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16th Century: Manhattan Before New York

By the time Europeans appeared on the scene, a mere five hundred years ago, what is now New York City had as many as fifteen thousand inhabitants—estimates vary widely—with perhaps another thirty to fifty thousand in the adjacent parts of … Continue reading

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1957: The Mayflower Arrives in New York City

In 1957, a replica of the Mayflower—the Mayflower II—was built in England based on reconstructed blueprints of the ship from an American museum. It set sail for the United States on April 20, 1957 and arrived in New York City … Continue reading

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