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Copy of New York!
Shelley Weion 25 July 2013
Transcript of Copy of New York!
Giovanni da Verrazano first European to take a look at New York
Sent by the French
Basic Information and History
ABC of people born in NY
Biggest City: New York City
State Capital: Albany
Area: 55 square miles
Population: 19 million New Yorkers
Major Industries: finance, communications, international trade, publishing, fashion, communications, farming (fruit and dairy), tourism
State Nickname: The Empire State
State Motto: Excelsior (Ever Upwards)
And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you
- Michael Bloomberg
16th and 17th
Ever been to New York City?
Times Square and Broadway
Only a crowded street? NO! At night Times Square looks totally different
New Years Eve,
One of the biggest parties of New York every year since 1904. Owners organize them on the skyscrapers rooftops.
Worldwide know artists perform unforgettable shows. This year: PSY, Tylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Neon Trees
Times Square is the Worlds most visited tourist attraction! Over 39 million people see it every year
... is 24 km long
... is the longest street in New York City
... runs diagonally to all the other streets
This area is called "The Great White Way" or Times Square area. Do you know why?
"The green lung of New York"
Jonas Wood until 1851
1873 it became official for outdoor and recreational activities
Does somebody know what exactly you can do there?
38 million visitors per year
Grand Central Terminal
It opened in 1871 and it counts as the largest train station of the world: 44 platforms and 67 tracks.
Just to compare, Munich, the biggest train station of Germany, has "only" 32 tracks
Magazine Travel + Leisure, the sixth most visited tourist attraction of the world, and the third of NYC
million visitors annually
There are more or less 290 train departures every day
Upps! You have to wait? You are hungry? You need a last minute present? You are sick and you need medicine? No problem, the station has it all!
GCT in films and TV shows
"Grand Central is one of the quintessential New York places. Whether filmmakers need an establishing shot of arriving in New York or transportation scenes, the restored landmark building is visually appealing and authentic."
- Kyle McCarthy
... and a lot more: The Avengers, Around the World in 80 days, Falling in Love, Friends with benefits, I am Legend, Madagascar, Superman: The Movie, Revolutionary Road, The Perfect Score, Step Up 3...
Men in Black 2
19 skyscrapers which go over three streets.
The GE Building is the tallest among them,
it hosts the NBC studios
19 million visitors per year
Ground Zero memorial
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
It's a commemoration of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. It's located exactly where the Twin Towers were.
The construction begun in 2006 and was partially finished in 2011, the museum is not finished yet.
In its first year 4.5 million people visited the memorial even though there were several complains about the tourists.
The design belongs to Michael Arad and Peter Walker, the winners of the competition hold in 2004. It's called "Reflecting Absence". The pools are the largest manmade waterfalls in the United States. They are a symbol for loss and physical void
The Survivor Tree, symbol of hope and rebirth
Statue of Liberty
"Lady of Liberty"
She is THE symbol for freedom, independence and hope
We gave you this Statue in 1886!
"The All New Mickey Mouse Club"
huge idol and inspiration for musicians all over the world
the 12th highest of the world
born around 1742 as a slave
driving force ending the slave trade
first African-American woman to gain freedom
leader of the Chiago Mafia
responsible for countless murders
She is a really heavy lady, 225 tons
1984 - 1986
2001 - after 9/11 (access only to island)
2004 - access to pedestal was granted
2009 - limited number of people to the crown
2011 - 12 - new elevators, staircases and other facilities
2012 - Indefinite closure due to Hurricane Sandy
was selected a NASA astronaut
first woman to pilot a space shuttle mission
Jane A. Delano
founder of the American Red Cross Nursing Service
About 4.3 million visitors each year
"One more thing..."
born September 16, 1927
The Empire State Building
suffered from Alzheimer's disease and died 2011
Symbol for freedom and infinite opportunities
born in 1955
Human rights advocate
1929 - 1931
Tallest building until 1966
Second tallest building in NYC
19st tallest building in the world
well-known fashion designers
drawings done in only 2 weeks!
... cosmetics ...
