Why New York City is so Huge

čas přidán 20. 10. 2020
Three reasons why this city became so huge
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  • 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

    • 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.

    • @richlisola1 He sed speling is pedantik

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

    • @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

    • Loved the video

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  • Live & working in Manhattan I agree with a lot you said and feel

  • One Fact or Fun Fact... This Channel is For Intellectuals...

  • Hi Johny big fan from india..please do a video on Mumbai's growth also

  • I guess it is just an issue of perspective. Having lived in Asia for nearly a decade, NYC seems pretty small.

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

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  • London is bigger than New York

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

  • 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.

  • What building is that on 6:42?

  • 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 🤯 .

  • New York is basically the capital of the world

  • 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.

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

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

  • New York City will be the next Detroit.

  • Laughs in Pearl River Delta

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

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

  • Did you quit your job at Vox?

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

  • My City is bigger than new York I live in Texas

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

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

  • I love your videos

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

  • Stealing sugar huh? How about acquiring and making.

  • Literally eating New York Pizza atm in Estonia

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

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

  • this guy said stanten island im dead

  • 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!

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

  • Europeans "stole" sugar? Lol.

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  • Say Staten Island again.

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

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

    • @Joe Caselnova what part of nyc youre from

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

    • the greatest for the rich only?

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

  • 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.

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

  • cool stuff, thanks that NYC

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

  • 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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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Metro NYC has about 15 million people.

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

  • 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)

  • There is so many factual errors in this video.

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

  • "Stanton Island"?

  • NYC is tiny compared to Tokyo and Beijing.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • New York is nasty af

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

  • stanton island

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Great to visit. Not live in but amazing anyway.

  • 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.

  • Among other misplaced dogma, that $24 was wrong.

  • 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?

  • 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.

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

  • I'm so glad you have subtitles!!!

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

  • The promised land of NY

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

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

  • 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

  • Wait you guys are friends with Sara Dietschy??

  • Epicenter of the world though...?

  • This video makes me proud of being a New Yorker.

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

  • Coz you haven't been to Tokyo yet~

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

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  • NYC is so Huge L.A Hold my size

  • 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!

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

  • This is a beautiful video. Well done!

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

  • 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