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ID: 7007567
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of New York (inhabited place)  New York (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 42 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.7000  decimal degrees
Long: 074 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -74.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Located at mouth of Hudson River; visited by Europeans 16th-17th century. Settled by the Dutch; seized by the British in 1664. Was a cosmopolitan center and the nation's largest city by the 18th century. Today is a huge metropolis composed of five boroughs corresponding to five counties.

Names:
New York (preferred,C,V)  ............ renamed for the Duke of York by British in 1664
New York City (C,V,display)
City of New York (C,V)
Greater New York (C,V)  ............ unofficial name
Big Apple (C,V)  ............ nickname for New York City
Gotham (C,V)  ............ a colloquial name for the city
New Orange (H,V)
New Amsterdam (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (inhabited place)  ................  New York (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (county)  ................  New York (county) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (inhabited place)  ....................  New York (inhabited place)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Queens (county)  ................  Queens (county) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (inhabited place)  ....................  New York (inhabited place)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Richmond (county)  ................  Richmond (county) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (inhabited place)  ....................  New York (inhabited place)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Bronx (county)  ................  Bronx (county) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (inhabited place)  ....................  New York (inhabited place)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (state)  ............  New York (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Kings (county)  ................  Kings (county) (P)
Hierarchy of New York (inhabited place)  ....................  New York (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  Amerindians knew the site, settled by Dutch in 17th cen.; grew enormously when surrounding cities merged in 1875 & 1898
city (C)
port (C)  ............  noted as one of the world's busiest ports
financial center (C)  ............  noted as world's financial center, site of New York Stock Exchange & headquarters for largest corporations
commercial center (C)  ............  major center for wholesale & retail trade
transportation center (C)  ............  hub for water, air, rail & road traffic; has large mass-transit system
industrial center (C)
trade center (C)
communications center (C)  ............  center for nation's mass media
publishing center (C)  ............  home of most of nation's major publishing houses
political center (C)  ............  headquarters of United Nations, also noted for influential politicians
cultural center (C)  ............  famed for museums of art & natural history, ballet & other dance, many forms of music, theatrical arts & architecture
educational center (C)
national capital (H)  ............  was first capital of the United States in 1789

Sources and Contributors:
Big Apple..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
....................  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-)
City of New York..........  [VP]
.............................  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-) accessed 5 September 2002
Gotham..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 658-659
Greater New York..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 842
New Amsterdam..........  [VP]
..........................  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-) accessed 5 September 2002.
New Orange..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 658-659
New York..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:658-659
.................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) index
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1988) index
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36018817
.................  Van Marle, Pittura Italiana (1932)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
New York City..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 647
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 5 September 2002
..........................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 658-659; 2:658-659
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 647
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 5 September 2002
..................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) index
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1988) index
..................  USGS, Geographic Names System [online] (1998-) accessed 5 September 2002; accessed 5 September 2002.
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36018817
..................  Van Marle, Pittura Italiana (1932)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 842
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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