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New York City

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  3. 3. Albany is the capital of New York State, but New York City is the “Big Apple”.<br />
  4. 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. <br />
  5. 5. Eight million people live in New York City<br />
  6. 6. New York has five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island<br />
  7. 7. Manhattan is the most famous borough and it’s where the tourists go!<br />
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  9. 9. Four hundred years ago, the Algonquin Indians owned the island of Manhattan.<br />In 1626, a Dutchman called Peter Minuit gave the Indians 24 dollars to buy the island.<br />In about 1650, five hundred people lived there and it was called New Amsterdam.<br />
  10. 10. In 1664 the British took the town from the Dutch and changed its name to New York.<br />At the end of the eighteenth century, many immigrants started to come to America.. <br />They first came from Germany and Ireland, later from Italy, Poland, Russia, Africa and China.<br />
  11. 11. In Manhattan you can travel on subway trains…..<br />
  12. 12. On buses or in a Cab<br />
  13. 13. You can take the Water Taxi around the island of Manhattan…<br />…or take the free ferry fromBattery Park to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.<br />
  14. 14. Ellis Island <br />the Statue of Liberty<br />
  15. 15. Ellis Island wasanimmigration station in the past; itwas the first stop fornearly 17 millionimmigrants<br />
  16. 16. Many famous people came through Ellis Island, for example Charlie Chaplin and Walt Disney to name but a few. <br />
  17. 17. Until 1820, the population of new York came from Britain and the Netherlands<br />Between 1820 and 1860 the city attracted Irish and German immigrants<br />Between 1890 and 1919, 3.7 million Italians came to the USA<br />Jews from Russia and eastern Europe followed.<br />
  18. 18. At the beginning of the 20th century millions of black people came to New York from the southern states to look for work. <br />Today immigrants come mainly from Asia and Spanish-speaking countries, for example Cuba and Puerto Rico.<br />
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  20. 20. Every year large numbers of people still apply for aGreen Card that allows them to legally enter the United States<br />
  21. 21. The Statue of Liberty is the first thing many immigrants see.<br />
  22. 22. It was a gift from the French people in 1886. It is 93 metres high and it’s arm is 14 metres long.<br />
  23. 23. People from the same origin often live in the same area and create their own communities. The Chinese community is in “CHINATOWN”<br />
  24. 24. Little Italy is the Italian community<br />
  25. 25. Most of the theatres in New York are near Times Square…<br />
  26. 26. …and on Broadway, between 41st and 53rd streets. There are more than thirty theatres on Broadway.<br />
  27. 27. The Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan to Brooklyn. When it opened in 1883, it was the world’s longest bridge.<br />
  28. 28. 6% of Central Park is in Manhattan.<br />
  29. 29. Ithas a big lake, hundredsoftrees and beautiful gardens<br />
  30. 30. The Empire State Building is NY’s tallest skyscraper. It’s 381 metres tall and it has 102 floors<br />
  31. 31. The Chrysler building was built by the famous car manufacturer. It was finished in 1930.<br />
  32. 32. The Rockefeller Centre includes many buildings, but it is mostly visited in winter.<br />
  33. 33. A huge Christmas tree and a crowded skating rink attract New Yorkers and tourists.<br />
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  35. 35. But on the 11th of September 2001, (9/11) for Americans, Terrorists crashed two planes into the towers. Today this site is called “Ground Zero”.<br />