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New York City skyline

New York City

the most populous city in the United States

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New Amsterdam
New Amsterdam
was established by the Dutch West India Company at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in 1624. Originally founded to protect Dutch fur trade operations in the Hudson River Valley, it became New York City in 1664.
New York City in 1969
New York City in 1969
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building
was the world's tallest building when it was completed in 1931 -- 1,250 feet from ground to uppermost ceiling. It held that title until 1972, when it was surpassed by the World Trade Center's North Tower.
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty
Properly known as Liberty Enlightening the World, the Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island (formerly Bedloe's Island) in New York Harbor. France gave the monument to the United States in 1884 as a symbol of friendship.
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