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  Culture of New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The "hard-boiled New Yorker" is brusque, mercantile, and rude.
New York is also one of only five cities in the United States with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines: the New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, and the Public Theater.
New York’s portrayal on television is similarly varied, with a disproportionate number of crime dramas taking place in the city despite the fact that it is one of the safest cities in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_New_York_City   (3605 words)

  
 New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New York City is a center for international finance, fashion, entertainment, and culture, and is widely considered to be one of the world's major global cities with an extraordinary collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and financial markets.
New York City emerged from World War II as the unquestioned leading city of the world, with Wall Street leading America's emergence as the world's dominant economic power, the United Nations headquarters (built in Manhattan in 1952) emphasizing its political influence, and the rise of Abstract Expressionism displacing Paris as center of the art world.
New York City is located at the center of the BosWash megalopolis, 218 miles (350 km) driving distance from Boston and 220 miles (353 km) from Washington, D.C. The city's total area is 468.9 square miles (1,214.4 km²), of which 35.31% is water.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_york_city   (8126 words)

  
 sociology - New York City
New York City was the site of the deadliest attack in national history, on September 11, 2001, and nearly 3,000 people were killed by the terrorist strike on the World Trade Center, including New Yorkers employed in the buildings and hundreds of firemen, policemen, and rescue workers who came to their aid.
Upper New York Bay is surrounded by Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the coast of New Jersey, and is connected by the Narrows between Brooklyn and Staten Island to Lower New York Bay, which is partially surrounded by Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the coast of New Jersey, and opens to the Atlantic Ocean.
New York is a city of "great museums" with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's assemblage of historic art, the Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum's 's 20th century collection, and the American Museum of Natural History and its Hayden Planetarium focusing on the sciences.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/New_York_City   (7813 words)

  
 New York City, New York - City Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
New York City was the site of a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 when nearly 3,000 people were killed by the terrorist strike on the World Trade Center, including New Yorkers employed in the buildings and hundreds of firemen, policemen, and rescue workers who came to their aid.
New York City is situated among an archipelago of islands astride the Atlantic Ocean off the Eastern Seaboard of North America, surrounding the fine New York Harbor, which was the very reason for the city's founding.
New York is a city of "great museums" with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's assemblage of historic art, the Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum's 20th century collection, and the American Museum of Natural History and its Hayden Planetarium focusing on the sciences.
www.yp.com /cities/new-york-city.php   (6418 words)

  
 Berkeley College - New York City Campus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
And the College's new Lower Manhattan Extension Center is located in the heart of New York's financial district, easily accessible by public transportation from the five boroughs.
New York's diverse neighborhoods, fine restaurants, clubs, street festivals, and year-round special events add an extra dimension to the college experience.
The diversity of students who come to the New York City campus from different backgrounds, nationalities, and lifestyles is as distinguished as the area.
www.berkeleycollege.edu /Campuses/NYCampus.htm   (505 words)

  
 The New York Times > Arts > Celebrating Mexican Life in New York
Mexicans are the fastest-growing immigrant population in New York.
But they say they often feel invisiblein a city where the word Chicano is far more likely to evoke the streets of Los Angeles, or border towns in Texas, than Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx.
Three years ago Tepeyac added a new variation on this themeby instituting the International Torch run, a relay race that began in Mexico City on Oct. 10 and that will culminate in New York at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday.
www.nytimes.com /2004/12/08/arts/08mexc.html?ex=1260248400&en=0e839efef21b9944&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (878 words)

  
 Alternavision Network » New York City
According to a story in Monday’s Daily News, CBS News and 60 Minutes staple Ed Bradley are embroiled in somewhat of a dispute over the terms of Bradley’s new contract.
John Lennon once said “America is the Roman Empire and New York is Rome itself.” If you’re familiar with the history and culture of the ancient Rome Lennon was referring to, you know that New York City’s role in today’s world is indeed remarkably similar to Rome’s former role.
With New York City’s mayoral election day less than six months away it’s time for an unscientific poll to see which mayoral candidates (if any) have an early edge with New York voters leading up to what will certainly be a hotly contested race.
alternavision.net /category/new-york   (721 words)

