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Biography of Alvin Ailey - Although blackness influenced much of Alvin Ailey’s work, he ultimately felt that the importance lay in the dancer rather than the race. Ailey told the New York Times, "I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work." Alvin Ailey, an iconic American choreographer, was born on January 5, 1931, in Rogers, Texas. Being an African-American born in the South influenced much of Ailey’s later work. He grew up in the height of racial segregations, lynching, and violence....   [tags: racial segregation, african-american, music]
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Alvin Ailey - Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey was born on January 5, 1931, in Rogers Texas. His family was a very religious family. He attended Sunday school and church at the Baptist Young Peoples Union. When he was in junior high school, his class went on a trip to the ballet, and that's what inspired him to dance. Seeing the ballet and having his dance teacher, Lester Horton, he was off to a good start. Watching and meeting dancers and actors like Martha Grahm, Doris Humphrey, Charles -Weidman, and Hanya Holm motivated him to pursue a career in dancing....   [tags: Biography Biographies] 398 words
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Sergeant York: An American Hero - Sergeant York An American Hero Struggling with the woes of poverty and added responsibilities, Alvin York, discovers himself fleeing from religion with Satan dangling securely to his shirttail. York is a round character that is a rabble-rouser in the beginning, yet evolves into an extraordinary spiritual man. “Sergeant York” is a 1941 film portraying the trials and triumphs of Sergeant Alvin York. Based on real situations, the aforementioned flick depicts the life of a boy who grew up in the Tennessee Hills, then went off to fight in a war that would mold him into an American Hero....   [tags: Wold War II fighters] 617 words
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Congestion and Traffic Pollution in New York City - Congestion and traffic pollution has been a major problem in New York City for years. There have been many laws, tolls, and fines implemented over the past few decades to try and fix the problem. Yet, congestion still exists. Congestion occurs when there is overcrowding on roadways that’s causes traffic jams. There are several reasons for the severity of this issue. Congestion causes a lot of delays in the city. It is unlikely that people are on time for anything, even if they planned ahead. With traffic in the city the way it is, you can’t blame them....   [tags: Traffic, New York City, ] 1022 words
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The History of Pollution in New York City - ... Once the Clean Water Act was passed, is when these standards became common throughout the nation. This law adopted the provisions that were focused on by the Metropolitan Sewage Commission. Most notably: all lakes, rivers, streams and ponds must be fishable. This ensured improved standards for monitoring and increasing the quality of water inside New York City. (Waldman, 2013) (Jarvey, 2006) During the 1890s, air pollution also became a major issue from rapid industrialization. The result is that the government began to enact various air quality laws dating back to the early 20th century....   [tags: transit system, environmental footprint, new york]
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The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of New York City - The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire not only affected the city of New York, but also the rest of the country. It forever changed the way our country would look at safety regulations in factories and buildings. The fire proved to America what can and will happen if we over-look safety regulations and over-crowd buildings. Unfortunately, 146 lives are taken before we fully understand this concept. On July 13, 1900 Joseph Aschs’ new building plans in New York City are approved and by January 5, 1901 the building is complete....   [tags: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, fire, New York,]
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Is Justice Fairly Served in New York City? - Is justice fairly served in New York City. Everyday some one is arrested for something they did not do. The New York City officers abuse their power as a public servant, while leaving citizens vulnerable in situations. They fear the police of what the could do to their reputations if they go against their authority. In the Adventures of a Novelist, Crane had to make a decision on weather he should testify or not for the prostitute that was accused for soliciting two men. Crane knew what the right thing was to do, but was apprehensive of what may turn out for him....   [tags: justice, New York City, criminal justice,] 743 words
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An Alien's Experience in New York City in December - In the month of December, New York City is such a crazy place. I walked down the street and was awestruck when I saw the most realized natural vision in the middle of New York City. It was a large hardwood plantation covered in these reflective beacons that hovered over an elliptical gathering spot. Here people were taking pictures and gliding across a frozen bond while wearing covers for their feet with small blades attached at the bottom for a more controllable slide. There seemed to be humans, both big and small, all with smiles, observing and enjoying each other's presence....   [tags: New York City, aliens, science fiction, narrative ] 2343 words
