Did you know… about New York City?

New York by Naoki TanakaIn six years [2024] the people of New York City, specifically those on the island of Manhattan, will be celebrating the beginning of the city when Dutch colonists first settled the island of Manhattan and called it New Amsterdam in 1524. Later, in 1664, when the English took over, the city was renamed New York after King Charles II’s brother the Duke of York, who later became James II.  Manhattan was the first of the five boroughs of New York city to be founded and Queens was the last one in 1683. The five boroughs of Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens were consolidated into the City of New York in 1898.

According to Wikipedia, it has the largest city in the United States since 1790. It has over 8,600,000 people in an area of over 300 square land miles. This makes it an extremely dense area of 28,458 people per one square mile! An example of this denseness would be Times Square. For miles, the area is filled to overflowing with people, lights and sounds. The City is the cultural, financial and media capital of the world and is the 9th largest megacity in the world.

It also has one of the largest natural harbors in the world which is key to it being a major port city for industry, tourism and immigration. There are 3.2 million people living in the City who were born outside of the United States speaking around 800 different languages. This makes New York City the most linguistically diverse city in the world.

It is also the most photographed city in the world. This puzzle by Naoki Tanaka entitled “New York” shows many examples of places that have been visited and photographed over the decades. As you and your loved ones assemble this puzzle, it would be an excellent opportunity to see how many landmarks you can identify. You can find it and other city village or map jigsaw puzzles at A+ Puzzles, Etc.

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