Why New York City is so Huge

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    Johnny HarrisJohnny Harris

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    Three reasons why this city became so huge
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Johnny Harris
Johnny Harris

Hey Friends. Corrections/clarifications: 1. yes indeed the Erie Canal was built way after the british left. I should have made that clear. 2. "Bronx" isn't dutch. i must have been thinking "Harlem" and should have double checked. Whoops 3. (Old) York has lots to do with water and regularly floods (thank you all for telling me about that. I had no idea!) 4. I wont apologize for misspellings cuz being pedantic about typos is not a good use of our time here on earth. im dyslexic and will mispell things until the day I die. If you can't handle it, maybe best not to watch my videos? 5. k im done. Im doing my best with these vids and sometimes mis things here and there. that will likely always happen as long as I don't have a team to help fact check and comb thru everything I write. Hope you learned a bit about the growth of NYC! -Johnny

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Chloé Elimam
Chloé Elimam

I LOVE your videos and I am making a comic for a class of mine because I got really into learning about the Delta Works project in the Netherlands from your video! To people that are upset about the typo, I don't find misspelling offensive at all. People make mistakes and we all know what he meant to write and say. He made a beautiful video and tries to learn about some really cool stuff and share it with us and does so in a really entertainin way. I'm not gonna get upset over an extra E when I can see all the work being done right infront of me. Have a little empathy friends.

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Abcde
Abcde

@richlisola1 He sed speling is pedantik

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richlisola1
richlisola1

Dude. Are you dyslexic? Staten Island is not called Stanten Island. You actually edited this and left that in?

Vor 15 Tage
Abcde
Abcde

@Meghan Smith Hey Meghan the Bronx is Dutch because it was named after Bronck's River where Jonas Bronck lived in the 1600's and he was Dutch

Vor 24 Tage
Shirish Kadam
Shirish Kadam

Loved the video

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Minco Jürgens
Minco Jürgens

Imagine wearing a helmet when driving a bike... (I live in The Netherlands) Also, nice video!

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mr_noob
mr_noob

aren't u that voc guy .. yeah thatd where i saw u..

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Michael Jones
Michael Jones

I dunno about rest of y'all but I find Johnnys voice so relaxing.. thanks for the content!

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Amit Hattimare
Amit Hattimare

That's called dedication towards content creation. Wow. Keep it up.

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something craft
something craft

London is bigger than New York

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Russell St.Martin
Russell St.Martin

Whoa I always thought they built this city on rock n' roll

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Varun
Varun

4th factor: Geography- It's relative proximity to Europe caused it to flourish. 5th factor: It being within a wealthy & powerful nation called United States of America. Somewhere within the nation, a concentrated powerhouse had to exist.

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Dutch Will
Dutch Will

What building is that on 6:42?

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Pushpdant Sharma
Pushpdant Sharma

Ok now this is breaking so many layers .... The name in the map of gta 4 based on new york city for the manhattan Island is " Algonquin " which is derived from the actual natives algo quin people . Wow 🤯 .

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Joseph Leonard
Joseph Leonard

New York is basically the capital of the world

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Jay Cup
Jay Cup

What New Yorkers will never admit is that they felt extremely threatened that rebuilt Chicago (the 2nd city)was the fastest growing city in the world in the 19th century. And becoming the most important city in America. That they annexed Brooklyn so this combination could combat Chicago economically.

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foxbasealpha
foxbasealpha

5:19 Erie Canal, not Eerie Canal, unless you are traveling on it during Halloween.

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tudorjason
tudorjason

I would have preferred New Amsterdam to stick and to be around today.

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Samesh Maharaj
Samesh Maharaj

New York City will be the next Detroit.

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Warbler
Warbler

Laughs in Pearl River Delta

Vor 6 Tage
Trigger Random
Trigger Random

The Philippines would be the 2nd new york in asia if It weren't for Corruption

Vor 7 Tage
ola jong
ola jong

Video- Why New York is so Huge Me- Why New York Rats are so Huge and plentiful

Vor 8 Tage
Connecticut Ball
Connecticut Ball

Did you quit your job at Vox?

