History of NYC
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I spent some time researching the city of NY. I am always interested in the history of cities and towns. I traced NYC's history to 1664 and before. There were a number of facts that stood out, but one thing did was that fact NYC was once owned by the Algonquins. This was a subdivison of the Wappinger tribe of Native Americans. They spoke lenape. Soon after in 1524, Giovanni da Verrazzano came to visit the area. You may not know this, but the Verrazzano Bridge was named after Giovanni. In 1624 the Dutch came to this area and named it "New Amsterdam." But soon after the British came along and renamed it "New York City" in 1664.
Until 1790, NYC was actually the capital of the United States. Right after 1790, Washington, DC because the capital.
NYC saw its good time and bad times. In 1975 the city went under financially. Not too long after that, things got better for NYC. At least for a while.
NYC does have a long history. To learn more just go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_York_City
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