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New York's Theatre History: Broadway

The word "Broadway" is special because it denotes both a profession and a place: the theater industry and a major boulevard running the length of Manhattan. While this may seem obvious to a New Yorker, many non-natives don't associate the two until they've stood on the sidewalks of Broadway. To make things even more confusing, many Broadway shows aren't actually on Broadway itself, and some of the shows that are staged on this famous street are labeled "off-Broadway." But even before the first American musical was staged, Broadway was an important street, a status it retains to this day.

NYC and the History of the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is an icon that symbolizes the United States and the promise of freedom and hope. The torch-bearing statue with her crown and robe is one of the most easily recognized in the world. This famous landmark is extremely popular, and every year, the statue receives around four million visits from tourists. Despite its renowned status, people may not be as familiar with many of the facts associated with it or its history. One major fact that can easily be forgotten is that the Statue of Liberty was constructed in and transported from another country.

History Of NYC: From Trading Post to The Twin Towers

New York City is one of the most recognized cities in the world. It's known for its culture and diversity and as a financial center for the U.S. and countries across the globe. While it has grown to encompass all of these things today, NYC hasn't always been the grand city that the world has come to love. New York's evolution started in the 1600s, and the city has faced many challenges on the road to its many accomplishments. The city has been at the heart of a number of major events that have impacted history and changed the fate of not only the city but also the state, the country, and in some instances the world.

New York City and the Historical Ellis Island

Year after year, tourists flock to New York City to see the sights, going to the Empire State Building, taking NYC bus tours, and visiting Ellis Island. Some visit for fun, while others are interested in the history. For those who come in search of historical sites, a Statue of Liberty Tour is a must-see. More than a tourist stop, Ellis Island evokes feelings of fear and hope when reminiscing about the millions of immigrants who entered the United States through this historic place. Those feelings become more personal when realizing that statistics state that approximately 40 percent of United States citizens are descendants of Ellis Island immigrants. In fact, that is precisely why so many people want to visit Ellis Island: They hope to see original records of their relatives who were processed here and discover their family's stories.