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Broadway, New York

Broadway is a street in New York City on the island of Manhattan, which with its 25 miles is one of the world's longest streets. It begins at Bowling Green at the southern tip of Manhattan and follows the island in the south-north direction, passing Times Square, continuing through Upper Manhattan and into New York's neighboring city of Yonkers, where it is still called Broadway; from here it goes north under the name Albany Post Road. Broadway is the center of New York's amusement life with numerous theaters, varieties and cinemas, located north of Times Square. Not least is the story of the American musical related to the theaters on Broadway. Columbia University is located on Broadway.

Broadway was originally a path used by indigenous peoples who brought beavers' skins to the Dutch colonists, and was therefore then called Beverstien. Later it was given the official name Heeren Straat, but in daily speech was called Breede Wegh ('The wide road'), which later became the English Broad Way.

Bronx, New York

The Bronx is a borough in New York City, USA, located between the Hudson River and the East River. The Bronx covers approx. 150 km 2, of which approx. 110 km 2 is land area and has 1,471,160 residents (U.S. Census, 2017). The Bronx is the only New York borough located on the mainland. A number of bridges across the Harlem River connect the Bronx with Manhattan, while the borough is linked to Long Island by three bridges across the East River. The Bronx is primarily a residential area, but large parts of the waterfront are used for port purposes, warehouses and industry.


The population grew sharply in the period 1890 to 1940 (from about 89,000 to about 1.4 million). After the Second World War and up to the 1990s, the district was characterized by increasing decay and slumber. Especially the South Bronx and Hunt's Point areas developed into some of the worst slums in New York City, with a large cast of drug addicts and criminals. The population fell from 1970 to 1980 by over 20 per cent to approx. 1.17 million. By means of various urban renewal measures, the authorities are trying to prevent a further spread of slum, and the Bronx has in recent decades experienced population growth that has brought the population back to the 1970s level.

The Bronx is the area throughout the United States with the greatest variation in the ethnic background of the population. 56.2 percent have Hispanic or Latino backgrounds - the largest group comes from Puerto Rico - while 43.7 percent are Black (U.S. Census, 2017).


The district has several universities, including Fordham University, one of the oldest Catholic universities in the United States, and other higher education institutions. Located in the Bronx, Yankee Stadium, originally built in 1923, demolished and totally newly built in 2009. The stadium is best known as the home ground for the New York Yankees baseball team, but has housed a variety of events in American football, soccer, boxing, religious meetings and pop concerts. Following the terrorist attack in New York on September 11, 2001, a major memorial service was held at Yankee Stadium. The largest crowd attended a meeting with Jehovah's Witnessesin 1958 when 123,707 people were inside the walls. Today's stadium can take approx. 70,000 spectators. The Bronx Zoo is one of the world's largest zoos with more than 650 species of animals and over 4000 individuals. The zoo is visited by more than 2.2 million people each year.

The name Bronx is after the Faroese and the priest's son Jonas Jonasson Broncks, who settled in Nieuw-Nederland in 1639, which at that time had 400 residents. The river near his farm was named after him, and the whole area was named Bronck's Land. In time, it changed to Broncksland or just Broncs' before it ended up as the Bronx.

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn is a New York City, USA, southwest quarter of Long Island, separated from Manhattan by the East River. The district has an area of ​​184 km 2 and has 2 648 771 residents (U.S. Census, 2017).

Of the population, 36.1 percent are considered white, 19.1 Hispanic and 34.3 black (U.S. Census, 2017). Most African Americans live in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area, while Italians gather in the Bensonhurst neighborhood and Jews in Borough Park. The population fell sharply from 1960 to 1990, but has in recent years again shown an increase. The district is linked to Manhattan by several bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge (1883). Verrazano – Narrows Bridge (built in 1964) leads to Staten Island.

Brooklyn has retained much of its identity as a former independent city. The downtown area consists of large business and office complexes. Parts of the seafront are used for port and industrial purposes. The district has many educational institutions; zoo and botanical garden in Prospect Park. The famous Coney Island bathing and entertainment spot is located on the south side of Brooklyn. The residential areas show great social variety, from the exclusive Brooklyn Heights to the slums in Brownsville. Brooklyn Bridge is a well-known landmark.


Brooklyn was founded by Dutch farmers, who settled in the Midwood and Flatlands areas in 1624 as well as Gowanus in 1636. The area gained city status in 1834, and became part of New York in 1898. The borough had previously had a significant population of Norwegian-Americans., and for many years had a very active Norwegian seaman's church. In 1995 the church was renamed King Olav V's church. Brooklyn has been a hub for Norwegian America in the states of the East Coast.

Columbia University -- Columbia Video Network -- CVN
Columbia Video Network offers graduate programs in engineering. View registration information, course descriptions, and a schedule.

Empire State College - Distance Learning
Browse a course catalog with listings by area of study. Class descriptions and schedules are included.

Mercy College -- MerLin
MerLin, distance learning branch of Mercy, offers associate's and bachelor's degrees in business, psychology, and computer science.

New School Online University
Offers registration information for New York City's Distance Instruction for Adult Learning program. Tour the campus or view sample classes.

New York Institute of Technology Online Campus
Offers non-residency bachelor's and master's degrees. Read about the MBA program and view course book lists.

Pace University - A.S. in Telecommunications Degree
Examine the classes and requirements for this Associate in Science degree program. See their calendar and academic policies.

Rochester Institute of Technology - Online Learning
Browse available undergraduate and graduate degrees available through this distance program or examine their FAQ.

State University of New York, Binghamton
Binghamton campus offers EngiNet, a program for graduate engineering instruction. Read course descriptions and view a demonstration.




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