DISCOVERING NEW YORK
Created on March 7, 2019
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Jackson Frayn "Jack" Harries and Finnegan Charles Frayn "Finn" Harries are identical twins .
New York City is composed of 5 boroughs.
MANHATTAN is the oldest and the smallest borough of New York City . It has the tallest buildings and skyscrapers
THE BRONX is the most northern borough of New York City. It is full of beautiful parks and it is home of the famous Yankee Stadium where the New York Yankee's baseball team plays.
QUEENS is the most eastern borough of New York City . It is considered the most diverse place in the world , because approximately 138 languages are spoken there.
BROOKLYN has the reputation of being the coolest borough of New York City and is home to the most diverse restaurants.
STATEN ISLAND is the most southwestern borough of New York City . It is the least populated borough. From the Staten Island Ferry you can see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
New York has got many nicknames.
New York is a city of superlatives and records
Times Square is nicknamed
New York is extremely cosmopolitan ,
The first European to discover New York in 1524 was
The first Europeans to colonize
MANHATTAN = an Indian name "MANAHTIN" meaning " island of the hills"
In 1664 , the British captured New Amsterdam from the Dutch and changed its name to New York , in honour of the Duke of York , the English King's brother.
James , Duke of York and Albany
New York remained English until 1783 when the Americans won the Revolutionary war against England. That year they made New York the first capital city of the USA.
The American Revolutionary War 1775-1783 also known as the American War of Independence, was a war between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies (allied with France) which declared independence as the United States of America.
Washington and Lafayette inspect the troops at Valley Forge.
For many years , millions of immigrants came from Europe and Asia to settle in New York . They were looking for religious or political freedom and a better life.
Nowadays , New York is an important cultural , economic and financial center.
Manhattan is not very big but it's very famous .
TV series shot in New York Manhattan
You can admire the famous Manhattan skyline by sailing around the city on boat.
In Manhattan most of the streets and the avenues are straight except one very famous which goes from the North to the South.
There are so many skyscrapers in New York !
As the population of New York City increased in the 20th century , tall buildings and then skyscrapers staeted to dominate the skyline .
If you want to have a panoramic view of New York , go to the Empire State Building: 86th floor observation desk or the 102nd floor observation desk.
The Empire State Building is a 102 storey skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue .
King Kong , a famous gorilla
Central Park is a huge park located in the middle of Manhattan skyscrapers .
In Central Park , there are some artificial lakes and a golf ground .
The main attraction in Central Park is the zoo.
Liberty Island is a small inhabited island near Manhattan.
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France .
"Lady Liberty" is holding a torch in its right hand and a tablet in its left hand reading the date July 4th 1776 which is the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The MET ( Metropolitan Museum of Art ) is in Central Park .
This is the MoMA ( Museum of Modern Art )
Brooklyn Bridge was built over the East River and it connects Brooklyn and Manhattan . The view of Manhattan from the bridge is so spectacular ! When it was opened in 1883 , it was the world's biggest suspension bridge.
Macy's is the largest store in the world . You can buy almost everything you want there .
FIFTH AVENUE is the place where you can go shopping .
HARLEM is the center of Black American culture with famous jazz clubs and gospels choirs as well as Hispanic communities .
Ground 0 is the area where The Twin Towers used to stand before the terrorist attack of September 11th,2001.It's a memorial honoring the victims