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Whitehead's "The Colossus of New York" - New York City’s population is a little over 8.3 million people. 8.3 million people are spread out among five boroughs and each have their own set routine. Each one of those 8.3 million see New York in a different way becuase “You start building your private New York the first time you lay eyes on it” (“City Limits” 4). Some people are like Colson Whitehead who “was born here and thus ruined for anywhere else” (“City Limits” 3). Others may have “moved here a couple years ago for a job. Maybe [they] came here for school” (“City Limits” 3)....   [tags: Social/Cultural Issues]
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Cultural Diversity in New York - ... On nearly every block in New York a pedestrian will walk past at least one Cultural establishment, whether is be a restaurant, clothing store, or foundation for the betterment of a certain culture. Although many of these organizations are found throughout the country they are most prevalent and recognized in New York. On any given street you are likely to find a Chinese restaurant or maybe even a halal cart, as a New Yorker, these things are expected, and even taken for granted. New York's culture in one of its own because it is based on that of nearly every heritage and culture world wide....   [tags: immigration patterns]
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Mirgration to New York City - In this essay I am going to discuss the issue of migration in New York from different points of view. New York City’s foreign-born population is very high. Between 1970 and 2008, the number of non-native New Yorkers doubled to 3 million while the native-born population declined by more than 1 million (“New York City's Immigrant Population Soars”) YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY THIS IS HAPPENING The role of immigrants in the New York City’ economy It is well-known fact that in New York City people are able to find job....   [tags: immigrants, job, attractive, time] 606 words
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Diverse Population of New York - New York City, The city that never sleeps is the largest city in the word. It’s ethnically diverse population is made up of immigrants from all over the world. People come here in pursuit of better job, education and life. Today, New York is all that and more, thanks to the discovery of law, order and technology. Everything about New York is grand it is a fast developing society. Few years ago, New York was nothing like what it is today. It was a discovery in a process of development. During the development process the city had to tolerate diverse types of unstable situation that are unknown to many Americans....   [tags: immigrants, society, community] 645 words
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Eros Live in New York - ... One reason was due to the inadequate jobs and lack of a viable source of income for women laborers. Many women who worked as either domestic house servants, handmaids or factory workers did not earn enough money to live. In fact, prostitutes were said to have earned three to five times more weekly than “virtuous” women did on average. Another reason was the concept of innocence; during this time, purity was emphasized as what gave women worth. Once a girl lost her virginity, whether it be through prostitution, rape or consensual, her options became slim....   [tags: prostitution, sex industry] 2904 words
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The New York Draft Riots - During the nineteenth century, the nativists and many of the native inhabitants of New York looked down upon the Irish immigrants because of their poverty and large numbers. The Irish symbolized destitution and desperation and stereotyped them as criminals. Their poverty-stricken appearance caused many people especially those who agreed with the nativist ideology to look at them with distaste. Furthermore, the New York Draft riots in 1863 did little to help with the public’s opinion of the Irish....   [tags: immigrants, dangerous, harm] 836 words
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Dangerous Classes of New York - ... The origin of juvenile delinquency in America is not a particularly vast or convoluted tale, but the history is in constant conversation with the events of The Wire and American current events. Yet, since its formal inception at the end of the nineteenth century, the measures for legitimate sanctions of juvenile delinquency have shifted. Where for a time sanctions delinquency relied solely upon a formal pronouncement from the juvenile court system, society has witnesses an increase in informal sanctions of delinquency which take place outside of the juvenile courts, as well as a dangerous rise in sanctions that result from false perceptions of juvenile delinquency....   [tags: undisciplined, delinquent youth]
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New York City Broadway - Broadway in New York City is not just the name of a street; it is the theatrical arts itself. Humble beginnings initiated by hopeful immigrants evolved into the thriving art that it is today. It overcame fires, natural disasters, and economic hardships, refusing to go out with a whimper. There are happenings ranging from horrific to positively scandalous, and rules that are just strange. New York City Broadway is an American tradition that has held on for centuries, but these years have a story behind them....   [tags: American History]
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Gitlow vs New York - In the twenty century, the U.S society was in the period of tending to be a human base society. The laws in America were introduced to create a fair and regulated society for its citizens. The First and Fourteenth Amendment of Constitution granted that the U.S citizens have the freedom of speech. And the New York State had its law of Criminal Anarchy Act since 1902 for “organized government should be overthrown by force or violence, or by assassination of the executive head or of any of the executive officials of government, or by any unlawful means (n.p).” The citizen in the any state of the U.S should always both obey the state law and follow the national constitution....   [tags: communism, freedom of speech, criminal anarchy]
