians or people of Italian ancestry, usually in an urbanneighbourhood.
ChinatownManhattans Chinatown home to one of the largest Chinesecommunities in the Western hemisphere. Manhattans Chinatown isone of the oldest Chinese enclaves outside of Asia.
The Guggenheim MuseumThe Guggenheim museum is a well-known art museum located on theUpper East Side of Manhattan. It is the permanent home of a renownedand continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art and also featuresspecial exhibitions throughout the year.
Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Metropolitan Museum of Art(colloquially The Met) is an artmuseum in New York City. Itspermanent collection containsmore than two million works,divided among nineteen curatorialdepartments. The main building,located on the eastern edge ofCentral Park along ManhattansMuseum Mile, is by area one ofthe worlds largest art galleries.Represented in the permanentcollection are works of art fromclassical antiquity and AncientEgypt, paintings and sculpturesfrom nearly all the Europeanmasters, and an extensivecollection of American andmodern art.
Saint Patrick’s CathedralThe Cathedral of St. Patrick is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style RomanCatholic cathedral church in the United States. It is the seat of thearchbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and aparish church, located on the east side of Fifth Avenue between 50thand 51st Streets in midtown Manhattan.
Ground ZeroOn September the 11th 2001 the city of New York suffered ashocking attack. Nearly 3000 people died when terroristsdeliberatly crashed two aeroplanes into the Twin Towers of theWorld Trade Centre, causing them to collapse. The Site ispresently known as Ground Zero.
Wall StreetWall Street refers to the financialdistrict of New York City, named afterand cantered on the eight-block-longstreet running from Broadway toSouth Street on the East River inLower Manhattan. It is the home ofthe New York Stock Exchange, theworlds largest stock exchange bymarket capitalization of its listedcompanies. Several other majorexchanges have or had headquartersin the Wall Street area, includingNASDAQ, the New York MercantileExchange, the New York Board ofTrade, and the former AmericanStock Exchange. Anchored by WallStreet, New York City is one of theworlds principal financial centres.
Ellis IslandEllis Island is an island in NewYork Harbour and was thegateway for millions ofimmigrants to the United Statesas the nations busiestimmigrant inspection stationfrom 1892 until 1954. Theisland was greatly expandedwith landfill between 1892 and1934. Before that, the muchsmaller original island was thesite of Fort Gibson. The islandwas made part of the Statue ofLiberty National Monument in1965, and has hosted amuseum of immigration since1990.
BroadwayBroadway is one of theavenues in the borough ofManhattan which runsthrough almost the entirelength of Manhattan islandand continues northwardthrough the Bronx boroughbefore terminating inWestchester County, NewYork.The name Broadway is theEnglish literal translation ofthe Dutch name, Breedeweg. A stretch ofBroadway is knownworldwide as the heart ofthe American theatreindustry.
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BibliographyCulture Talk , Susan Burns, Petrini, 2010http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagina_principaleSong New York:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_L10fsKvQc&feature=fvwrelVideo:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JDTkPU-sWk&feature=fvwrel