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Gangs Of New York

- Martin Scorsese's latest film, Gangs of New York is a failed anti-war film. It is 165 minutes of some of the most violent footage ever seen in a film intended for mainstream entertainment. As a fan of Scorsese's, I have to say that even the brutality of Good Fellas could not have prepared me for the assault that is the experience of watching this film. Even leaving aside the violence, I admit that I am mystified by all the hoopla surrounding Gangs of New York. Leonardo Di Caprio only slightly adapts the role he had in Titanic....   [tags: Movies Film]

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Homelessness in New York

- Homelessness in New York Defining where the homeless stand in our society scale is one of hardest aspects in conducting a study of the population and understanding the definitions used in research is one of the most challenging tasks for people who want to use its results. Most would agree that people in Shelters or literally living on the street are homeless, but there is less agreement regarding people in the following circumstances: Youth on their own, with no permanent residence or even an usual place to sleep; children who have been separated from their homeless parents and are in foster care or are living with relatives; People living in stable but physically inadequate housing (havi...   [tags: Papers]

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New York

- NEW YORK CITY New York is probably one of the most interesting cities in the world. It has something to offer to everybody. If you are looking for culture you make the right choice visiting one of the hundreds great museums in the city. If you want night-life: you are probably right in one of the famous clubs and discotheques of the city. Or if you just want relaxing holidays you better go to one of the famous parks N.Y. has to offer I would recommend you to see Brooklyn Bridge if you are interessetad in great engeneering work....   [tags: essays research papers]

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World city and City-region: The Engine of World Economy

- Historically, since the first industrial revolution happened in the UK, the development of productivity has accelerated the process of urbanization. London, as a metropolis, has become the world greatest economic center during that period. In order to provide financial and other essential services, the capital flow was at the forefront of industrial development as well as the regional economy development. Nowadays, world economic integration was the essence of globalization. It has comprised capital investment, trade, finance and the best allocation of resources....   [tags: economic changes, world economy, global city]

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Syracuse, New York

- Syracuse, New York The city of Syracuse has many opportunities to offer its citizens. It is imperative to know what opportunities are available in order to get the most out of life in Central New York. As the heart of central New York, Syracuse is full of history, tradition, and community. Established in 1848, the city of Syracuse was originally centered on the Eire Canal, which made it a central communication point and an appropriate place to build new community. The city was originally called Bogardus Corners, but as the city began to grow, the postman suggested the change of name to Syracuse....   [tags: Papers]

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Success And Modernization Of A Prosperous City

- Society over thousands of years has been able to climb to great heights in innovation due to a key player in this game of success and modernization of enhancing human life. Cities have been the main component that has allowed humans to accomplish multitudes of wealth, tools and machinery made to make human life a little more tranquil and connect human socialization and growth within the education of the community. I believe that small business started the strong foundations within a city, and in time expanded the economy and added unique qualities to the never sleeping cities of the world....   [tags: Small business, Business, City, Big Business]

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The Knowledge Of The Line : Realism And The City

- A couple from the countryside decides to move to the city and rent a flat in the short literary piece entitled “Their Experience in a Flat” by Christine Terhune Herrick. The location of the city is never mentioned, which seems to create the impression that the couple’s experience is typical of most urban cities. The couple, suitably named the Goodenoughs, initially want to find a house, but later decide to rent a flat instead. Their hunt is reminiscent of the March’s apartment search in William Dean Howells’ A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890)....   [tags: City, Urban area, William Dean Howells]

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The Effects of Influenza on New York Businesses

- The Effects of Influenza on New York Businesses NEW YORK. Oct. 5.--It has been almost one full month since the first cases of Spanish influenza--merchant mariners, shipped into New York Harbor--arrived in the city. After promptly isolating those infected at the Willard Parker Hospital on East Sixteenth Street, city health officials thought they had put an end to this dangerous disease. Despite precautionary measures taken by Dr. Royal S. Copeland, the Health Commissioner, 1,695 new cases have been reported as of late....   [tags: Journalism Media Studies Health Essays]

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Walt Whitman And The New York

- May 31, 1819, Walt Whitman was born to Walter Whitman and Louisa Van Velsor. Walt was the second son of nine children who lived in New York in the 1820’s and 1830’s. Between 1825 and 1830 Walt attended public school in Brooklyn while his family moved often within the city. At twelve Walt began to learn the trade of printing to then begin loving the written word. Whitman worked as a printer until the age of seventeen when a fire destroyed where he worked. In 1836 he began working as a school teacher in Long Island until 1841 when he became a full-time journalist....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, United States]

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Women Of The New York Office

- As Cindy looks out of the window of the New York office she couldn’t help but reminisce how things were before. She could remember the photo-shoots in Paris with the hottest models on the runway and the clothes that were shipped all over the world from the hottest up and coming fashion designers. She remembered trying the latest fashions and sneaking them to school to show her friends. I wish I could go back Cindy thought to herself. Cindy, Cindy she heard her name called, did you go get our coffee....   [tags: High school, Friendship, Marriage, Mother]

