About New York

About New York
NyNyDotCom Staff July 23, 2017

New York continues to thrive with a multicultural population working towards making the city and country a better place. A visit to this city is bound to deliver an experience no other city can ever manage to offer.

New York City or The Big Apple, is home to 8.4 million people distributed over a land area of 305 square miles. The city is divided into five boroughs - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. Many locals believe that each area can be a city of its own as it has its own personality and attractions. The city's history has had many up's and downs, but at the end of the day it remained united and came out stronger than before.

History

The province of New York was made up of poor German farmers who migrated after 1700. They kept it to themselves, married their own, spoke German, attended Lutheran churches and retained their culture, and food. Over a period of time, some started mastering English to become up-to-date with the law and business opportunities.

During this time the Province of New York thrived economically by Long Island and Hudson Valley agriculture. The province started seeing an expansion when the first colonial census was conducted in 1698 to the last one in 1771, the province grew from 18,067 to 168,007 during that time

Character

New York is the most ethnically and religiously diverse city. It's commercially driven and famously crowded, even with all of that everyone loves this busy city. No other city has contributed to building an image of America. Whether it's Wall Street, Broadway, or Fifth Avenue shopping. The city has many flavors and some can call it a melting pot as you have many different cultures colliding together, trying to make it their own. The city has its own uniqueness with its flashing lights, skylines, weekly events and it clearly lives up to its reputation as the 'city that never sleeps'.

Culture

New York's culture is extraordinary as it's a unique amalgam of cultures of different people from different parts of the world. It's difficult to point out exactly what New York's culture is, but it is known for having a distinctive accent that sets them apart from the rest of the States. Many immigrants have brought their own culture and traditions, and blended them with the American value system, making it a unique experience for people visiting the city. The city has many sub-cultures such as Little Italy, Little India and Greek Town among others.

The city is vibrant, diverse and excpetionally tolerant. The LGBTQ scene is thriving in the city as most residents want the city to be welcoming of every race, religion and sexuality.

New York continues to thrive with a multicultural population working towards making the city and country a better place. A visit to this city is bound to deliver an experience no other city can ever manage to offer.

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