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How New York became the Big Apple, New York

 
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added on 25th of June, 2008

In the year of 1664, Peter Stuyvesant who was the Governor of New Amsterdam at that time, lost the town to British umpire. The New Amsterdam is often connected with an island called Manhattan, but it too involved in nearby regions, which are now spots of Brooklyn. It was the new Holland, which was captured by British plus the New Amsterdam. Exciting information from this period of American past is that Dutch West India Company, which had dominated in Eastern beach of the North America, replied to Stuyvesant's requests for support by offering the sponsorship to construct a barbed wall around the northern ending of the island to protect the people from the attackers. This is currently referred to as Wall Street!

New York has at the all times been a deliberately significant harbor because of its position about Europe plus entrance to Americas. Britain didn’t give New York City up until the year 1783, when they went out from New York for good. In the year 1789, George Washington was announced as the foremost president of the U. S. in Wall Street as well as Federal Hall plus New York that grew to be, temporarily, the fist city of the U.SA. Lots of people feel that the Philadelphia was a former city, but it was different. It wasn’t converted into city until next year.

Then came the crowded colonization in the middle of 18th century, and 5-details, which were surely not mentioned. The fact is shown in Martin Scorcese's movie, and that 5-points connection was the center of group summits and mortal arguments. Regions of New York drop in to ruin, and in most of the regions the Irish as well as Tammany Hall lined New York with the help of Irish groups and injured politicians. William Marcy 'Head' Tweed lined with a stick of distort iron.

After a time of prosperity in the 19th century, typified by the assembly of the New York channel in the year 1904, that is regarded as Grand Central Terminal in the year 1911, the city turned into the largest station on the globe. Inconsistently, the construction of the highest creation in universe, the Chrysler Building, in the year 1929, was outdated after one year by the Empire State Building and concurred with the largest fall in the universe: a Wall Street Crash of 1929, which marked in the beginning of the Great Depression. This was sustained until 1930 but Second World War signed the start of a different period. From 1945 forward, New York has grown, and even if it has been used against lots of odious terrorist wars, it remains the globe's economic city and the largest capital on earth.

 

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New York GetawaysTill the 15th century Lenape Native Americans lived in New York City. Before Europeans came in this area it was also inhabited by the nations of the Iroquois Confederacy.  Then, in 1524 Giovanni da Verrazzano stumbled upon the place. In 1625 it became a Dutch settlement and in 1626, the Dutch purchased the island of Manhattan.  In the following years, the English conquered it and renamed the city as New York. York was the name of English Duke of Albany. During the British rule, New York City grew in importance and major developments took place in this period. In the American revolutionary war, the city saw major battles known as New York... Read more »

 
 
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A short visit in New York - Nov 10, 2006, by MadSuh
New York once again a great experience. Anyhow, I left for Stuttgart on a Tuesday night. Me and my friends Sandy and Mano went out to this other friend of theirs where we had a few beers and watched a crappy football game. It was a good... Read more »

The best getaways in New York - Jul 27, 2007, by lindamura
New York has been a top destination for decades and it still holds the record of being one of the most visited cities in America. The amount of things you can see and do in one of the most popular cities of U.S is equal to its size.... Read more »

Peter Luger, the best steakhouse in New York - Jun 17, 2009, by bigigyuri
Peter Luger has been named the best steakhouse by Zagat Survey for 24 years in a row. We visited a few times the one in Williamsburg(Brookyn),and they also have a second location in Great Neck. While you wait for your table, across from the... Read more »

New York again and again - Sep 26, 2006, by MadSuh
Continuing my visit in New York, I tried to cover as much ground as possible walking instead of taking the Subway. I walked close to 100 Blocks one day starting out at the Southern tip of Manhatten walking all the way up to 45th Street. I... Read more »

What to visit in New York - Mar 7, 2008, by lindamura
The Big Apple. The City that never sleeps. New York, New York! New York City is a place of great diversity and culture. You can literally smell it in the streets. Walking through the streets can let you forget that you are still in the... Read more »

 
 

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