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Forgotten Colony. If you are studying the Colony of New Netherlands, the true European begingings of NYC, this is an excellent resource.

Forgotten Colony. If you are studying the Colony of New Netherlands, the true European begingings of NYC, this is an excellent resource.

Len Tantillo. Passage from Long Island c. 1658. J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, Inc.

Len Tantillo. Passage from Long Island c. 1658. J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, Inc.

The captain of the ship that brought the first sizable group of Jews to North America petitioned for payment of their fare on this date in 1654. These “23 souls, big and little” were passengers in a convoy of sixteen ships carrying Dutch colonists from Recife, Brazil back to Holland in the wake of Portugal’s reconquest of Recife.

The captain of the ship that brought the first sizable group of Jews to North America petitioned for payment of their fare on this date in 1654. These “23 souls, big and little” were passengers in a convoy of sixteen ships carrying Dutch colonists from Recife, Brazil back to Holland in the wake of Portugal’s reconquest of Recife.

The 10 Days That Changed The World, Washington's Crossing the Delaware. The Battles of Trenton and Princeton. A remarkable situation of two battles that chan...

The 10 Days That Changed The World, Washington's Crossing the Delaware. The Battles of Trenton and Princeton. A remarkable situation of two battles that chan...

Although the Netherlands only controlled the Hudson River Valley from 1609 until 1664, in that short time, Dutch entrepreneurs established New Netherland, a series of trading posts, towns, and forts up and down the Hudson River that laid the groundwork for towns that still exist today

Although the Netherlands only controlled the Hudson River Valley from 1609 until 1664, in that short time, Dutch entrepreneurs established New Netherland, a series of trading posts, towns, and forts up and down the Hudson River that laid the groundwork for towns that still exist today

Peter Stuyvesant, director-general of New Netherlands (later to become New York), organized the first volunteer fire department in America.

Peter Stuyvesant, director-general of New Netherlands (later to become New York), organized the first volunteer fire department in America.

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