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LGBTQI in New York - Homosexual culture has become increasingly more accepted over the past century. The United States has just begun to legalize gay marriage in many states however some areas of the U.S still do not accept homosexual culture. Many cultures around the world still do not accept homosexual culture. Some cultures accept homosexuality, some see the practice as a sin, some create laws forbidding same sex relationships and marriage, and some punish homosexuality with the death penalty. Homosexual culture is referred to as LGBTQI culture and is shared by any person who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning or intersex....   [tags: Homosexual Culture, Legalization Gay Marriage]
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Humans Of New York - “We were both members of the Civil Rights Movement, We met 47 years ago on a picket line” [Stanton, 2013]. This is a typical representation of what this photo book offers in terms of interactions with the subjects of the photographs. The title of this photo book is aptly named Humans Of New York, it is the first thing that sprung out to the editor after compiling his images together for the first time [Stanton, 2013: p2] which is often referred too as the acronym HONY. This body of work was all photographed by just one man named Brandon Stanton who has walked hundreds of miles around New York every single day to stumble across all these people to photograph and to ask them questions such as...   [tags: photo book analysis]
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The New York Times - The New York Times is one of America’s largest newspaper publishers, today selling over 900,000 printed copies daily. Their website, NYTimes.com, is the most visited online newspaper website, receiving 32.4 million unique visitors in December 2010. (The NY Times Company, 2010, pp. 2 3) The New York Times employs 3094 workers, 1016 of them members of The Newspaper Guild of New York. (p. 8) In order to remain as America’s premier newspaper, The New York Times not only deals with the changing media market but union negotiations for approximately 40% of its staff....   [tags: Media, America's Largest Newspaper] 1032 words
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Albanian-Americans in New York - The erupting Balkan Wars in the 1990‘s stumble on Albanians occupying the United States. The Albanian community plays a strong role in the highly concentrated population within the boroughs of New York City and it’s Metropolitan area. Albanian Americans ethnic homes generally consist of Montenegro, Kosovo, and Albania. In previous years, dealing with economic struggles in these poor Balkan countries, and social and ethnic discrimination from Serbia, Albanians made movements away from the home they once resided in....   [tags: Balkan immigration] 2385 words
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Gangs of New York - Picture Manhattan in 1860, a time before the city had been dolled up and gotten ready for the silver screen, before the glamour and allure took over. Amsterdam Vallan (DiCaprio) is a young Irish man that migrates to the USA at a young age. Amsterdam’s story takes place in Five Points District of New York, a filthy and dangerous part of the city before it was deleted form history. As a young boy Vallan witnessed his father’s murder at the hand of William Cutting or Bill the Butcher (Day-Lewis) during one of their many gang wars....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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The Impact of the New York Road Runners - The New York Road Runners is a non-profit organization based in New York City. It was originally founded in 1958 in Macombs Dam Park in the Bronx as a running club with about 40 members who were led by African American Olympian Ted Corbitt. This new club opened its ranks to all: men, women, Whites, Blacks, fast and slow. Growth was a gradual process, by 1970 there were about 250 members and that was the first year of the New York City Marathon in Central Park. As time would pass the NYRR would increase in members and always spread its mission statement among new and old members alike....   [tags: marathon, youth, volunteers]
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Hiding the Tilt in the New York Times - Newspapers intend to report both sides of the story but it is difficult to withdraw bias completely. Reporters are only human and bring about their own opinions into their work. This can even happen without any realization that the reporter is adding bias from their own perspective. It can be seen more in some works and less in others, depending on the topic. A reporter focusing on an account of the presidency is likely to take it on with a one sided judgment. The actions of President Obama are so controversial that it is hard not to express the news without a tilt in one direction or another....   [tags: newspaper, bias, news]
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New York Summer - Cameron didn't want a lot out of life, not really. He wanted to get married before his Momma slapped him for not giving her more grandkids, because apparently five grandkids from his brother and sister, Ethan and Kaitlyn wasn't enough. He also wanted to meet a woman who was just as sarcastic as him and could handle his corky ways. He also wanted to own a million dollar car but then again, he should probably work on the other two first. Cell buzzing with the second text of the morning, Cameron finally pulled himself from his warm bed....   [tags: personal narrative] 660 words
