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FLVS World History 4.02
Transcript of FLVS World History 4.02
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New York City
The Statue of Liberty
A present from the French in 1886,
Lady Liberty, located on Liberty Island in New York City Harbor, reminds us of the national freedom found in America, a welcome sight to immigrants from around the world.
The One World Trade Center
Opening in January of 2014, the One World Trade Center will be America's tallest building, standing at an impressive 1,776 ft.
One of the cultural and business capitals of the world, New York City, just a mere 468.5 sq mi, is America’s most populous city, with 8,336,697 citizens. It’s not surprising, though, with its dazzling Broadway productions, breath taking Central Park and Times Square celebrations, electrifying business powers of Wall Street, and more, New York City is one of the best places to live in America. As Tom Wolfe, a respected journalist and novelist, once said when describing New York City,” The culture just seems to be in the air, like a part of the weather.” New York City’s culture is a mix of all ways of life, races, religions, attitudes, and styles. In this melting pot of cultures, more than 800 languages are spoken, making N.Y.C. the most linguistically diverse city throughout the globe. The diverse amount of cultures in the area affects everything, especially the arts. New York City has been called the dance capital of the world for its creation or contribution to hip hop, punk, salsa, disco, jazz, and more. These dances have been used in brilliant Broadway Productions. Broadway, though, is actually a street, where a series of impressive theaters are situated. Collectively, these theaters are known simply as Broadway, one of N.Y.C.’s most easily recognized attributes. Another famous place is Central Park, a beautiful 778 acre park where locals and tourist congregate at any time of the year. New York City isn’t all fun and games, though, as it is rightfully called one of the command centers for the global economy.
New York City is one of the three the global economy command centers, one out of the world’s two premiere financial centers, the United States largest regional economy, and the second largest economy system in world, which is why it’s no wonder that this incredible city has been called the business capital of the globe. Situated in New York City is Wall Street (a street that has come to represent the “financial markets of the United States as a whole, the American financial sector, or signifying the New York-based financial interest”- Wikipedia- due to its many important stock exchanges, financial businesses, and Fortune 500 companies situated there) and the United Nations headquarters. New York City is a global trading hub because of the many businesses situated there and the availability to access the Atlantic from the Hudson River. With so many businesses and people inhabiting the relatively small city, vehicle use isn’t very efficient, which is where the Subway (an underground rapidly moving public transport system), Grand Central Station (a lovely and popular train station), and walking come in handy. Because of this, N.Y.C. is one of the most energy efficient cities in America. It’s also one of the safest, as of 2012, it had the lowest crime rate among large U.S. cities. New York City really has it all, an incredible economy (making a 1.8 trillion GRP as of 2010), a wonderful culture (or a multitude of cultures combined), and a flowing excitement and electricity that comes from a fun and stylish city. The only thing missing is you!