7 - New York
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7. New York − New York is the biggest city in the USA − It is one of the largest cities in the world − It is located on the north-east coast of the USA − It has about 8 million people − 43% of the population is white, 25% African American, and 24% Hispanic − It is sometimes cal ed „The Big Apple“ or „The city that never sleeps“ because it is alive with action al day and night − New York covers the area of about 800 sq km and has five major boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and Brooklyn − The original inhabitants were Indian − New York is famous for its Manhattan skyline – a large number of skyscrapers in a smal area. − The best-known skyscrapers are Empire State Building and twin towers (damaged by terorist) of the World Trade Center (WTC) – the New York’s highest skyscraper is 417 m high − The only quiet place where, however, it is dangerous to go after dark is Central Park where also famous rock concerts take place − The most known airport is J. F. Kennedy international airport − There are many attractive places where visitors like to go – the most widely known is the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square − There are many islands in this area – Roosevelt Island, Coney Island and Liberty Island − New York is an important industrial city and business center of the world − New York has the largest subway system in the world − Broadway is the center of cultural life − More than 80 languages are spoken in New York − Many people come to New York for its culture and entertainment − Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefel er University, which have been ranked among the top universities in the world − Annual y, the city averages 234 days with at least some sunshine