First time in New York
After the college I visited New York in 1991 with one of my friend; we spent there a couple of weeks in a YWCA hostel in Manhattan. We do enjoy the city looking around, eating outlandish food, visiting museums, traveling in the all neighborhoods.
At that time I still was into dinosaurs so the American Natural History Museum in New York city was another lifetime dream after the one I had in London years before.
We entered into New Jersey hitchhiking and we were also too young so no one gave us something to drink or permit us to enter in Pubs because we were just eighteen and the legal age in New York is twenty one.
This really sucks, but anyway a good man managing an Irish Pub on Madison Avenue did not refuse us a couple of good Guinness and so it became immediately our night spot.
I had with me an old camera, a Yashica, and it did good photos before someone stolen to me.
It is just impossible even imagine the photographic potential of New York, every corner can hide the perfect picture.
These images and pictures of New York reflect the first impression that everyone has arriving in the city, an incredible skyline mixed with different ethnicity, kind of foods, different cultures all blended together.
New York is one of the most populous U.S. city, known for its history as a gateway to the U.S., the immigration, the status of its business, culture, transports and manufacturing.
The state of New York and the cities were named in the seventeenth century in honor of the Duke of York, James Stuart, future James II of England and Scotland.
New York was inhabited by the Algonquin, Iroquois, and Lenape, Native American groups.
Claimed by Henry Hudson in 1609, the region of Manhattan was colonized by the Dutch in 1624.
The British took Manhattan and the rest of the colony in 1664.
Approximately one third of all the battles of the war of independence in fact took place in New York.
New York became an independent state July 9, 1776, its constitution was approved in 1777.
The state ratified the Constitution of the United States July 26, 1788 to become the eleventh state.
The first great battle of the War of American Independence was declared and fought in New York on Long Island in August of 1776.
The victory gave New York the British military base in policy and operations in North America for the duration of the conflict.
Four of the Iroquois nations fought alongside the British as allies, the Iroquois were driven back after the war, in Canada.
With the Treaty of Paris, the last vestiges of the British authorities left in 1783.
More than 12 million immigrants arrived in New York through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954.
Today, more than 100 million Americans can trace their origins to immigrants who first came to America through Ellis Island before dispersing across the country.
The Statue of Liberty was donated to the city from France to celebrate the Centenary of the Declaration of Independence October 28, 1886.
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