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The Colonial Dutch on Long Island N.Y. | ... - New Amsterdam now New York on the Island of Manhattan 1650-53

While life in New York City today is not a cakewalk, it certainly was less so when it was still the Dutch settlement known as New Amsterdam. It was a time when the Dutch and English.

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The NewYorkologist: Fort Amsterdam as it looked around 1650 (MCNY)

The NewYorkologist: Fort Amsterdam as it looked around 1650 (MCNY)

Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture

"With more than 15 contributors and 13 original essays, Dutch New York examines four centuries of the Dutch presence that has shaped the Hudson Valley.

When Peter Stuyvesant became New Amsterdam's Director General, he immediately set to work.  He made laws to clean up the streets.  His first ordinance was to keep all animals, including horses, cattle and pigs, penned on property.   This image shows pigs running freely.   Just imagine what he found when he landed!

pigs The famous Wall Street in New York was related to pigs. Originally, a wall was built to keep pigs out of the crops that had been grown there. The street along the wall was named Wall Street.

New Amsterdam, modern day New York City, is incorporated in 1653; however, the city is later given to England and renamed New York.

New Amsterdam, modern day New York City, is incorporated in however, the city is later given to England and renamed New York.

Nieuw-Amsterdam ten tijde van de overdracht aan de Engelsen, Hugo Allard, 1674. Vergelijk dit panorama met de Castellokaart onder.Allard -Totius Neobelgii Nova et Accuratissima Tabula (Detail) - Nieuw-Amsterdam (Nieuw-Nederland) - Wikipedia

Allard_Totius_Neobelgii_Nova_et_Accuratissima_Tabula_(Detail) New Amsterdam - New York

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