The term melting pot was coined in 1908 by Israel Zangwill. It was first used as a metaphor to describe the union of many nationalities, cultures, and ethnicities. New York City is a place where over 800 languages are spoken and is the quintessential melting pot. The city consists of 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island each with its own unique diversity of people. Not one culture dominates the others, they all blend together to create something that is more than the addition of its parts.