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Why New York

Why New York City
New York City is the city that never sleeps.  It is the world center for many industries including; global commerce, finance, fashion, media, culture, art and entertainment.  It is home to several distinguished landmarks including; Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and Times Square.  It is also a major crossroad for international headquarters like the United Nations and The New York Stock Exchange.  World-class schools providing higher education also reside in New York City such as Columbia University, New York University, and The Albert Einstien School of Medicine. .

New York City is the most populous city in the United States with over 8.4 million residents living within the five boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.  New York City is known for its international diversity and culture.  Thirty-Seven percent (37%) of the people living in New York City are foreign born and 48 percent (48%) of the population speak a language other than English at home. New York City is home to several diverse people of all races and nationalities. Neighborhoods like Chinatown, Flushing, Washington-Heights and Little Italy all reflect the city’s international diversity.

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Proton radiation treatment differs from standard radiation therapy. If given in sufficient doses, conventional radiation therapy techniques will control many cancers. However, because of the physician's inability to adequately conform the irradiation pattern to the cancer, healthy tissues may be damaged with radiation.
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