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New York State Offers Something for Everyone Who Visits

- As the third most populous state in the United States, the State of New York offers some of the most interesting attractions and some of the most majestic scenery to be found anywhere in the country. From the Statue of Liberty in the harbor of New York City to the Adirondack Mountains in the upper part of the state, there is something that every person who visits the state is sure to enjoy. Historical Attractions of New York State Home to the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederation, New York has an interesting history that predates the arrival of Europeans in the 17th Century....   [tags: Travel]

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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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Texas, Nevada, And New York

- It has been said, “The hardest part about growing up, is letting go of what you were used to; and moving on with something you’re not” (insert citation). Everyone grows up in different places, but it is the ability to move on that allows each person to grow. I have spent my fair share of time in different places, especially with being a ‘military brat.’ Places change people, not because they are a specific geographical coordinate, but because the people one comes across in the different places affects her....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Debut albums, Love]

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New York Fiscal Crisis and The 2013 Mayoral Political Campaign

- During New York City’s 2013 Mayoral campaign, Republican candidate Joe Lhota claimed that if his democratic opponent Bill de Blasio were to be elected New York City’s history would repeat itself: in particular, that de Blasio approach to running the city would be the same as the previous Democratic mayors’ and would cause a repeat of the 1970’s and 1980’s fiscal crisis that crested under David Dinkins before republican Rudy Giuliani reversed its course. I believe that Lhota claims are wrong. The democratic were being blamed during due to the policies that were made during the same time as the fiscal crisis....   [tags: Joe Lhota, Bill de Blasio]

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How to Effectively Reform Teacher´s Tenure in New York

- Teacher tenure has been a contentious topic of the City of New York for many years. Parents whose children attend a New York City Public School often send then off to schools where bad teachers are the norm. It may seem almost intuitive that if incompetent teachers are the norm in our school then they must be replaced. The reality, however, is that getting rid of incompetent teacher in a near impossible feat. The difficult of getting rid of these teachers are in largely part due to way the teacher tenure policies that are enforced in New York City....   [tags: public schools, education]

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Puerto Rican Culture Development within the New York Diaspora

- ... As we know currently, Puerto Ricans currently are permanent citizens of the United States, but some years before, Puerto Ricans didn’t even have citizenship in the US. It all started at the end of the Spanish – American War in 1898, when Spain and the United States met in order to sign the Treaty of Paris, which would officially end the war that the US and Spain were having. This also led to the acquisition of Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. Further on in time, Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth act, which gave Puerto Ricans Citizenship towards the United States....   [tags: mgrated, population, identities]

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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 Environment And How It Is Set Up Is A Major Impact Toward The People Of New York

- The environment and how it is set up is a major impact toward the people of New York. The environment is influenced by people of a higher social status with superior position or owner of large corporation that are impacting the lower and middle class population. Some topic that are affecting New Yorker today are gentrification, displacement and neighborhood disparity in access to healthy food. I will mostly focus on New Yorker disparity of the limited access of healthy food but on the great amount of fast and unhealthy food that is being provided, I will also mention a little about gentrification and displacement that New Yorkers are going thro...   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Malnutrition, Health]

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The New York Mets

- The New York Mets came a long way in the 2015. But perhaps they came too far too fast. Because anytime a member of a professional sports club says the words “no one expected us to even get this far,” you’re doomed. So what if no pundit expected this outcome in April, you as a player or manager should. Winning games is what you get paid to do. I’m sorry, but simply finishing a 162 game schedule isn’t an accomplishment. There are no participation awards given out in Major League Baseball. And even if you had the tiniest seed of a doubt that you wouldn’t beat the defending American League Champion Kansas City Royals, you should let it be known that you’re up to the challenge and expect to win....   [tags: Baseball, Major League Baseball, World Series]

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New York Bombing : Could The Affect Race For White House?

- New York bombing: Could blasts affect race for White House. The story is about both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigns try to gain the “upper hand and revealed a bit about their strategies heading into the final months of the election” using New York City bombings. After the New York bombing incident, Donald Trump has “another opportunity to prove his mettle as commander-in-chief.” Donald Trump in the telephone interview on Monday morning said that “"I should be a newscaster because I called it before the news," and, "What I said was exactly correct." On contrary, Hillary Clinton scheduled press conference on Monday morning which she said "We also know from the former head of our...   [tags: President of the United States, Bill Clinton]

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Sex and the City

- When people think of New York they usually first picture luxury, money, glamour, sky scrapers and a ton of other BIG features – The American Dream. New York has this image portrayed of it being beautiful, romantic and a place of new beginnings. New York, having Ellis Island, is the center of the New World that offered a chance of change and freedom. The city was known as a place where immigrants and people came to start over. This portrayal has always been going on from the Great Depression to even after the attacks on 9/11....   [tags: HBO shows]

