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NEW YORK CITY
1 New York is the largest city in the USA and one of the biggest in the world
It (1) is in the south-eastern corner of New York State where the Hudson River (2) empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
It was founded by the Dutches in the 17 century.
«The Big Apple», as New York City (1) is nicknamed, (2) has an energy that few other cities (3) can equal.
2 New York is the largest seaport in the USA.
More ships come into New York´s harbor than into any other port in the world.
In the bay there stands the bronze Statue of Liberty given to the USA by France as a present in 1886.
Its torch is 60 metres high and can be seen at night for many miles.
A new American Museum of Immigration is open at the base of the Statue.
3 The city is a leading textile centre of the country and its clothes industry.
It has a considerable printing industry and many book-shops.
It is the main publishing, advertising and radio centre with Columbia and New York universities and various city colleges.
4. New York (1) can be called the financial capital of the world, where «money-making» (2) is the main law of life.
It (1) is the symbol of big business and its Wall Street on Manhattan Island (2) has become a nickname for big monopolies all over the world.
5. New York is a great industrial and educational centre, too.
It is the art, music and drama capital of the USA.
Its museums, art galleries, libraries, zoos, parks and botanical gardens are world famous.
One of the largest and most pleasant parks is Central Park where there are a number of museums.
Frick Museum and the famous Metropolitan Museum are on the territory of Central Park.
For a long time New York (1) specialized in giving visitors a good time at its theatres, restaurants, night clubs, sporting arenas and therefore (2) has a large hotel industry.
6. Among the inhabitants of New York one can meet people of almost all nations.
The population of the city numbers about 16 million.
The citizens speak 75 different languages.
7. The architecture of New York with its skyscrapers, bridges, wide motor parkways is a perfect exhibit of the American ability to apply imagination to the solution of an engineering problem.
You (1) get impressed to look at the enormous skyscrapers that (2) rise up like great cliffs.
From the top of the Empire State Building (102 stories) you can have a good view of the Statue of Liberty and the whole New York City.