History UsefulNotes / NewYorkCity

24th May '16 6:42:25 AM DesertDragon
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* '''Queens''' (Queens County): The home of the two NYC airports, La Guardia (named after the city's [[TheGreatDepression Depression]]-era mayor) and [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy JFK]] (originally Idlewild), two World Fairs, underdog baseball team The Mets, the site of tennis's US Open, and lots and ''lots'' of graveyards (Manhattan hasn't had room for burials since the 1850s, so most New Yorkers who opt to be buried wind up resting in Queens). The second most populate borough, with a mix of working-class neighborhoods in the west and {{suburbia}} in the east. Fun trivia: it is the most ethnically and linguistically diverse area in the world, with native speakers of at least 140 different languages living within its 178 square miles. You can find a family-owned restaurant that represents virtually every ethnicity. It's home to nearly half the city's Asian population, and is also one of the few counties in the US where black people (who make up one in five residents) make more money on average than white people.
* '''Staten Island''' (Richmond County): Known by other New Yorkers for the Ferry, high tolls, and relative suburbanity (in that order). Home to around 480,000 residents who, lacking the subway, primarily drive to work if they don't work in Manhattan. Its four road bridges are tolled at $14-16, rising from time to time.[[note]]Though discounts exist for residents. Take that, everyone else![[/note]] If this article was written 14 years ago, Fresh Kills Landfill would've replaced "high tolls" in this entry's first sentence. It's now being turned into another park 3 times the size of Central Park. Incidentally, a ''third'' of Staten Island is protected parkland, including beaches, wildlife refuges, and dense woodlands. Two large hills straddle a ridge spanning most of the island; Todt Hill is the highest natural point along the Eastern Seaboard. Numerous historical sights, some [[UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod pre-Revolution]], dot the island. Richmondtown in particular is preserved colonial village, a subject of many field trips for New York schoolkids. If you're into urban exploration, the island's brownfield areas have much to offer. The whole island competes with Manhattan's Washington Square for the title of "most reputably haunted place in New York State."\\

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* '''Queens''' (Queens County): The home of the two NYC airports, La Guardia [=LaGuardia=] (named after the city's [[TheGreatDepression Depression]]-era mayor) and [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy JFK]] (originally Idlewild), two World Fairs, underdog baseball team The Mets, the site of tennis's US Open, and lots and ''lots'' of graveyards (Manhattan hasn't had room for burials since the 1850s, so most New Yorkers who opt to be buried wind up resting in Queens). The second most populate borough, with a mix of working-class neighborhoods in the west and {{suburbia}} in the east. Fun trivia: it is the most ethnically and linguistically diverse area in the world, with native speakers of at least 140 different languages living within its 178 square miles. You can find a family-owned restaurant that represents virtually every ethnicity. It's home to nearly half the city's Asian population, and is also one of the few counties in the US where black people African-Americans (who make up one in five residents) make more money on average than white people.
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* '''Staten Island''' (Richmond County): Known by other New Yorkers for the Ferry, Ferry to Manhattan, high tolls, and relative suburbanity (in that order). Home to around 480,000 residents who, lacking Third-largest in geographic size but least populous by far with a population 480,000, it is the subway, primarily drive least dense borough and the only one not connected to work if they don't work in Manhattan.the subway (though it has its own local train that uses the same fare system). As a result, Staten Islanders are more likely to own cars than other New Yorkers. Its four road bridges are tolled at $14-16, rising from time to time.[[note]]Though discounts exist for residents. Take that, everyone else![[/note]] If this article was written 14 years two decades ago, Fresh Kills Landfill would've replaced "high tolls" in this entry's first sentence. It's now being turned into another a park 3 times the size of Central Park. Incidentally, a ''third'' of Staten Island is protected parkland, including beaches, wildlife refuges, and dense woodlands. Two large hills straddle a ridge spanning most of the island; Todt Hill is the highest natural point along the Eastern Seaboard. Numerous historical sights, some [[UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod pre-Revolution]], dot the island. Richmondtown in particular is preserved colonial village, a subject of many field trips for New York schoolkids. If you're into urban exploration, the island's brownfield areas have much to offer. The whole island competes with Manhattan's Washington Square for the title of "most reputably haunted place in New York State."\\
23rd May '16 11:12:12 PM kennydarmawan13
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The most populous city in the United States, the largest English-speaking city in the world, and home to a massive media industry outclassed in the US only by Hollywood. It is undoubtedly one of the most (possibly ''the'' most) cosmopolitan, ethnically diverse, and culturally influential cities in history. Dezpite all of these, it's still not the capital of its state. That title would go to Albany.

