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1. Art World

1.1. Modernism / Paris is No Longer Arts capital

1.1.1. Abstract Expressionism Painting movement

2. World Financial Center

2.1. New York Stock Exchange

2.1.1. Wall Street

2.2. World Trade Center

2.2.1. 9/11 disaster

3. International Trade

4. World Class Culinary Marketplace

4.1. The French Culinary Institute

4.2. Le Cordon Bleu Cooking Academy

5. Top Colleges

5.1. 1754 Columbia University

5.1.1. founded under charter by George II of Great Britain

5.2. 1735, Freedom of Press established in USA

5.3. New York University

6. United Nations Headquarters

6.1. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue.

6.1.1. There are currently 192 member states, including every sovereign state in the world but the Vatican City.

7. Cultural Capital of Arts

8. 1524, discovered NY by G. da Verranzano. One of the first ports of BIG Trade in The New World

8.1. 1624 originally called New Amsterdam

8.1.1. Dutch colonial Director-General Peter Minuit purchased the island of Manhattan from the Lenape in 1626 for a value of 60 guilders[22] (about $1000

8.1.2. New Amsterdam as it appeared in 1664. Under British rule it became known as New York.

9. Broadway Theatre

9.1. 42nd Street

9.1.1. Times Square is a major commercial intersection in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching ...

10. Dance

10.1. Alvin Aiely Dance Troupe

10.1.1. Alvin Ailey, Jr. (January 5, 1931 – December 1, 1989) was an American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York

10.2. Martha Graham Dance Troupe

10.2.1. Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American dancer choreographer regarded as one of the foremost pioneers of modern dance, whose influence ...

11. 1789, First Presidential Inaugural, G. Washington

11.1. Presidential Inauguration, the swearing-in ceremony represents both national renewal and continuity of leadership. As each president has offered a vision for America’s future, we reflect on the heritage of Inaugurations past.

12. 1785, First Capital of the USA

13. 1789, First US Congress & Supreme Court established in NYC

14. 1789, US Bill of Rights drafted in NYC

15. Literary Capital of Ideas and Authors