New York Essays

New York as Us Writ Large (or Small)_

Is New York City the United States writ (made) small or is the United States NYC writ (made) large? To the world as well as to many Americans, New York has become a symbolic representation of the United States, a microcosm. Great cities often are identified with their respective nations, and some capital cities even carry the name of their respective countries, as in the case of Mexico City . Paris is a proud representation of France, where much of…

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An Analysis of New York City in Martin Scorsese’s

Among the stellar names in the film directing profession in the world, Martin Scorsese’s is most likely near or at the very top of the list—as bright as the city he has chosen to showcase in most of his career pieces. Using New York City as his backdrop, Scorsese has created landmark films that explore the intricacies of specific human qualities, tightly connected to themes of identity, religion, and psychology. Three of his films—Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, and Life Lessons—bear…

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Public Housing

Public Housing was a project undergone by the New York administration to ease the burden of accommodation on residents who cannot afford their own houses. The project has a long history that spans several decades. Throughout this period, it has been faced with times of uphill and downhill. The project is currently in a low ebb as so many of the buildings are in a state of disrepair. The drive to house the poor can be traced to the charitable…

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New York_ City Information

It is located on the Atlantic Coast on the United States of America. It was first settled in 1625, known as New Amsterdam by the Dutch. It is known as the city that never sleeps. New York City is probably one of the most interesting cities in the world. It has something to offer to everybody. From the moment you land in New York City there is a realization that you have landed in a different world. New York City…

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South Fork Dam

McCullough, David. The Johnstown Flood. New York: Simon and Schuster Inc. , 2007 About the Author: David McCullough, author of numerous books including The Great Bridge, The Path between the Seas, Mornings on Horseback, Brave Companions, John Adams, 1776 and Truman, was a twice recipient of the National Book Award and two times winner of the Pulitzer Award. He has been known as the “master of the arts of narrative history”. His books received merits for their exceptional style, literary…

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Analysis of Comments on a New York Times Article

The article, “Forced From Executive Pay to Hourly Wage,” which was written by Michael Luo and was published in the New York Times last February 28, 2009, basically told the story of people who used to earn five or six-figure amounts per year, are now being paid hourly minimum wages. One example in the article was the case of Mark Cooper, who used to earn $70,000 as a security manager for Fortune 500 Company in the United States and who…

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Impact of Federalist on U.s. Constitution

The Federalist was at first published in New York newspapers with the precise intention of convincing the huge Anti-federalist population of New York to vote in support of the Constitution. Federalist’s thoughts were extensively used by federalists in other states as well. James Madison used this particular document to influence the solid Anti-federalist alliance in Virginia to support the ratification of the constitution. Eventually both states, Virginia and New York approved he constitution, but neither of these states were among…

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The Abolitionist

“My free life began on the third of September, 1838. On the morning of the 4th of that month, after an anxious and most perilous but safe journey, I found myself in the big city of New York, a free man, one more added to the mighty throng which, like the confused waves of the troubled sea, surged to and fro between the lofty walls of Broadway. ” (Douglass, 1962) Frederick Douglass, indeed, was well prepared to enter the abolitionist…

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My Favourite Place in the Us

The best place in the World is New York. It is a place where you can see magnificent things. It is the biggest city in the world and the capital of world’s economy. There isn’t something you can’t find in NYC. Manhattan is the wealthiest area of the city, actually it is a group of islands in Hudson River. In this area there are stores of the most famous brands in the world, there is everything from clothes and restaurants…

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Hairy Ape Character Analysis

Style “The Hairy Ape” was done in the expressionist style of theater. Expressionism is the theatrical technique which will use the staging and setting to show the characters inner emotion or the keep the theme constantly within the audience’s sight. In Expressionism, characters do not act or talk the way they really would, everything is extreme to prove a point. In Expressionism plausibility is deliberately altered by the author to make the theme clear. Characters Yank Yank represents the lower…

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The Crown Heights Riot

The Crown Heights Riot was a riot that occurred in August, 1991 and lasted for three days. The riots took place in the Crown Heights environs within the New York City Borough of Brooklyn. This city was residence to about 180 000 citizens, comprising of West Indies (0. 5), African-Americans (0. 39) as well as residents of Jewish origin (0. 11). These riots commenced on August 19, 1991 following an incidence where a Guyanese boy was accidentally hit by a…

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Traffic Congestion in Big Cities

Traffic congestion is one of the main problems in big cities like London, New York, Copenhagen, and Delhi. The primary causes of it are high population and movement of people. With progress in engineering, humanity invents many initiatives to solve this problem. One of the that is public transport area, particularly Metro. The Metro is an underground railway system of the city. According to Business Traveler (2012) the oldest subway was built in London in 1836 and to date the…

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Gangs of New York

The movie Gangs of New York is a 2002 film directed by Martin Scorsese which takes place between the year 1846 and the 1860’s. It is loosely based on the 1927 book of the same name by Herbert Ashbury. It is set amongst the turmoil in New York’s notorious Five Points District between the “native New Yorkers” and the thousands of Irish immigrants. It is told from the viewpoint of Amsterdam Vallon (played by Leonardo de Caprio), who as a…

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Football Hero

Ty Lewis is Thane’s younger brother and the protagonist. Uncle Gus works for a family cleaning business. He is Thane and Ty’s uncle. Thane is Ty’s older brother. He starts off in college and gets drafted to the NY Jets. Ty Lewis has a major internal and external conflict. One major internal conflict that he had in the book was with his Uncle Gus. Ty’s parents died in a car crash and he was forced to live with his aunt…

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The Secular Progressives Vs. the Traditionalists

In the New York Times best selling book from Fox News Commentator and mediator for The O’Reilly factor, Bill O’Reilly in his book Culture Warrior, defines and separates the two main competitors for the culture of America: The Secular Progressives vs. The Traditionalists. O’Reilly sees this battle as much more important than the more known and easily recognized conservatives vs. liberals and consequently sees the stakes as being that much more important as well with the winner deciding the fate…

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