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مشاهدة النسخة كاملة : @@ .. What do you know about New York .. @@



بنت الشيوخ
28-02-2009, 11:31 AM
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There is a great sense of excitement in New York and it has a reputation for being ‘the city that never sleeps’. The ‘ Big Apple’, as it is sometimes called, feels alive, fast and at the centre of everything, with cars hooting, yellow taxis weaving through the traffic, brightly lit theatres, and restaurants busy late into the night. The city offers enormous contrasts. Some of the most expensive homes in the world are in New York City, but on the pavements outside are poor people without a home. It is possible to pay hundreds of dollars for a meal in a restaurant, or eat good, filling food for a couple of dollars from a street vendor.
Many Americans have never been to New York, but everyone knows something about the city. They are familiar with the tall Manhattan skyline, Times Square with its brightly lit advertisements, Madison Square Gardens, where many sports events take place, Wall Street, its financial heart, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island, where many of their ancestors first arrived in the US.
New York was founded in 1624 by the Dutch, who called it New Amsterdam. Its Dutch origins can be seen in the names of old New York families like Stuyvesant and Vanderbilt, and in place names such as Brooklyn (originally Breukelen) and Harlem. In 1664 the English gained control and changed the name to New York. In 1898 several towns were combined to make Greater New York City, which became the second largest city in the world, after London, though at the time part of it consisted of farms. Soon after, many new buildings were constructed, and in 1904 the New York subway was opened.
Many immigrants to the US stayed in New York, giving the city the variety of cultures it has today. During the 1920s New York had many speakeasies (= bars serving alcohol), which were illegal but very popular. This was also the time of the Harlem Renaissance, when Harlem became a centre for African-American arts and culture. In the latter half of the century wealthier people began moving out to the suburbs. Today there are about 7 million people in the city and 18 million in the area around it.
New Yorkers speak in a very direct way which can seem rude to people from other parts of the US. Some have little patience with visitors who are not used to the fast pace of the city. But for many visitors, meeting real, rude New Yorkers is part of the attraction of going to the city.















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miSs.5a6eRa
02-03-2009, 10:06 PM
Thank you for the informition about new york

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بنت الشيوخ
03-03-2009, 09:13 AM
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بن هتمي
20-04-2009, 12:01 PM
thank you about telling us about this city

i had been there it really wonderful

بنت الشيوخ
20-04-2009, 12:12 PM
It's the most intresting city

I love New york


the city that never sleeps


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Thanks Ben Hitmi >> it's nice to see you In my page

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and you are Welcome