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Transcript of New York
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New York is currently second in overall national production of apples. Some of the apples grown in New York's orchards are Macintosh, Empire, Red Delicious, and Golden Delicious. Apples bring in a large profit for the economy in New York, selling $233 million worth of apples in 2010. As you can see, NYC's nickname, "The Big Apple" is well deserved.
Broadway is a street running through Manhattan. Known for its musicals, Broadway is the only commercial theater company in the United States run for profit. The theatrical district in New York City is also known for producing many musicals based on Disney movies, which are some of the best known Broadway musicals. From
, Broadway has been providing great entertainment for a long time.
Central Park is a park located in New York City; it's purpose being to give New Yorkers a sense of nature and outdoors in the middle of a bustling city. In order to care for the park, in 1980 Fredrick Law Olmstad and Calvert Vaux founded the Central Park Conservatory. Today, Conservatory Crews care for over 24000 trees, 150 acres of lake and streams, 80 acres of woodland, 21 playgrounds, and 36 bridges.
("About Central Park")
With over 1.5 billion gallons of milk annually, it's easy to see why dairy is the leading agricultural industry of New York. Dairy products bring in 2 billion in sales for New York's state economy. Next time you drink a glass of milk, you better say thanks to the cows that live at one of New York's 5,720 dairy farms.
Empire State Building
In 1930, the construction of one of the world's largest buildings began. One year later, The Empire State Building opened to the public. Two more years later, King Kong climbed up it's shiny scaffolding in the Blockbuster film,
. And twelve more years later, in 1945, a B-25 airplane crashed into the side of the building and kills 14 people.
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New York is home to three great football teams, the Giants, the Jets, and the Buffalo Bills. Each team has made it to the playoffs, with the Giants winning four Super Bowls. The Jets have won one Super Bowl in an outstanding victory against the much favored Colts. And appearing in four consecutive Super Bowls, and losing each one, the Buffalo Bills bring up the rear for total Super Bowls won for New York.
("New York Giants")
Several "Georges" have had important parts in the history of New York. For example, George Clinton was the first state governor of New York. Also, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States in New York City. George Washington even gave New York it's state nickname, calling it "The seat of the Empire". As you can see, without these "Georges" New York would have a very different history as it does today.
Being the commercial capital of the United States, New York earns one trillion in sales each day. New York City houses 20% of the Fortune 500 Company. With publishing, banking, law, international trade, and stock trading companies and corporations all being headquartered in NYC, it's easy to see why H is for Headquarters.
("New York, Overview")
New York City has been called the "Melting Pot" because it has always welcomed immigrants from all over the world at Ellis Island. Some of the first immigrants to settle there were the Dutch from Holland. The Dutch, shortly after arriving, named their new home "New York". The Dutch also created the first fire brigade and the first police department. Some of the other immigrants to settle in New York were from France, Germany, England, Denmark, Poland, and Italy.
That jiggley treat we all know and love began in Leroy, NY. Pearl B. Wait first created the jelly-like substance in 1892. He then sold the company in 1899 to Orator Frankwood Ward for $450. The four original flavors of Jell-o were orange, lemon, strawberry, and raspberry. Lime was added a couple years later. And don't forget that -"There's always room for Jell-o!"- Jell-o slogan.
Known as the Knicks, the Knickerbockers are New York's only NBA team. The name Knickerbocker comes from a type of pants worn in the 18th century that are rolled up to just above the knee. The team colors are mostly blue and white, with orange as an accent color. The Knickerbockers' mascot is Father Knick, a cartoon of an old Dutch man dribbling a basketball.
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From the broken shackles at her feet to the tip of her golden torch, Lady Liberty has been a symbol of America since the French gave her as a gift to the U.S in the 19th century. The date on her tablet reads "July 4, 1776", the day America declared independence from Great Britain. When the French first gave her to the Americans, Lady Liberty was a coppery brown. Since then, wind, rain, and snow has turned her a robin's eggs blue. Newer renovations to the Statue of Liberty include a total of 154 steps to her head for visitors to look out across the bay and a new torch covered in 24k gold.
("Fun Facts... Statue of Liberty")
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New York has many natural resources including its rocks and minerals. Some of New York's minerals include salt, cement, crushed stone, sand, gravel, and zinc. Since the early 21st century, New York has been the only state to mine wollastonite. Wollastonite is a white, glassy, silicate mineral that is used in ceramic products.
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At the border of New York and Canada, and between Great Lake Erie and Ontario, is Niagara Falls. In addition to being beneficial to the tourism industry, Niagara Falls produces hydroelectricity for the state of New York. The Falls also attracts daredevils and thrill seekers, for few people tempt fate by riding down Niagara Falls in a barrel. The first person to survive this feat was Annie Taylor in 1901, on her 63rd birthday, in a wooden barrel. Other people have tried this with newer and safer and "danger-proof" barrels, but few have been as lucky as Annie. The latest act of bravery, or stupidity as some might view it, was when Nik Wallenda tight-roped walked over Niagara Falls in 2012.