Vor 8 Tage
Tomerican
Tomerican

Love the video, but Johnny -- how could the British have used the eerie canal if it was finished in 1825?

Vor 10 Tage
loaded 21
loaded 21

My City is bigger than new York I live in Texas

Vor 10 Tage
Rares
Rares

The city was actully named in honour of the Duke of York and not directly named after the City of York in the UK.

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xSoccerFreak7
xSoccerFreak7

I feel like more immigrants were exploited than entrepreneurs but that’s just my opinion I guess

Vor 13 Tage
Teegan
Teegan

I love your videos

Vor 15 Tage
Arin
Arin

Whenever I see old footage from 1900s or before, it makes me sad thinking nobody is alive anymore. Makes me appreciate life even more.

Vor 15 Tage
richlisola1
richlisola1

Stealing sugar huh? How about acquiring and making.

Vor 15 Tage
Roland Tiiroja
Roland Tiiroja

Literally eating New York Pizza atm in Estonia

Vor 15 Tage
Rob Just
Rob Just

Show the real NYC. You’re so closed minded.

Vor 16 Tage
thenort13
thenort13

"I like to look at maps." Jup, that's me.

Vor 16 Tage
Daphne Parkhill
Daphne Parkhill

this guy said stanten island im dead

Vor 16 Tage
Richard Wills-Woodward
Richard Wills-Woodward

New York - clue is in the name. London's metropolitan area is spread over an area only slightly smaller than New York's and but New York's central area is slightly smaller than central London. You could also make this video about Tokyo. Tall buildings make size deceptively larger to your eye when the area of a square can be the same. The one with tall buildings is perceived as larger. Looks impressive, no denying that, but NYC is no longer a long way ahead of others, but merely in a pack, albeit at the top of that pack but not the way it was just 30 years ago. Worth noting, the largest cities in area are in Japan and the English speaking countries of the USA, UK, Australia (but low population relative to size) due to suburban living spreading over stupid size areas. China goes up, but not out as far as one might imagine. Population wise, nothing touches Tokyo - they are in a league of their own!

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cmair77
cmair77

I don’t mind the honest mistakes, not a big deal

Vor 19 Tage
S U
S U

Europeans "stole" sugar? Lol.

Vor 19 Tage
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juncchi ramen
juncchi ramen

Glad to watch you bite size videos again.

Vor 22 Tage
scottembler
scottembler

Say Staten Island again.

Vor 23 Tage
Funny company
Funny company

Americans are so self centered Them: why does New York feel like the epicenter of the world? LOL

Vor 23 Tage
Joe Caselnova
Joe Caselnova

The greatest city on Earth. I wouldn’t rather live anywhere else.

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PinoyAbnoy
PinoyAbnoy

@Joe Caselnova what part of nyc youre from

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Joe Caselnova
Joe Caselnova

@PinoyAbnoy You clearly have never been here. I’m not rich by any means and live very good here.

Vor 22 Tage
PinoyAbnoy
PinoyAbnoy

the greatest for the rich only?

Vor 22 Tage
John
John

When Jonny said water I instantly thought of the last avatar intro

Vor 24 Tage
bark
bark

This video is so good, yet so bad. Please do better research or have someone who’s knowledgeable on the subject matter help you edit your script.

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Stryder
Stryder

Hundreds of years later they still call it "New" York.

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Dung Nguyen
Dung Nguyen

cool stuff, thanks that NYC

Vor 24 Tage
MCoupeMike
MCoupeMike

so many false statements, you should delete the video. Most people are not going to reference the comments for corrections

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Abcde
Abcde

4:47 the gratuitous anti-white statements begin. Indians DID own land, but not individually. Tribes owned land, and they were extremely territorial about it, tribes were constantly fighting over territory. That's why the Manhattan Indians could sell land to the Dutch. Never mind the fact that they lived in Jersey.

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frostyguy1989
frostyguy1989

~ And it was New York, New York She took your heart away from mine And it was New York, New York And she poisoned your sweet mind ~ I have no idea where this song came from, but it's been stuck in my head for months.

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gaudetjaja
gaudetjaja

As a Dutch person I vehemently despise America and anything it stands for but I´ll gladly make an exception for new york city. What a great city, I am grateful that I had the chance to visit it before coronavirus.

