Referat New York City In 1990 in New York City lived ca. 7.3 million people. New York City is located on the Eastern Atlantic coast of the United States. New York City is made of five boroughs seperated by various waterways. Brooklyn and Queens occupy the western portion of Long Island, while Staten Island and Manhatten are completely on their own land mass. The island of Manhatten is largely a protrusion of granite, rising a few hundred feet from see-level. The southern tip and center of the island are virtually solid granite, while areas in Greenwich Village and Chelsea are Composed of softer soil. As a result of this geologic arrangement, Manhatten`s talles`t buildings are located in these two large rocky areas. Manhatten is flanked on its west side by the Hudson River, and on the east side by the Harlem River (on the north) and the East River (on the south). Manhatten`s street layout consists primarily of avenues and streets. The space between avenues is typically much larger than the space between streets. Avenues run North-South, starting with 1st Avenue on the East Side, and going westward to 12th Avenue. Streets run East-West, starting with 1st Street in Greenwich Village, and increase in value up to 220th Street at the north tip of Manhatten. Below 1st Street is considered to be the Downtown area of Manhatten, 1st to 14th Street contains the general Village area. The area west of Broadway is Greenwich Village, and to the east is East Village. 14th to 34th Street west of ...
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