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New York

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Transcript of New York

New York most populous city in the United States

global power city

population of 18,9 million people

“The Big Apple” Location
located on one of the world’s largest natural harbors on the east coast of America

five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island 1.Manhattan

2.Brooklyn

3.Queens

4.The Bronx

5.Staten Island 5 Boroughs of New York most populated but also smallest area
located on Manhattan Island Manhattan
westernmost country
most populous (2.5 million residents) Brooklyn easternmost and the largest in area
represents over 100 different nations
more than 138 different spoken languages Queens
northernmost borough
primarily located on the mainland
divided by the Bronx River into West- and East Bronx
contains one of the poorest Districts in the United States located in the southwest part
least populated area
"the forgotten borough" Staten Island 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano
Henry Hudson -> Hudson River
English: “New York”
oppressed the natives and enslaved them
Natives managed it to become independent
city grew -> more immigrants
immigration station = Ellis Island
Little Italy and Chinatown History 44% - white
25.5% - black
12.7% - asian (fastest growing group)

50% English
many people - not very good English skills second most important language = Spanish Population & Languages central government
responsible for public education, libraries,...
present mayor = Michael Bloomberg
taking control of the cities education system
aggressive public health policy Law & Government Sightseeing Liberty Island in New York Harbor
Frédéric Bartholdi
gift to the United States from France
an icon of freedom
a welcoming signal to immigrants The statue of Liberty
a major commercial and entertainment center
world's most visited tourist attraction




http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/ Times Square
one of the oldest suspension bridges

connects Manhattan and Brooklyn Brooklyn Bridge
skyscraper

located on the Fifth Avenue

443m high The Empire State Building
skyscraper

located on the east side of Manhattan Chrysler Building
center of the borough

“The most expensive street in the world”
a complex of seven buildings
destroyed on the 11th of September 2001
North Tower and the South Tour = Twin Towers World Trade Center
financial district

most important exchanges headquarters
skyscraper
located at Fifth Avenue Flatiron Building
home for many Chinese people

about 90.000 Asian Chinatown most important economic areas
largest stock exchange
global companies
important place for media
tourism the green lungs of New York
was established in 1853
country park -> public park
largest park in the city
one of the largest in the world
zoo, baseball field & a large lake Central Park
park on the southern tip of Manhattan

numerous monuments Battery Park arises in 1899

many species that are extinct in the wild good view
of the Statue of Liberty
Ellis Island
New Jersey
southern tip of Manhattan
docks of Brooklyn Governors Island
Since 2006 they create a park on the “Highline” High Line home to the headquarters of the
National Football League
Major League Baseball
National Basketball Association
National Hockey League
expensive stadiums

The best known sports teams are:
•Major League Baseball
•National Football League Sports founded in 1901
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx
most famous and successful club The New York Yankees Cuisine
about 17,300 restaurants
serving food from all around the world
offer Italian, Kosher, Asian and Indian cuisine
typical New Yorker foods include
bagels
pancakes
cheesecake
pizza
hot dogs and burgers
soul food and sushi
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