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NEW YORK CITY




Welcome to the new thread of New York City, a new part of the collection of threads of the countries and cities of the world:





And this is the list of all the stuff shown, sorted by Place/Neighborhood and Page Number:





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1) Quick City Overview: New York City
2) Central Park
3) Midtown Manhattan


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4) Times Square
5) Wall Street & Lower Manhattan
6) Upper East Side & Park Avenue
7) Grand Central Terminal
8) NYC at Night from the Observation Deck of the Empire State Building


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9) Museums of NYC: Guggenheim - Metropolitan Museum - Natural History
 

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Quick City Overview: New York






Placed on the top of the most important cities of the world, New York functioned in the 20th Century as some sort of world capital, with a demonstration of all of the biggest industrial achievements of the Humanity in the century, from the conquest of the skies with the Art Deco and Neogothic skyscrapers (in a direct competition with Chicago), to the elevated trains, iconic bridges and one of the largest subway networks. The city is divided into 5 Boroughs: Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. The two main cores of the city are the Midtown Manhattan in front of the Central Park, who always was one of the most expensive places in the world, and the Lower Manhattan in front of the Statue of Liberty, who concentrates the whole history of New York. That was the exact place where the dutch founded New Amsterdam several centuries ago, just before when the british took over and renamed it. Nowadays, the old british buildings still lie between the skyscrapers who were built when the area progressed and it became the financial district, whose core is the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Wall Street. This was also the place where the old and new World Trade Center were built. Somehow, it served as the front door to those who sought a new life in America. And as for the 21th Century, the future looks very promising for New York, with the construction of new skyscrapers who are going to surpass the established height limit of the Empire State Building and the fast progress coming to the surrounding boroughs.














 

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After several centuries of physical and demographic expansion from the tip of the tongue of the Lower Manhattan, New York was then planned and organized on big grid layout system of the streets, with rectangular blocks, diagonal streets cutting it such as Broadway, and a huge green lung who served as an air purifier. That鈥檚 how the Central Park was born, nowadays one of the many neuralgic points of New York City and placed directly in front of the Midtown, the Fifth Ave. and just a few blocks from Times Square. Inside this huge park is lies the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), the Central Park Zoo, large esplanades who get filled by the newyorkers in the summer, and and the Wollman Skating Rink.












 

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Midtown Manhattan






The Midtown Manhattan is the core of New York City and it concentrates most of the icons of the city and the international modern culture of the 20th Century: the theatres of Broadway, the massive amount of people at Times Square, some of the most relevant skyscrapers of the History of Architecture such as the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building and the Flatiron, worldwide-recognized museums such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and also some of the most important avenues of the world such as the Sixth and Fifth Ave.












 
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