A report on New York City

New Amsterdam, centered in the eventual Lower Manhattan, in 1664, the year England took control and renamed it "New York"
Fort George and the City of New York c. 1731. Royal Navy ships of the line are seen guarding what would become New York Harbor.
Columbia University was founded by royal charter in 1754 under the name of King's College.
The Battle of Long Island, the largest battle of the American Revolution, took place in Brooklyn in 1776.
Broadway follows the Native American Wickquasgeck Trail through Manhattan.
The current 5 boroughs of Greater New York as they appeared in 1814. Bronx was in Westchester County, Queens County included modern Nassau County, Kings County had 6 towns, one of which was Brooklyn, New York City is shown by hatching in southern New York County on the island of Manhattan, and Richmond County on Staten Island.
A construction worker atop the Empire State Building as it was being built in 1930. The Chrysler Building is behind him.
Manhattan's Little Italy, Lower East Side, circa 1900
The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a designated U.S. National Historic Landmark and National Monument, as the site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots and the cradle of the modern gay rights movement
United Airlines Flight 175 hits the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
The core of the New York City metropolitan area, with Manhattan Island at its center
Lower and Midtown Manhattan, as seen by a SkySat satellite in 2017
Central Park in Winter by Raymond Speers, in Munsey's Magazine, February 1900
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park was used in both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fair, with the Unisphere as the centerpiece of the latter and which remains today.
The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York Harbor is a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom, democracy, and opportunity.
View of The Pond and Midtown Manhattan from the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park, one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, in 2019
California sea lions play at the Bronx Zoo, the world's largest metropolitan zoo.
A map of racial distribution in New York, 2010 U.S. census. Each dot is 25 people:
The landmark Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic St. Patrick's Cathedral, Midtown Manhattan
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents in Brooklyn. Brooklyn has the largest Jewish community in the United States, with approximately 600,000 individuals.
The Islamic Cultural Center of New York in Upper Manhattan was the first mosque built in New York City.
Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens, is the oldest Hindu temple in the Western Hemisphere.
The New York Stock Exchange, by a significant margin the world's largest stock exchange per market capitalization of its listed companies, at US$23.1 trillion as of April 2018. Pictured is the exchange's building on Wall Street.
The Deutsche Bank Center as viewed from Central Park West
Times Square is the hub of the Broadway theater district and a media center. It also has one of the highest annual attendance rates of any tourist attraction in the world, estimated at 50 million.
The I Love New York logo, designed by Milton Glaser in 1977
Rockefeller Center is home to NBC Studios.
Times Square Studios, home of Good Morning America
Butler Library at Columbia University, described as one of the most beautiful college libraries in the United States
The Washington Square Arch, an unofficial icon of both New York University (NYU) and its Greenwich Village neighborhood
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, affiliated with Columbia University and Cornell University, the largest hospital and largest private employer in New York City and one of the world's busiest
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is the largest police force in the United States.
Police officers of New York Police Department (NYPD)
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) is the largest municipal fire department in the United States.
The Stephen A. Schwarzman Headquarters Building of the New York Public Library, at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street
The fast-paced streets of New York City, January 2020
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, part of Museum Mile, is one of the largest museums in the world.
Smorgasburg opened in 2011 as an open-air food market and is part of the Brooklyn Flea.
As of 2012, the city had about 6,000 hybrid taxis (shown) in service, the largest number of any city in North America.
New York City Hall is the oldest City Hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions.
The New York County Courthouse houses the New York Supreme Court and other offices.
Eric Adams, the current and 110th Mayor of New York City
New York City is home to the two busiest train stations in the U.S., including Grand Central Terminal.
The New York City Subway is the world's largest rapid transit system by number of stations.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal, the world's busiest bus station, at 8th Avenue and 42nd Street
John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, the busiest international air passenger gateway to the United States
The Staten Island Ferry shuttles commuters between Manhattan and Staten Island.
Yellow medallion taxicabs are widely recognized icons of the city.
8th Avenue, looking northward ("uptown"). Most streets and avenues in Manhattan's grid plan incorporate a one-way traffic configuration.
The George Washington Bridge, connecting Upper Manhattan (background) from Fort Lee, New Jersey across the Hudson River, is the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge.
The growing skyline of Long Island City, Queens (background),<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-30/nyc-s-fastest-growing-neighborhood-gets-180-million-investment|title=NYC's Fastest-Growing Neighborhood Gets $180 Million Investment|first=Henry|last=Goldman|date=October 30, 2018|publisher=Bloomberg L.P|access-date=October 30, 2018}}</ref> facing the East River and Manhattan in May 2017
The Grand Concourse in the Bronx, foreground, with Manhattan in the background in February 2018
St. George, Staten Island as seen from the Staten Island Ferry, the world's busiest passenger-only ferry system, shuttling passengers between Manhattan and Staten Island
The Asia gate entrance to the Bronx Zoo, the world's largest metropolitan zoo.
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra. New York City is home to nearly 3 million Latino Americans, the largest Hispanic population of any city outside Latin America and Spain.
The Financial District of Lower Manhattan including Wall Street, the world's principal financial center

