New Amsterdam Plein: Two

New Amsterdam Plein: Two (HM2D4U)

Location: New York, NY 10004 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.132', W 74° 0.811'

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Peter Minuit

He had grown up speaking German, but his ancestry was French, so his name was pronounced in the French wat - Min-wee. He had no military training, but he was an individualistic, take-charge sort who would alter the course of history by sheer force of will.
Peter Minuit married and settled in the Dutch city of Utrecht, but when, learning of a venture to the New World, went to Amsterdam in 1624 and asked the West India Company for a posting to New Netherland. He shipped out with one of the first groups of settlers. The directors must have been impressed with his wits and energy, for the company ordered the colony's leader, Willem Verhulst, that "He shall have Pierre Minuyt...and others who he deems competent thereto sail up the river as far as they can in order to inspect the condition of the land."
HM NumberHM2D4U
Placed ByThe Kingdom of The Netherlands
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Date Added Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583337 N 4506167
Decimal Degrees40.70220000, -74.01351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.132', W 74° 0.811'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 7.9199999999999" N, 74° 0' 48.66" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646, 516, 347,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3-15 State St, New York NY 10004, US
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