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  Colonial New York
The English claimed New Netherland on the ground of the Cabot discoveries; and Charles II now, 1664, coolly gave the entire country, from the Connecticut to the Delaware, to his brother James, Duke of York, ignoring the claims of the Dutch colony, and even disregarding his own charter of two years before the younger Winthrop.
New York now became a royal colony, and the new king, who at heart despised popular government, refused to sign the Charter of Liberties, abolished the New York assembly, and sent Andros to govern the colony as consolidated with New England and New Jersey.
News of the accession of William and Mary and of the imprisonment of Andros at Boston created a great excitement in New York; and the militia, led by Jacob Leisler, a German merchant, took possession of the government.
www.usahistory.info /colonies/New-York.html   (2939 words)

  
  History of New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Duke of York had previously purchased in 1663 the grant of Long Island and other islands on the New England coast made in 1635 to the Marl of Stirling, and in 1664 he equipped an armed expedition which took possession of New Amsterdam which was thenceforth called New York.
In July 1673, a Dutch fleet recaptured New York and held it until it was restored to the English by the Treaty of Westminster in February 1674.
Upstate New York was also the scene of fighting during the French and Indian War, with British and French forces contesting control of Lake Champlain in association with Native American allies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_New_York   (1616 words)

  
 History of New York State (Before 1900) - I Love New York - The Official New York State Tourism Website
New York harbor was visited by Verrazano in 1524, and the Hudson River was first explored by Henry Hudson in 1609.
New York City became the first capital of the new nation, where President George Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789.
Located in New York harbor, the Statue of Liberty was formally presented to the U.S. Minister to France, Levi Parsons on July 4, 1884 by Ferdinand Lesseps, representing the Franco-American Union.
www.iloveny.com /kids/history_pre_1900.asp   (632 words)

  
 History of New York
New York was briefly (1789-90) the U.S. capital and was state capital until 1797.
Between 1855 (the year New York's official immigration center at Castle Garden opened) to 1880, the largest numbers of immigrants to the United States were from Ireland and Germany.
The charter of Greater New York was signed into law on May 4th 1897 over the veto of New York Mayor William Strong, and took effect on January 1st, 1898.
www.uwec.edu /freitard/GroupAndMinority/NewYork/history.htm   (1221 words)

  
 New York Knicks History
The New York Knickerbockers, known as the Knicks, are one of only two charter members of the National Basketball Association still in their original cities (the other being the Boston Celtics).
New York advanced to the postseason but was swept in the conference semifinals by Philadelphia, the eventual NBA champion.
New York was led again by the steady play of Patrick Ewing, who finished in the league's top ten in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots.
www.nba.com /knicks/history/New_York_Knicks_History.html   (7842 words)

  
 New York City - History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
New York was active in opposition to the British after trouble in 1765 over the Stamp Act, but (even though with the defense of George Washington) the British occupied the city for most of the Revolutionary War.
New York City was (at this time) the largest city in the country with over 33,000 inhabitants.
New York City has always been a place of change and diversity, but it also harbors the history of the nation.
www.mynewyorkconnection.com /history_newyorkcity.htm   (550 words)

  
 History - About New York State - The Business Council of NYS, Inc.
New York is the only state to have such an amendment, and today, the Adirondack Park, comprised of 6 million acres, is the largest state park in the continental United States and six times the size of Yellowstone National Park.
New York’s governor at the time, Franklin D. Roosevelt, extends relief and provides a general pension system for individuals over the age of 70.
New York operated as an important manufacturing, recruiting and embarkation base for the nation’s war effort as well as the home of the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb.
www.bcnys.org /newyork/history.htm   (993 words)

  
 A brief history of New York City from Verrazzano to 9-11
New York City's ports were some of the busiest in the world.
The New York Times newspaper moved its offices in 1904 to an area near 42nd Street, which was renamed Times Square in honor of the publication.
Today New York City is as political as it gets being the home of the United Nations and some of the most powerful people in the world.
www.inetours.com /New_York/Pages/NYC_History.html   (1423 words)

  
 History of New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New York was greatly damaged twice by fires of dubious origin during the British occupation that followed the Battle of Brooklyn at the start of the American Revolutionary War.
New York grew as an economic center, first as a result of Alexander Hamilton's policies and practices as the first Secretary of the Treasury and, later, with the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825.
In 1977, the city was struck by the twin catasrophes of the New York City flout of 1977 and the Son of Sam serial murderer's continued slayings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_New_York_City   (1860 words)

