New York

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E-REFERAT AUTOR: Verena Weinzetl SCHULE: HBLA Ausbildungsschwerpunkt Kulturtouristik SSCHULSTUFE: 2. Klasse NEW YORK Symbolically, if not geographically, New York City is the center of the US. It is the single place that most encompasses all the shades of the American experience. N.Y. is situated where New York Bay and the Hudson, Harlem, and East extends via the Erie Canal at Albany to the Great Lakes. The city is divided into five districts called boroughs. Each of these boroughs was a separate county until 1898, when the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens were incorporated with Manhattan to form N.Y. City. Manhattan with its skyline stands out in the minds of New Yorkers and non-New Yorkers. The city is by far the largest in the US. CITYSCAPE At every level N.Y. teems with activity. On 9.700 kilometers of city streets, more than 11.000 taxicabs circulate. There are more than 22 world´s tallest buildings. World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building. Manhatten is the famoust borough. It is an island encompassing within its 4- by 20 kilometer bounds manufacturing plants and warehouses, corporate headquarters, boutiques and major stores, some of the most prestigious addresses in the US. There are also art galleries, major universities, cultural institutions and international organizations (the best known being the United Nations). Manhattan is also divided into very different kinds of ghettos or districts. Lower Manhattan is now the home of the ...

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