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Analysis of The Duel by O. Henry

- Why are outsiders so fascinated with New York Is it the way that our city is portrayed by producers & directors. To the typical native New Yorker there is nothing special about the location in which we live it’s just average. the common notion to outsiders it that new York is this great city surrounded by fashion, gilts and glamour, normally they think of Manhattan which includes one world trade, the empire state building, central park, etc. people who aren’t from our city don’t know what it’s like to live here, they don’t understand what it takes out of someone to constantly put up with the stench, the noise, the exorbitant prices of everything & the long unending winters....   [tags: New York, Engulfed]

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Liberty Enlightening the World: The Statue of Liberty

- Liberty Enlightening the World On Liberty Island in New York Harbor, Manhattan, New York City; the statue, that was originally called " Liberty Enlightening the world”, stands tall facing any newcomer to the city of New York, it was sculpted by a sculptor called Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi who also designed the statue, Bartholdi was greatly helped by an engineer called Gustave Eiffel, the man who also helped in the design of the Eiffel Tower, was the mastermind behind the iron framework underneath the copper plating....   [tags: new york, monument]

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Minorities Say, “DUMP KOCH”: Mayor Koch and His Troubled Relationship with Minorities

- Love him or hate him, no one can deny that Ed Koch loved his city. Often described as New York’s “Quintessential Mayor,” Koch had none of the glamor that one expects from a person in such a formidable position. Like the city he took control of in 1977, he was loud, brash, imperfect, yet proud. Above all his memorable characteristics, his firmness in his beliefs defined his leadership. “Part of the thing that was most refreshing and most appalling about Koch is that he will stand for what he believes in," Reverend Al Sharpton, one of Koch’s great critics, said of Koch....   [tags: New York, Discrimination, Politician]

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Sex and the City

- “Year after year, twenty-something women come to New York City in search of the two L's: labels and love” is the very catchy line that opens the film with Fergie’s ‘Labels or Love’ as the soundtrack and The Big Apple as its introductory shot. The scaling deduced from the bird’s eye-view-point of New York City, showing its Metropolitan atmosphere with skyscrapers and the famous Brooklyn Bridge; to the urbanites of the City; then to the lead actors of the film. A fifteen year-old girl watches the film, mesmerizing the ecstatic city while admiring the skinny white bodies of the ladies....   [tags: Defense and Symbolism]

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The Erie Canal: An Economic Game Changer

- The Erie Canal was an economic game changer for many of the states that the canal passed through. Enhancing technology, communication, medicine, etc. was all-important, but there was still another side that not all people would look at or even care for. The workers who put in hard hours day after day would suffer on a regular basis from diseases, exhaustion, poor living conditions and much more. Those who were in a better financial position were not affected by this and could pass it off like nothing happened....   [tags: New York state landmarks]

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New York Better Protected From Influenza Epidemic

- New York Better Protected From Influenza Epidemic NEW YORK--These past few warring years have left the nations of the world in various stages of devastation and destruction, and the world population has been decimated by battles and disease. Here, in New York, we definitely see the outcomes of the war on the economy and industry, and unfortunately, the citizens of New York are also not safe from the deadly Spanish influenza epidemic that has been sweeping the globe. Even though the New York Times reported on August 15, 1918, that there is "no quarantine here against influenza," that was an overly optimistic report....   [tags: Journalism History Media Essays]

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All In a Pair of Blue Eyes

- Belle French was dragged out of the pleasant haze of her dreams the day after her meeting with Mr. Gold by the sound of her phone’s alarm blaring from on top of her dresser. Ignoring its harsh sounds, she attempted to bury herself further into the warm mountain of sheets and pillows that was her bed, but it was to no avail, and so groaning in frustration she crawled out of bed. Blue eyes barely opened, she fumbled for her phone, promptly turning off the obnoxious beeping and then slipping it into the pocket of her plaid pjs....   [tags: university, New York, job]

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The New Deal By Franklin D. Roosevelt

- The New Deal was a strategy to help bring the nation out of the Great Depression, started by Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930 's. It was a plan to bring the economic recovery, relief and reform to the nation. The New Deal included many different programs, some that gave a safety net to the elderly, programs that improved impoverished Americans to pay for feral writers project, rural electrification administration, and programs that put America back to work, enacted in the U.S. Without any specific plans of how to deal with the Great Depression when Roosevelt entered office he improvised as congress “listened” to many different voices....   [tags: New Deal, Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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New York vs. Willow Springs in Mama Day

- New York vs. Willow Springs in Mama Day The soft island breeze blows across the sound and the smell of the sea fills the air in Willow Springs. Meanwhile, a thousand miles away in Lower Manhattan the smell of garbage and street vendors’ hotdogs hangs in the air. These two settings are key to Gloria Naylor’s 1988 novel Mama Day where the freedom and consistency of the Sea Islands is poised against the confinement of the ever-changing city, two settings that not only changes characters’ personalities but also their perceptions....   [tags: Comparing Compare Contrast Essays]

