Tag: New York


United Nations Headquarters

Guidebook:  the United Nations Building Located at 405 E 42nd Street right along the East River on Manhattan Island is a piece of international territory belonging to 193 nations which holds the United Nations Headquarters.  In a city that is home to over 8 million people speaking perhaps 800 languages, it is not surprising that …

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The U.N. Headquarters was constructed in New York in 1952

Cold War New York

The Cold War, a forty-five-year global and political crisis, has not only affected many countries and governments, but it impacted New York as well. This international tension led New York to organize their own civil defenses, especially fallout shelters, to protect themselves from nuclear attacks. Located near a beach in Queens, Fort Tilden was a …

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The AIDS Crisis in New York City

The AIDS Crisis in New York City Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, more commonly known as AIDS, first emerged in the United States in the year 1981. Cases of the disease were first reported in Los Angeles and New York when young, previously healthy gay men began developing unusual infections as a result of weak immune …

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