New York City, NY

Item

Place Record Title
New York City, NY
Identifier
NJS-PLC-00041
Place Type
City, Town, or Village
Description
Largest city in the United States. Established by the Dutch West India Company in 1624 as New Amsterdam on an island known to the indigenous Lenape inhabitants as Mannahatta. Renamed New York under British rule in 1664. Capital of the United States from 1785 to 1790. Historically, New York City encompassed only Manhattan Island (New York County), and records referring to New York City in the 18th and 19th centuries refer only to Manhattan locations. The city was consolidated with Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island in 1898.
Locality
New York City
County (Modern)
New York County
State or Province
New York
Country
United States of America
Latitude
40.70706
Longitude
-74.01049
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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Items with "Location Created: New York City, NY"
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Bill of Sale for Caesar, sold by John Livingston to Aaron Burr Sr Bibliographic Resource
Bill of sale for Flora, Phillis, and Ann, sold by Anthony L. Bleecker to John Neilson Bibliographic Resource
Manumission of Thomas Boston, by Henry Rutgers Bibliographic Resource
Items with "Place of Publication: New York City, NY"
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Kidnapping (opinion piece from Philadelphia) Bibliographic Resource
Obituary of Clara Voorhees in the New York Times Bibliographic Resource
Runaway ad for Abraham Sherrit, by Robert Lenox Bibliographic Resource
Runaway ad for an unnamed African man, by Philip Livingston Bibliographic Resource
Runaway ad for Ben and Jack, by Leffert Waldron and Ernestus Van Harlingen Bibliographic Resource
Runaway ad for Costant, by John Williams Sanders Bibliographic Resource
Runaway ad for Jack, by Frederick Cruser Bibliographic Resource
Runaway ad for Nell, by Isaac Kingsland Bibliographic Resource
Runaway ad for Peet, by Aaron Longstreet Jr Bibliographic Resource
Runaway ad for Phill, by James Neilson Bibliographic Resource
Runaway ad for Prime (listed as Priam), by Absalom Bainbridge Bibliographic Resource
Runaway ad for Prince (updated with five pound reward), by William Peartree Smith Bibliographic Resource
Runaway ad for Prince, by William Peartree Smith Bibliographic Resource
Slave sale ad for a 35-year-old Black man, by Samuel Hazard Bibliographic Resource
Slave sale ad for a Black man and two Black boys, by Richard Paterson Bibliographic Resource
Slave sale ad for a Black man, by Mr. Bovis Bibliographic Resource
Items with "Places Located Here: New York City, NY"
Title Class
New York Location
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