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The New York Association of Adult Entertainment Establishments

- The New York Association of Adult Entertainment Establishments New York Association of Adult Entertainment Establishments (NYAEE) causes to act in a legal suit against the Department of City Planning. Background and Facts. In this dispute, the Adult Establishment has been restricted in the city of New York, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island: I. Adult establishments, new and old are barred from certain districts that are zoned for manufacturing and commercial use but also permit residential development....   [tags: Papers]

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Gangs of New York History vs. Hollywood

- The movie begins in New York, in 1843, with a gang fight. Bill “the butcher” Cutting’s gang of “nativists” have challenged the “dead rabbits” (a gang of mostly Irish immigrants) to a fight to settle once and for all who is the most powerful gang in the area. After an intense battle the “nativists” win by killing the leader of the “dead rabbits”, also Amsterdam’s (the main character’s) father. Amsterdam is then led into an orphanage where he grows to be a man, all while Bill Cutting runs the Five Points, and most of New York....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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New York's Government's Response to Influenza Outbreak

- New York's Government's Response to Influenza Outbreak NEW YORK CITY (September 22):--Forty-three new cases of Spanish influenza were reported yesterday throughout the greatly afflicted state of New York. Of these new cases, eighteen were in Brooklyn, three were reported in the Bronx, eighteen in Manhattan, and four were reported in Queens. There appears to be little progress for New Yorkers and East Coast Americans in general, in their attempt to quell the spread of the disease. As such, public fears continue to be heightened by a steady increase in the number of both the infected and the deceased persons who have been subjected to this outbreak of Spanish influenza....   [tags: Journalism Media Studies Spanish Flu Essays]

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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]

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Formalistic Reading of Sen's New York Times

- Sudeep Sen’s “New York Times” basically deals with a strong sense of life in New York. This poem consists of thirty lines altogether in six stanzas, depicting a clear description of one’s every day life at a fast pace in the first four stanzas and gradually mellows down to a slower motion, where reflection manages to take place. From the first sentence itself, “Every morning in relentless hurry, I scurry/” there is the sense of hurriedness and swiftness as if “I” is in a rat race....   [tags: Sudeep Sen]

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Review: Loyalty and Legislative Action

- ... This set the stage for the Lusk Committee in 1919-1920, which clearly degenerated quickly into a good old fashioned witch hunt, that as Chamberlain asserts, “violated almost every canon of responsible conduct....ranged recklessly of individual rights...with wanton disregard for such fundamentals as separation of powers and due process of law.”(203-04) Chapter two looks into the events of the 1930's in the Empire State. Lawmakers passed the 'Ives Loyalty Oath Law' in 1934, that specifically required teachers and school administrative personnel to swear they were not members of the communist party, nor advocated communism or other ideals subversive to American democracy....   [tags: New York state legislature]

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The New York Times By The Indy Star

- In Indianapolis, the neighborhood in which you grow up could have a very large effect on the outcomes of your success. It could easily predict your economic class, mobility, your opportunities, and culture that will carry with you for the rest of your life. A new study, described in the New York Times, suggests that American children have a very small chance of growing out of a social class that they were born into. The study found that economic mobility is heavily dependent on where someone grows up and proves it is much harder for low-income children to climb up to the top of the economic ladder in the industrial midwest, particularly in Cincinnati, Raleigh, Memphis, Charlotte, and Indiana...   [tags: Sociology, Social stratification, Social class]

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Charles Luciano: An Italian Mobster

- ... This deal was so important, and me messing it up wasn’t very good for my reputation. At this point, the criminal community wasn’t as fond of me as they used to be. In order to regain my reputation, Rothstein gave me the idea of buying high end seats for a boxing match to give to top gangsters and politicians. Rothstein also taught me how to dress properly in classy clothes. These two tactics in tandem allowed me to regain my reputation. Rothstein not only gave me the tools necessary to prosper during Prohibition, but he also saved me from going under in the criminal community....   [tags: Gangster, Crime, New York]

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Crash of 1929 Video Review

- Firstly, the video described that credit and buying on the margin was common, which in itself is a practice that, when unchecked, can lead to a major downfall. However, this is not entirely concrete evidence. In March 1929, the first major dip in the market occurred when there was a minor panic regarding stocks bought on the margin. The fear started on March 22 and on March 25 many investors sold. On March 26, everyone started selling and the market dipped a bit as many people fell into debt due to businesses failing....   [tags: Stock, New York, Market]

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The New York Times Dialect Survey

- After taking the New York Times Dialect Survey, my results showed my dialect was most similar in the western area of the United States, partly similar for the central, and least similar in the southern regions of the U.S. My map indicated the three most similar cities compared to my language are all closely located in Las Vegas/North Las Vegas, Sunrise Manor, and Henderson, Nevada. Although, my least similar cities were from the southern states of America in Jackson, Little Rock and Shreveport. When the map was compared to my most similar dialect and the United States as a whole, it showed my dialect was heavily used in the Pacific region states....   [tags: United States, Southern United States]