Most populous city in the United States.

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Upper West Side

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Verdi Square at the intersection of Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The 72nd Street subway station on the is in the center of the square.
A typical midblock view on the Upper West Side consisting of 4- and 5-story brownstones
Bloomingdale Playground, which retains the old name of Bloomingdale Road
The Apthorp on West End Avenue
Lincoln Square at night
Westside YMCA
American Broadcasting Company headquarters
Jewish Guild for the Blind
American Museum of Natural History
Nicholas Roerich Museum
Firemen's Memorial
View from 79th Street and West End Avenue
Sidewalk cafe on Broadway and 112th Street
Two popular groceries on Broadway: Fairway left, Citarella right
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New York Public Library, St Agnes branch
Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York
Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church
The landmark building of West-Park Presbyterian Church
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, Congregation Shearith Israel, is the oldest Jewish congregation in the U.S. (est. 1654)
Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity 213 West 82nd Street
St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church, formerly home to Temple Shaarey Tefila, 180 West 82d Street
Young Israel of the Upper West Side
Cong Ohav Sholom

The Upper West Side (UWS) is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.

Upper East Side

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Gracie Mansion, last remaining East River villa
45 East 66th Street, a designated New York City landmark, as seen across Madison Avenue
Musical Mutual Protective Union, 85th Street
The Metropolitan Museum of Art at Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum at Fifth Avenue and 89th Street
The Jewish Museum on Fifth Avenue at 92nd St. The Museum Mile Festival
Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
Temple Emanu-El of New York
Quarters of FDNY Engine Company 39/Ladder Company 16
NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Urban Academy Laboratory High School is in the Julia Richman Education Complex
Marymount School of New York
The West Building of Hunter College
New York Public Library, Yorkville branch

The Upper East Side, sometimes abbreviated UES, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, bounded by 96th Street to the north, the East River to the east, 59th Street to the south, and Central Park/Fifth Avenue to the west.

New York City's Financial District in Lower Manhattan, including Wall Street. New York is ranked as one of the largest International Financial Centres ("IFC") in the world.

Financial centre

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Location with a concentration of participants in banking, asset management, insurance or financial markets with venues and supporting services for these activities to take place.

Location with a concentration of participants in banking, asset management, insurance or financial markets with venues and supporting services for these activities to take place.

