Wednesday, April 16, 2014

N is for New York

N is for New York
This post was done by one of the boys in the World Geography class at Cedar Ridge Academy Therapeutic Boarding School. At our private international high school, we really focus on a rigorous curriculum. That was the great thing for this student who made great improvements on his writing from his rough draft to this final post.  He also had a lot of pictures to go with! I have tried to include them all strategically around since they are all cool shots.

World Trade Center being attacked

New York is a very big city and it has a lot of cool facts, here are just some of them. The Empire State Building is on Fifth Ave. between 33rd street and 34th street.  The Empire State Building has 102 stories and on the 86th floor, there is an observation deck and you can look through the big binoculars out over New York City. You can also explore the gift shop that is inside. The World Trade Center was attacked on September 11, 2001. A plane was hijacked at 8:00 A.M and was flown into the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:45 A.M. The Statue of Liberty is also another interesting thing that is in New York. The Statue of Liberty is on Liberty Island. It is the symbol of American freedom. The tourists get to the island by boat.

Something else that attracts a lot of people is Greenwich Village. There are many actors, artists, musicians and other people that live around Greenwich Village that hang out in the streets during the day. There are small theaters as well as shops in the village. There are many places to buy books there as well as gifts for friends and family. There are lots of good places to eat around Greenwich Village.
The Statue of Liberty
New York is one of the main printing and publishing centers. There are more printing plants than any other city in the United States. There are about 93,000 workers there and about a 3rd of the books in the United States are published in New York. The port of New York and New Jersey is one of the biggest seaports. There are about 200,000 people working there . The cargo is foreign imports and exports. New York is 3rd in the manufacturing industry. There are about 17,000 industrial plants and they give jobs to about 430,000 workers.

These are just some of the reason why it would be cool to go to New York and look around the city. This is a good place to plan a family vacation.

New York University Ed.  Scott Fetzer.  Chicago: World book Inc., 2005 322-345
Santella Andrew. September 11, 2001 scholastic Inc. Grolier Publishing Co. 2002 9-11
Twin Towers Dollar Bill

New York City Skyline on the 1st year anniversary

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