How New York became the Big Apple, New York
Reviews > North America > United States > New York > How New York became the Big Apple
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 Inconsistently, the construction of the highest creation in universe, the Chrysler Building, in the year 1929, was outdated after one year by the Empire State Building and concurred with the largest fall in the universe: a Wall Street Crash of 1929, which marked in the beginning of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.
Things about New York you may be interested in
Read about New York in our travel-guide
New York's best attractionsBest entertainment in New York
Recommended New York Guide
New York City was the Capital of the United States until 1790 and all the major government offices were headquartered in New York. In the 19th century, the city witnessed major transformations brought by the immigrants as a large number of the immigrants came to make the city their home. In the 18th century, the city continued to expand and major universities were established here. In 1898, the city consolidated Brooklyn, Manhattan and the neighboring islands. In the 1920s, New York City became a major destination for the African Americans. The city saw a major economic boom and tall skyscrapers were constructed in the 1900s.... Read more »
Recent reviews for New York
My days in New York - Mar 17, 2006, by MadSuh
After my long tiring walk and more blisters on my feet, I was ready to eat an entire cow, and... I kind of did:) Me and my friend make a tradition out of going to the 'Old Homstead' for awesome steaks. Yeah it may not be Peter Lugar's,... Read more »
New York's best attractions - Jun 21, 2008, by mohds2
Have you been to the wonderful city of New York? While New York is most certainly a top priority city that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime, it's generally known that the scale can be brought still further down to the... Read more »
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 »
Best entertainment in New York - Jun 13, 2009, by bigigyuri
When we lived in New York City every year we visited the Holiday Train Show in the Bronx Botanical Garden.It is very entertaining for kids and adults too. You can see replicas of New York City landmarks and bridges,more than 140 from all 5... 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 »
More reviews you might be interested in
Foz Do Iguacu reviews - Brazil
We are finalist. Please let's make the Iguassu Falls one of the NEW 7 WONDERS of NATURE. We already got the twenty eight finalist position. But...
You must see the Iguassu Falls
Heraklion reviews - Greece
After we were back again at Athens, we still had quite much time, so we decided to go to Crete. We went to Heraklion for one day, walked through...
Short visit to Crete
Pompei reviews - Italy
We went there with the university and spent altogether 8 days listening to reports and regarded some exceptional buildings and findings. The...
My visit at the ancient Pompei
Salerno reviews - Italy
It was time for some sea break. But also there was history. A beautiful ancient roman sea villa was located there and of course we listened again...
Having great time in Salerno
Tjumen reviews - Russia
Über Tjumen Tjumen ist eine relativ große Stadt in Russland und hat rund 560.000 Einwohner. Die Stadt liegt 2144 km von Moskau...
Was zu tun ist in Tjumen
Kairouan reviews - Tunisia
When we arrived at Kairouan, the city didnt quite look as the big important city of the islam in Tunisia. It seemed more than a area, focusing on...
Visitor information about Kairouan
Barstow reviews - California
We got up and were all fresh again after a good night rest at the hotel. We didn't even bother grabbing breakfast and were planning to eat some...
Shopping in Barstow
Boston reviews - Massachusetts
Boston is not just famous for Red Sox! If you decide to visit this meticulous capital then you will be surprised to know more. If you want to go...
Discover Boston's attractions
Hanover reviews - Connecticut
Located near Lebanon, across from Vermont and in the Connecticut River Valley, is the thriving university town of Hanover with sweeping green and...
Relax in the calm Hanover, VT
Zell Am See reviews - Austria
These two related ski resorts, Zell am See and Kaprun, are so popular that everything is set so you can easily reach them. Whether you want to...
Hiking and white snow in Zell am See und Kaprun