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Biography of Theodore Roosevelt

- Before his image was blasted along a mountainside, Theodore Roosevelt engraved his presence into American history as a man of action. A man which would find himself in many positions of responsibility and authority. Roosevelt’s reputation as a leader had been proven in the oval office and on horseback riding toward the frontlines. His progressive policies both foreign and domestic, launched the United States into a new era which would set the tone and give the nation the momentum it would need for years to come....   [tags: New York, Politician, President]

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Reality in Terrance Hayes´New York Poem and George Saunders The Simplica-Girl Diaries

- Comparative Analysis Growing up you expect a lot of things. You expect your family to always support you, you expect to have a lot of friends, you expect to get married, you may expect to go to college, or expect a well paying job that you love. These things are not always guaranteed though. The media fills our heads with these high expectations for perfect glamorous lifestyles the will never actually be a reality for most of us. Terrance Hayes’ poem “New York Poem” and George Saunders’ short story “The Simplica-Girl Diaries” are two modern pieces of literature that depict how reality does not always meet our expectations....   [tags: reality, expections, lifestyle, outside, giveup]

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On the Road to New York

- On the Road to New York There is a funny thing that happens when you travel. The people are all the same. Sure they may talk with a slightly different accent, and they may dress just slightly differently, and may think just slightly differently. In the end they are basically the same thing, a human being. I recently took a trip. I was going to a conference in Ithaca NY. Round trip is approximately 3000 miles. Driving time is 20 hours one way. I drove it all by myself in as little time as possible....   [tags: Personal Narrative Traveling Essays]

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A Shopkeeper’s Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837: Divisions Today & Tomorrow

- Paul E. Johnson’s classic, A Shopkeeper’s Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837, describes the city of Rochester, New York on the cusp of Charles Finney’s revival. Johnson sets out to “trace the social origins of revival religion”, by considering all levels of the Rochester society, including economy, domestic life and politics, the audience sees how the city functions in the face of modernization and social change (12). Toward the end of his text, Johnson depicts the revival itself and all the change it brought to Rochester....   [tags: Political Science]

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History of New York Skyscrapers

- History of New York Skyscrapers The World Building – 1890 The World Building (also know as the Pulitzer Building) was originally owned by Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the New York World. Its architect was George B. Post and construction began October 10th, 1889. It was opened on December 10th, 1890, and was the first building in New York to surpass the 284 feet. The New York World Building was the tallest of several high-rise structures built for major newspapers in the late 19th century....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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An Englishman in New York

- An Englishman in New York I had never left Europe before; I had never even left the UK before. So this journey was completely new to me. I was going alone, no parents, no friends, all the way across the ocean. I didn't know what I expected, I didn't expect anything really, and I was going to simply let it all come over me. Compared to the village I come from New York was an entire new world. I had been to London on a few occasions, but that was nothing compared to New York. It was huge and so lively....   [tags: Papers]

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Biography of Theodore Roosevelt

- Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born on October 27, 1858. Theodore or “Teedie” as he liked to be called was born in New York City to his parents, Theodore “Thee” Roosevelt Sr. and Martha “Mittie” Bulloch. His parents both coming from different heritages, his father of Dutch heritage, and his mother, a Southern Belle, we’re owners of a successful plate-glass import business. When Theodore Roosevelt was a young boy, he wasn’t fond of the nickname Teddy, so his family members and close friends called him “Teedie.” As a young boy, Teedie spent a lot of time inside, due to his many illnesses and asthma....   [tags: teedie, new york, law school]

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The New York Conspiracy Trials

- Fear begets hate and hate begets violence. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the 1741 New York slave conspiracy trials. Much like the violence in the Salem Witch Trials, a set of natural circumstances coupled with the word of one or two people from a lower order of society caused hysteria and bloodshed. This case is flimsy by modern-day standards and is also very flimsy by the standards of the 1740s. The conspiracy rumblings began after a shop owned by Rebecca Hogg was robbed by two slaves....   [tags: American History]

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On Suburvanization and the Invention of the City

- ... Because of this, many of the cities deteriorated and there was a decrease in the city’s tax base and overall funding sources. As for race, racial segregation was prevalent prior to suburbanization, however, suburbanization exacerbated racism where minorities resided in cities and everyone else moved out to the suburbs. Eventually, living in the suburbs became expensive. This can be explained by von Thünen’s model where the price of transportation goes up, the distance from the city increases because there are more developments, and rent increases in the suburban areas....   [tags: urbanism and living]

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Sex, Gender and Reform in the City

- And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, He made into women, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ During the times of Antebellum America, women became a cornerstone of history and helped construct the way sex and gender was viewed in the United States....   [tags: Gender Equality]

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The New York Time Article By Timothy William

