New Amsterdam Plein: Three

New Amsterdam Plein: Three (HM2D6K)

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° 0.808'

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The Island

New Amsterdam Plein : Three
The Island
Peter Minuit arrived at a colony in turmoil. Some 150 miles upriver from the harbor, several Dutch soldiers were killed by Mohawk Indians. The settlers panicked. In 1626, they found their leader, Verhulst, guilty of mismanagement, removed him from power, and voted Minuet their new commander.
Minuit's first decision would change history. He saw that the settlers were spread out across 100 miles of wilderness. The original idea had been to use Noten Island (later Governor's Island) as a capital, but it was too small. Manhattan - after the Indian word for "The Island" - was large enough to support a population. It sat in a world-class harbor, at the mouth of a great river that gave access to the interior.
Manhattan was, in short, a fulcrum between the development of Europe and the raw landscape of North America - the perfect island.
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HM NumberHM2D6K
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Placed ByThe Kingdom of The Netherlands
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Date Added Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at 4:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583341 N 4506167
Decimal Degrees40.70220000, -74.01346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.132', W 74° 0.808'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 7.9199999999999" N, 74° 0' 48.48" 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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