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New York has a long Dutch History. New York was actualy founded in 1624 by the Dutchman Willem Verhulst of the West India Company (WIC) and at that time it was Called New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam developed into the largest Dutch colonial settlement in the New Netherland province, now the New York Tri-State region, and remained a Dutch possession until August 1664 when, after several batlles, it fell into the hands of the British.
If this had never happend, New York was still called New Amsterdam and all the US Citizens would probably speak Dutch.
by Scheffers May 12, 2006
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1. The 11th state to join the union.
2. Also refers to NYC, or as most ignorant people think- Manhattan. (Oh, yeah, there's also The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island)
Yes, I do live in NYC, and no, I have never heard a gunshot or gotten dumped on by a piegon.
by Alice O'Blah April 26, 2004
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The greatest Fucking city in the world.
New York kicks ass!!!!
by almty1_917@yahoo.com January 14, 2005
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The Empire State where the greatest city and the capital of the world dwells. NYC or the five boroughs of south NY. The 1st capital of the country from 1785-1790. Home of Broadway theatre, home of the best pizza(NY style) in the world, home of the best franks(Nathans and Papiaya)in the world, also the place where the term 'Hot Dog' was coined, birth place of the potato chip(Saratoga ,NY),the media capital of the world, business capital of the world, largest department store in the world(Macy's 34th st.),Birth place of Hip Hop culture, one of the fashion capital of the world, home of the largest and greatest subway system in the world along with the 1st in the country. And home of the greatest and most successful team in sports(NY Yankees).
There's no place like New York!!!
by Bronxborn... May 25, 2004
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Basically the greatest state in the entire country...better yet, the world. New Yorkers are also the best people around. Sure, we can be arrogant and yes, from time to time we're prissy bitches. But NOTHING is finer than a New York girl...or the taste of REAL pizza and bagels. We're the only state that you can say "The City" and know you're referring to NYC. We have the best shopping, the best Christmas Tree, the best Parades...oh right and the best baseball team that ever existed and I'm NOT talking about the Mets. All in all, New York rapes your state by being better in EVERY way imaginable. I <3 NY.
New York is so fetch.
by NYLurizzle December 01, 2005
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best bagels, best pizza, best italian food period, best places to shop, its awesome.. u can go out east on LI or manhattan or upstate NY. new york is a great place to live.

oh yeah and upstate is part of new york u idiot. if u wanna talk about the city say NYC. i'm sure upstate NY people write NY on their mail. you can't argue that or you're just dumb.
ummm i guess u have to visit new york

or umm go to the library and get a book on it.
by deenie July 04, 2004
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Statistically, 3rd safest city out of the 25 largest cities in America. It's as safe as Boise, Idaho, and I dont hear any of you ignorant assholes bitching about Boise.
Get a new city to make shit up about.
by JIMBO May 15, 2004
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