ABOUT NEW YORK

The Big Apple, The City that Never Sleeps, The Capital of the World, Gotham, Empire City, and The Melting Pot are some of the nicknames given to New York City. NYC is a myriad of different things to its many inhabitants, visitors and those who have only dreamed of New York.

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ABOUT PHILADELPHIA

The men who are named the fathers of our nation walked our streets and made their homes here, building the city on a foundation of justice and freedom. Yet so often the story of the city “of brotherly love” does not point to this freedom. Philly has become characterized by a crumbling school system, a large number of abandoned homes, violence and drug addiction.

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ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA


San Francisco draws visitors and residents from all over the world to take in its beautiful architecture, incredible views, and diverse culture. Mention “The City by the Bay” and people think of Fisherman’s Wharf, the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, and the 49ers football team. The romance that draws people to the city can turn into despair and pain for many.

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ABOUT WASHINGTON DC

Washington, DC is both our nation’s capitol and a city with great poverty and crime. Its 67 square-mile area contains rich and poor, black and white, young and old, native and alien, homeless and landed-gentry, the powerful and powerless, lawmakers and lawbreakers.

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ABOUT LOS ANGELES

As of the 2010 census, more than 35% of the population of Los Angeles was foreign born. This does not include the thousands of the immigrants that stream through, using Los Angeles as a point of entry before moving to another city. The native lands of Los Angeles residents represent more than 140 different countries throughout the world.

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ABOUT DETROIT

Starting as a small fur trading post, Detroit developed into a thriving center for industry throughout the 1800s. By the 1950s, Detroit was the 4th largest American city, and a hopeful example for a bright American future. After this peak, however, many factors led to severe population decline and both economic and physical decay in Detroit.

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ABOUT DENVER

Founded during the “Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush” of 1859, Denver has been called the “Gateway to the West.” However, you will find the same struggles and problems that affect any other urban area. Denver is struggling with issues like gentrification and homelessness is on the rise. People with low income are being displaced from their housing as the city continues its “urban renewal” programs. Sadly, it is the poor that are affected by this many times because they just don’t have a voice that is loud enough.

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ABOUT CHICAGO

Chicago is referred to by many names: The Windy City, Chi-Town, and The Second City. Here, you find the Willis Tower, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, the Buckingham Fountain, as well as Second City Comedy Club. Combine these with close to 20,000 restaurants, 27 beaches, and many, many more attractions, and you’re bound for a good time.

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ABOUT BOSTON

Boston was the home to famous Americans such as John Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock and many infamous events such as the Salem Witch Trials and the Boston Tea Party. In a sermon preached by Massachusetts first governor, Winthrop alluded to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount by proclaiming Boston to be a “City upon a Hill” and saying that Boston shall be a model of Christian charity throughout the new land.

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ABOUT HOUSTON

Houston is America’s fourth-largest city, with a population of 2.09 million people located in an area more than twice the size of Rhode Island. There are almost 6 million people in the greater metropolitan area. More than 100 different ethnic groups reside in Houston’s city limits, making it one of the world’s great multi-cultural urban centers.

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ABOUT NASHVILLE

Whether it’s the creativity from the music industry, or the constant research, studying, and discussions from the numerous colleges, hospitals, and healthcare corporations, Nashville is filled with energy and life. Having been voted No. 1 City in America for Business Relocations and Expansions by Expansion Management Magazine two years in a row, this city is booming with economic and industrial growth.

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