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1 vypracovala: Mgr. Silvie Reitharová New York

2 General information New York is one of the largest cities in the world and the largest city in the USA New York is one of the largest cities in the world and the largest city in the USA It is the financial centre of the world and one of the largest seaport It is the financial centre of the world and one of the largest seaport N.Y. is situated in New York state, on the mouth of the Hudson River N.Y. is situated in New York state, on the mouth of the Hudson River The population is about 20 milion in conurbation The population is about 20 milion in conurbation N.Y.S.E New York Stock Exchange

3 A bit from the history The oldest part of the city is the island of Manhattan The oldest part of the city is the island of Manhattan The area was first populated by Indians The area was first populated by Indians The first Europeans who settled there were the Dutch who bought Manhattan in 1626 The first Europeans who settled there were the Dutch who bought Manhattan in 1626 They called the place New Amsterdam They called the place New Amsterdam In 1664 the English took over the place and renamed it to New York In 1664 the English took over the place and renamed it to New York

4 Manhattan Island is the real centre of the whole city There you can find the most important and famous places and buildings

5 New York has a lot of other names –nicknames New York has a lot of other names –nicknames The most famous are Big Apple and Melting Pot The most famous are Big Apple and Melting Pot Big Apple Melting Pot

6 Dividing of the city New York is divided into five boroughs New York is divided into five boroughs Manhattan Manhattan Brooklyn Brooklyn Bronx Bronx Queens Queens Staten Island Staten Island

7 Brooklyn and Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn and Brooklyn Bridge

8 Bronx

9 Queens

10 Staten Island Staten Island Botanical Garden

11 The symbols of the city Statue of Liberty- the most famous symbol not only of N.Y. but of the whole United States and the whole world, the symbol of freedom and democracy Statue of Liberty- the most famous symbol not only of N.Y. but of the whole United States and the whole world, the symbol of freedom and democracy Skyscrapers- next symbols of modern American cities- the most famous are Empire State Building and Chrysler Building -but it used to be WTC which was the most remarkable one Skyscrapers- next symbols of modern American cities- the most famous are Empire State Building and Chrysler Building -but it used to be WTC which was the most remarkable one

12 The Statue of Liberty The Statue is situated on the Isle of Liberty The Statue is situated on the Isle of Liberty Was designed by F.A.Bartholdi and constructed by Gustave Eiffel Was designed by F.A.Bartholdi and constructed by Gustave Eiffel It was given to American people as a present from the people of France to the hundreth anniversary of getting independence from Great Britain It was given to American people as a present from the people of France to the hundreth anniversary of getting independence from Great Britain It is made of 32.5 tones of copper It is made of 32.5 tones of copper it is 93 metres high it is 93 metres high

13 The statue is situated on a huge pedestal from that there are 171 steps to a viewing gallery in the crown The statue is situated on a huge pedestal from that there are 171 steps to a viewing gallery in the crown The seven spikes of the statue´s crown represent the seven oceans and seas of the world The seven spikes of the statue´s crown represent the seven oceans and seas of the world On her right hand it holds a torch On her right hand it holds a torch and in her left hand it holds a book with inscription : July IV MDCCLXXVI and in her left hand it holds a book with inscription : July IV MDCCLXXVI It means 4 th July the date when The Declaration of Independence was accepted by the Second Continental Congress It means 4 th July the date when The Declaration of Independence was accepted by the Second Continental Congress

14 World Trade Centre and September 11th WTC called Twins – probably the most famous N.Y. skyscraper WTC called Twins – probably the most famous N.Y. skyscraper Was built in 1973 and used to be the highest building in N.Y. Was built in 1973 and used to be the highest building in N.Y. Was destroyed during a terrorist attack on 11th September 2001 Was destroyed during a terrorist attack on 11th September 2001 It was 417 m high and had 110 stories It was 417 m high and had 110 stories The place is called Ground Zero now The place is called Ground Zero now

15 September 11 th

16 Ground Zero

17 Empire State Building Now is the highest building in New York Now is the highest building in New York Was built in 1931 Was built in 1931 Is 318 m high and has 102 stories Is 318 m high and has 102 stories The view from Empire

