Soul Movie Night

This #Movienightfriday we are heading back to the city that never sleeps. Believe it or not, New York City is not the capital of New York. In fact Albany is. However, most people think only of the city (or on occasion Niagara Falls) when thinking of New York. New York has so much more to offer but we will solely be focusing on the city for this one as Soul is set in New York City and the in between.

New York, often called New York City to distinguish it from New York State, or NYC for short, is the most populous city in the United States. With a 2020 population of 8,804,190 distributed over 300.46 square miles (778.2 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the State of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban area. With over 20 million people in its metropolitan statistical area and 23,582,649 in its combined statistical area as of 2020, New York is one of the world’s most populous megacities. New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, significantly influencing commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, dining, art, fashion, and sports, and is the most photographed city in the world. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy, and has sometimes been called the capital of the world.

Situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbors, New York City is composed of five boroughs, each of which is coextensive with a respective county of the State of New York. The five boroughs—Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens (Queens County), Manhattan (New York County), the Bronx (Bronx County), and Staten Island (Richmond County)—were created when local governments were consolidated into a single municipal entity in 1898. The city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world as of 2016 If the New York metropolitan area were a sovereign state, it would have the eighth-largest economy in the world. New York is home to the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world.

New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded on the southern tip of Manhattan Island by Dutch colonists in approximately 1624. The settlement was named New Amsterdam in 1626 and was chartered as a city in 1653. The city came under English control in 1664 and was renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. The city was regained by the Dutch in July 1673 and was renamed New Orange for one year and three months; the city has been continuously named New York since November 1674. New York City was the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, and has been the largest U.S. city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U.S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and is a symbol of the U.S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability, and as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. In 2019, New York was voted the greatest city in the world per a survey of over 30,000 people from 48 cities worldwide, citing its cultural diversity.

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New York-Style Thin Crust Pizza – Food Folks and Fun

“Finally, a thin-crust pizza recipe that tastes just like you got it from your favorite New York Pizzeria. Come learn how to make the best New York Style Pizza!” – Jillian

How to Make Homemade Bagels the Easy Way (The Bread Machine Does the Hard Work!) – Tikkido

“Homemade bagels are surprisingly easy to make (especially if you let a bread machine do the work of making the dough for you).  And these bagels taste SO much better than any store bought bagels I’ve ever had (and I used to live in New York).  Don’t get me wrong, I had great bagels there.  But this easy bagel recipe is AMAZING.” – Nikki

No-Egg New York Style Cheesecake – Sugar Spice N Everything Nice

“Its funny how something so tasty can be made without egg and yet its hard to come by. Here I bring to you Eggless Vanilla Cheesecake recipe. Roll up your sleeves, get some coffee in you. This is going to take little bit more time!” – Akshita

The Richest and Creamiest New York-Style Cheesecake I’ve Ever Made – Christina’s Cucina

This is the best recipe I’ve found for the richest and creamiest New York-style cheesecake that I’ve ever made. I bet you’ll find the same thing, too.” – Christina

Air Fryer Corn Dog – The Six Figure Dish

“These air fryer corn dogs are such a treat to make! All beef hot dogs are dipped into a homemade batter then cooked in the air fryer until perfectly golden. Skip the deep frying, for a healthier version of corn dogs that the entire family will love. If you enjoyed this air fryer corn dog recipe, you will definitely love these Air Fryer Hamburgers and these Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas.” – Danielle

Mushroom Carbonara with Pancetta – The Six Figure Dish

“Spice up your weeknight meals with this delicious mushroom carbonara with pancetta pasta dinner! Tasty pancetta is cooked in white wine until golden and crispy, then mixed with mushrooms, shallots and lots of garlic. This heavenly mixture is then tossed into spaghetti and covered in carbonara sauce! Honestly, this is one of my favorite weeknight meals to make because my husband and kids lick their plates clean! If you enjoyed this easy mushroom carbonara with pancetta recipe, you’ll definitely love this Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta and this Jerk Shrimp Rasta Pasta for busy week nights or special occasions.” – Danielle

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