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The most populous city in the United States, the largest English-speaking city in the world, and home to a massive media industry outclassed in the US only by Hollywood. It is undoubtedly one of the most (possibly ''the'' most) cosmopolitan, ethnically diverse, and culturally influential cities in history. Dezpite Despite all of these, it's still not the capital of its state. That title would go to Albany.
23rd May '16 11:11:30 PM kennydarmawan13
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The most populous city in the United States, the largest English-speaking city in the world, and home to a massive media industry outclassed in the US only by Hollywood. It is undoubtedly one of the most (possibly ''the'' most) cosmopolitan, ethnically diverse, and culturally influential cities in history.

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The most populous city in the United States, the largest English-speaking city in the world, and home to a massive media industry outclassed in the US only by Hollywood. It is undoubtedly one of the most (possibly ''the'' most) cosmopolitan, ethnically diverse, and culturally influential cities in history.
history. Dezpite all of these, it's still not the capital of its state. That title would go to Albany.
3rd May '16 1:13:55 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met), the Guggenhiem Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and the American Museum of Natural History.

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* The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met), the Guggenhiem Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and the American Museum of Natural History.
30th Jan '16 1:10:13 PM youngbond007
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* The original World Trade Center (Twin Towers) was one too between April 4, 1973 and [[TheWarOnTerror September 11, 2001]]. The buildings were [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory edited out of post-9/11 prints of old movies and TV shows]] for a while; after an appropriate amount of healing time had passed, this practice was eventually discontinued. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum was constructed on-site for remembering, honoring, and paying respect to the loss of innocent lives. With the emergence of the current One World Trade Center surrounding the memorial and museum, the place has been shown on movies and TV shows as early as 2010.

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* The original World Trade Center (Twin Towers) was one too between April 4, 1973 and [[TheWarOnTerror September 11, 2001]]. The buildings were [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory edited out of post-9/11 prints of old movies and TV shows]] for a while; after an appropriate amount of healing time had passed, this practice was eventually discontinued. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum was constructed on-site for remembering, honoring, and paying respect to the loss of innocent lives.
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With the emergence of the current One World Trade Center surrounding the memorial and museum, the place has been shown on movies and TV shows as early as 2010.
23rd Jan '16 3:34:06 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"That's incredible. Imagine seven million people all wanting to live together. Yeah, New York must be [[DramaticIrony the friendliest place on Earth!]]"''\\

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->''"That's incredible. Imagine seven million people all wanting to live together. Yeah, New York must be [[DramaticIrony the friendliest place on Earth!]]"''\\Earth!"''\\
10th Jan '16 5:44:14 PM phoenix
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* '''The Bronx''' (Bronx County): The birthplace of hip-hop, it's also home to a famous zoo and the New York Yankees UsefulNotes/{{baseball}} team, until recently the most successful sports franchise on Earth[[note]]In case you are wondering, it was deposed in 2012 by Manchester United and Real Madrid, two European [[TheBeautifulGame association football]] teams.[[/note]] and still arguably the most hated. Since TheSixties, it's been the borough most associated with [[TheBigRottenApple urban deprivation]] (a longtime unofficial slogan was [[BrooklynRage "only the strong survive"]]); though it's still the least affluent of the Five Boroughs, it's not nearly as much of a WretchedHive as it once was. Fun piece of trivia: this is the only borough on the US mainland. Manhattan and Staten Island are their own islands, while Brooklyn and Queens are on the [[http://x9f.xanga.com/e031433007134280939779/b211607553.jpg western end of Long Island]].