New York City's Financial District in Lower Manhattan, including Wall Street. New York is ranked as one of the largest International Financial Centres ("IFC") in the world.
The City of London (the "Square Mile") is one of the oldest financial centres. London is ranked as one of the largest International Financial Centres ("IFC") in the world.
Conduit and Sink OFCs: Mapping the links between financial centres
Frankfurt's banking district, home to various global and European bank headquarters. The district houses the main German stock exchange and many EU and German regulators.
Singapore Financial district
Financial centre in Miami
AZCA and CTBA business districts in Madrid
Financial centre in Sydney
The New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, the world's largest stock exchange by listed capitalisation.
The London Stock Exchange in the City of London, the largest exchange in Europe by capitalisation.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange, located in Nihonbashi-Kabutocho, Tokyo, Japan, is the largest stock exchange in Asia.
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange building, which dates back to 1879.
Bolsa de Madrid. Madrid's stock exchange is the world's second-largest in number of listed companies.
Sydney's northern CBD serves as the financial and banking hub of the city
17th-century etching of the Oost-Indisch Huis (Dutch for "East India House"), the headquarters of the United East India Company (VOC) in Amsterdam. Considered by many to be the first historical model of the multinational corporation in its modern sense, the VOC was also the first company to be listed on a formal stock exchange. In other words, the VOC was the world's first publicly listed company (or publicly traded company).
Courtyard of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (Beurs van Hendrick de Keyser in Dutch), the world's first formal stock exchange. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange was the leading centre of global securities markets in the 17th century.
The Dam Square in Amsterdam, by Gerrit Adriaensz Berckheyde, c. 1660. In the picture of the centre of highly cosmopolitan and tolerant Amsterdam, Muslim/Oriental figures (possibly Ottoman or Moroccan merchants) are shown negotiating. The 17th-century Dutch institutional innovations helped lay the foundations for modern-day international financial centres that now dominate the global financial system.
New York City's Financial District in Lower Manhattan, including Wall Street, the largest International Financial Centre ("IFC") in the world.

The International Monetary Fund's classes of major financial centers are: International Financial Centres (IFCs), such as New York City, London and Tokyo; Regional Financial Centres (RFCs), such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Frankfurt, and Sydney; and Offshore Financial Centres (OFCs), such as Cayman Islands, Dublin, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Harlem

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A map of Upper Manhattan, with Greater Harlem highlighted. Harlem proper is the neighborhood in the center.
Harlem, from the old fort in the Central Park, New York Public Library
Three Harlem Women, ca. 1930
Apartment building in Central Harlem
A condemned building in Harlem after the 1970s
Welcome to Harlem sign above the now defunct Victoria 5 cinema theater on 125th st
The Apollo Theater on 125th Street in November 2006
Spiritual African Drummer on 135th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Black Ivory in Harlem 2017
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
St Martin's Episcopal Church, at Lenox Avenue and 122nd Street
Hotel Theresa building at the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and 125th Street
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, at the same intersection as the Hotel Theresa
NYPD Police Service Area 6, which serves NYCHA developments in greater Harlem
The Harlem riot of 1964
The Quarters of FDNY Engine Company 59/Ladder Company 30
Drew Hamilton Houses, a large low-income NYCHA housing project in Central Harlem
New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Harlem is a neighborhood in Upper Manhattan, New York City.

Seen from Wall Street

Trinity Church (Manhattan)

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Seen from Wall Street
Loyalist Charles Inglis, Rector of Trinity Church (1765–1783)
South West view of Fort George (New York City) showing at far left Trinity Church
September 1776 view of New York City showing at center left the spire of Trinity Church
Trinty Church 1788-1839 in 1827
Trinity Church c. 1900
Interior of Trinity Church
Statue of John Watts in the Trinity Churchyard
Close-up of statues of Trinity Church

Trinity Church is a historic parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of New York, at the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City.

Slave being burned at the stake in N.Y.C. after the 1741 slave revolt. Thirteen slaves were burned.

