Currency of United States of America. Once the favoured currency of speculators and travellers but recently eclipsed by the euro
. The value of the American Dollar has declined rapidly in recent years and is now worth around half of a UK pound or 80% of a Euro.
1 American Dollar = 80 euro cents
Liberal: 'To stop international terrorism we need to work with other countries and foster a spirit of peace and understanding between different cultures and ideology. We should stop burning up our finite resources and use a little of our vast wealth to aid the third world'.
Neocon: 'MORE SHOOTING!'.
George W. 'cocaine rush; ooops i've knackered the oil company; praise jesus i'm saved; god bless America' Bush Jr
A lovely place. Very north European in outlook whilst embracing all cultures. Not the most *American* of North American cities but by far the best. Because of its geography it has evolved in a very classical manner, downtown being centered in southern Manhatten but starting to spill into Brooklyn and upwards into Harlem and the Bronx, with the suburbs on a distinctly 'second tier' of development; this contrasts sharply with the 'multi-hubbed' nature of Los Angeles with its multiple high rise centres making LA much more of a governmental concept than a unified civic community.
Everyone cityphile should go there atleast once.