New Amsterdam Plein: Eight

New Amsterdam Plein: Eight (HM2DAG)

Location: New York, NY 10004 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.133', W 74° 0.812'

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The Manhattanites were so focused on survival in the 1630s, that they might scarcely have noticed the changes. More sails appeared in the harbor bringing varied faces. Ebony faces from the highlands of Angola. Arab faces. An Italian, a Pole, a Dane.
Something was happening that was quite unlike the development of the English colonies of Virginia and New England. Their island was a node on the Atlantic shipping circuit, held together by Dutch notions of free trade and tolerance, and it flourished. Products flowed in, bound for Europe. Slavery increased so that in 1664 there were about 300 slaves in the colony. In 1653, New Amsterdam became an official Dutch city. The tavern was christened as City Hall. Roads were paved with cobbles; brick houses replaced wooden ones. people of different backgrounds - Swedish, English, French, Dutch, German-Danish - intermarried to an extent unbelievable of elsewhere.
A new kind of society was forming.
Placed ByThe Kingdom of The Netherlands
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Date Added Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583336 N 4506169
Decimal Degrees40.70221667, -74.01353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.133', W 74° 0.812'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 7.9800000000002" N, 74° 0' 48.72" 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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