New York City Anna Blackney 8D
New York City has many landforms and body’s of water. New York City has five main part: Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Stanton Island. The body’s of water in New York City are: Hudson River, Atlantic Ocean, New York Harbor, New York Bay and much more. Most of New York City is buildings and street except for Central park which has lots of trees, bushes, grass, and flowers all around. It also has some hills and ponds. Landforms
Languages • New York Cities official language is English. But there are lots of people from other country's who speak there language. Such as: Polish, Chinese, German, French, Japanese, and much more.
Holidays New York celebrates many holidays such as: • Memorial Day- May27 • Labor Day- September 3 • Thanksgiving- last Thursday of November • Christmas- December 25 • Halloween- October 31 • Easter- April 8 • New Years- January 1 • Valentines Day- February 4 There are many more and more from different cultures. There is no specific holiday for New York City.
Tourist Attractions Museum of Natural History Central Park Time Square Empire State Building Statue of Liberty
Time Square • Time Square is located at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, Times Square is always busy. On New Year’s Eve, millions of people swarm the square, waiting hours to watch the fameousball drop. Daily, thousands come in search of half-price Broadway show tickets, or just stand, jaws dropped, to admire the 37-foot-high NASDAQ sign. The largest LED sign in the world. There are many colorful lights and activities to do in Time Square.
Central Park • Central Park covers 843 acres and is located in the heart of Manhattan. Offering a welcoming brake from the hustle and bustle of the city. The park is a refreshing and beautiful year-round sanctuary. Visitors can walk, run, ride bicycles, play chess and checkers, ice skate, and even fish. Designated quiet zones accommodate those seeking tranquility. While the 21 playgrounds are a great place for families with children who need to move. Central Park is a great place for people of all ages to work, play and relax.
Empire State Building • The Empire State Building is a masterpiece of Art Deco design, the most famous office building in the world. From its magnificent lobby, now sporting a re-creation of its original spectacular ceiling mural, to the 86th-floor observatory which is more than 1,000 feet above the city streets, this National Historic Landmark gives visitors plenty to admire. Open past midnight 365 days a year, it’s a romantic spot for a late-night date. Also on a clear day, the view shows five states. This is one of the top places to visit in New York City.
Statue of Liberty • The statue of Liberty is a stirring symbol of freedom. The Statue of Liberty has been a beacon in New York Cities Harbor since 1886. With her torch lit more than 300 feet above the ground, "Liberty Enlightening the World" (the statue’s official name) is only accessible by commercial ferries, which offer amazing points for the perfect vacation snapshot. Once on Liberty Island, free National Park Service tours fill in the details about sculptor and designer Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi’s copper-sheeted masterpiece. The Statue is one of New York City’s main tourist attractions.
Museum of Natural History • At the American Museum of Natural History, more than 32 million specimens and cultural artifacts await exploration. Thanks to its starring role in the film Night at the Museum, ANMH draws enthusiastic young fans eager to see the 94-foot blue whale, the fossilized skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex, and the gum-chewing Easter Island head. The Museum is filled with fun and educational activities for all ages.
Economy • New York City has a 9.7% unemployment rate. It generates $62.9 billion worth of exports each year. Some of New York Cities exports are: non-industrial diamonds, hand paintings, jewelry, non-monetary gold, refined oil, and others. There are many business in New York City and most of them are in the food business.
Leaders • Michael Bloomberg is the mayor of New York City. He went to Johns Hopkins University in 1964, Harvard Business School in 1966, and Harvard University in 1969. His party is Independent.
Government • New York City is a Federal Republic, Presidential System, Republic, Constructional Republic. New York has 29 electoral votes.
Fun Facts • New York City has 4,000 street food vendors. • Manhattan’s Chinatown is the largest Chinese enclave in the Western Hemisphere. • The state fruit is the apple. • New Yorkers travel an average of 40 minutes to work each day. • More than 47 percent of New York City’s residents over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home. • More than 250 feature films are shot on location in New York City each year. • An average of 4.9 million people ride the New York City subway each weekday. • The New York subway system is the largest mass transit system in the world with 468 stations and 842 miles of track. • The Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to be lit using electricity. • 36% of the current population of New York City was born outside the United States. • Since 2005, New York City has the lowest crime rate of the 25 largest US cities.