- In the New York Time Article by Timothy William, Inquiry to Examine Racial Bias in the San Francisco Police Department, first thing to remember known as implicit social cognition, implicit bias refer to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Another key point to argument is that there is no systematic bias in the criminal justice base on race. To point out, in performing their policing duties, police officer are able to exercise a high degree of discretion....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police brutality, Crime]

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Cristo Rey New York : A Study Program

- “Cristo Rey New York” embroidered onto a bronze plate was the first thing I noticed when I walked up the stone steps leading to the oak double doors of my new high school. Like many schools in the city, Cristo Rey did not resemble a traditional high school building but rather an apartment complex. Nonetheless, Cristo Rey was unlike any other high school in the city. Cristo Rey is a college preparatory Catholic high school founded around a Corporate Work Study Program. Students, such as a myself, spent one day a week interning at multinational corporations gaining an immense deal of poise and work experience at a very young age....   [tags: Multinational corporation, Corporation]

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The Age of Innocence

- During the 1870’s, Old timey New York modeled a much different atmosphere than Europe, which was still recovering from war. The way that author Edith Wharton viewed the society around her was one of expectations. There were expectations for men and for women. For the most part, these expectancies were unspoken rules on manners, dress attire, good company, and any other detail regarding one’s appearance to others. However, because of social determinism, Americans were not as “free” as they believed....   [tags: social trap, new york, morality]

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Mexico City's Environment and the Media

- Media portrayal of Mexico City is very alarming. Americans are fearful to have any kind of communication or connections with the city. Especially when they hear the media talk about the high volume of violence occurring in Mexico City. It affects the interest of great corporations, and the partnership with the United States and many other countries that might want any kind of engagement with the City. Mexico City is home of beautiful culture and traditional history, the attractions are the main reason why tourists visit, but few years ago there has been a decline in tourist rates....   [tags: violence, pollution, crime]

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Allen Ginsberg: A Jew and the City

- Introduction The sub-head I’ve chosen might be a bit confusing at first, but it’s just a reference to HBO’s hit show “Sex and the City” that I find funny. After a brief introduction of the Beat “movement” and Allen Ginsberg’s life and work, in the main part of my paper I attempt to examine two topics related to Ginsberg: his relationship with his religious roots, Judaism, through some sections of his poem, “Kaddish”. Then, I introduce the book “Reality Sandwiches”, and his famous “relationship” with New York City, through his poem “To My Sad Self”....   [tags: Biography ]

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Sexuality in Sex in the City

- Sexuality and The City The film Sex and The City represents women’s personal freedom in sexuality, by presenting four successful women living in New York City dealing with love, marriage, and sex. The film, based on the television show, Sex and The City, follows the lives of 4 women who are expressing women hood, and their freedom, through marriages, families and sexual exploits. Many of them possessing different ideologies about love, each with their own pieces of feminism and independence. Sexuality within Sex and The City demonstrates how people should be confident and empowered by their sexuality and freedom....   [tags: independence, women, relationships]

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The New Deal and the WJLC Agenda

- The New Deal and the WJLC Agenda "I think that there was a direct line from the progressivism of Theodore Roosevelt through [New York City] Mayor [John Puroy] Mitchel, to Governor Smith, to Governor Roosevelt, to President Roosevelt, to the national scene . . . . It's all in one episode.-Frances Perkins. INTRODUCTION By April 1933, when Governor Herbert H. Lehman signed the new minimum wage bill for working women, the agenda pursued by the Women's Joint Legislative Conference began to assume national proportions for three reasons....   [tags: United States History Politics New Deal Essays]

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Delta Airlines : An International City

- History In 1924, Delta airlines started off as a dusting crops operation. It was the first commercial agricultural flying company in existence. It now serves more than 350 destinations on six continents. This once tiny airline moved its headquarters from Monroe, Louisiana to the exciting city of Atlanta, Georgia. Delta has become one of the world’s largest airlines, and Atlanta has grown into an international city and a global gateway( have to reword) Current business situation Delta was named FORTUNE magazine’s top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies....   [tags: Delta Air Lines, Airline, American Airlines]

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Migration to Mexico City

- This essay will discuss the issue of migration to the Mexico city. First of all there are some information about one of the largest megalopolis in the world . Mexico City is the oldest city in North America and one of the largest cities in the world. The main language in Mexico city is Spanish. Mexico City was founded in 1325 by the Aztecs Indians. Mexico City - the most ancient capitals of the Western Hemisphere and also known as the “City of Palaces” due to the cathedral, old government buildings and chantries....   [tags: cost, industrial, drug, problems]

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The Use of Technology in New York Rescue Efforts on September Eleventh

