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  The History Box |New York City History Pre-1900
In 1653 New Amsterdam, with a population of about 800, was incorporated as a city, and in the same year a wall 2340 feet long was built along the site of the present Wall Street as a protection against the English and the Indians.
In 1731 a new charter, known as the "Montgomerie Charter," was granted to the city.
John Peter Zenger, who had founded the New York Weekly Journal in 1733, was arrested and prosecuted for libel by the authorities in 1734, but he was acquitted in the following year after a famous trial---his acquittal being regarded as the greatest vindication in the colonial period of the freedom of the press.
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  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 and which lasted until November 25, 1783.
New York City remained the capital of the U.S. until 1790, when the honor was transferred to Philadelphia.
New York grew as an economic center with the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, and Tammany Hall began to grow in influence with the support of many of the immigrant Irish, culminated in the election of the first Tammany mayor, Fernando Wood, in 1854.
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 New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New York City, officially the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States and the most densely populated major city in North America.
New York emerged from World War II as the unquestioned leading city of the world, with Wall Street leading America's emergence as the world's dominant economic power, the United Nations headquarters (built in Manhattan in 1952) emphasizing its political influence, and the rise of Abstract Expressionism displacing Paris as center of the art world.
New York City is located at the center of the BosWash megalopolis, 218 miles (350 km) driving distance from Boston and 220 miles (353 km) from Washington, D.C. The city's total area is 468.9 square miles (1,214.4 kmĀ²), of which 35.31% is water.
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 ny4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
New York was still considered as a proprietary colony of James; New Jersey was severed from it, and became a distinct province.
New York meanwhile was left under the charge of Lieutenant- Governor Brockholls, a Roman Catholic, and of course a high Tory- -an inefficient man, utterly unable to cope with the situation.
New York City was of course the governmental seat or capital, as well as the metropolis of' the province.
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 New York City Hotels - Huge New York City Hotel Discounts
New York City is still the business and entertainment capital of the world.
The city is also renowned for its diverse array of international restaurants, ranging from Ethiopian to local brewpubs.
New York City - New York City is still the business and entertainment capital of the world.
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 New York City: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In many of the New York films there is a sense of pride, or perhaps a celebration of the emergence of the great metropolis.
Notable among the New York actualities is a recurring theme of garbage disposal methods and equipment, showing that the city government had developed the administrative ability to provide basic services on a scale never before attempted anywhere.
The herds of pigs were, in fact, the first New York street cleaners, and while there was some progress, little headway was made against the filth of the city until Colonel George E. Waring and his army of "White Wings" came on the scene.
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 New York City history
In 1664, New Amsterdam was forcibly appended to the rising British Empire and renamed after James, Duke of York, the brother of King Charles II.
In 1820, New York became the nation's largest city with a population of 123706.
After the Civil War 1861-1865, New York became the principal facilitator of the industrialization of the United States as well as of its imperial westward expansion, the home of America's great banking houses and exchanges, the preeminent portal for immigration, the leading export port, in short the economic, social and cultural capital of the US.
www.cosmopolis.ch /travel/newyorkcity_e.htm   (1349 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 New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
In 1894 a vote was taken in New York, Westchester, Kings, Queens and Richmond counties on a proposal to combine New York City with Brooklyn, the eastern Bronx, part of Queens County, and all of Richmond County, to form the second largest city in the world (after London).
In 1874 New York City and County annexed from Westchester County the area south of the City of Yonkers and west of the Bronx River.
Wards of the City 1896, and Borough 1898-.
www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org /modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=45   (1497 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   (1475 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)

  
 WWW-VL: History: US: New York City History, NYC Urban
History of Hendryk Hudson's Voyage of Exploration 1609
A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, Volume 1.
A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, Volume 2.
vlib.iue.it /history/USA/urban/nyc.html   (347 words)

  
 History of New York City's Water Supply System
After exploring alternatives for increasing supply, the City decided to impound water from the Croton River, in what is now Westchester County, and to build an aqueduct to carry water from the Old Croton Reservoir to the City.
New reservoirs were constructed to increase supply: Boyds Corner in 1873 and Middle Branch in 1878.
Work was subsequently delayed by an action brought by the State of New Jersey in the Supreme Court of the United States to enjoin the City and State of New York from using the waters of any Delaware River tributary.
www.nyc.gov /html/dep/html/drinking_water/history.shtml   (821 words)

  
 New York :: Travel to New York :: New York Journey :: New York Travel Guide
New York City, officially the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States and the most densely populated major city in North America.
The city is a center for international finance, fashion, entertainment and culture, and is widely considered to be one of the world's major global cities with an extraordinary collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations and financial markets.
New York City is located at the center of the BosWash megalopolis, 218 miles (350 km) driving distance from Boston and 220 miles (353 km) from Washington, D.C..
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 New York City: History
In many of the New York films there is a sense of pride, or perhaps a celebration of the emergence of the great metropolis.
Notable among the New York actualities is a recurring theme of garbage disposal methods and equipment, showing that the city government had developed the administrative ability to provide basic services on a scale never before attempted anywhere.
The herds of pigs were, in fact, the first New York street cleaners, and while there was some progress, little headway was made against the filth of the city until Colonel George E. Waring and his army of "White Wings" came on the scene.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/papr/nyc.html   (350 words)

