EXPLORE # 499
I always like the cityscape views from a high point...this is
Manhattan as seen from the top of the Empire State Building, New york
City in august 2000 taken while at work In New York .
Scan from my original negative; camera used, Yashica SLR.
New York City (officially The City of New York) is the largest city in
the United States, with a metropolitan area that is among the largest
urban areas in the world. The city serves as one of the world's
primary global cities, exerting a powerful influence over worldwide
commerce, finance, culture, and entertainment.
The city is also an important center for international affairs, hosting the headquarters of the United Nations.
Founded as a commercial trading post by the Dutch in 1624, it served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, and has been the nation's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wall Street, in Lower Manhattan, has been a dominant global financial center since World War II and is home to the New York Stock Exchange. Today, the city has many renowned landmarks and neighborhoods that are world famous. The city has been home to several of the tallest buildings in the world, including the Empire State Building and the twin towers of the former World Trade Center.
New York is the birthplace of many cultural movements, including the Harlem Renaissance in literature and visual art, abstract expressionism (also known as the New York School) in painting, and hip hop, punk, salsa, disco and Tin Pan Alley in music. It is also the home of Broadway theater.
New York City is located in the Northeastern United States, in southeastern New York State, approximately halfway between Washington, D.C. and Boston