Modern day New York City is a reflection of three hundred years in growth and development. Its national identity changed four times; from the Native American Lenape, to a Dutch settlement, an English colony and then the headquarters for the United States. The waves of immigrants during the nineteenth and twentieth century lends it an international flavour, with solid city blocks filled with communities of Euro-Americans, Latin Americans, African American, Chinese, Japanese, and Mid Eastern cultures all retaining their national heritage.
The city has been shaped by enormous conflicts and inspiring accomplishments. By the middle of the twentieth century, it boasted several of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. The record remained unbroken until 1970. It developed a taste for the arts and culture, building fabulous opera houses, music halls, museums and galleries. New York City is headquarters for some of the most important newspapers, largest publishing houses, biggest record c