African Burial Ground National Monument

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Slave being burned at the stake in N.Y.C. after the 1741 slave revolt. Thirteen slaves were burned.
Pierre Toussaint was born into slavery in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) and was emancipated in New York City.
Section of the 1754 Maerschalck plan showing Collect Pond ('Fresh Water') and the Negros Burial Ground; rectangle delineates area of archaeological excavation by Howard University. At least two slaves were hanged on the small island in Collect Pond.
The "Negros Burial Ground" near Collect Pond, looking south (map about 1760)
A 1776 map of New York and environs (labeled New York Island instead of Manhattan) the Negro Cemetery was located about 2 blocks southwest of the "Fresh Water" [i.e. Collect Pond] located in the upper left section of the map outside the city limits
African Burial Excavation NYC 1991
Unearthed (2002) – A bronze sculpture by artist Frank Bender based upon the forensic facial reconstructions of three intact skeletons exhumed at the African Burial Ground.
Archeologist uncover more of African Burial ground in old Harlem bus depot.
Map showing excavated area and probable location of more intact burials
280 Broadway, the A.T. Stewart Building
A silver pendant recovered during laboratory cleaning of the skeletal remains of burial 254 – a child between 3½ and 5½ years old.
Aerial view of the African Burial Ground National Monument. The mounds to the right contain the reinterred remains.

African Burial Ground National Monument is a monument at Duane Street and African Burial Ground Way (Elk Street) in the Civic Center section of Lower Manhattan, New York City.

A sign for Juan Rodriguez Way in Inwood, Manhattan.

Juan (Jan) Rodriguez

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One of the first documented non-indigenous inhabitants to live on Manhattan Island.

One of the first documented non-indigenous inhabitants to live on Manhattan Island.

A sign for Juan Rodriguez Way in Inwood, Manhattan.

As such, he is considered the first non-native resident of what would eventually become New York City.

A 1776 map of New York and environs (labeled New York Island instead of Manhattan)

Great Fire of New York (1776)

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A 1776 map of New York and environs (labeled New York Island instead of Manhattan)
A panoramic view of New York in the wake of the fire which virtually destroyed the city
This 1776 map has contemporary markings in red depicting over 20 city blocks damaged by the fire

The Great Fire of New York was a devastating fire that burned through the night of September 20, 1776, and into the morning of September 21, on the West Side of what then constituted New York City at the southern end of the island of Manhattan.

James Otis Jr. (portrait by Joseph Blackburn), was considered the soul of the Congress by John Adams

Stamp Act Congress

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James Otis Jr. (portrait by Joseph Blackburn), was considered the soul of the Congress by John Adams
New York's Acting Governor Cadwallader Colden thought the Congress was unauthorized and illegal.

The Stamp Act Congress (October 7 – 25, 1765), also known as the Continental Congress of 1765, was a meeting held in New York, New York, consisting of representatives from some of the British colonies in North America.

The only known photograph taken during the first night of riots, by freelance photographer Joseph Ambrosini, shows gay youth scuffling with police.

Stonewall riots

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The only known photograph taken during the first night of riots, by freelance photographer Joseph Ambrosini, shows gay youth scuffling with police.
The only known photograph taken during the first night of riots, by freelance photographer Joseph Ambrosini, shows gay youth scuffling with police.
Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village
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Christopher Park, where many of the demonstrators met after the first night of rioting to talk about what had happened, now features a sculpture of four white figures by George Segal that commemorates the milestone.
Gay rights demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London, including members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). The GLF in the UK held its first meeting in a basement classroom at the London School of Economics on October 13, 1970. The organization was very informal, instituting marches and other activities, leading to the first British Gay Pride March in 1972.
Banner reading "Stonewall was a riot" pictured during Berlin Pride, 2009
Queer anarchists at Stockholm pride with banner reading "Remember Stonewall"
The Stonewall, a bar in part of the building where the Stonewall Inn was located. The building and the surrounding streets have been declared a National Historic Landmark.
The sign left by police following the raid is now on display just inside the entrance.
A banner hanging from the top of the building the day after President Obama announced creation of the Stonewall National Monument
Stonewall Day logo by Pride Live
Plaque commemorating the Stonewall Riots
The Stonewall, a bar in part of the building where the Stonewall Inn was located. The building and the surrounding streets have been declared a National Historic Landmark.
In Paris (France), town square commemorating the Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall riots (also known as the Stonewall uprising, Stonewall rebellion, or simply Stonewall) were a series of spontaneous protests by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City.