  
 History
In 1924, control over sorely needed new routes was returned to the city with the establishment of the Board of Transportation.
The City of New York became a subway operator in 1932 when the municipally built Independent System (IND) was opened.
2003 It was the death of an icon as New York City's subways and buses stop accepting tokens, as the MTA hikes fares by 33% from $1.50 to $2.00.
www.subwaywebnews.com /history.htm   (1973 words)

  
 The History of the State Historian
It was intended to briefly review the history of historical activity in New York State government and the context from which the history function of the New York State Museum springs.
It is interesting to note however that FDR, himself the local historian of the Town of Hyde Park, New York, vetoed the provision for salaries for the borough and county historians.
While the idea of a separate history museum was quickly scrapped, this marks the inauguration of history as the fourth scholarly discipline -alongside Geology, Biology, and Anthropology -to be interpreted by the State Museum; and it also marks the creation of a history curatorial unit to manage the State History Collection.
www.nysm.nysed.gov /services/meanydoc.html   (3850 words)

  
 The Empire State: A History of New York
New York State history received a more formal treatment in 1839 when the legislature allocated money to hire an agent to, “…Procure and Transcribe Documents in Europe Relative to the Colonial History of the State.” Many of the works published during the 1800’s were documentary collections.
Clearly, the settlement and development of New York was (and still is) greatly affected by the land itself and, to a large extent that land was shaped by the Wisconsin Glacier.
Economics obviously played an important role in New York’s story and it is given its due, whether it is the Grange movement, the development of unions for women, WPA projects, the stock market boom of the late 1990’s or even the counterpoint development of rural and urban societies.
www.nyhistory.com /reviews/Empire_State_Kohler.htm   (2334 words)

  
 New York History Net - A Project Of The Institute For New York State Studies
The New York State French and Indian War 250th Anniversary Commemoration Commission was established to raise awareness of this significant and fascinating period of world history.
From the Canadian border to New York harbor, a wealth of exciting events and activities is being planned.
New York’s Heritage Trails system, run by the NYS Office of Parks and Recreation, preserves, interprets and promotes the rich and diverse history of New York State.
www.nyhistory.net   (497 words)

  
 History of New York Eye & Ear Infirmary - New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
This, then, is the historic background and setting for one of the greatest events in the ophthalmic history of the Western Hemisphere--the founding of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, destined to become the oldest specialty hospital in the hemisphere and the third oldest hospital in New York City.
He was a governor of New York Hospital, a trustee of Columbia College, vice-president of the New York Historical Society, founder and governor of the Union Club, and a member of the vestry of Trinity Church.
He was president of the New York Sugar Refining Company for twenty-two years, president of the Dry Dock Company, one of the founders of the first Bank for Savings in New York, and president of the Seamen's Savings Bank for sixteen years.
www.nyee.edu /history_eye.html   (3486 words)

  
 NYSHA/TFM Publications - New York History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Published four times a year by NYSHA from its headquarters in Cooperstown, New York History, is the oldest quarterly covering the history of New York State and the only journal devoted entirely to that history.
Long regarded as one of the truly distinguished state history journals in the nation, New York History's importance is growing with increased public awareness both of the role of history in educational reform and in understanding the central role of New York State in shaping our national culture.
New York History is produced for the Association's membership, but its subscription list includes hundreds of libraries and educational institutions throughout the United States.
www.nysha.org /publications/nyh_intro.htm   (130 words)

  
 USGS Earthquake Hazards Program » Earthquake History of New York
Strong earthquakes in 1638, 1661, 1663, and 1732 in the St. Lawrence Valley and a shock near Newbury, Massachusetts, in 1727 were felt in New York before the first notable tremor centered within the State was recorded.
The earthquake was felt throughout most of New York and the New England states, northeastern Ohio, northern Pennsylvania, and southern Ontario, Canada; a total area of about 250,000 square kilometers.
The shock was felt throughout New York, as far south as Washington, D.C., and as far west as Wisconsin.
earthquake.usgs.gov /regional/states/new_york/history.php   (1004 words)

  
 History of New York real estate.
However, if you ask New York historians, it was probably the insightful move of Peter Minuit, who served as his own real estate agent in the 1620’s, when he purchased what is now Staten Island and Manhattan from the local native Algonquin Indian tribe.
Finding New York real estate is popular with retirees or vacationers looking for a second home in one of the picturesque towns nestled in one of several mountain ranges, lake or river regions.
With New York City being one of the premier financial centers in the world as well as a leader in many other areas like arts and culture, finding a place to live there is quite a challenge.
www.historicaltextarchive.com /s/history-of-new-york-real-estate.php   (322 words)