- The Use of Technology in New York Rescue Efforts on September Eleventh On the eleventh of September, two planes flew into one of the most recognizable skylines in the world. Two high jacked planes were flown into the upper floors of One and Two-World Trade Center or more commonly known as the Twin Towers. At 9:50 that morning, Two World Trade came thundering down to the ground and shortly after that, One World Trade Center came crashing to the ground. With debris covering sixteen acres of lower Manhattan, and making it difficult for rescue workers to make it around the site, they turned to satellites, robotic cameras, and small lipstick cameras to look in voids where humans could not r...   [tags: Terrorism Terrorist Essays]

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Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU)

- Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU) From the early beginnings of my high school career, I have dreamed of attending a private university on the East Coast. Upon learning about New York University, it seems to fit perfectly. NYU offers the education and facility for me to achieve my dream of becoming a business leader in addition to having a solid foundation in the liberal arts. The Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU is ranked among the top 10 in the nation....   [tags: Admissions Essays]

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Big Lights Big City

- There was a world filled with different opinions and beliefs. Elizabeth and Charlie were kids with two different opinions. Elizabeth loved Christmas and Charlie despised Christmas. Elizabeth was a typical ten-year old girl. She loved being with her friends, family, attending school, and just doing girly things. There was one thing Elizabeth loved more than anything. That one thing was Christmas. Elizabeth lived on Christmas. All she could talk about was Christmas. Her favorite part was the tradition of going to New York City every year....   [tags: short story]

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London: A Global City

- The first industrial revolution, evolved in London, allowed many advances in many scopes for the British capital. Actually, those upheavals give her the access to the world’s market, her power spread worldwide, its networks of influence never stopped extending. Now, those stamps pin down London. That’s why, today, London is considered as Europe’s capital, London is a global city, attracting nowadays diverse strategic activities. Firstly, London is a big economic place, contracting the most influential corporations of the world....   [tags: economic, urbanization, globalization]

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Propaganda Analysis : New Yorkers Keep New York Safe

- Propaganda plays a role in persuading people into thinking a certain way or encouraging the viewer to purchase an item, take action, or follow an ideology. The advertiser achieves in influencing viewers through their tone, choice of words or lack of where instead a powerful image is used. The MTA advertisement “New Yorkers Keep New York Safe”, released on March 2016, shows how propaganda influences commuters to combat terrorism by ‘saying something’. I came across this advertisement on the train on my way to school....   [tags: Advertising]

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Historical Insights in Devil in the White City

- Historical Insights in Devil in the White City Write an essay discussing the historical insights presented in Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City, being sure to answer the following questions: In what ways does the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 represent the contrasts and conflicts of the Gilded Age. What is the Fair’s lasting imprint on American society & culture, & what new trends does it signal for the twentieth century.      Although the Chicago World’s fair of 1893 only lasted 6 months, it had an enormous impact on the city of Chicago, its people, and indeed the entire country....   [tags: Devil in the White City Erik Larson Essays]

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Crime in Syracuse, New York

- According to the NeighborhoodScout website; Syracuse, NY, has one of the highest crime rates in the United States compared to all communities of all sizes. Chances of becoming a victim of violent or property crime in Syracuse is 1 in 20, or 5%. Rape, murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, vehicle theft, arson, and burglaries are the most common crimes committed within the city. Over the course of this semester, as I explored the various influences that leads to violent crime, I grew very curious over the high crime rate that is plaguing the city of Syracuse....   [tags: race, poverty, and -public relation]

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9/11 Terrorist Attacks

- The September 11th attacks were caused by terrorists hijacking United States’ (U.S.) airplanes and flying them into major U.S. landmarks. Terrorists are people who use violence to achieve political goals. One of terrorist’s goals is to create political change by establishing fear in a society in which they despise. They accomplish their goals using fear against the government. The targeting of innocent victims and significant places has been the preferred method of terrorism rather than larger terroristic attacks....   [tags: Terrorist, Hijacking Airplanes, New York]

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- New York 1939-1940 - Trylon and Perisphere As the 1939 New York World's Fair was divided into many different thematic zones, its planners wanted a central symbol for this event. The original idea was to have a theme center, with twin 250 feet towers and a semicircular hall to display dioramas. Wallace K. Harrison, a prominent New York architect of the Harrison Fouilhoux firm, was selected to design the theme center in November 1936. Harrison wanted a design that would represent a new architecture concept....   [tags: Architecture History]

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The New York Yankees' 98 Season

- The New York Yankees' 98 Season As anyone on the face of the civilized world knows by now , the New York Yankees have just completed one of the most dominating seasons in the history of professional sports. In the process, as many phemomenoms before them , sports or otherwise, they have captivated not only a city and a nation but much of the planet as well. I have seen Pakistani and Korean tourists visiting New York for the first time buying and proudly wearing Yankee caps and T-shirts. These people , obviously, know little or nothing about the game and are not truly baseball fans but are testimony to the Yanks compelling accomplishments....   [tags: American America History]

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Life In New York Tenement Houses

