The Centurion Chronicles
New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations not only in the The United States of America, but in the world. The city is referred to as New York City or the City of New York. A global power city, New York exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. Located on one of the world’s largest natural harbors,New York City consists of five boroughs, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island—were consolidated into a single city in 1898.
Times Square, iconified as “The Crossroads of the World”, is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway theatre district, one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. New York City’s financial district, anchored by Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, has been called the world’s leading financial center and is home to the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange by total market capitalization of its listed companies.
In the 1920s, New York City was a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration from the American South. By 1916, New York City was home to the largest urban African diaspora in North America. The Harlem Renaissance of literary and cultural life flourished during the era of Prohibition. New York became the most populous urbanized area in the world in early 1920s, overtaking London. The metropolitan area surpassed the 10 million mark, becoming the first megacity in human history.
The Centurion Club’s headquarters, along with some key support personnel are in this City.