  
 New York City History and Culture, Pace University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
New York City’s history and culture are both integrated with and distinct from the general trends of American history.
Students will also be expected to obtain one novel with a New York City emphasis on their own, either from a library, a brick-and-mortar bookstore, or from an on-line source (e.g., Amazon.com).
Web Research on New York City (due June 17): During the first class week, students must evaluate the websites found by last year’s students (list is linked to course web page), suggest which of those is the WEAKEST LINK (good-bye) plus find two new on-line sites pertinent to this course.
webpage.pace.edu /boffutt/nyc.htm   (2044 words)

  
 NYC Blog (tm) .net / New York City Weblog: Culture of New Yorkers
Other nicknames attributed to New York City include "the Big Apple", "Gotham", "the Naked City", and "the Capital of the World".
The great majority of Manhattan residents live in apartments in what is usually seen as a very overpriced and difficult housing market, although there are immense neighborhoods of suburban-style homes in the outer boroughs.
NYC Blog is a simple weblog dedicatd to New York City.
linux.typepad.com /nyc_blog/2004/08/culture_of_new_.html   (495 words)

  
 New York City Travel Guide - Hotels, Restaurants, Sightseeing in New York City - The New York Times Travel Section
In the city that never sleeps, visitors have to, but affordable hotel rooms in Manhattan are hard to find.
The exhibit manages to convey the story of an unusual convergence of avant-garde high culture and grass-roots youth culture.
The Empire State Building is the distinctive image of mythic New York, and totally irresistible.
www.nytimes.com /top/features/travel/destinations/unitedstates/newyork/newyorkcity   (684 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Crimes Against Children: Sexual Violence and Legal Culture in New York City, 1880-1960: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Robertson describes how the nineteenth-century approach to childhood as a single phase of innocence began to shift at the end of the century to include several stages of childhood development, prompting reformers to create legal categories such as statutory rape and carnal abuse to protect children.
However, while ordinary New Yorkers' involvement in the prosecution of those offenses reshaped their understandings of who was a child and produced a new concern to establish the age of their sexual partners, their beliefs in childhood innocence and in a concept of sexuality centered on sexual intercourse remained unchanged.
Robertson's study, based on the previously unexamined files of the New York County district attorney's office, reveals the importance of child sexuality and sex crimes in twentieth-century American culture.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0807855960   (486 words)

  
 New York City Arts Coalition : Advocacy & Public Policy
The New York City Arts Coalition is a membership network of arts professionals and arts supporters organized for education, advocacy and public policy development in the nonprofit arts field.
The New York City Arts Coalition promotes a broad awareness of the arts in the life of the city.
Works of art show us new ways of seeing and feeling, reveal who we are and who we might be.
www.nycityartscoalition.org   (307 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Desis in the House: Indian American Youth Culture in New York City (Asian American History and Culture): ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
New York City, long the destination for immigrants and migrants, today is home to the largest Indian American population in the United States.
Coming of age in a city remarkable for its diversity and cultural innovation, Indian American and other South Asian youth draw on their ethnic traditions and the city's resources to create a vibrant subculture.
South Asians are a new group to the area mainly starting in the late 1960s and is continuing today.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1566399270?v=glance   (1454 words)

  
 New York City
The evolution of city firefighting from the earliest bucket brigades through the arrival of the Superpumper fire trucks.
New York Life at the Turn of the Century in Photographs
Jan Morris evokes the city and the era in all its romantic grandeur.
www.globecorner.com /g/i10.html   (1673 words)

  
 PlanetRider Travel Directory > Art & Culture > Dance > New York City
A New York institution since 1958, the company set precedents in American dance by offering a creative outlet to fl modern dancers.
A robust listing of dance events in New York City, mixed with attractive dance, photography, and editorial work.
The Merce Cunningham Dance site is rather ho-hum in terms of style, considering the company is one of New York's most exciting modern dance companies.
www.planetrider.com /travel-guide.cfm/Activities/Art_and_Culture/Dance/New_York_City.htm   (495 words)

  
 The New Yorker: The Talk of the Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
True Crime: New York City, which was released last month by Activision and is being advertised on billboards around town, is set in Manhattan.
While it is not the first game to take place in a real-world location (or even in New York), True Crime: New York City’s attempt to accurately re-create an existing place is unprecedented in scope and ambition.
Suddenly, an obvious thought intruded on the afternoon’s experiment—the fun of a simulation like True Crime: New York City is not that it re-creates the city perfectly but that it re-creates the city just well enough to allow a player to have adventures that are forbidden in real life.
www.newyorker.com /talk/content/articles/051219ta_talk_radosh   (818 words)

