They say if you make it in New York, you’ll make it everywhere. But how did New York achieve this status and become the global icon it is today?

Liberty International proudly presents Why New York City Became Capital of the World, a project that will explore how New York’s commitment to individual liberties and democratic values has played a significant role in shaping its success. New York City has always held a special place in the hearts and minds of people around the globe. With its reputation as a symbol of prosperity and freedom, the city has been the ultimate destination for dreamers and achievers.

From the historic Statue of Liberty, symbolizing freedom and opportunity, to the city’s role as a melting pot of cultures and ideas, New York has been a destination for individuals seeking a better future. The Why New York City Became Capital of the World series will use comedy and humor to shine a light on how commerce brought people together from all over the world and turned a humble trading outpost into the capital of the world by the early decades of the 20th century.