... the 1933 King Kong movie
born in Brooklyn
came in contact with drugs
wrote raps to escape
His ship "Half-Moon"
It's famous for...
he is married to Beyoncé Knowles
... and they've got a beautiful daughter named
... its visitors
Hudson was under the order of the Dutch-East-India Company
had moved there about 10.000 BC from the Appalachian Region
First dutch settlers arrived in the "New World" in 1613
1930 - 2009
author & teacher
and much more
Peter Minuit bought the peninsula from the native Man-Hatta Indians in exchange with some worthless pearls and called it Manna-hatta, which means
"place of befuddlement"
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
married President John F. Kennedy in 1953
became U.S. First Lady in 1961
icon to American women
Have you er dreamed of getting married at 1000 feet? It's possible, you only have to be original ;)
Colony New Amsterdam developed under leadership of Govenour Peter Sturveyant
Gained international prominence
...the Race to the Top
was appointed to lead the American military "surge" in Iraq by George W. Bush
became director of the CIA under Obama
annual tradition since 1978,
1576 stairs! what's the record?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1882 - 1945
32nd president of the U.S
was elected 4 times
World War II
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
(1774 - 1821)
4 millions visitors every year, 110 millions since 1931
first native-born American to be canonized
founded the first American religious society
Slave trade established
youngest heavyweight boxing champion of the world
War of Indipendence:
Alexander Hamilton spread his idea of liberty and independence
three-time Olympic gold medalist
New York Stock Exchange,
set the world record for the 100-meter butterfly at the London Olympics 2012
the biggest stock market of the world
It's actually a whole district
Name of the complete US-American financial industry
nations & cultures)
1776 New York endorsed the Declaration of Indipendence
Battle of Long Island in New York
high influence on the world music
11th state to be admitted to the Union
First capital of America (1788–1790)
The famous bull is actually located in the Bowling Green Park
Sign for optimism and prosperity at the Stock Market
George Washington gave his oath of office in 1789 as first president in New York
co-founder of Facebook
the biggest Stock Market of the World
Goldman-Sachs, one of Wall Streets banks
Wall Street is actually a whole district, a complex made of offices, exchanges, banks, residential buildings, supermarkets and even schools
It's a synonym for the complete US-American financial industry
Wall Street & tourism
Wall Street gets over 700.000 visitors each year
Federal Reserve Building
The 5th Avenue
Most desired and expensive street of the world (Forbes)
It borders the Central Park
Lined with other attractions
High status confirmed 1862-1893 thanks to the Astoria Empire
Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Adidas, Prada, Armani, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Cartier, Omega, Chanel, Nike, Escada, Swarovski, Zara, Bvlgari, Emilio Pucci
2012: world record for the 100-meter butterfly at the London Olympics
one of the world's youngest billionaires
Trading capital of the nation
Civil War (1861-1865)
Abolishment of slavery
"New York City has pretty much the most diverse population in the World!"
17 million people settling over to
the US at Ellis Island
New York city became most populous city in the world by 1925
working African slaves sang from misery
early 20th century
- brass music
- slave songs
Jazz - Swing
#2 More than 47 percent of New York City's residents over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home
jazz orchestra from 1923
"Big Bang Swing"
#1 New York City is the most populated city in the U.S.
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free!
– Emma Lazarus
The skyscrapers of New York City were built
Rhythm & Blues,
Country & western music
#3 there are more than 18,600 restaurants and eating establishments doing business in New York City
Scotland, England and Ireland
#4 New York has 4,000 street food vendors
#5 In New York City 100 million Chinese food cartons are used every year
Latin & Salsa
Southern America &
Era of great struggle
Hart-Cellar Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 more immigrants settled over -> revitalizing New York
Great Depression (1929)
World War I and II
Ferry that takes visitors to Liberty Island
#6 Approximately 790,000 companies operate in NYC
important youth culture
"swarming with camera-carrying tourists"
#7 An average of 4.9 million people
ride the subway each day
#8 The NY subway system is the largest mass transit system in the world
It has got
842 miles (1355 km) of track
and 6,200 subway cars
#9 The musicians who perform there,
go through an audition process
#10 there are more than 12,700 of them
first be successful on streets
# 11: there are 6,374.6 miles (10259 km)
of street in New York City
#12 The average temperature
of New York City's pavement
on a hot summer day
is 150 degrees
40 symphony orchestras
1) New York Rangers
2) 2)New York Islanders
3)New York Aviators
The state fruit is an apple!
More than 47% of New York City's residents speak a language other than English at home!
Hong Kong is the only city in the world with more completed skyscrapers than New York City
The Brooklyn Bridge was the first one to be lit by elictricity!
The Niagara Falls is one of the seven wonders of the world!
New York state is home to 58 species of wild orchids
9/11: New York suffered the deadliest terrorist attack in history
Two hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Center
Nearly 3,000 people were killed
Remained tourist magnet with over 40 million visitors each year