Yisrayl Details the Second Babylon…
How fitting for John in describing this city to say; “…I sit as a Queen and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.”
From Funk and Wagnall’s Reference Encyclopedia, Volume 18, 1959-1960, page 651, one can see a sky view of part of this Great City.
One can see it is both, a major port and a huge city built on the seaside.
As an example of importance of this fact, Baltimore, Maryland and London are major ports, but they are not located directly on the sea. Many other cities are located on the sea, but are not major ports.
Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc.
Arial view of New York City, The borough of Manhattan (center) is separated from New Jersey by the Hudson River (left) and from the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens by the East River (right). Bronx borough is north of Manhattan. Richmond, the fifth city borough, is not shown. The northern tip of Governor’s Island is in the center foreground.
17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by the sea, stood afar off,
18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! For in one hour is she made desolate.
New York. George Washington, traveling with Gov. George Clinton through New York, remarked that this new state might become the “seat of the empire.” Whether the state’s popular name came from this comment is not known, but for many years, New York has been called the “Empire State.”
The state richly deserves this title. Although only 29th among the states in area, New York State is first in population. It has nearly 15 million residents, about 10 per cent of all the people in the United States. It also ranks first among the states in manufacturing, construction, and wholesale and retail trade.
The People of New York
New York is predominantly an urban state, with about four out of five of its residents living in cities and towns.
New York City alone has nearly 8 million people, or about one-half of the state’s population. This city, together with the two Long Island counties of Nassau and Suffolk, and Westchester County to the city’s north, have about two thirds of all the people in New York State.
The population upstate is about 5,500,000. These people reside in cities and towns chiefly along or near the Hudson River and the route of the Erie Division of the New York State Barge Canal. Those in rural areas cultivate farms located principally in river valley or gently rolling country.
For many years, New York City has been the chief gateway for immigrants entering the United States. As a result, New York State has a much larger foreign-born population than any other state. It’s older stock includes such names as the Dutch Van Rensselaers, Roosevelts, Schuylers, and Stuyvesants, German Astors, English Clintons, Scottish Livingstons…
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