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North America » United States » New York May 18th 2004

May 18, 2004 City official name :Lockport Founded date : Location :New York State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Lockport is a town in Niagara County, New York, USA. The population was 19,653 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from the series of canal locks on the Erie Canal that lift boats from the lowland of Lake Ontario to the Niagara Escarpment. The Town of Lockport is in the south-central part of the county and surrounds the City of Lockport. Many early settlers were Quakers and helped make the area a bastion of anti-slavery. The Town of Lockport was established in 1824, the same year the canal was completed up to the City of Lockport ... read more


May 17, 2004 City official name :Niagara Falls Founded date : Location :New York State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Niagara Falls is a city in Niagara County, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 55,593. It is across the Niagara River from Niagara Falls, Ontario, both named after the famed Niagara Falls which they share. It has been considered part of the Buffalo, New York metropolitan area. The City of Niagara Falls was incorporated on March 17, 1892. Governor Roswell L. Flower signed the bill into law forming the city; Thomas Vincent Welch who was a member of the charter committee and then a New York Assemblyman, but more importantly a second-generation Irishman, was there when the ... read more
Niagara Falls

North America » United States » New York May 17th 2004

May 17, 2004 City official name :Grand Island Founded date : Location :New York State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Grand Island is a town and an island in Erie County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 18,621. The current town name derives from the French explorers' name "Grande Isle," which has the same meaning as the native term "Gah-We-Not." The Town of Grand Island is located at the northwestern corner of the county. The town is northwest of Buffalo, New York. New York State Route 324 crosses the island. In the early historical period of the island, the 16th Century, French explorers found the Neutral Indians living on the island. By 1651 the Senecas had destroyed this tribe and absorbed ... read more

North America » United States » New York » Buffalo May 16th 2004

May 16, 2004 City official name :Buffalo Founded date : Location :New York State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Buffalo is an American city in western New York State. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 292,648. It is the state's second-largest city, after New York City, and is the county seat of Erie County.GR6 It is also the economic and cultural center of the Buffalo-Niagara Region, a diverse metropolitan area with a population of 1.2 million people. Buffalo is also part of the Golden Horseshoe, an international metropolitan area of over 9.7 million people. Buffalo lies at the eastern end of Lake Erie, at the southern head of the Niagara River, which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The City of ... read more
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North America » United States » New York May 16th 2004

May16, 2004 City official name :Youngstown Founded date : Location :New York State Elavation :? ft (? m) Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). Facts :Youngstown is an historic village located at the northwestern corner of the state where the Niagara River flows into Lake Ontario. In an area known to the Indians for hundreds of years, the French explorer La Salle left his mark by building a small fort in 1670, less than a mile north of where our village now stands. The French gained control of the Great Lakes area and by 1727 built the "Castle" which became the centerpiece of Old Fort Niagara. In 1759, a large force of British soldiers under the command of General Ptideux was sent up the then Mohawk River and along Lake Ontario to lay siege ... read more
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Youngstown

North America » United States » New York April 2nd 2004

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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan March 11th 2004

Crossing over the Hudson via Brooklyn Bridge to Heather’s place in Brooklyn, I looked out from our subway car window over our shoulders and saw the illuminated Manhattan skylines behind us. Ah, we are in New York City again. Beau and I landed in Lombardia this evening from a rough plane ride and we managed to figure out how to ride the subway to Brooklyn, where we will be staying for the next few days. The NYC subway is a very extensive system, with $21 for a five-day pass. This should be an exciting adventure in the Big Apple, as always. We started our journey after spending a night in Brooklyn from the notorious Harlem, north of the Central Park, through the lush forest of Manhattan. It’s hard to believe that we survived walking in chaotic ... read more
Guggenheim Museum
the Met steps
Temple of Dendur

North America » United States » New York » New York January 1st 2004

Well here goes for my first entry:- For some years now i had wanted to enjoy the experience of New Year in New York and last year I finally had the opportunity to do just that. Its all started with plenty of forward planning, taking into account of how busy it would be i booked the trip back in April last year (2003). The thought of an 8 month wait did not deter me one bit because i knew full well it would be wotrh it. So, it was all booked and i kept checking of my calender day by day until finally the 27th December finally arrived. I was up and of to Manchester airport and on the big silver bird and away to N'York. I stayed at  the Pennsylvania hotel opposite Penn Street Station ... read more




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