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NEW YORK - English presentation

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Stefan Streiter

on 15 February 2011

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NEW YORK the Dutch foundet NY in 1624
they called it „New Amsterdam“
it was first called NY by the British in 1664
19th century: NY grew rapidly and became a major port
1861: civil war, between north and south
south lost, their slaves were set free
1982-1954: 17 mio. people passed immigration gates on Ellis Island
History a state in the northeastern region of the US
covers 54.556 square miles (128.403 km2)
19,3 mio. people
capital: Albany
62 cities
largest city: New York City
Geography most populous city in the US
more than 8 mio. people
center of the NY metropolitan area
significant impact on global commerce, finance, media, culture, art, fashion, research, education, entertainment
known for its history as a gateway for immigration
five boroughs: The Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn
New York City (Big Apple) most famous part of NYC
21 km long, 4 km wide
was a forrest land in which indians lived
today many skyscrapers, shops, nightclubs, theaters, museums
MANHATTAN 19th & 20th century: destination for Irish, German, Jewish and Italian immigrants
1945: became home of many African and Hispanic Americans
the NY Yankees championship baseball team is based in the bronx BRONX the least populated of the 5 boroughs
connected to Brooklyn by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and to Manhattan by way of the Staten Island Ferry
STATEN ISLAND home to two of the three major NYC area airports, JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport
location of the NY Mets baseball team, the US Open tennis tournament, Flushing Meadows Park
QUEENS the most populated of the 5 boroughs
known for its cultural, social and ethnic diversity, an independent art scene, distinct neighborhoods and a distinctive architectural heritage
Brooklyn tallest building in Manhattan
full high 443 m, 102 storeys
beautiful view
cost 40.948.900 $ to build
Empire State Building one of the oldest suspension bridges in the US
completed 1883
connects Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River
wide pedestrian walkway open to walkers and cyclists
Brooklyn Bridge World Trade Center site
destroyed in September 11th 2001 by attacks (9/11)
rebuilt with a tower called One World Trade Center
Ground Zero prestigious shops
one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world Fifth Avenue complex of 19 commercial buildings
covering 22 acres (89.000 m2)
famous for its Swarovski Christmas tree, since 1931
Rockefeller Center most important financial centers of the world
headquarters of many known banks, trade with equities
Wall Street public park in the center of Manhattan
843 acres (3.41 km2)
opened 1857
used by joggers, bicyclists, skateboarders, inline skaters
beautiful lakes, concerts, open-air theaters
Central Park most bustling square of NY
known for its many Broadway theatres, cinemas, supersigns
site of the annual New Year‘s Eve ball drop
Times Square destination point for Chinese and Italia Immigrants
hundreds of restaurants
fruit and fish markets, shops of knickknacks and sweets
overcrowded streets
Chinatown is one of the biggest Chinese communities outside Asia Chinatown THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION nickname „Mrs. Liberty“created by the artist Frederic Bartholdi
a gift of friendship from the people of France
universal symbol of freedom and democraty
Statue of Liberty
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