With Just A Hint Of Amelia

Princess Amelia learns about the Big Apple!

Posted on: February 6, 2018

Dearest Princess Amelia it has been far too long since I posted on your blog. So as I am currently in America, in New York City (and 5 hours behind you) I thought I would give you some songs about this great city. I believe it might be a city that has more songs about it than most other cities too. I hope that you like the songs and I reckon that one day when you are older you will visit here and I think you will love it! It is definitely one of my favourite cities now. But before the songs how about a few facts about New York City which many locals call the big Apple or Gotham?

  • The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, arrived to the U.S. in 214 crates. It was assembled and then unveiled in New York Harbour in 1886.
  • The name New York originated in 1664 when King Charles II of England, granted the region to his brother who was the Duke of York and Albany.
  • The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. It opened in 1883 it cost $15.5 million to build, it measures 5,989 feet long (1825m) and at the time was longest suspension bridge in the world.
  • Native Americans came to the area now called New York about 5,000 years ago. Thousands of years later, their descendants included Native American tribes such as the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, and Seneca.
  • Grand Central Terminal was opened in 1871 and became the busiest train station in the country. It is allegedly the biggest rail terminus in the world, but please don’t call it a station, New Yorkers don’t like that!

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