  
 New York, state, United States: History — Infoplease.com
New York City was briefly (1789–90) the capital of the new nation and was also the state capital until 1797, when Albany succeeded it.
Migrants from New England had been settling on the western frontier, and in the 1840s famine and revolution in Europe resulted in a great wave of Irish and German immigrants, whose first stop in America was usually New York City.
New York's growth slowed from the 1970s, though, as the state lost its dominant position in U.S. manufacturing, and the older cities lost businesses and residents to suburbs or to other states.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/us/A0859983.html   (2141 words)

  
 New York Philharmonic: History of the New York Philharmonic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The New York Philharmonic is by far the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world.
In 1922 the Philharmonic became one of the first orchestras to broadcast a live concert, and its coast-to-coast radio broadcast of 1930 was the first of its kind.
Members of the Philharmonic also performed on the 45th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, televised internationally from New York's Madison Square Garden — the first time that a major symphony orchestra had performed live on the Grammy Awards.
nyphil.org /meet/history/index.cfm?page=home   (427 words)

  
 Whitford's History of New York Canals. Chapter II, Building the Erie.
To it may be ascribed in New York State, besides the essays of Hawley and the report of Geddes, the writings of Dr. Hugh Williamson, and in the country at large, the excellent report of Mr.
Peter B. Porter, of New York, presented to the House of Representatives on February 8, 1810, a resolution to appoint a committee to examine into the expediency of appropriating public lands for the opening of roads and canals.
In that case New York would receive about $85,000 or $90,000 annually, and as the interests of Ohio and Vermont were identified with those of New York in the construction of the proposed canals, the sum would be increased to $140,000, if their portions were added.
www.history.rochester.edu /canal/bib/whitford/1906/Chap02.html   (17815 words)

  
 New York, New York! | History of New York City & State
New York City: Museum of the City of New York
Celebrates the diversity and abundance of New York City wildlife and traces how various artists since the mid-17th century have portrayed the animals that are New York City’s "urban neighbors." Provided by The New York Public Library.
New York City's only general interest museum, explores the arts, natural science, and local history through permanent and changing exhibitions.
kids.nypl.org /newyork/newyorkhistory.cfm   (678 words)

  
 New York Wire: History of New York Wire
But in the insect screen industry, the company is New York Wire - the first in the business, the oldest in existence and the industry innovator for over a century.
New York Wire Company engineered the first looms that were capable of weaving metal wire.
New York Wire Company also developed the first bar looms and was the first producer to use bobbinless looms, allowing for continuous feed of wire increasing production speed.
www.newyorkwire.com /company/history.html   (430 words)

  
 Colonial History - New Amsterdam (New York City)
The New Netherland Project - sponsored by the NY State Library; project to transcribe original documents relating to the Dutch colony.
A Brief Outline of the History of New Netherland - part of a colonial currency exhibit, this site is devoted to the history of the Dutch colony and its trade.
New Netherland Museum - the museum maintains a reproduction of the vessel the Half Moon, the ship Henry Hudson sailed to the New World.
www.facstaff.bucknell.edu /goldcoop/newamsterdam.html   (974 words)

  
 Patell and Waterman's History of New York
New York seems, to me, to differ from other major world cities in the recyclability (is that even a word?) of its symbols -- especially its architecture and public art.
New York's history is one of creative destruction -- pull down the old to make way for the new -- and even the bits that somehow manage to escape the wrecking ball more often than not find old meanings detached and new ones assigned.
Set in New York's Chinatown in the late 1940s, the film tells the story of a young Chinese American war veteran, Ben Loy (Russell Wong), whose father, Wah Gay, (Victor Wong) has arranged for him to be married in China to the beautiful Mei Oi (Cora Miao).
www.ahistoryofnewyork.com   (6567 words)

  
 History of The New York Jets
Click a decade and pick a year to jump to that year's detailed history.
The Jets defensive end was notorious for pummeling his way through offensive lines and leaving quarterbacks in a heap of misery.
Although some hardships in his personal life have often taken the spotlight away from his football career, Marcus Dell Gastineau will go down in NFL history as a pioneer of the defensive end position.
www.newyorkjets.com /team/history   (151 words)

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