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Irving Washington, The History of New York - Irving Washington was born in 1783 in New York into a large family where he was the youngest of eleven children. He started his career from a law office feeling that it was a job not to his heart content. Being light-hearted and sardonic in his nature he attempted to write for the journal of his brother Peter called “The Morning Chronicle”. Later Irving and Peter thought of creating a high-quality literary mockery. Originally the text intended nothing else but a satire upon the “Picture of New York” by Dr....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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From New Amsterdam to New York - ... The last Dutch director-general of New Netherlands, which included New Amsterdam, was Peter Stuyvesant. Stuyvesant arrived in 1647 and immediately informed the colonists of his autocratic intentions (Columbia Electronic). During his introductory tour, Stuyvesant noticed garbage on the streets, poorly built houses, and people working on Sunday (Banks 8). The Dutch West India Company had tasked him with generating revenue in the new colony and he concluded to improve lawfulness and conditions in the new colony, religious uniformity must be established....   [tags: American history, ex-Dutch territories] 562 words
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The New York Times coverage of the Holocaust - The New York Times coverage of the Holocaust A lesson in time The years of the Holocaust was an experience people will never forget. Everyone is involved; including those who suffered in Eastern Europe as well as those who were informed and those who were under informed, to the billions of lives living and learning about it today. In the time of the Holocaust (1933-1945) The New York Times under informed the American public and made them blind to the events occurring in Eastern Europe; their negligence impacted the Holocaust because America could have done more to stop the atrocities....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Eastern Europe]
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The New York Times Coverage of the Holocaust - The New York Times coverage of the Holocaust One paper had more influence on all other newspapers during this time. The New York Times was the primary source wartime newspaper. Their lack of coverage influenced the coverage from other newspapers (Max Frankel).The years of the Holocaust was an experience people will never forget. Everyone is involved including those who suffered in Eastern Europe as well as those who were informed and those who were under informed, to the billions of lives living and learning about it today....   [tags: Eastern Europe's Jews]
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Historic New York and Its Diversity - New York City has always been an example of how diversity can exist in a successful and peaceful place. Full of action, enthusiasm, and a combination of many cultures, New York is rich in every sense of the word. For example, taking a walk down the busy streets not only opens your eyes to the small but meaningful details of the city and the different people that revive it but also the numerous worlds that are somehow fused in this magical city, like Little Italy, Chinatown, Little Syria, Korea Town, and many others....   [tags: liberty, city, culture, trip] 937 words
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Movie Analysis: The Gangs of New York - Gangs of New York The movie Gangs of New York takes place in Lower Manhattan’s Five Points’ neighborhood. It begins in 1846. The main protagonist Amsterdam Fallon, Priest Fallon’s son, watches his father who is the leader of the Dead Rabbit gang prepare and die in battle. As his father is on his last breadths of life giving his son counsel, Billy “the Butcher” Cutting snaps the Priest Fallon’s head. Amsterdam runs away from Cuttings henchmen to hide his father’s knife before he is captured by the Natives gang....   [tags: lower Manhanttan, neighborhood, cutting]
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The Life of Immigrant Children In New York - The Life of Immigrant Children In New York By the late nineteenth century the economic lines in America between the upper and lower class were quickly widening because of the boom of urban industrial expansion. Moreover, during the 1800s, America witnessed an influx of immigrants coming from many parts of the world, they made tenement houses in New York’s lower East Side a common destination. One person witnessing the living conditions of these tenements was journalist Jacob A. Riis. For several years, Riis, with camera in hand, tooked a multitude of photographs that depicted the atrocious working and living conditions in the New York slums....   [tags: Literature Review] 1357 words
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Autism on the rise in New York City - Introduction Statement of the problem Autism treatment plans, treat autism as a psychiatric-behavioral disease, however, the ever-increasing population of children living with the disease require a multitude of supportive services that are not readily available. A multi-level treatment plan that encompasses integrated care of a physician, neurologist, gastroenterologist, nutritionist, psychiatrist, occupational therapist and a special educator is needed to treat the sleep and gastrointestinal disorders, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic and immune problems, seizures, psychiatric problems, and sensory sensitivities that range from mild to severe in children diagnosed with autism....   [tags: Learning Difficulties, Social Interaction]
