A Brief History of New York City: Magnificent Metropolis

It is well acknowledged that New York City is one of the most desired and spectacular places to live in the entire world. Millions of people are drawn to this tremendous city by the fast and fashionable lifestyle, the offbeat atmosphere, the intricate architecture and the classic neighborhoods that are the basis for so many famous stories.  Where else but New York City can you find over sixteen majestic bridges, five unique boroughs, thousands of yellow speeding taxi’s, and some of the most towering and magnificently designed buildings in the world?  But how many people pass through this dense city ill-informed of the history that is infused in every inch of concrete used to build this great metropolis.  New York City has a story all the way from Coney Island to Pelham Bay Park.  Noah’s Ark Moving Company has been serving old and new residents of the greater New York City area for over three decades.  We are proud to consider ourselves part of the New York City movement and history, helping you move and settle into your corner of this mystical city.  Here’s some quick history on our much-loved New York City.

One hundred years ago moving to New York City was a popular and growing trend.  Waves of immigrants would move to New York City, not only from within the states, but from all over the world.  The city’s booming habitat was attractive to those who wanted to earn money working, being that more jobs were available in urbanized areas rather than the rural areas.  The city also attracted those who wanted to experience a more modern and rousing lifestyle than that of the traditional small American town.  New York City seemed to be a natural site for protests, marches, and other human rights activities.  New York has always been a vocal town, if something’s not right, we stand together to try and find a solution; for instance, the Women’s Suffrage Parade took place on May 6th 1912 in New York City.  New Yorkers also have a thirst for knowledge and a knack for opening world famous sites in the name of architecture; the Brooklyn Public Library Central Building opens in 1912, Pennsylvania Station opens a couple of years earlier in 1910, and in 1913, Grand Central Terminal opens to the public as one of the most beautiful train terminals in the world.

During the 1920s New York City was a center for laughs, jazz, and amusement.  New Yorkers had created a dignified profile in the sky with our distinct, awe-inspiring skyline; sweet tunes filled the air making the women swing, the men snap and the spirits fly.  Women gained suffrage during this time with the passing of the 19th amendment while civil rights movements as well as labor rights were making their way into the limelight.  The standard of living in the city was high and the general income matched, so most everyone prospered.  During the 1920s the famous Hotel Vanderbilt was constructed and the first modern musical Show Boat opened in theaters.

Through the tough times of the Great Depression in the 1930s and the recovery of the 1940s, New Yorkers have stayed united.  New York stayed together through the downtrodden days of bread lines and unemployment, and fought for class rights and civil rights which remain a staple of New York infrastructure even today.  The construction industry continued to expand, funded by philanthropists, erecting structures like the Empire State Building (built from 1929-1931) and Rockefeller Center in 1932.  Sports, mainly baseball, played a major part in uplifting New Yorkers spirits; the first African American major league baseball player Jackie Robinson for the Brooklyn Dodgers won Rookie of the Year Award in 1947.  The Dodgers, then of course the subway teams, the New York Yankee’s and the New York Mets gave New York baseball some chief exposure.

Noah’s Ark Moving Company is glad to remind you of some classic bits of New York history.  We love being a New York City moving company because we get to operate in a place with centuries of noteworthy history all around us, manifested through beautiful edifice, animated culture and an unyielding spirit.  If you’re planning to move into New York City or the surrounding areas we suggest getting to know some of the fascinating history that makes it such an alluring place to be.

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A Brief History of New York City: Magnificent Metropolis

It is well acknowledged that New York City is one of the most desired and spectacular places to live in the entire world. Millions of people are drawn to this tremendous city by the fast and fashionable lifestyle, the offbeat atmosphere, the intricate architecture and the classic neighborhoods that are the basis for so many famous stories.  Where else but New York City can you find over sixteen majestic bridges, five unique boroughs, thousands of yellow speeding taxi’s, and some of the most towering and magnificently designed buildings in the world?  But how many people pass through this dense city ill-informed of the history that is infused in every inch of concrete used to build this great metropolis.  New York City has a story all the way from Coney Island to Pelham Bay Park.  Noah’s Ark Moving Company has been serving old and new residents of the greater New York City area for over three decades.  We are proud to consider ourselves part of the New York City movement and history, helping you move and settle into your corner of this mystical city.  Here’s some quick history on our much-loved New York City.

One hundred years ago moving to New York City was a popular and growing trend.  Waves of immigrants would move to New York City, not only from within the states, but from all over the world.  The city’s booming habitat was attractive to those who wanted to earn money working, being that more jobs were available in urbanized areas rather than the rural areas.  The city also attracted those who wanted to experience a more modern and rousing lifestyle than that of the traditional small American town.  New York City seemed to be a natural site for protests, marches, and other human rights activities.  New York has always been a vocal town, if something’s not right, we stand together to try and find a solution; for instance, the Women’s Suffrage Parade took place on May 6th 1912 in New York City.  New Yorkers also have a thirst for knowledge and a knack for opening world famous sites in the name of architecture; the Brooklyn Public Library Central Building opens in 1912, Pennsylvania Station opens a couple of years earlier in 1910, and in 1913, Grand Central Terminal opens to the public as one of the most beautiful train terminals in the world.

During the 1920s New York City was a center for laughs, jazz, and amusement.  New Yorkers had created a dignified profile in the sky with our distinct, awe-inspiring skyline; sweet tunes filled the air making the women swing, the men snap and the spirits fly.  Women gained suffrage during this time with the passing of the 19th amendment while civil rights movements as well as labor rights were making their way into the limelight.  The standard of living in the city was high and the general income matched, so most everyone prospered.  During the 1920s the famous Hotel Vanderbilt was constructed and the first modern musical Show Boat opened in theaters.

Through the tough times of the Great Depression in the 1930s and the recovery of the 1940s, New Yorkers have stayed united.  New York stayed together through the downtrodden days of bread lines and unemployment, and fought for class rights and civil rights which remain a staple of New York infrastructure even today.  The construction industry continued to expand, funded by philanthropists, erecting structures like the Empire State Building (built from 1929-1931) and Rockefeller Center in 1932.  Sports, mainly baseball, played a major part in uplifting New Yorkers spirits; the first African American major league baseball player Jackie Robinson for the Brooklyn Dodgers won Rookie of the Year Award in 1947.  The Dodgers, then of course the subway teams, the New York Yankee’s and the New York Mets gave New York baseball some chief exposure.

Noah’s Ark Moving Company is glad to remind you of some classic bits of New York history.  We love being a New York City moving company because we get to operate in a place with centuries of noteworthy history all around us, manifested through beautiful edifice, animated culture and an unyielding spirit.  If you’re planning to move into New York City or the surrounding areas we suggest getting to know some of the fascinating history that makes it such an alluring place to be.

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