Welcome to New YorkTHE BIG APPLEBy Reagan Kallina
Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty officially celebrated her 125th birthday on October 28, 2011. People of France gave the Statue to the US over 100 yrs ago in recognition of the friendship established during the American Revolution The Statue was a joint effort between America and France and it was agreed upon that the American people were to build the pedestal, and the French people were responsible for the Statue and its assembly here in the US Lack of funds was a problem on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In France, public fees, various forms of entertainment, and a lottery were among the methods used to raise funds. In the US, benefit theatrical events, art exhibitions, auctions and prize fights assisted in providing needed funds
How did Times Square get its name?Times Square used to be the home of theHeadquarters of "The New York Times" newspaper
NY & American Revolution The British viewed New York City and the Hudson River Valley as key strategic locations. After evacuating the patriot stronghold of Boston in March of 1776, the British concentrated on New York as a base of operations. In July of 1776, shortly after the signing of Thomas Jeffersons Declaration of Independence, a huge British fleet of nearly 500 ships and 35,000 men-- the largest single armed force in America until the Civil War--appeared off New York.
911 On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown intothe towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.
Niagara Falls The Niagara Falls, located on the Niagara River draining Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, is the collective name for the Horseshoe Falls and the adjacent American Falls along with the comparatively small Bridal Veil Falls, which combined form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world and has a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall (vertical height along with flow rate) in North America. Niagara Falls forms the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York, also forming the southern end of the Niagara Gorge. The falls are located 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (121 km) south-southeast of Toronto, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.
NYC Subway The New York subway is 229 miles of routes or 656 miles of track, and a total of 842 miles including non- revenue trackage
Empire State Building The Empire State Building became the world’s tallest skyscraper in 1931. At 102 stories and 1,454 feet tall, it bested the Chrysler Building by only four hundred feet. As of 2005, the Empire State Building is the 9th tallest building in the world. Number one is Taipei’s Taipei 101 at over 1,600 feet. On July 28, 1945, the Empire State Building was the site of a tragedy when a small plane crashed into the 79th floor on the 34th St. side of the building. The pilot of the plane, his two passengers, and eleven people inside the building were killed.
Chinatown Chinatown is also full of landmarks important to the history of New York and to Chinatown specifically. Head to Chatham Square, where you can view the statue of Lin Ze Xu and the monument to monument to Chinese soldiers who died in World War II soldiers fighting for the U.S.
Big Apple New York is called the Big Apple due to the race courses in and around the cities. The prizes were called apples.
New York Boroughs Manhattan Brooklyn Queens The Bronx Staten island
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