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The New York Shutdown of August 2003 - Introduction Lin et al (2011) indicate that on the 14th of August 2003, New York was engulfed in a number of a series of power generation interruptions which subsequently triggered a shutdown for protective purposes. Although the shutdown was intended for good purpose, million of New Yorkers in the Northeastern US experienced over 31 hours of blackout beginning on August 14th 4.11 p. m. DeBlasio et al (2004) attest to the arguments of Lin et al (2011) and add that the real effect of the blackout was very significant to human safety and health as a survey by US Department of Transportation found out....   [tags: shutdown, health, hazards, blackout] 3022 words
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Importance of New York's Jamaica Bay - Jamaica Bay of New York City ranges between Brooklyn and Queens, the Bay serves as a multipurpose area to all New Yorkers and residences, the 2014 Kayak Fishing Classic at Jamaica Bay is an up and coming annual event for fishing enthusiast. The bay also serves as an environmental refugee habitat for migratory bird, shell fish, and other wild life Although New York City has cleaned up the surrounding waters of New York in the past several decades, including the Jamaica Bay, there is still some concerning problems for the bay’s environment....   [tags: refugee, fishing, sewage] 579 words
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Gangs of New York, an Example of Naturalism - ... After getting out of Hell Gate, Amsterdam can be a priest and go to a better place than Five Points. But he threw the Bible away and chose the path of revenge. A second chance is offered to him when Jenny asks him not to go to the duel and go to San Francisco with her. Again, he rejected for being eager to revenge. Every time Amsterdam is trapped to Five Points because of the eagerness to revenge, a conditioning done by the environment. Here is one thing the movie can do better. If Amsterdam was killed and failed to revenge, the nature’s indifference and the illusion of free will will be better expressed....   [tags: mission, free will, environment] 854 words
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The New York City Subway System - The New York City Subway System, or the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), has become the “life line” of New York City (NYC) since people are reliant on the subway system for commuting to different places within the city. One such person, who buys this fact, is a person by the name of SunDo K, who runs and owns a restaurant business in Cypress, California. He claimed in his profile on Yelp that, “One of the best part about New York City is traveling via the subway.” Now there are also acid twists and turns into this....   [tags: Transportation] 1049 words
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Striped Bass of New York State - The striped bass (Morone saxatilis), also known as the striper or rockfish, can be identified essentially by the darkish horizontal bands across its silver body. Striped bass can grow to over four feet long (122 centimeters), weigh over fifty pounds (23 kilograms) and live up to thirty years. The New York State record for a striped bass is a 76 pound fish (34 kilograms) caught off the coast of Montauk in 1981. The biggest striped bass on record is a 125 pound fish (56 kilograms) caught off the coast of North Carolina in 1891....   [tags: Animal Behavior ] 933 words
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Rising Rent in New York City - ... According to the American Journal of Public Health children's that spend part of their lives in shelters tend to bear more mental health problems, such as disruptive disorders (depends on what he/she sees within the shelters), depression, anxiety, and many others. It is frustrating and unacceptable that children in a tremendously wealthy country like the United States are suffering mentally and economically because of the absence of affordable homes. New York City suffers from a disease I call "over population"....   [tags: real estate analysis]
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Welfare Reform Is Needed in New York - The issues surrounding welfare and welfare reform are controversial, political, and difficult to resolve. The debate continues today as to who deserves benefits and who does not. In 1933, President Roosevelt created Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) as part of the New Deal. This early form of welfare was available to those who could demonstrate a need and the ability to maintain minimal assets of their own. It specifically targeted aid to single women with children. It was a controversial and highly debated subject....   [tags: Welfare Assistance Program]
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The New York State Safe Act - New York State Safe Act Have you ever shot a firearm before. If you have… don't you hate it when you hear that click-click noise when the firearm is empty. Now with the New York state safe act of the seven round clips law you will hear the noise a lot sooner than before. The seven round clips should be unconstitutional that New York State is putting into law. I don't think we should be regulated on the number of rounds we can put in a clip. Ever since 1994, magazines retailed in New York can hold up to 10 rounds....   [tags: assault firearm, ww II, law]
