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New Amsterdam Plein: Eight

The Mix

 
 
New Amsterdam Plein: Eight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 23, 2004
1. New Amsterdam Plein: Eight Marker
Inscription. The Manhattanites were so focused on survival in the 1630s, that they might scarcely have noticed the changes. More sails appeared in the harbor bringing varied faces. Ebony faces from the highlands of Angola. Arab faces. An Italian, a Pole, a Dane.

Something was happening that was quite unlike the development of the English colonies of Virginia and New England. Their island was a node on the Atlantic shipping circuit, held together by Dutch notions of free trade and tolerance, and it flourished. Products flowed in, bound for Europe. Slavery increased so that in 1664 there were about 300 slaves in the colony. In 1653, New Amsterdam became an official Dutch city. The tavern was christened as City Hall. Roads were paved with cobbles; brick houses replaced wooden ones. people of different backgrounds – Swedish, English, French, Dutch, German-Danish – intermarried to an extent unbelievable of elsewhere.
A new kind of society was forming.
 
Erected by the Kingdom of The Netherlands. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 40° 42.133′ N, 74° 0.812′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on State Street near Whitehall Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Marker locations image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 11, 2018
2. Marker locations
The markers are arranged around a bronze relief map of Niew Amsterdam.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Amsterdam Plein: Nine (here, next to this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: One (here, next to this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Seven (here, next to this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Two (here, next to this marker); New Amsterdam Plein : Six (here, next to this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Four (here, next to this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Three (here, next to this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Five (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding New Amsterdam Plein: Eight. The markers are laid into the ground. "Plein" can be translated as "square".
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Bronze relief map of Niew Amsterdam image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 23, 2004
3. Bronze relief map of Niew Amsterdam
New Amsterdam Plein and Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 23, 2004
4. New Amsterdam Plein and Pavilion
This was a four-hundredth anniversary present from The Netherlands to New York City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 4, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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