- Life in New York Tenement Houses 1. What are the three distinct classes of homes in the tenement houses. In what ways does each reflect the needs and resources of the renters. There are three distinct classes of houses in the tenement-houses; the cheapest is the attic home. Three rooms is next and is usually for very poor people. The vast majority of respectable working people live in four rooms. Each of these classes reflects the needs and resources of the renters in that the attic home, for example, is generally one small room and is usually rented out by a lonely elderly person with not much money....   [tags: American History]

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- Introduction In my essay I will discuss the differences between national cinema and Hollywood cinema by using Rio de Janeiro¡¯s famous film City of God. There will be three parts in my following main body, the first part is a simple review of the film City of God, I will try to use the review to show the film structure and some different new points from this, show the how did the ¡®Shocking, frightening, thrilling and funny¡¯ (Nev Pierce) work in the film. The second part is my discussion parts; I will refer some typical Hollywood big name films such as Gangs in New York, Shawshank¡¯s Redemption, and Good Fellas to discuss the main differences between City of God and other national films....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Urban Political Machine In New York: Tammany Hall

- In the middle of the nineteenth century, several factors contributed to the growth and expansion of cities in the United States. The 1850s saw a fantastic peak in the immigration of Europeans to America, and they quickly flocked to cities where they could form communities and hopefully find work1. The rushing industrialization of the entire country also helped to rapidly convert America from a primarily agrarian nation to an urban society. The transition, however, was not so smooth. Men and women were attracted to the new cities because of the culture and conveniences that were unavailable to rural communities....   [tags: American History]

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Recycling Wealth in the Inner City

- Recycling Wealth in the Inner City INTRODUCTION The modern story of developed areas is a move from the inner city to the suburbs. This decentralization of metropolitan areas has left urban areas neglected. Such a transformation has had negative consequences, because it has inherently meant the abandonment of those left behind in urban centers. Furthermore, the issue is complicated by the fact that the distinction between those moving to the suburbs and those left behind has been defined largely by race....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The City of Thessaloniki (Salonika)

- The City of Thessaloniki (Salonika): Cultural, Political, and Religious History (315 BC- 1912) There was once a great city, a cosmopolitan center of commerce and culture. Its' port welcomed immigrants fleeing terror and want; its dense, bustling streets presented a kaleidoscopic variety of native dress and hummed with the sound of the world's languages.. Built on the twin pillars of tolerance and trade, the city was a beacon of pluralism and ethnic hatred. This great city is not New York but Salonika, "the Pearl of the Mediterranean" (1)....   [tags: History Thessaloniki Essays Salonika]

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Time Square

- Today, Times Square is seen as a tourist attraction with people traveling to the United States from all over the world to visit New York. Times Square did not always have the glamorous portrayal it has in movies today. In the early twentieth century, Times Square was not a pleasant place and the sounds one would hear would be a lot different from today’s sounds. In the 1920s Times Square had a brief heyday, from thriving entertainment and being the center of flashy commercial advertising, but Prohibition caused many downfalls in the entertainment industry, forcing theaters and nightclubs to close....   [tags: American History, New York, Tourists]

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Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech

- Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech Throughout the course of American history, there have been copious amounts of famous speeches, spoken by many different people. From political figures to sports players; these people have provided deep thoughts and great insights about who they are and the world we live in today. Being a sports enthusiast, a memorable speech comes to my mind. Lou Gehrig’s “farewell speech”, given on July 4th, 1939, to more than 62,000 fans at New York City’s Yankee Stadium, has become a cornerstone in the history of baseball in America....   [tags: New York Yankees Baseball Essays]

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Big City Dangers

- Big City Dangers Since the industrial revolution the world has witnessed the rapid expansion of its metropolises. For years humans have been flocking to these urban centers in search of jobs, commodities, entertainment and other phenomena that can commonly be found in cities. With this grand, not so new invention which most of us exploit, one must wonder what negative effects city living might have on our health. When populations of animals are clustered together certain dangers arise that threaten the well being of each organism....   [tags: Environmental Pollution Essays]

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Boss Tweed

- William Marcy Tweed was the most corrupt "American Politician" the state of New York has ever seen. Tweed was known as "Boss Tweed" and he was the first man to be the boss of New York after the ten year struggle. ("American Heritage") The Boss was the leader of a political machine, which was a political organization that controlled enough votes to maintain control over the community. Political machines were able to restructure the city governments; they also resulted in poorer services, corruption and aggravation of the immigrants and minorities....   [tags: History Politics Politicians New York]

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Fiorello LaGuardia

- Fiorello LaGuardia Fiorello LaGuardia was born on December 11th 1882 to immigrants of Italian and Jewish ancestry in New York. He served as the mayor of New York City from 1945-1945. He is considered to be one of the mayors who redefined New York City politics. Fiorello had a very long career in politics before serving as mayor. After graduating New York University law school in 1910, LaGuardia practiced law and was appointed Deputy Attorney General. He also served many terms in Congress as a republican....   [tags: New York Mayor Biography Essays]

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