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Cultural Diversity in New York City - “Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character,” affirmed Julie Bishop. From my perception, New York City is one of the most densely inhabited metropolitan collection of cultural diversity in the world in which structures our temperament. New York City applies an imperative influence upon trade, economics, mass communication, skill, style, and education. Frequently it is known that New York City is a crucial core for global politics and has been depicted as the ethnic headquarters of the globe....   [tags: melting pot of cultures] 1070 words
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Homelessness in Long Island, New York - The problem I am going to discuss is homelessness in Long Island. What is homelessness and who defines it. Homelessness is a person lacking adequate shelter or otherwise residing below the minimal standard of what is considered a safe dwelling. The federal definition of homeless is an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence (HUD, 2011). Homelessness is not just a problem in big cities like New York or Los Angeles, but rather it is a global epidemic affecting small towns and suburbs such as Long Island....   [tags: Social Issues]
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New York City Draft Riots - New York City at the time of the Civil War can be explained as a small roaming forest fire with the potential to cause an exponential amount of damage, not only to the city but the Union. The city, in a state of constant turmoil over a great many things; race, class, politics, and a constantly diminishing amount of available employment opportunities for it’s 800,000 citizens. The riots, which took place in New York between July 13 and July 17, 1863, are called by most, the “New York City Draft Riots.” When in all actuality the enactment of the draft was simply the catalyst to the already engulfing issues that had plagued and divided the city among lines of every distinction....   [tags: race, class, politics, inequality, immigration]
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New York Real Estate Market - How would you react if someone had told you on the streets of Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan, “Make a wish, and your wish will turn into reality?” If luck by chance you had wished for owning a property at Gateway Plaza, a high-rise apartment complex on Battery Park City; your wish is just 1 millimeters apart. Inside the article, by Daniel Trotta, “Buyers rejoice: Manhattan home prices finally fall,” Trotta stated Manhattan brokers kept on stating prices are going up, while the prices were actually going down....   [tags: Real Estate] 1153 words
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The Bank of New York and it's History - The Bank of New York and it's History On February 23, 1784, a small advertisement appeared in The New York Packet, one of the many New York newspapers of that era. This advertisement announced that prominent New York citizens had established a bank. The bank, established by the prominent, would not officially open for business until June 9, 1784. That bank would come to be known as the bank of New York. Alexander Hamilton, a well-known New York attorney, was asked to write the constitution of the new bank....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Endangered Species of New York - The Endangered Species of New York FACTS & HISTORY What exactly does the term endangered species denote. There can be numerous definitions that correctly describe the term. It is any plant or animal whose survival is in jeopardy of becoming extinct. Extinction, of course, is when the species no longer exists, and there is no way it can be brought back to this earth. In most cases, the cause of this displeasing calamity is generally human-related. As more time goes on, more species are in peril of becoming extinct....   [tags: Papers] 1103 words
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The Young Lords of New York - The Young Lords of New York On 7 June 1969, hundreds of Puerto Ricans gathered in Spanish Harlem, New York City to protest the arrest of Juan" Fi" Ortiz for a series of falsified crimes.[2] As a crowd gathered outside the People's Church in El Barrio, Felipe Luciano addressed those assembled asserting that, " We will not allow the brutalization of our community to go on without a response. For every Puerto Rican that is brutalized, there will be retaliation."[3]Luciano's statements were not ignored, and as the crowd filtered into the streets their shouts of Despierta, Boricua....   [tags: Puerto Rico Migrants American History Essays]
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New York and the Spanish Influenza - New York and the Spanish Influenza NEW YORK--Although public health officials, including the Surgeon General, have been reluctant to declare an epidemic of crisis proportions, indications that something more than a mild flu season was at hand began to appear as far back as May when reports from China, the Front lines, and other places around the world, were telling of large numbers of people becoming suddenly ill.1 Few deaths were acknowledged in those early reports and most reports indicated the illness only lasted a few days....   [tags: Influenza Epidemics Health Essays]
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History of Reliable and Clean Water Supply in New York - Throughout history the need for a reliable and clean water supply has plagued large cities from ancient Rome to the modern day metropolis such as New York City. The need for water has always been a challenge facing any city. With the increase rise of population and the migration from rural living to city dwelling; the search for water is ongoing. New York City specifically has had a grand history of water management from early engineering projects and court house battles. The history of New York water has embedded itself in the mindset of the average New Yorker....   [tags: Drought Crisis, Ashokan Reservoir]
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