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The Stonewall Inn, taken September 1969. The sign in the window reads: "We homosexuals plead with our people to please help maintain peaceful and quiet conduct on the streets of the Village—Mattachine".
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The Stonewall Inn, taken September 1969. The sign in the window reads: "We homosexuals plead with our people to please help maintain peaceful and quiet conduct on the streets of the Village—Mattachine".

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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New York City is a city in the state of New York and is the most populous city in the world. Its business, finance, trading, law, and media organizations are influential around the globe.

The city is one of the world's most important cultural centers, with hundreds of world-class museums, galleries, and performance venues.

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Culture just seems to be in the air, like part of the weather

The writer Tom Wolfe said of New York that "Culture just seems to be in the air, like part of the weather." Many major American cultural movements began in the city. The Harlem Renaissance established the African-American literary canon in the United States. The city was the epicenter of jazz in the 1940s, abstract expressionism in the 1950s, and the birthplace of hip hop in the 1970s. The city's punk rock scene was influential in the 1970s and 1980s, and the city has long had a flourishing scene for Jewish American literature.

1940s

Avant-garde artists like Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp and Marc Chagall fled Europe following the outbreak of World War II. These artists arrived in the United States, where a subculture of surrealism and avant-garde experimentation developed in New York City, becoming the new centre of the art world.

Bohemian areas

Greenwich Village, East Village and the Lower East Side in New York City

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