  
 This Day in History 1849: New York City establishes hospital for cholera victims
On this day in 1849, the New York City Board of Health is finally able to establish a hospital to deal with a cholera epidemic that, before it ends, kills more than 5,000 people.
The rapidly growing city was ripe for an epidemic of this kind because of poor health conditions and its status as a destination for immigrants from around the world.
New York City’s first street-cleaning plan was implemented in the face of the epidemic.
www.history.com /tdih.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&id=593   (558 words)

  
 New York City Hotels, Museums, and Travel Information
New York can be visited over and over again throughout a lifetime, yet each time something new and exciting to experience can easily be found.
The New York Botanical Garden is the ideal spot to enjoy a picnic or romantic stroll.
New York City is a great place for families to visit.
www.visit-new-york-city.com   (1079 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (The History of NYC Series): Books: Michael Wallace,Edwin ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld by Herbert Asbury
It covers every aspect of New York's growth through nearly three centuries, the emphasis shifting from chapter to chapter from the social to the economic to the industrial to the political, yet always maintaining an easy chronological flow.
This is a stunning piece of work, charting the history of New York up 'till just prior to the 20th century when the current adminstrative boundies of the city were established.
www.amazon.co.uk /Gotham-History-York-City-1898/dp/0195140494   (1281 words)

  
 A (Conservative) People's History of New York City - New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer
New York City (also Gotham, Sodom, Gomorrah, The Big Apple, Satan's Condom) is the headquarters of the elitist East Coast liberal empire [1] and the world's largest sustained experiment in secular humanism.
Although modern New Yorkers specialize mainly in sodomy, drug-taking, and stealing each other's property (the lower classes via mugging, the upper classes by taxing one another), the early history of the city is actually rather heroic and inspiring.
The city peaked when, in 1789, the infallible patriot and faith warrior George Washington was inaugurated president near the free-market cathedral of Wall Street.
nymag.com /daily/intel/2007/03/a_conservative_peoples_history_1.html   (646 words)

  
 New York City History
New York City Motion Pictures Home Page: the collection contains forty-five films dating from 1898 to 1906 from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress.
New York State Newspaper Project - a project to catalog and preserve New York State's newspapers coordinated by the New York State Library.
The Museum of the City of New York
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/eguides/amerihist/nyc.html   (626 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898: Books: Edwin G. Burrows,Mike Wallace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Compellingly written social history of what my Korean friends jokingly call "a country in itself." The breadth and depth of this narrative gives weight to that description -- Burrows and Wallace present details and facts mingled with a sense of what it was like to live in the city.
To me, however, the book is an important reminder that the history of New York City is richer, older, and more complex than the other US cities we tend to think of as historic, like Boston, Philadelphia, or DC.
The history of New York City, laden with hope and tragedy, friction and cooperation, tolerance and intolerance, greed and charity, has never been given the majestic yet human voice it deserves, until now.
www.amazon.ca /Gotham-History-York-City-1898/dp/0195116348   (1566 words)

  
 Society for New York City History Homepage
The Society for New York City History was created as a forum for the discussion of current research into New York City's rich, ever-unfolding history, and the issues involved in bringing that history to a wider and culturally diverse audience.
He serves as an adjunct professor in urban history at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus and is well-known as a curator of major exhibitions at the Queens Historical Society, Fraunces Tavern, and elsewhere.
A retired science teacher in the New York City public schools, Richard has most recently been conducting research into the city's oldest taverns -- including the discovery of the oldest continuously operating bar in New York, the Bridge Cafe (since 1847).
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 New York City Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
History and Operation of the New York City Subway
It was the first building of the Rockefeller Center complex in New York City and was conceived by theatrical impresario, S.L. "Roxy" Rothafel who had gained fame as the operator of the very successful Roxy Theater in New York.
New York City's first official subway system began operation on October 27, 1904 in Manhattan.
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 "City of the Future" Competition - History Channel - New York City - New York Times
These were among the 10 radical, sometimes quirky, visions of New York 100 years from now, presented by teams of architects and engineers in a competition that ended on Thursday.
In New York the firms, all local ones, were handed their challenge on Oct. 26 at 5:30 a.m.
Their brief was to envision the city in 2106, striving for a high level of innovation and technological sophistication.
www.nytimes.com /2006/11/04/arts/design/04tomo.html?ex=1320296400&en=1447fe9e7ea1bc8e&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (913 words)

  
 New York City - Brooklyn Bridge pictures, history
One bridge that in many ways mirrors the impact that the Brooklyn Bridge had on New York City was completed 54 years later and is located on the other side of the continent linking San Francisco and Marin — the Golden Gate Bridge.
At the time of its construction these two towers were the tallest structures in New York.
Although some doubted there was a need for a bridge at all, Roebling insisted that projected growth in the then separate cities of New York and Brooklyn would necessitate the construction of additional bridges.
www.inetours.com /New_York/Pages/Brooklyn_Bridge.html   (902 words)

  
 The History Box| New York City Directory
It is evident that the works of these photographers or painters inspired by different motivations and purposes, are dedicated to educate the citizens in its complex city history.
Statistics say that approximately 100,000 New Yorkers experience street homelessness each year and that the City shelter system accommodates at least 38,000 of these homeless individuals on a daily basis, among which are included 16,000 children.
New images will be posted from time to time.
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