New Amsterdam Plein: Seven

New Amsterdam Plein: Seven (HM2D9A)

Location: New York, NY 10004 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.134', W 74° 0.81'

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New Amsterdam Plein : Seven
Manhattan
As the settlers explored their island, they found it was wondrously varied: high hills, charging streams, ponds, stands of chestnut, poplar and pine. A brook flowed from the highlands in the area of 59th street and Fifth Avenue, about where the Plaza Hotel stands, to empty into a small bay on the East River. "The ground in the flat land near the river is covered in strawberries, one settler noted, "which grew so plentifully in the fields, that one can lie down and eat them."
The Manhattan Indians called the path that ran the island's length the Wickquasgeck trail. The Europeans could follow it northward to hunt in the forest at the island's center. As it was the most prominent road on the island, when the Dutch widened the path they referred to it as the Gentlemen's Street or High Street. The English, of course, called it Broadway.
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HM NumberHM2D9A
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Placed ByThe Kingdom of the Netherlands
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Date Added Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583339 N 4506170
Decimal Degrees40.70223333, -74.01350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.134', W 74° 0.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 8.04" N, 74° 0' 48.6" 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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