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[New York]Historical Travel U.S.: New York a Century Ago

Welcome to New York! In this compilation of turn of the century documentary shorts witness the thrilling events and scenes that gave The City its vibrant image a century ago. Includes early films of the Statue of Liberty, the New York Police and the Harbor Police at work, Buffalo Bill's Wild West parade, construction workers in peril, the demolition of the Star Theatre, the elevated railroad, the Brooklyn Bridge and New York subway and the arrival of immigrants at Ellis Island. Statue of Liberty / Thomas A. Edison (1898, 1 min.) -- New York Police parade / Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

[New York]New York, A Documentary Film.

Directed by Ric Burns. 1999. 120 min. each installment.See also: Burns, Ric. New York : an illustrated history. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, c2003. (ENVI: F128.3 .N585 2003) Episode One, The Country and the City. Covers the rise of New York from its discovery in 1609 through the explosion of commercial growth sparked by the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825.

[New York]New York: A City Silhouette. (Architecture 2000.)

This program surveys the architecture of New York. Looks at Manhattan's post-modern skyscraper architecture including Cesar Pelli's World Financial Center and Carnegie Hall Tower, Helmut Jahn's City Spire, Minoru Yamasaki's World Trade Center, and the Trump Tower. The proposed renovation of 42nd Street by Robert Stern and the rehabilitation of Times Square are also described. In addition, Helmut Jahn gives his views on New York's architectural rivalry with Chicago and expresses his desire to recapture the spirit of New York's Art Deco days.

[New York]New York: A City Silhouette. (Architecture 2000.)

This program surveys the architecture of New York. Looks at Manhattan's post-modern skyscraper architecture including Cesar Pelli's World Financial Center and Carnegie Hall Tower, Helmut Jahn's City Spire, Minoru Yamasaki's World Trade Center, and the Trump Tower. The proposed renovation of 42nd Street by Robert Stern and the rehabilitation of Times Square are also described. In addition, Helmut Jahn gives his views on New York's architectural rivalry with Chicago and expresses his desire to recapture the spirit of New York's Art Deco days. Dist.: Films Media Group. c1999. 29 min.

[New York]New York: The World's City (Global Cities series)

To describe New York City's cultural makeup, the best metaphor is a salad bowl rather than a melting pot. This program follows the Queens #7 subway line through a dazzling array of ethnic communities, each with its own distinct texture and flavor, illustrating demographic changes the city has undergone since the early 1990s.