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* '''The Bronx''' (Bronx County): The birthplace of hip-hop, it's also home to a famous zoo and the New York Yankees UsefulNotes/{{baseball}} team, until recently the most successful sports franchise on Earth[[note]]In case you are wondering, it was deposed in 2012 by Manchester United and Real Madrid, two European [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball association football]] teams.[[/note]] and still arguably the most hated. Since TheSixties, it's been the borough most associated with [[TheBigRottenApple urban deprivation]] (a longtime unofficial slogan was [[BrooklynRage "only the strong survive"]]); though it's still the least affluent of the Five Boroughs, it's not nearly as much of a WretchedHive as it once was. Fun piece of trivia: this is the only borough on the US mainland. Manhattan and Staten Island are their own islands, while Brooklyn and Queens are on the [[http://x9f.xanga.com/e031433007134280939779/b211607553.jpg western end of Long Island]].
16th Dec '15 4:24:39 PM nombretomado
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Capital or no, the city grew into America's financial capital not long after, thanks to a combination of three factors: the Erie Canal allowing easy access to the Midwest, the economic policies of UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury (and proud adoptive New Yorker[[note]]He was the bastard son of a Scottish nobleman and a part-Huguenot woman, born in Nevis in the Caribbean, grew up on St. Croix in the then-Danish Virgin Islands, and moved to New York (after a sojourn in New Jersey) after being accepted to King's College, i.e. [[IvyLeague Columbia]]. In other words: exactly the sort of person who ''still'' ends up in New York ''all the damn time''.[[/note]]) and the city's massive natural harbor. By 1835, it would surpass Philadelphia to become America's largest city. New York was a favored destination for [[UsefulNotes/MeltingPot immigrants]], particularly the Irish, who made up one-quarter of New York's population by 1850. During this time, services like [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops police]] and schools were established to keep pace with the growing population, and the Tammany Hall political machine, led by the notorious William M. "Boss" Tweed, began its rise to power by courting immigrant voters. It would elect its first mayor, Fernando Wood, in 1855. During [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar the Civil War]], New York's trade links to the South, its large immigrant population, and Tammany Hall's association with the Democratic Party made it one of the most anti-war places in the North, which culminated in the Draft Riots of 1863. To avoid the ravages of war and stay neutral, Mayor Wood proposed having New York secede and become a neutral city-state called the City of Tri-Insula.

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Capital or no, the city grew into America's financial capital not long after, thanks to a combination of three factors: the Erie Canal allowing easy access to the Midwest, the economic policies of UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury (and proud adoptive New Yorker[[note]]He was the bastard son of a Scottish nobleman and a part-Huguenot woman, born in Nevis in the Caribbean, grew up on St. Croix in the then-Danish Virgin Islands, and moved to New York (after a sojourn in New Jersey) after being accepted to King's College, i.e. [[IvyLeague [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Columbia]]. In other words: exactly the sort of person who ''still'' ends up in New York ''all the damn time''.[[/note]]) and the city's massive natural harbor. By 1835, it would surpass Philadelphia to become America's largest city. New York was a favored destination for [[UsefulNotes/MeltingPot immigrants]], particularly the Irish, who made up one-quarter of New York's population by 1850. During this time, services like [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops police]] and schools were established to keep pace with the growing population, and the Tammany Hall political machine, led by the notorious William M. "Boss" Tweed, began its rise to power by courting immigrant voters. It would elect its first mayor, Fernando Wood, in 1855. During [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar the Civil War]], New York's trade links to the South, its large immigrant population, and Tammany Hall's association with the Democratic Party made it one of the most anti-war places in the North, which culminated in the Draft Riots of 1863. To avoid the ravages of war and stay neutral, Mayor Wood proposed having New York secede and become a neutral city-state called the City of Tri-Insula.
19th Oct '15 9:17:46 AM btawng
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* '''Staten Island''' (Richmond County): Known by other New Yorkers for the Ferry, high tolls, and relative suburbanity (in that order). Home to around 480,000 residents who, lacking the subway, primarily drive to work if they don't work in Manhattan. Its four road bridges are tolled at $14-16, rising from time to time.[[note]]Though discounts exist for residents. Take that, everyone else![[/note]] If this article was written 14 years ago, Fresh Kills Landfill would've replaced "high tolls" in this entry's first sentence. It's now being turned into another park 3 times the size of Central Park. Incidentally, a ''third'' of Staten Island is protected parkland, including beaches, wildlife refuges, and dense woodlands. ITwo large hills straddle a ridge spanning most of the island; Todt Hill is the highest natural point along the Eastern Seaboard. Numerous historical sights, some [[UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod pre-Revolution]], dot the island. Richmondtown in particular is preserved colonial village, a subject of many field trips for New York schoolkids. If you're into urban exploration, the island's brownfield areas have much to offer. The whole island competes with Manhattan's Washington Square for the title of "most reputably haunted place in New York State."\\

