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The Algonquin Indians were the original inhabitants of Manhattan Island. It wasn't until April of 1524, that the white man even saw the island. Giovanni da Verrazano came, but was not able to land due to weather. Esteban Gomez for Spain, also tried to explore the area, but again, bad weather prevented his trek. FInally, in September of 1609, Henry Hudson, with the Dutch East India Company, was able to anchor and land on Manhattan. He made a short stay of just a month and then left. By 1610, the Dutch had begun to trade with the Indians here building up a thriving business. A charter was granted in 1621 to organize the Dutch West India Company. By 1623, many Dutch emigrants had arrived in Manhattan. The first leader of the Colony was Peter Minuit, then Wouter Van Twiller. Next, Willem Kieff was named as the director of the colony. Finally, Peter Stuyvesant arrived frmo Holland to be the new director. His strict leadership was needed due to the problems left from previous directors. There was much trouble during this time and in 1652, a war was narrowly avoided between England and Holland. For more detailed history, see this history page for New York City.
History information for New York City
Much historical information for New York City.
A NYC history page from Columbia University.
A timeline of the history of corrections in New York.
This page gives the names of all the mayors elected during the last 100 years. It also has a picture and a short sketch of each mayor.
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Why is New York City called "The Big Apple?"
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The Big Apple?
Things to do around NYC
This is a page for interesting and unique facts about New York City.
Take a virtual tour of Central Park!
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, New YOrk 10024
Learn more about the Statue of Liberty
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According to the Museum of the City of New York, New York City has had operating elevated trains since the 1870s. Until the system was electrified in 1903, eleveated trains had steam locomotives. New York City's elevated train system emerged in the 1870s as an efficient means of transporting commuters, avoiding Manhattan's congested streets.
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There are 301 square miles of land area in New York City.
The Bronx has 44 square miles
Brooklyn has 72.5 square miles
Manhattan has 22.7 square miles
Queens has 112.1 square miles
Staten Island has 60.9 square miles
The average homeowner's income, according to the 1990 census, was $ 53,451
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