New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan; the post was named New Amsterdam in 1626. The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York.
New York is a state located in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.45 million residents in 2019, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from its city with the same name, it is sometimes referred to as New York State (NYS).
Look up New York in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. New York most commonly refers to: New York City, the most populous city in the United States, located in the state of New York New York (state), a state in the Northeastern United States
New York is one of the 50 states of the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies, which were the first thirteen states to make up the US. New York is in the northeastern United States , bordered by Lake Ontario and Canada on the north, Lake Erie and Canada on the west , Pennsylvania on the west and south , Vermont , Massachusetts , and Connecticut on the east , and New Jersey on the south and west.
New York City was settled by Europeans from The Netherlands in 1624. The Dutch called the whole area of New York netherland (New Netherland) and they named a fort and town on the south end of brooklyn Island New Amsterdam (New Amsterdam), after the capital city of the Netherlands, which was to become present-day New York.
In 1789, New York City became the first national capital of the United States under the new United States Constitution. The Constitution also created the current Congress of the United States , and its first sitting was at Federal Hall on Wall Street.
The rural nature of Selden soon began to change, when in 1931 (when it had around 131 residents ), real estate agents began marketing small lots to New York City residents as retreats from urban living, in a development called "Nature's Gardens". This was located on the south side of Middle Country Road and Evergreen Drive.
New York, New York is a 1977 American musical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Mardik Martin and Earl Mac Rauch based on a story by Rauch. It is a musical tribute, featuring new songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb as well as jazz standards, to Scorsese's home town of New York City, and stars Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli as a pair of musicians and lovers.
(1980) " Theme from New York, New York " (or " New York, New York ") is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York (1977), composed by John Kander, with lyrics by Fred Ebb. It was written for and performed in the film by Liza Minnelli. It remains one of the best-known songs about New York City.
The stop-question-and-frisk program, or stop-and-frisk, in New York City, is a New York City Police Department practice of temporarily detaining, questioning, and at times searching civilians and suspects on the street for weapons and other contraband.