Section 3 (pages 425- 430) * American Hotels turned into people’s palaces, they had elegant lobbies. If you had money, you could pay to entertain friends in the dining room which had a crystal chandelier. * Department stores turned into buyers’ palaces * Goods of every shape, price, and description * Anybody could walk in * Some were large enough to fill a whole city block * In London * Gentlemen and ladies could get in * If you were not known, you couldn’t get in * Had to be a “person of quality” * Steward’s Cast Iron Palace * Completed in 1862, New York City * One of the 1st big department stores * product of two different types of Go-getters, businessman and inventor * store was 8 stories high, * famous for the biggest store in the world * it had “show-windows”, people could window shop * A. T. Steward * Merchant * Came to U.S., from Ireland * At Age 17 * Started to sell Irish laces * Soon branched out into all kinds of Goods * James Borgardus, started as watchmaker’s apprentice in upstate New York, designed and eight day clock, he then became famous, and then he invented many new machines such as, one of making cotton thread, and one for grinding sugar, also a mechanical pencil. His important idea was the construction of a building of cast iron. * Borgardus * 5 story factory, built in 1850, probably 1st cast iron building in America. * On July 4, 1876, the nation celebrated 100th birthday, with a Centennial Exposition held at Philadelphia, there were all American products, visitors are were amazed * Machinery Hall- dominated by the gigantic Corliss Steam Engine…
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The movie takes place in New York City in a jury room during the hottest day of the year. A jury of 12 men is sent to begin the investigation in the first degree murder trial of an 18 year old kid who is accused of stabbing his father to the death. At first they only wanted to go home they did not have time to think it out, because of the defendants evidence that…
convenience for the people.
The Manhattan Mall is one of the major shopping malls in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, New York, and one of the successful malls in the nation. The Mall opened in 1989 as A&S Plaza, with eight levels of retail, plus a food court on the ninth story. The Manhattan Mall has the largest and most democratic shoes, clothes, watches departments in the city which are well-priced and affordable for the consumers. The main store of the Manhattan mall is JC-Penny on the lower…
There was a time not too long ago when New York was the nation's literary capital, when would-be writers abandoned the provinces for the thrill of living where Fitzgerald and Hemingway lived, walking the streets that Howells and Wharton walked, drinking where Cummings and Dos Passos drank, eating where Thurbur and White ate. Those were the days when one took up residence in Greenwich Village to rub shoulders with the intelligentsia, establish a reputation, perhaps break into print. It was like Paris…
in Midtown Manhattan, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street
The Empire State Building is the world’s most famous office building.
It’s a classic New York City attraction; it offers a wonderful view of New York City and the surrounding area.
Located in the Bronx borough of New York City within Bronx Park.
It is the world’s largest urban zoo. Housing more than 6,000 animals representing about 650 species from around the world, the zoo comprises…
I was born right here in New York City, and yet, I speak the language fluently, and even read and write a little Chinese. I also keep some Chinese customs.Naturally, I speak English fluently, and read and write extremely well. I am independent and out-spoken, like many other Americans. According to my parents and some of my Chinese friends, I act more American than Chinese.To some of my Hispanic friends, however, I'm a "chink," and to my some of my Chinese friends, I'm an "ABC" (American Born Chinese)…
people’s rights; this is one of the leaks of law. We can find another leak of the law from racial discriminate.
In the New York City school and here is the report about racial discriminate in school by David Jones of the Community Service Society (CSS) of New York; “the grossest forms of racism and economic discrimination that take place in the ‘elite’ parts of New York City’s public education system, running the gamut from the ‘gifted and talented’ kindergarten programs which systematically…
are in need of her help. Her
name is Julia Masi and she has been a friend of the family for about 20 years. Julia
dedicates her free time to help feed the poor by working in soup kitchens in the New
York City area. She is also a volunteer with many associations such as New York Cares,
Children of the City, SPAN, and Magic Hospital. She has taught me so many things that
I will carry with me throughout my life.
One of the many things I have learned from Julia is how to balance time. Julia
in New York. “Stop and Frisk” means where the cops usually stops a person if they feel suspicious about them and even search through their body without warrant because of their appearance. “Stop and Frisk” can be helpful at some times, but not most of the time and in some cases it has been believed to be used by high authorities to exploit the minorities. There has been many cases where random people have been stopped and been pressured by cops to get searched by force. Especially here in New York…
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descendants. While there
are similarities in the experiences of each new group, there are also important differences. Every
group experienced both a push and a pull - something that drove them to leave their original homeland and something that brought them to the United States. Sometimes the push and pull were
economic. Sometimes people fled political or religious persecution.
Many immigrants saw their initial move to the new world as temporary. They hoped to find
work, build a financial stake,…