When was New York originally settled?
any information would be appreciated
Initially, New York City specifically (which was the largest city among the United States cities) was settled by buisness-men seeking to set up vast farmlands. Subsequently it became largely populated most likely because of it location. For instance, American traders could utilize Brooklyn for a place of trading. Answer Russel Shorto wrote a great book about the original settlements here in the New York Area. It was the Dutch and earlier than you would think. "Island at the Center of the World" was one that I couldn't put down.