  
 The New York City German Culture Meetup Group (New York, NY) - Meetup.com
The New York City German Language Meetup Group
The New York City Russian Language Meetup Group
We are a fun group of Germans living in the New York City metro area.
expatgerman.meetup.com /24   (850 words)

  
 Children's Galleries for Jewish Culture | NYCkidsARTS - New York City's cultural guide for kids   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Children's Galleries for Jewish Culture is part of the Jewish Children's Learning Lab (JCLL), a non-religious organization founded in 1995 to better engage schoolchildren and families in Jewish culture and heritage.
In 2002, JCLL opened the Children's Galleries in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in order to present Jewish history and culture in non-threatening and inclusive ways that benefit not only Jewish community members but the community at large as well.
The venue enables JCLL to present exhibitions which further this mission and achieve the center's goal of fostering in children a positive and informed attitude toward Jewish heritage.
nyckidsarts.org /orgs/one?org_id=809   (265 words)

  
 Arts and Events in NYC - New York Magazine
Johansson's second Woody Allen flick is one highlight in a summer packed with cultural thrills.
Amy Sedaris hopes you'll love her new movie.
The New York Magazine pictures that led to the film Saturday Night Fever.
www.newyorkmetro.com /arts   (112 words)

  
 iTravel | New York City Culture/Conduct Reviews
Find contacts and travel tips from hundreds of cities worldwide.
NY is perhaps the most extreme city in an extreme country.
Expect the best and worst of everything at any time of day or night all thrown together so as to form an incredibly dynamic and crazy place inhabited by some of the most ambitious and talent...
www.iagora.com /itravel/icities/united_states/new_york_city/rv_cult.html   (272 words)

  
 About New York City Brazilians and Brazilian Culture Meetup - New York City Brazilians and Brazilian Culture Meetup ...
The Brazilian culture meet-up group is a space we have to speak portuguese, know a little bit more about the brazilian culture, and make new friends in a healthy, safe, open and spontaneous space.
Meet other brazilians, know and share what's new in the Brazilian culture, listen, speak, improve your Portuguese.
Make new friends, be self expressed, who you are, don't analyze too much, relax, have good time in a friendly, open and safe space.
brazilians.meetup.com /6/about   (515 words)

  
 New York City Brazilians and Brazilian Culture Meetup (New York, NY) - Meetup.com
The New York City Conexión Latina Spanish Meetup Group
The New York City Portuguese Language Meetup Group
New Discussion: New Event: A Night in Bahia...
brazilians.meetup.com /6   (762 words)

  
 NYFA Interactive - New York Foundation for the Arts
NYFA Interactive - New York Foundation for the Arts, information resource for artists and all those who support them, including grants, awards, and services.
Culture Counts: Strategies for a More Vibrant Cultural Life for New York City can be downloaded as PDFs below.
Methodology for Profile of Participation in Arts and Culture in New York City
www.nyfa.org /level5.asp?id=55&fid=5&sid=9&tid=22&foid=8   (237 words)

  
 New York City Jewish Singles Culture Group (New York, NY) - Meetup.com
The New York WebObjects Spicy Food Dining Out Meetup Group
Meet other NY/NJ/CT Jewish Singles in their 20s, 30s, and 40s interested in cultural events, parties and travel adventures.
We have the cultureal theme as a guide so I've included some ideas below but I'm open to running any types of events that would be appealing to you all.
singles.meetup.com /232   (521 words)

  
 New York City Italian Language, Food, & Culture Club (New York, NY) - Meetup.com
New York City Italian Language, Food, and Culture Club (New York, NY) - Meetup.com
For lovers of Italian language, food, and culture.
I’m interested in spending three weeks in august in New York.
italian.meetup.com /24/?gj=sj10   (834 words)

  
 Pauline Frommer's New York City, 1st Edition... $15.99
Let me show you the "other" New York City—the one only insiders know about.
Take a one-day cooking class with the city's top chefs or get free tango lessons at the Argentine Consulate.
These are only a few of the great ways to get closer to the culture of New York City.
www.frommers.com /bookstore/0471767115.html   (271 words)

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