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New York City

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Dmitry Yarmarkin

on 9 May 2013

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New York City 1. New York was the capital of the United States of America January 11, 1785 to August 12, 1790. New York is the most densely populated
8,214,246 Brainstorming Photos Interesting Facts Basic Information Geography One in three New Yorkers uses public transport to get to work, whereas in the rest of the US 90% of commuters go by car New York located at the mouth of the
Hudson River and lies on the same
latitude as the European cities of
Naples and Madrid
History The Dutch founded the city in 1614, calling it New Amsterdam. However, in 1664 it was captured by the British and renamed New York. The city grew in importance and was the US capital until 1790. During the 19th century it was transformed by immigration and from the early 20th century became a world centre for industry,commerce, and communication.
With the economic boom
came the construction of
its distinctive skyline
of skyscrapers, two of which,
the Twin Towers
of the World Trade Center, were destroyed
in the attacks
of Sept. 11th 2001 The New York Marathon, held annually on the first Sunday of November, is the largest marathon in the world 2.Manhattan - the most expensive area of New York and the only one in which there is no main street (Main Street) 3.On the streets of New York City has about 13,000 taxis.
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