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* '''Staten Island''' (Richmond County): Known by other New Yorkers for the Ferry, high tolls, and relative suburbanity (in that order). Home to around 480,000 residents who, lacking the subway, primarily drive to work if they don't work in Manhattan. Its four road bridges are tolled at $14-16, rising from time to time.[[note]]Though discounts exist for residents. Take that, everyone else![[/note]] If this article was written 14 years ago, Fresh Kills Landfill would've replaced "high tolls" in this entry's first sentence. It's now being turned into another park 3 times the size of Central Park. Incidentally, a ''third'' of Staten Island is protected parkland, including beaches, wildlife refuges, and dense woodlands. ITwo Two large hills straddle a ridge spanning most of the island; Todt Hill is the highest natural point along the Eastern Seaboard. Numerous historical sights, some [[UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod pre-Revolution]], dot the island. Richmondtown in particular is preserved colonial village, a subject of many field trips for New York schoolkids. If you're into urban exploration, the island's brownfield areas have much to offer. The whole island competes with Manhattan's Washington Square for the title of "most reputably haunted place in New York State."\\
19th Oct '15 9:17:19 AM btawng
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* '''Staten Island''' (Richmond County): A borough of parks; a ''third'' of its total land area is protected parkland, including beaches, wildlife refuges, forest trails, etc. It also had the world's largest landfill, where the World Trade Center debris was processed and the very unfortunate name of Fresh Kills[[note]]kill = creek, a term going back to the city's Dutch founding era[[/note]]. It's now being turned into another park 3 times the size of Central Park. Numerous historical sites dating back to and beyond the UsefulNotes/AmericanRevolution exist, like Fort Wadsworth and Historic Richmondtown, a preserved colonial village which many New York schoolkids wind up visiting at least once on a field trip. Aside from those, it doesn't have much else in the way of man-made attractions besides the Staten Island Mall and the minor league SI Yankees at St. George. Or, if you're into urban exploration, there are a couple of derelict buildings/sites to visit around the island. The whole island competes with Manhattan's Washington Square for the title of "most reputably haunted place in New York State."\\

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* '''Staten Island''' (Richmond County): A borough of parks; a ''third'' of its total land area is protected parkland, including beaches, wildlife refuges, forest trails, etc. It also had Known by other New Yorkers for the world's largest landfill, where Ferry, high tolls, and relative suburbanity (in that order). Home to around 480,000 residents who, lacking the World Trade Center debris subway, primarily drive to work if they don't work in Manhattan. Its four road bridges are tolled at $14-16, rising from time to time.[[note]]Though discounts exist for residents. Take that, everyone else![[/note]] If this article was processed and the very unfortunate name of written 14 years ago, Fresh Kills[[note]]kill = creek, a term going back to the city's Dutch founding era[[/note]].Kills Landfill would've replaced "high tolls" in this entry's first sentence. It's now being turned into another park 3 times the size of Central Park. Incidentally, a ''third'' of Staten Island is protected parkland, including beaches, wildlife refuges, and dense woodlands. ITwo large hills straddle a ridge spanning most of the island; Todt Hill is the highest natural point along the Eastern Seaboard. Numerous historical sites dating back to and beyond sights, some [[UsefulNotes/TheColonialPeriod pre-Revolution]], dot the UsefulNotes/AmericanRevolution exist, like Fort Wadsworth and Historic Richmondtown, a island. Richmondtown in particular is preserved colonial village which village, a subject of many field trips for New York schoolkids wind up visiting at least once on a field trip. Aside from those, it doesn't have much else in the way of man-made attractions besides the Staten Island Mall and the minor league SI Yankees at St. George. Or, if schoolkids. If you're into urban exploration, there are a couple of derelict buildings/sites to visit around the island.island's brownfield areas have much to offer. The whole island competes with Manhattan's Washington Square for the title of "most reputably haunted place in New York State."\\



It's the odd one out in many ways. Sometimes deemed "the forgotten borough", Staten Island is mostly known by non-New Yorkers for the Ferry. It's significantly less dense, being the third largest borough and a bit short of half a million residents. Two thirds of them are White, with Latino, Black, and Asian populations dotting the more urbanized and working-class North Shore. With no subway service, Staten Islanders primarily drive. The Staten Island Railway (SIR) is the island's one rail service, running along the East Shore between its southern and northern tips and connecting to the ferry at the latter. [[note]]It's also free except for the two northernmost stations.[[/note]] The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is the link to Brooklyn, the longest suspension bridge in America, the starting point of the NYC Marathon, and the most expensively tolled crossing in the region ($16, SI-bound only) for non residents; Staten Islanders get huge discounts. \\

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It's the odd one out in many ways. Sometimes deemed "the forgotten borough", Staten Island is mostly known by non-New Yorkers for the Ferry. It's significantly less dense, being the third largest borough and a bit short of half a million residents. Two thirds of them are White, with Latino, Black, and Asian populations dotting the more urbanized and working-class North Shore. With no subway service, Staten Islanders primarily drive. The Staten Island Railway (SIR) is the island's one rail service, running along the East Shore between its southern and northern tips and connecting to the ferry at the latter. [[note]]It's also free except for the two northernmost stations.[[/note]] The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is the link to Brooklyn, the longest suspension bridge in America, the starting point of the NYC Marathon, and the most expensively tolled crossing in the region ($16, SI-bound only) for non residents; Staten Islanders get huge discounts. \\
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