New York – Culture and Entertainment, The Melting Pot
Culture and Entertainment
Numerous theaters and concert halls are placed around Broadway, the centre of cultural life.
Other major cultural institutions are:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
Guggenheim Museum (G. was a copper magnate and patron of arts)
Columbia University (one of the oldest universities in the USA)
New York University (the largest private university in the USA)
The Melting Pot
New York is also called the “Melting Pot” because of its cosmopolitan society (including many nationalities and languages). More than 80 languages are spoken in New York. Spanish is the second most common language, after English, reflecting the high number of people coming from Puerto Rico, the Carribbean, Central and South America.
In New York many of the most influential newspapers and magazines are centered, such as
The New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Daily News and the magazine Time.
Manhattan is also home to three major private broadcasting networks – ABS, CBS and NBS
(American Broadcasting System, Columbia Broadcasting System, National Broadcasting Service).