Living in New York City in the 21st Century

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Living in New York City in the 21st Century The city of New York is one Largest and most majestic cities in the U.S and the entire world. The city has undergone a long developmental transformation to be what it is currently. The city was once inhabited by the Algonquin and Lenape natives who farmed and fished between the Hudson and Delaware before Italian explorers looking for a route to Asia settled there around the 17th Century. That is also the period that some Dutch families settled on a modern day Governor's Island in New York where they worked and lived. Later on in that Century, the Governor of the new Dutch settlement, Peter Minuit, for 60 guilders worth of farming tools, clothes, wampum, and other trade goods bought a vast part of the Manhattan Island from the natives. After some of the Dutch families had relocated to Manhattan, the growth of the new city was rapid, and by the year 1760, it was bigger than Boston and also the second largest city in the colonies of America. Ever since the city has continued growing and undergoing a lot of changes to become what is currently a city with five boroughs and a population of above 8 million residents. Over time, the city has shown its resilience while it was undergoing various challenges such as the terrorist attacks of 911, floods, just to mention a few. However, one of the key questions is what experience does the New Yorker undergo during his day-to-day routine in the city. The paragraphs that follow will explore the various aspects of the life of a New Yorker in the 21st Century such as; security, transport and communication, Housing, Recreation, and the general quality of life. The role of the Transport network to

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