Why New York City is so Huge

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Three reasons why this city became so huge
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Johnny Harris is a filmmaker and journalist. He currently is based in Washington, DC, reporting on interesting trends and stories domestically and around the globe. Johnny's visual style blends motion graphics with cinematic videography to create content that explains complex issues in relatable ways. He holds a BA in international relations from Brigham Young University and an MA in international peace and conflict resolution from American University.

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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!

Author — Johnny Harris


honored to make a 2 second appearance🥳

Author — Elena Taber


Really profound point about the type of people who went to New York. The risk takers.

Author — Best Ever Food Review Show


NYC is so popular, I see “I ♥️ NYC” shirts in Rural India with people who don’t even know where New York is...
These shirts are also Made in China 😆



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

Author — ADHAiiN7


this guy really pronounced Staten Island, Stanten Island

Author — NJThreat


Johnny Harris: "NYC is so big!!"
Also Johnny Harris: *Only shows footage of 1 borough*

Author — Noah B


NYC's whole existence is due to that $24 imagine if they refused to give that land?

Author — Iam a proud Muslim


Every New Yorker cringing hard when Johnny says "StaNten" island 😂😂

Author — Steve Yalo


People: NYC is so crowded
Asians: *laughs in overpopulated megacities*

Author — a concerned fan


I sure hope you talk about Pyongyang, best city in the world

Author — Kim Jong-un


This would make a really cool series, looking at various megacities around the world and how they got to be that way.

Author — アダム


4:58 it wasn't named after the city of York, it was named for the Duke of York, a person

Author — DenzoWenzo


“The Bronx” is actually named after a Swedish man who bought some land from the natives. His name was Jonas Brunk (or Bronk).
Brunks land —> The Bronx

Author — J unio R


The title shud be: Why is Manhattan so Big?

Author — Soap


"Immigrants tend to be a self-selecting group of risk takers." This is so perfectly well put I love it

Author — Lashan


“Stanton Island” 😂

Great video just thought this was funny

Author — John Taps


*Americans* :- NYC is overcrowded
*Asians* :- laughs in Manila, Tokyo, Jakarta, Delhi, Lahore, Dhaka, Shanghai, Beijing, Mumbai and all major cities

Author — Ayan Verma


As a rural Oregonian, I'm just finding out that Johnny Harris grew up in rural Oregon! If you see this Johnny where did you grow up in Oregon?

Author — Jedediah Wright


New York: Look at me I'm huge!

Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Karachi, New Dehli: *Your dad's over there bud.*

Author — Taha Imran