New York

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Something about New York

- It is the bigest city in the United States

- Dutch founded NY in 1624,it wasn’t very big in that time
- they called it "New Amsterdam"
- it was first called New York by the British in 1664

- in the 19thCentury NY grew rapidly and became a major port
- in 1861 the Civil War began, - war between North and south
- after the South had lost - their slaves were set free
- from 1800 to 1900, the population grew from 79 000 to 3 million people
- today more than 8 million people live in NY
- when you want to visit the city you can go by bus by subway by taxi or even by helicopter
- you must have a lot of time to see the Big Apple
- Big Apple: synonym for a city which is very busy and very big
- 70% of the country’s corporations were based in NY by 1900.
- Two thirds of all imported goods were handled there
- From 1892 to 1954 nearly 17 million people passed through the famous immigration gates on Ellis Island, which belongs to NY,
- it was the greatest wave of immigration the world has ever know
- today this site has a national museum
- Ellis Island is an essential place to visit because no other place or museum explains so well the "melting pot" that formed the unique character of NY and the nation

- The Bronx, Manhatten, Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn are the five parts of NY
- Manhatten:The most famous part of NY it is 21 km long and 4 km wide
- it has many skyscraper,shops,nightclubs theatres and museums
- it was a forrest land in which Indians lived
- many people spend their free time in the Central Park which is right in the middle
of Manhatten
- it is sometimes called "the Lungs of NY"
- you can see all kinds of people there

- the Broadway and Fifth Avenue are some other attractions,there are very expensive and exclusive shops, only rich persons from all over the world can afford to buy there

- when you want to see Chinatown,Green Village,Final District,Little Italy and the Hudson river you can take an elevator to an Observation Desk which is higher than the Empire State Building,to look down

- many people are robbed out or even get killed every year in the dangerous parts in the city with lots of crime and poverty
- these parts are called "Ghetto"
- nobody cares of the people in this parts
- drugs are a big problemm too in the city

- The Statue of Liberty and the skyscrapers are the typical landmarks of NY

- I think NY is a very beautiful city with a lot of famous sights which are very interesting
to see

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