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New York City is the largest city in both New York State and the United States. NYC was founded in 1613 and incorporated in 1898.
Asked in New York City, Nicknames
Why is New York City called 'The Big Apple'?
New York is called the "Big Apple" as in 1803 Evelyn Claudine de saint-Evremond was forced to flee France. She opened up a salon that became a place where men could enjoy the pleasures of beautiful women and high stakes gambling. The men that went to this such place lovingly nicknamed her "Eve" as to the biblical reference, and she would refer about the establishment and the women inside it as her "irresistible apples hence the name "The Big Apple." I don't know...
Asked in New York, New York City
How did New York get its name?
New York got its name from the Duke of York, who gained control of the land in the 17th century. Originally it was called "New Amsterdam" by the Dutch settlers but when control of this area was taken over by English, its name was also changed to "New York," to honor the Duke of York. There is an "Old York" (or just York) back in England. New York was named for the Duke of York, later King James II of England. It...
Asked in Exercise, New York, New York City, Road Distance
How many blocks equal a mile in new york city?
In large cities the number varies depending upon the original grid layout. In NYC (Manhattan) the number of north-south blocks per mile is 20. East-west blocks (between avenues) are typically just under 5 north-south blocks in length, so the number of east-west blocks per mile is 4. ...
Asked in New York City, Moby Dick
What does ishmael like about New York City?
Ishmael likes many things in the city. For example he likes to explore the city. He likes to explore it because he could see the tall buildings that he never seen that tall in Freetown. As well as he likes to explore the city he like the snow. He likes it because he had seen in movies but not in real life. ...
Asked in New York City, Road Distance, Brooklyn Bridge
What is the distance between Battery Park and the Brooklyn Bridge?
The distance from Battery Park to the Brooklyn Bridge is about 4000 feet (1219 meters), or three-quarters of a mile (1.2 kilometers). ...
Asked in New York City, Train Travel
What subway do you take from 31st Street to Grand Central Terminal?
Well, it depends on whether you're starting out from East 31st Street or West 31st Street. But either way, if you don't have luggage to carry, you should seriously consider just walking, instead of taking the subway, especially if you're starting out from the East Side. The walk is only 0.5 to 1.5 miles. From East 31st, it's about half a mile to a mile, and from West 31st, it's about a mile to a mile and a half. Grand Central Station...
How many restaurants are there in Manhattan?
In all five boroughs of New York City there are 23,499 active restaurants as of April 2010. There are no resources online with figures of the number of restaurants in just Manhattan. ...
Asked in New York, New York City, Caribou
When will new york deer go into rut in 2010?
In NJ and some parts of New York we've seen bucks chasing does already but the does arent ready. I don't know if the rut has fully kicked in for the bucks, but this weekend (oct. 23) is a great moonphase to hunt, so if the rut is starting now like i think it is, Saturday will be great. ...
Tania is writing a paper for her history teacher about living conditions of immigrants in urban tenements during the 19th century what sources would be the best for her to quote in?
The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld, by Herbert Asbury Gotham: a history of New York City to 1898, By Edwin G. Burrows, Mike Wallace A city of immigrants: dreams and realities of life in New York, 1840-2007, By LaGuardia Community College. LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, Richard K. Lieberman German New York City, By Richard Panchyk The Promised City: New York's Jews, 1870-1914, by Moses Rischin Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924, by Deborah Hopkinson Tenement: Immmigrant...
Asked in New York City, Postage and Shipping
How many stamps does it take to mail a letter from New York to Afghanistan?
If you have a military address, one stamp should be fine if your letter is up to 3 pages. More per ounce after that. Otherwise, check out the related link to calculate the amount. ...
How much does it cost to rent a Broadway theater for a week?
That tends to range from around $2,500.00 to about $5,000.00, depending on which theater and what time of year. ...
Asked in New York, New York City, Elevations
Where was New York's Five Points?
Mr. Mullins stated that the Five Points existed at the intersection of "Worth, Baxter, and Park Row". This would lie in today's Chinatown. He was close! There is no such intersection. Park Row does not intersect with Baxter. The Five Points can be found where Baxter intersects with Worth (formerly known as Anthony St). If you follow Worth east, you'll hit Park (formerly known as Chatham). Answer Original 5 pts was the intersection of Worth, Baxter, Mosco, and Pearl Street, which use to run...
Asked in Repossession, Insurance, New York City
Where can a new repo company find insurance?
Here are a few ideas: Some insurers write new companies, but not all of them will. You may have trouble obtaining insurance until you have a "loss record" or track history for an insurer to examine. DO NOT CONFUSE tow insurance with repo insurance as they are different for example, if you have a tow policy you are not covered for things like wrongful repossession. You are required to have wrongful repossession, commercial liability and auto insurance, as well as a dishonesty bond...
Asked in New York City, Train Travel
Is there a train from John F. Kennedy to Harlem?
Yes, you can take the A train to Harlem. Actually, the A train will take you to Morningside Heights, which is the neighborhood west of Harlem, but it's only one block east from there to Harlem. First, you take the shuttle, called the AirTrain, from inside the JFK terminals to the Howard Beach Station of the A train (of the A-C-E, the blue line). Then take the Manhattan-bound A train to 125th Street. The station is at 125th Street and Amsterdam, and from...
Asked in Mobile Phones, New York City, iPhone, Metro PCS
How does a railway metro work?
The typical railway metro runs an electric powered motor fixed at every wheel of the train, it's motor have two coils inside it, the first one gives high power to start the train and moves it and the second one is for high speeds, the train brakes with special braking pads the same way the car brakes. Second answer: "Metro" is a generic name for an urban railway system. Many cities have a Metro. For example: Paris Métro, Rome Metro, Madrid Metro, Amsterdam...