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New Amsterdam - New York City

New York years (history)


Here we present New York during different years.
  1500 - 1800 1900 - 2000 »

1500 - 1800


Before 1524

The area around New York has been inhabited in over 11.000 years. This was earlier land of the Indians and were shared by several different Indian tribes. The earliest inhabitans called themselves Lenape - so-called "the people of the area". One trace from the Lenape Indians is today Broadway on Manhattan, it was earlier an old footpath.

1524
Giovanni Da Verrazzano (1485 - 1528)The Italian explorer Giovanni Da Verrazzano (1485-1528) bump into the bay of New York as the first European, after his search for a northwest passage to Asia. He was sent by the King
Francis I of France who wanted to find a new way to Asia, to increase the trade business.
Verrazzano has in his reports to the King described the coast of North America. In the entrance to the harbour in New York there is a bridge named after him - the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge - who unite Staten Island and Brooklyn. More information about Giovanni Da Verrazzano. Island and Brooklyn. More information about Giovanni Da Verrazzano »


1609
Henry Hudson (1565-1611)The English explorer Henry Hudson (1565– 1611) get a mission from the Dutch East India Company to find a new passage to the west. At this time the Company has the monopoly on the trade with the Orient and wanted to shorten the travelling time, they wanted to to find a new way there. He explore the area around a mouth of a river, who he later will give his own name to - Hudson river. He reported home about the beatiful harbour, river and the fertile soil and the peacfullness temperament of the Indians.
More information about Henry Hudson »
Year 2009 a fourcentennial anniversary will be held, in memory of Henry Hudson both in Amsterdam and New York »


1621
Furhunters from Europe settles in the area.

1623 (Dec 23)/1624
I a court decision in Amsterdam Dec 23 1623, the right is given to the Dutch West India Company to prevail over the area at 38 and 39 latitude, who at this time sends over the first Dutch settlers during 1624. With captain Cornelius May, the first settles arrives with the ship "New Netherland" to New Netherland in June 1624. Cornelius May also becomes the first leader of New Netherlands.

Karta över Nya Amsterdam 1600-tal1625 /1626
Fort Amsterdam are built at the south side of Manhattan 1625, who later on becomes New York and today it is the area Battery Park. The fort should protect the inhabitants from Englishman and Frenchman.
Peter Minuit - director-general in the Duch West India Company (1626-1633) buys the Island Manhattan of the Lenape Indians (also called the Manahatta Indians) 1626 for Lenape Indians worth 60 gulden (approx 24 USD, in todays currency approx 500-700 USD).


1664
The Duke of England´s troops occupies New Amsterdam completely surprising and the area change name to New York.

1673
The Dutch reclaims the area and now calles the city "New Oranien".


1674
Feb 9 - The Englishman conquests the area.
Feb 19 - Englishman and Dutch signs the peace in Westminster and the area agin becomes New York and English.


1775 - 1783
American Revolutionary War (The American revolution).

1776 (July 4)
After have been under English government in over 100 years, New York declare it´s independence and
become one of 13 states. The Declaration of Independence.

1783 (Sept 3)
England acknowledge the 13 states independence and the peace document is written.


1785 - 1790
New York is the capital in the US.


George Washington (1732 - 1799)1789 (April 30)
George Washington (1732 - 1799) swear to become the first American president (1789-1797)
president oath outside Federal Hall - beside Wall Street.
Washington´s birthday - Feb 11 - is today a public holiday and is celebrated as Presidents' Day, the third Monday in Feb.


1851 (18 sep)
Newspaper New York Times are founded by Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones.

1883
Brooklyn Bridge is opening - worlds largest suspension bridge (486 meter).

Statue of Liberty1886
The Statue of Liberty inaugurates. The Statue is a gift from the Frech people to the american people as a symbol for both countries friendship during the american revolution. The Statue is standing on Liberty Island in the harbour of New York.


1892 (Jan 1)
The emigrant office at Ellis Island is opening - emigrants from all countries in the world
flocked in to search the fortune in the promised land. Ellis Island 1892 - 1924. Ellis Island is taking care of
approx 14 millions immigrants between the year 1892 - 1924.
More information about Ellis Island and the emigration from Sweden, you will find here »


1898
The five districts in New Yorks are formed - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island - so-called Greater New York. THe city now becomes the worlds largest city with approx 3 million
inhabitants.

  1900 - 2000 »

Source:
Wikipedia
NYC & Company, Inc.
Taxi history
The New Netherland institute

Map: Map over New Amsterdam - en.wikipedia.org
 
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