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RSHW Englisch - Facts about places of interest in New York City
For Mr Michel's Year 8 students at the Realschule Hückeswagen.
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The Statue of Liberty is also known as ...
How tall is the Statue of Liberty?
The Statue of Liberty is 93 meters tall (including the base).
Where does the Statue of Liberty stand?
The Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor.
Who made the Statue of Liberty?
The Statue of Liberty was made by the French. It was a present from France to the US in 1886.
How old is the Statue of Liberty?
The Statue of Liberty is 134 years old. It was a present from France to the US in 1886.
What does the Statue of Liberty stand for?
The Statue of Liberty is a symbol for democracy and freedom.
Why was the Statue of Liberty important to immigrants to the US?
The Statue of Liberty has welcomed immigrants to the US who could see the statue as they arrived on Ellis Island.
What does the Statue of Liberty hold in her LEFT hand?
The Statue of Liberty holds a tablet with the date of the Declaration of Independence on July 4 1776 in her left hand.
What does the Statue of Liberty hold in her RIGHT hand?
The Statue of Liberty holds a torch in her right hand which is covered in pure gold. It is lit up by 16 floodlights at night.
What does the Statue of Liberty have on her head?
The Statue of Liberty wears a crown on her head.
What is the Statue of Liberty made of?
The Statue of Liberty is made of copper.
Why is the Statue of Liberty green?
The brown copper of the Statue of Liberty turned green because of oxidation.
How big is the Statue of Liberty's nose?
The Statue of Liberty's nose is 1.37 meters big!
What is Central Park?
Central Park is an urban (=city) park in the New York borough of Manhattan.
Is Central Park popular?
Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States.
How many people visit Central Park each year?
Central Park is visited by around 42 million people each year.
When is Central Park open?
Central Park is open all year.
How old is Central Park?
Central Park first opened in 1857 (163 years ago) but it was expanded and reopened in 1873.
How big is Central Park?
Central Park is 4 kilometres long and 800 meters wide.
How big is Central Park in hectares?
Central Park is 341 hectares large. It takes up 5% of the New York borough of Manhattan.
Central Park is bigger than ...
the country of Monaco!
Central Park is the biggest park in ...
New York City.
Central Park is the most ...
filmed location in the world.
In Central Park, there is ...
the Central Park Zoo, 2 ice skating rinks, a castle (Belvedere Castle), many playgrounds and bicycle paths, lakes and woods.
What's the name of the castle in Central Park?
The castle in Central Park is called "Belvedere Castle".
What can you do on the lakes in Central Park?
You can go on a boat tour on the lakes in Central Park.
Why do people visit Central Park?
Many New Yorkers (and tourists) go to Central Park to do sports (for example jogging, inline skating and cycling) or just to relax.
Where is the Empire State Building located?
The Empire State Building is located in the New York borough of Manhattan.
How tall is the Empire State Building?
The Empire State Building is 381 meters tall.
How many floors does the Empire State Building have?
The Empire State Building has 102 floors.
How many elevators does the Empire State Building have?
The Empire State Building has 73 elevators.
How many stairs does the Empire State Building have?
The Empire State Building has 1860 stairs.
When was the Empire State Building built?
The Empire State Building was built from 1930 to 1931.
Which record did the Empire State Building hold?
The Empire State Building was the world's tallest building for 39 years - from 1931 until 1970 (when the Twin Towers took the title).
The Empire State Building is still ...
one of the tallest buildings in New York City.
Where are the observatories in the Empire State Building?
The Empire State Building has glass observatories on the 86th and 102nd floors, where you have magnificent 360 degree views of New York City.
How far can you see from the top of the Empire State Building?
On a clear day you can see for 130 kilometres from the top of ther Empire State Building. That means that you can see 5 states.
How many peole visit the Empire State Building each year?
Over 4 million visitors visit the Empire State Building each year.
What is the Empire State Building most famous for?
The Empire State Building has appeared in famous films such as "King Kong" and "The Amazing Spider-Man".
What is Chinatown?
Chinatown is a district of Manhattan.
What's so amazing about Chinatown?
Chinatown is home to the largest Chinese community outside of Asia.
Who exactly lives in Chinatown?
16% of people living in Chinatown are white, 5% are black (African American) and 64% are Asian (mostly Chinese, Vietnamese and Taiwanese).
What was Chinatown known for in the past?
In the 1800s most parts of Chinatown were slums and crime was a big problem.
What is Chinatown known for now?
Chinatown is now probably the most colourful district of New York City- There are big, bright signs written in Chinese everywhere to be seen.
What can people see in Chinatown?
Chinatown is a major tourist attraction. It has numerous Chinese restaurants, cafés, specialty shops and greengrocers.
When's the best time of year to visit Chinatown?
Cinatown's annual "Lunar New Year Parade and Festival" is in February. There are lion dancing groups, dragons, firecrackers, confetti and lots to eat.
Where is Times Square located?
Times Squre is in the centre of the New York City Broadway Theatre District.
How popular is Times Square?
Times Square is the world's third most visited attraction. 50 million people visit it each year.
Times Square is also known as ...
"The Crossroads of the World".
How much money is spent at Times Square each year?
4.8 billion dollars are spent at Times Square every year.
Times Square is most famous for ...
the "New Year's Eve ball drop".
What's the New Year's Eve ball drop?
During the New Year's Eve ball drop, a shiny ball drops down a special flagpole to mark the beginning of the new year. 1 million people come to watch it live (and the rest of the US watches it on TV).
What can you see when standing at Times Square?
Times Square is famous for its brightly lit and animated billboards. They're everywhere to been seen!
What can you see and do at Times Sqaure?
The ABC and MTV networks have television studios at Times Square, there are many stores and restaurants, and there are many multiplex cinemas which show the latest movies.
Where does Times Square's name come from?
Times Square got its name from "The New York Times" (a newspaper), which was originally located at Times Square.
What was Times Square known for in the past?
In the 1970s Times Square was a dangerous place in New York City because of crime (for example murders, rapes, drugs) and adult shops.
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