18 Chrysler Building Chrysler Building was built in 1930 Chrysler Building was built in 1930 Is 306 m high Is 306 m high It represents Art Deco Style It represents Art Deco Style

19 Two famous streets New York is famous for its organization of streets and avenues New York is famous for its organization of streets and avenues The road that comes from the south to the north are called AVENUES The road that comes from the south to the north are called AVENUES The roads that come from the west to the east are called SREETS The roads that come from the west to the east are called SREETS In Manhattan two roads are different: In Manhattan two roads are different: Broadway- is situated in the place of original Indian path Broadway- is situated in the place of original Indian path Wall Street -situated on the place of former wall built by the first Europeans to protect them against the Indians Wall Street -situated on the place of former wall built by the first Europeans to protect them against the Indians

20 Broadway The cultural centre The cultural centre Street of theatres, music halls Street of theatres, music halls Famous especially for musicals Famous especially for musicals

21 Wall Street The financial center of the USA and one of the most importatnt financial centres of the world The financial center of the USA and one of the most importatnt financial centres of the world The place where New York Stock Exchange (N.Y.S.E) is situated The place where New York Stock Exchange (N.Y.S.E) is situated

22 Times Square The intersection of Broadway and the Seventh Avenue The intersection of Broadway and the Seventh Avenue Is the theatrical centre of the city, surrounded by playhouses, cinemas, night clubs, hotels and shops Is the theatrical centre of the city, surrounded by playhouses, cinemas, night clubs, hotels and shops After dark it pulse with a neon glow which has given it the nickname „The Great White Way“ After dark it pulse with a neon glow which has given it the nickname „The Great White Way“ Favourite place for celebrating –for example New Year´s Eve Favourite place for celebrating –for example New Year´s Eve The Ball Drop

23 Rockefeller Centre World´s largest business and entertainment complex owned by privates World´s largest business and entertainment complex owned by privates A huge complex of buildings situated from 47th to 52th Streets A huge complex of buildings situated from 47th to 52th Streets All buildings are joined by a network of underground concourses All buildings are joined by a network of underground concourses Built between Built between Financed by the businessman and philantropist D.Rockefeller Jr. Financed by the businessman and philantropist D.Rockefeller Jr.

24 Plaza The focal point of the Rockefeller Centre is the Plaza The focal point of the Rockefeller Centre is the Plaza It is below the level of the street It is below the level of the street Is used for outdoor dining in sumer and ice skating in winter Is used for outdoor dining in sumer and ice skating in winter The place is connected with fine shops by undeground concourses The place is connected with fine shops by undeground concourses

25 Carnegie Hall A music centre founded in 1891 by Andrew Carnegie A music centre founded in 1891 by Andrew Carnegie The world´s greatest orchestras and soloists play here The world´s greatest orchestras and soloists play here

26 Radio City Music Hall Entertainment Centre In the Rockefeller Centre In the Rockefeller Centre It is a masterpiece of art deco It is a masterpiece of art deco It presents concerts, special performances and spectacular revues It presents concerts, special performances and spectacular revues

27 Guggenheim Museum In Uptown Manhattan In Uptown Manhattan Famous museum especially for modern art Famous museum especially for modern art

28 Metropolitan Museum Great museum, concetrated especially to world´s art Great museum, concetrated especially to world´s art A lot of artefacts lent or given by other famous world´d museums A lot of artefacts lent or given by other famous world´d museums the Egyptian Collection is very famous the Egyptian Collection is very famous

29 United Nations Buildings New York is also the seat of United Nations Headquarters New York is also the seat of United Nations Headquarters

30 Central Park A huge park which extends from 59th to 110th Streets A huge park which extends from 59th to 110th Streets On weekdays it is occupied by children and mothers, people stretching their muscles and minds before and after work and, of course, tourists On weekdays it is occupied by children and mothers, people stretching their muscles and minds before and after work and, of course, tourists At weekends it is a playground for all New York At weekends it is a playground for all New York But there is a high rate of violence too, and especially at night it is a very dangerous place But there is a high rate of violence too, and especially at night it is a very dangerous place


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