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" . ''The New York Times''. Retrieved September 2, 2011. Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play ''How I Learned to Drive'', and Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell's Obie Award-winning musical '' title of show (title of show) ''. The Vineyard describes itself as "dedicated to new work, bold programming and the support of artists." "Who We Are". ''Vineyard''. Retrieved May 11, 2008. The company is the recipient of special Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards for Sustained Excellence, and the 1998 Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant. It celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007. The next European settlement was on the banks of the Upper New York Bay across the Hudson which he called the "North River" from Fort Amsterdam (in Manhattan) in 1630. Located at Paulus Hook it was part of the patroonship Pavonia (Pavonia, New Netherland), named (in Latinized form) for Micheal Pauw ''Words That Make New Jersey History'' edited by Howard L Green, 1995 ISBN 0-8135-2113-0, p. 3 who had bought the tract from the Lenape. At the time it was the territory of the Unami, or Turtle Clan. The settlement grew slowly, impeded by mismanagemnt of the Dutch West India Company and conflicts with the indigenous population known as Kieft's War and The Peach Tree War. In 1658, Director-General of New Netherland Peter Stuyvesant "re-purchased" the entire peninsula known as Bergen Neck, and in 1661 granted a charter to the village at Bergen (Bergen Square), establishing the oldest municipality in the state. The British take-over in 1664 was formalized in 1674, ending the province of the New Netherland, though the North Jersey would retain a "Dutch" character for many years to come. Scheltema, Gajus and Westerhuijs, Heleen (eds.),''Exploring Historic Dutch New York''. Museum of the City of New York Dover Publications, New York (2011). ISBN 978-0-486-48637-6 Transportation became much easier through the 1920s. Cars became easily affordable and roads were paved and improved such that they incorporated new road features, including jughandle turns. As a result, people who had never been farther than the outskirts of their hometown now could travel around the state. The Jersey Shore became extremely popular as an attraction. Many bridges and tunnels were built for the ease of interstate traveling. The Benjamin Franklin Bridge was completed linking Camden (Camden, New Jersey) and Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) in 1926. The Holland Tunnel, under the Hudson River, was completed in 1927, providing a means of easy transportation between New Jersey and New York City. Before, ferries were required to travel across the Hudson River. Later on, the George Washington Bridge (1931) and the Lincoln Tunnel (1937) were completed, making access to Manhattan even easier. Stewart pg 30–32 All of the tunnels and bridges linking New York and New Jersey are managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, established on April 30, 1921. Florence’s father, Thomas Harborough Upton, worked as a confidential clerk at the American Exchange Bank in New York. In 1884, the family moved from Flushing to central Manhattan, which was more convenient for her father’s daily journey to his office. The National Academy of Design, located near the new home, offered free instruction to anyone who could qualify. This prompted her father to enroll in evening classes, and Florence, at 15 years old, joined him for the beginning of her formal art training. '''The Beacon School''' is a formerly alternative assessment, now "performance-based assessment" public high school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, near Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle. The initial founding of Beacon in 1993 was intended as an alternative to the Regents Exam (Regents (Examinations))-based testing system in favor of portfolio-based assessment (portfolio assessment). The school's purpose was also purportedly to keep class sizes down and total student population at, or just above, one thousand students. The total population, for example, was once listed in a 1998 high school selection guide as "less than 600 students", though now has 1,157 students. The nominees are announced each April. The presentation of awards is made in late May at Sardi's Restaurant in Manhattan, New York City and precedes the Tony Awards by about two weeks. O'Boyle was ordained (Holy Orders) a priest by Archbishop Patrick Joseph Hayes on May 21, 1921. Commons:Category:Manhattan, New York City WikiPedia:Manhattan Dmoz:Regional North America United States New York Localities N New York City Manhattan

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