Vor 25 Tage
Adrian Ritchie
Adrian Ritchie

So easy and fun to learn from your style of filmmaking 🙏🏼

Vor 25 Tage
spqr1945
spqr1945

More mistakes you make, more comments you get, and it is good for youtube algorythm. Some bloggers even do mistakes on purpose.

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bluecoldchocolatesalt
bluecoldchocolatesalt

Dude. You gotta put that helmet properly on the child's head!

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Sandra Hoffmann
Sandra Hoffmann

great video! Thanks for your wonderful work! keep going!

Vor 25 Tage
Rohan Banerjee
Rohan Banerjee

I kinda feel inspired after watching this😃... awesome video JH

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3506Dodge
3506Dodge

Cities don't grow, or not grow, for material reasons. New York City didn't grow because of the Erie Canal. The Erie Canal was created because of New York City. The City's culture made possible political and financial interaction that simply did not happen elsewhere. NYC's unusually open and diverse cultural explains its growth. All the things John mentions here are effects, not causes. Culture is the cause.

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3506Dodge
3506Dodge

Metro NYC has about 15 million people.

Vor 26 Tage
Aaliyah Joseph
Aaliyah Joseph

Also, a video on Philadelphia, which is arguably way more complex than New York, would be really interesting!

Vor 26 Tage
Aaliyah Joseph
Aaliyah Joseph

Maybe for the next video you could go into more detail about how slavery/unpaid labor allowed new york to become the economic epicenter it is. I think you touch on it when you reference all the migrants to New York but??? (also I’m from Oregon too and grew up with the same complex haha)

Vor 26 Tage
Tony Mancuso
Tony Mancuso

There is so many factual errors in this video.

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Tomis Kroondyk
Tomis Kroondyk

Risk takers..... sounds like they just wanna exploit people and get rich.

Vor 27 Tage
Ferdinand Cesarano
Ferdinand Cesarano

"Stanton Island"?

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KC _101
KC _101

NYC is tiny compared to Tokyo and Beijing.

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Ciara Hynes
Ciara Hynes

Very similar to London, that's all I was thinking most of the time.

Vor 27 Tage
Saya Luthfan
Saya Luthfan

Dutch : lets barter maluku with my new amsterdam British : deal.

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Antonio Kastro Carlisle De Melendez Y Tenerife
Antonio Kastro Carlisle De Melendez Y Tenerife

8.4 million people packed inside only 303 sq miles with manhattan just a tiny 23 sq miles yet even after living here all 35 years of my life I always find something new even in Manhattan ..it really is like a microcosm of the world and it amazed when I got older and starting reading more to find out just how many cities in this country that are way bigger than NYC in land area that is...NYC truly is a marvel and I wonder often how it's even possible.. especially manhattan

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Ben Gully
Ben Gully

Hmm. The natives believed that the Dutch were leasing the land from them. They were not just ignorant natives. They understood their survival depended on their land. But definitely an informative n interesting video. 2020 will change the history of nyc

Vor 27 Tage
LUpilot2012
LUpilot2012

New York is nasty af

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Zachary Gordon
Zachary Gordon

yo this video is full of inaccuracies! is everything you do this poorly researched and I just don't know? shame.

Vor 27 Tage
Zachary Gordon
Zachary Gordon

stanton island

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Albert Morris
Albert Morris

What's up with the mask-for-show, Johnny? You're not in a crowd. You're alone, maybe outside! Don't let the "fear" get to you, bud.

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Garbanzo Beans
Garbanzo Beans

What an absolutely disingenuous lens in which to view history from. The modern day university has absolutely destroyed actual history in the name of so called progressivism. Well done, you’ve effectively benefited from the work of our ancestors just to be entirely unappreciative of their labor.

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Tobias Unknown
Tobias Unknown

Like most Americans you say "world" and mean "America". NYC was certainly not the "World's factory" in the 1800s when up until WWI the UK economy was bigger than the US. And the global economic center in the 19th century was certainly more London than NYC.

