New York City Essays

New York City History

New York City has always been rife with speculations and legends about its origin. Neglected in the canon of American History that focuses on the 13 founding states, its remarkable beginnings as a Dutch colony founded in the wilderness are belied by a bustling metropolis at the center of the upwardly mobile world. Yet this relegated obscurity of the humble origins of the Big Apple hold the key to understanding the rapid growth and burgeoning world power that is to…

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Conditional Cash Transfer

New York City’s Center for Economic opportunity led the United States in launching Opportunity New York City as an experimental and privately funded program to help families in six of the city’s highest-poverty communities break the cycle of intergenerational poverty (Riccio, 2010) . The ONYC study aimed to test the impact of the cash transfers on the health of the family, education of the children, and the outcomes of the adults’ workforce in the household. Also, this program was based…

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Problems of Farmers in Present Day of Life

We think of farms as always being there. Food will always be grown. Our countryside will be full of cows and crops just like it always has been. The fact is that this may not be true. Farmers are faced with the growing costs to run their farms. These costs include taxes, insurance, and regular farm costs. When we visited a farm, the farmer said that this was one of his main concerns…. and not the weather conditions like we…

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Three Places I Would Like to Revisit

I still remember standing out on the deck of the USS Hayler for the first time as we pulled out of Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia. The year was 1996, and I was in for some of the most memorable experiences of my life. During the course of my ten years in the US Navy, I was able to visit forty-seven different countries and spend a total of almost five years out at sea. There is nothing like the…

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Ebanks V. New York City Transit Authority

Facts: * Julius Ebanks’s left foot got caught in a 2-inch gap between the escalator step and the side wall of the escalator, which was owned and operated by the New York City Transit Authority. * He was thrown violently to the ground after reaching the top. His hip was fractured along with other serious injuries. * The standard gap of the city’s building code was 3/8 inches * Ebanks (plaintiff) sued the Transit Authority (defendant) to recover damages for…

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Monumental Architecture

Monumental architecture is large man-made structure of stone or earth. I live in New York, one of the largest cities in the world. We have many examples of the monumental architectures. The top ten of them are the Statue of Liberty, Grant’s Tomb, Grand Army Plaza, Washington Square Arch, Columbus Circle Fountain, The Grand Army Plaza, Literary Walk, Richard Morris Hunt Memorial, 107th Infantry Memorial, and the 911 Memorial. I have been living in New York City for the last…

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A Night in New York City

On a late Saturday evening I was studying continuously when suddenly I heard a monotonous and awful scream which made me run out of the house immediately. When I reached outside I could not believe what I had seen. A two-storey and turquoise coloured house had caught on fire. People were rushing in and out of their square shaped houses bringing huge and heavy buckets of water trying to extinguish the ravaging and terrible fire. I was behind the crowd…

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Ground Zero by Suzanne Berne

“Ground zero is a great bowl of light, an emptiness that seems weirdly spacious and grand, like a vast plaza amid the dense tangle of streets in lower Manhattan” (159). This is the feeling the speaker gets when she sees the World Trade Center site for the first time after the attacks on ground zero. The day on which the speaker went was a cold, damp March morning on the corner of Vesey and Church Streets (158). At her first…

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why We Should Celebrate Columbus Day

• Columbus Day recognizes the achievements of a great Renaissance explorer who founded the first permanent European settlement in the New World. The arrival of Columbus in 1492 marks the beginning of recorded history in America. • Columbus Day celebrates the beginning of cultural exchange between America and Europe. After Columbus, came millions of European immigrants who brought their art, music, science, medicine, philosophy and religious principles to America. These contributions have helped shape the United States and include Greek…

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Dream House

Would you like to stay in a lovely white house in the suburb of the New York city within 40 minutes drive off the city centre ? It’s a classic style house with 2 floors . It has a large garden all around the house and has a beautiful path with many trees and flowers besides so in your freetime you can take care them , really interesting .In the backyard of the house has a few fruit trees and…

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Columbus Day

Columbus Day is celebrated on October 12 each year in the United States. Columbus Day is the celebration of honoring Christopher Columbus for discovering the Americas (Ruggiero). Columbus Day originated when Americans wanted their nation to be recognized for what had been accomplished. They sought after ways to contribute to Christopher Columbus, for he was credited with finding the New World and symbolized their freedom and liberty (Mattern 43). The Society of St. Tammany, a group that commemorated rights and…

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My Favorite Vacation Destinations

When someone mentions the word vacation I am always ready to go! Vacation is a time for shopping, fun and relaxation. Some of my favorite vacation destinations include the Las Vegas strip, New York City and of course the beach in Destin, Florida. There is one thing about Vegas, you will never be bored. It is not called the city that never sleeps for nothing. The dark sky on the strip is lit bright by the neon lighting that makes…

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Substance Abuse

It is quite clear that substance abuse almost always occurs within the context of other problems. Common presenting problems that are related to substance abuse are marital and family conflict, child abuse, unemployment, financial problems, multiple medical problems, depression, suicide, and problems with aggression and violence. In assessing the role of substance abuse within the context of other problems, we also need to understand the dynamics of other behavioral problems and how they may be exacerbated by substance abuse. It…

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Sonia Sotomayor Biography

Federal judge Sonia Sotomayor was born as the eldest of two children in the South Bronx area of New York City, on June 25, 1954. Parents Juan and Celina (Baez) Sotomayor, who were of Puerto Rican descent, moved to New York City to raise the family. Sotomayor’s family functioned on a very modest income; her mother was a nurse at a methadone clinic, and her father was a tool-and-die worker who died when Sotomayor was only nine years old. Sotomayor’s…

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New York City Adventure

My favorite trip I’ve ever been on was definitely my first trip to New York City. Through the many stores and massive crowds of people I learned some important life lessons, other than how much I enjoy elbow room. The “Big Apple” was more that just a city to me, it was an experience, in fact, the whole trip was an experience! Whether it was the airplane ride to Manhattan, the city itself, or the Yankee game we went too,…

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