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02/02/1653 New York is incorporated as a city

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Today in History: Dutch colony of New Amsterdam incorporated (1653)

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What's left of New Amsterdam in Lower Manhattan - 2/4

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Deconstructing History: NYC | History

New Amsterdam was a 17th-century Dutch settlement established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island that served as the seat of the colonial government in New Netherland. New Amsterdam received municipal rights on February 2, thus becoming a city. The city was later renamed New York in honor of the Duke of York.
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