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HARIZ HASNAN
HARIZ HASNAN

I really wan t go to New York. because NYC is my dream city. But now, NYC is not safe to travel there due to Corona Virus is attack United State

Vor 28 Tage
Paula Greene
Paula Greene

Great to visit. Not live in but amazing anyway.

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Robert Randazzo
Robert Randazzo

LOL how is some random trendy taco place in midtown Manhattan the "best tacos on the east coast"? Not even the best tacos in Manhattan.

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Eric Rotsinger
Eric Rotsinger

Among other misplaced dogma, that $24 was wrong.

Vor 29 Tage
Scott Baker
Scott Baker

Johnny - where do you find your archival footage? Do you license it, does this count as fair use, or do you just fly under the radar?

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Tennessee Woodiel
Tennessee Woodiel

Would be great if the title was 'Why New York City is so Fit to Support systems of Capitalism and Colonialism." Felt a bit like a perspective guided mainly by the history of Western economics, with little attention given to the effects of those economic pursuits, nor any other contributing factors to the cultural significance of the city. This not only gives me a vibe that this wasn't thoroughly researched, it also serves to glorify the economic systems that have made the city a hostile and discriminatory environment for many inhabitants (including immigrants, which he esensentializes while attempting to celebrate them), and overlooks the many cultural, artistic, and political contributions that resistance to such inequalities have garnered within the city. Comes off as tone deaf and insignificant. Oh well.

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Krishna Joshi
Krishna Joshi

So at the end we came to knew that NEWYORK was originally valued at 24dollars hmmmmmmmm WTF 😂😂😂😂

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sugar plumchum
sugar plumchum

I'm so glad you have subtitles!!!

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Per-Ola Mjömark
Per-Ola Mjömark

Bronx is a Dutch name? I thought that Bronx was named after the Swedish immigrant Jonas Bronck? Or is it disputed? 4:50

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ZuSa the Demigod
ZuSa the Demigod

The promised land of NY

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Murray Heymann
Murray Heymann

There once was a Dutchman who got so good at water, he learned how to fly...

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Emeric's Timelapse
Emeric's Timelapse

Amazing video! I was glad to see some of my timelapse videos in it :D

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Sean Steinberg
Sean Steinberg

You still dress and look like a Oregonian. Clothes you would climb mt hood with and have a nice brunch in the morning. You look like a lame and sound worse

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Izzy N
Izzy N

Wait you guys are friends with Sara Dietschy??

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GuliversTravelocity
GuliversTravelocity

Epicenter of the world though...?

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VegetableFRIES
VegetableFRIES

This video makes me proud of being a New Yorker.

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qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon

New York was named after the Duke of York, not the city of York, contrary to popular belief

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Hoo Stone
Hoo Stone

Coz you haven't been to Tokyo yet~

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qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon

the Brooklyn Promenade and not see ships at pier is disorienting.

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KelZ X
KelZ X

Subscribed!

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Alex
Alex

NYC is so Huge L.A Hold my size

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Fatima Bamba
Fatima Bamba

Wow, this comment section... yall are real passionate about new york lmfao. As a native new yorker, allow me to say! it ain't that great! awesome video johnny!

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Apolitical Being
Apolitical Being

I love cinematography and the editing of your videos. They are so beautiful and a delight to watch.

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Hayden Jay
Hayden Jay

This is a beautiful video. Well done!

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bcvbb hyui
bcvbb hyui

As a Midwesterner, seeing the Erie Canal spelled “Eerie Canal” bothers me more than I’d like to admit.

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Filippo Montanini
Filippo Montanini

I didn't think that I could've love New York City more than I do, but after watching this video I'm on a totally another level of love for this city

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Joseph Adams
Joseph Adams

Loved the city. Still do, even though it doesn't love me back. Would love to make one more trip to visit there before I die, though at present that seems unlikely.

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Tasnia Islam
Tasnia Islam

$24?

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Dává to Smysl
Dává to Smysl

AD/AD/little content/SPONSOR/AD/little content/AD/AD/SPONSOR Like seriously?!

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Organic Life
Organic Life

Take your mask off sheep!!!

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Pascal van Gestel
Pascal van Gestel

America is New York Netherlands is Amsterdam

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