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Olympic Winter Games
The Olympic Winter Games have been held twice at Lake Placid, NY. In the years 1932 and 1980 contestants participated in events such as figure skating, skiing, and snowboarding. Lake Placid is a year round resort and winter sports center. Vacationers can have fun and enjoy the cold, New York winter weather at this awesome resort.
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Starting out as the fifth populous state in the 17th century, New York's population gradually increased until it ranked first place in 1820. It stayed as number one until California passed it in the mid-1960's. Then Texas surpassed California in 2000, placing New York in third. Furthermore, New York City is one of the most populous cities in the U.S. Within New York City's 483 sq. miles, 8.3 million reside according to a census estimate.
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Every state has a state quarter, and New York's is particularly unique. At the top of the quarter are 11 stars above where it says "New York". The 11 stars stand for it being the 11th colony and the 11th state. At the bottom there is the year 1788, the year New York became a state, and the caption "Gateway to Freedom". The main picture shows the Statue of Liberty, and in the background there is an outline of the state. The outline of New York also pictures the Hudson River and the Erie Canal.
("New York Name Origin")
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Being 53,989 sq. miles, New York covers a lot of area, so it has a lot of features that makes it unique. First of all, the Appalachian Mountain Range passes through New York. Therefore half of New York is covered in hills and is rocky where as the other half of the state is flat.There are also two Great Lakes that border New York, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Canada, and the Atlantic Ocean all also border New York. This gives the state a varied view from north to south and from east to west.
("New York, Overview")
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New York City has the largest system of subways in the world. The subway is a system of trams that run under the streets of New York on rails. The NYC subway system was first put in use on October 27, 1904. Since then most people who live or are vacationing in New York just use the subway and don't even have cars of their own. The subway is very economical because if you own a car in NYC you have to pay a lot of money to have a parking place. The subway is also faster than trying to weave in and out of the crazy traffic of New York City in a car. Without it's subway system, daily life in the Big Apple would be very different.
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New York City is one of the most popular vacation spots in the world. There are over 1300 museums of history and art. One of the most popular art museums is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the country. Another big attraction Broadway, with there being over 200 theaters. Symphony orchestras are also very popular with people who have an ear for music. With all these great attractions in New York, it's no wonder that tourism is one of the biggest industries in New York's economy.
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During the Civil War, New York contributed half a million soldiers and over 40 generals to the Union. New York City contributed more soldiers than any other city. New York also manufactured equipment and weapons for the Union's soldiers in its many factories. Joining the Union was a problem for many businesses who relied on cotton and other products from the South to produce their goods. This caused controversy among business owners because some went with the Union and others sided with the South.
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A total of six presidents have been born and raised in New York. One of the more famous presidents from New York is Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States. Van Buren was also the eighth vice president and the tenth secretary of state. Other presidents from New York include Millard Fillmore, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, and Teddy Franklin Roosevelt.
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World Trade Center
On September 11, 2000, the Twin Towers were bombed. Two planes were hi-jacked by terrorists from the islamic Al-Qaeda and were flown into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. Shortly after the bombing, the structures of the towers gave out, causing the buildings to collapse. 2760 people in the Towers, nearby buildings and area were killed. The first Twin Tower has been successfully recreated and the second tower is currently in the rebuilding process.
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There are many interesting facts that are not mentioned about New York in this presentation, so this slide was made specially for those facts.
The state bird is the bluebird.
The state flower is the rose.
The state motto is Excelsior, which means "Ever Upward".
The state tree is the sugar maple.
The state song is "I Love New York".
50% of the state is forested land.
Only 11% of the state is developed land, even though it is the third most populated state.
New York is home to 179 television stations.
("New York, Overview")
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The New York Yankees have had some of the best ballplayers in the game of baseball. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe Di Maggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter are just some of the phenomenal players who have worn the now famous pinstriped pants. Navy and white are the Yankees' team colors. Fenway Park in New York City is the Yankees' stadium. The Yankees hold the record for the most World Series wins, with that being 27.
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The Wildlife Conservation Society owns and runs four zoos and one aquarium in New York City. Each zoo and aquarium has amazing animals and great fun for people of all ages. At the Prospect Park Zoo you can see the Hamadryas Baboon; while at the Queen Zoo you can see Andean Bears interact with each other. In the Congo Gorilla Forest at the Bronx Zoo you can watch gorilla's play like they do in the wild. If you visit the New York Aquarium, the Sea Cliffs, an exhibit with multiple species wildlife living together, is worth seeing. And Snow Leopard cubs are the newest members to the Central Park Zoo family.
("Animals and Exhibits")
In New York there are many interesting features, places, and things that you can see and do! This presentation is a great tool to use to help you plan your stay at "The Empire State". It will show you great places and attractions to visit and will also inform you about the history and economy of New York. Happy traveling!
Welcome to New York!
Now it's your turn to be a part of it. Pack those bags, buy your tickets, and head to the "city that doesn't sleep"!
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(“About Central Park”)
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(“New York Name Origin”)
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( “What is a Knickerbocker?”)
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(“New York Giants”)
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(“Animals and Exhibits”)
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(“Fun Facts… Statue of Liberty)
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(“History of Niagara Falls”)
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(“New York, Overview”)
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