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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 1)

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 1)

The first episode of the series begins with the founding of New Amsterdam, a Dutch trading post. The city starts to take shape as New Amsterdam becomes British New York. By the Revolutionary War, the city...
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 2)

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 2)

The first episode of the series begins with the founding of New Amsterdam, a Dutch trading post. The city starts to take shape as New Amsterdam becomes British New York. By the Revolutionary War, the city...
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 3)

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 3)

The first episode of the series begins with the founding of New Amsterdam, a Dutch trading post. The city starts to take shape as New Amsterdam becomes British New York. By the Revolutionary War, the city...
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 4)

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 4)

The first episode of the series begins with the founding of New Amsterdam, a Dutch trading post. The city starts to take shape as New Amsterdam becomes British New York. By the Revolutionary War, the city...
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 5)

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 5)

The first episode of the series begins with the founding of New Amsterdam, a Dutch trading post. The city starts to take shape as New Amsterdam becomes British New York. By the Revolutionary War, the city...
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 6)

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 6)

The first episode of the series begins with the founding of New Amsterdam, a Dutch trading post. The city starts to take shape as New Amsterdam becomes British New York. By the Revolutionary War, the city...
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 7)

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: New York: A Documentary Film (Part 7)

The first episode of the series begins with the founding of New Amsterdam, a Dutch trading post. The city starts to take shape as New Amsterdam becomes British New York. By the Revolutionary War, the city...
British Headquarters Map of 1782

British Headquarters Map of 1782

Dr. Eric Sanderson of the Mannahatta Project uses Geographic Information Systems to bring to life a detailed map of the city from 1782.
Centennial Celebration of 120 Broadway

Centennial Celebration of 120 Broadway

Learn more about the Centennial Celebration of 120 Broadway, located at the former location of Pieter Stoutenburgh's tulip garden.
CORA DRIMUS: New York THEN and NOW

CORA DRIMUS: New York THEN and NOW

A comparison between old and present day New York City. The new photos were taken during April 12th 2014 - April 26th 2014.
Dutch New Netherland: British Takeover

Dutch New Netherland: British Takeover

Professor Joyce Goodfriend of the University of Denver describes how and why the British took over Dutch New Netherland.
Dutch New York

Dutch New York

As we celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage to America, historian Barry Lewis takes us back in time to rediscover the first European settlers in New York — the Dutch.
From Hudson to Beverwyck

From Hudson to Beverwyck

Janny Venema of the New Netherland Project narrates the passage from Henry Hudson’s travels through the development of Rensselaerswyck to the establishment of Beverwyck, a trading community located in t...
HISTORY CHANNEL: Hidden History: Foley Square

HISTORY CHANNEL: Hidden History: Foley Square

Did you know that New York City’s Supreme Court is built to float? Host Brian Unger reveals the hidden history of Foley Square.
HISTORY CHANNEL: Hidden History: Wall Street

HISTORY CHANNEL: Hidden History: Wall Street

Did you know that Wall Street was named after an actual wall that once stretched across Manhattan? Host Brian Unger reveals the hidden history of Wall Street.
HISTORY CHANNEL: History of New York City

HISTORY CHANNEL: History of New York City

The first native New Yorkers were the Lenape, an Algonquin people who hunted, fished and farmed in the area between the Delaware and Hudson rivers. Europeans began to explore the region at the beginning...
iFly TV: Dutch Heritage in New York

iFly TV: Dutch Heritage in New York

At the beginning of the 17th century, Dutch explorers bought the island of Manhattan from the Indians and founded the settlement of New Amsterdam. A quarter of a century later, the English conquered the...
Mannahatta – New York Before the Dutch

Mannahatta – New York Before the Dutch

Landscape ecologist Dr. Eric Sanderson describes the Mannahatta Project and the original ecology of Manhattan.
MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM: Equitable Building Fire

MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM: Equitable Building Fire

Located at No. 120 Broadway, the former location of Pieter Stoutenburgh's tulip garden, the nation's first skyscraper goes up in flames on a freezing-cold day in 1912.
New Amsterdam - Castello Plan

New Amsterdam - Castello Plan

See the Castello Plan, an early city map of Lower Manhattan (New York City) from 1660, created by Jacques Cortel like you've never seen it before.
NEW AMSTERDAM HISTORY CENTER: Virtual New Amsterdam Project Tour

NEW AMSTERDAM HISTORY CENTER: Virtual New Amsterdam Project Tour

Take a walk down Manhattan’s Stone street in 1660, look inside homes, gardens, taverns, and meet people on the street in this preview of NAHC‘s Virtual New Amsterdam Project (VNAP), a 3D recreation of ...
New Amsterdam, Diversity and Opportunity

New Amsterdam, Diversity and Opportunity

Dr. Charles Gehring, director of the New Netherland Project, describes the diversity and sense of opportunity that characterized New Amsterdam.
New Netherland (Dutch Colonization - Colonial America)

New Netherland (Dutch Colonization - Colonial America)

The Dutch colonized "New Netherland," the area now known as New York, in order to make money from the fur trade and agricultural pursuits. The Dutch colonies thrived until the English invaded the colony...
New Netherland -- the Best Kept Secret in American History | Charles Gerhring | TEDxHudson

New Netherland -- the Best Kept Secret in American History | Charles Gerhring | TEDxHudson

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. A neglected pile of documents in early Dutch are left intact while the more recently archived British history documents...
New Netherland 1614-1667

New Netherland 1614-1667

New Netherland (Dutch: Nieuw-Nederland) was the 17th-century colonial province of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands on the East Coast of North America. The claimed territories were the lands...
NEW NETHERLAND INSTITUTE: Uncovering America's Forgotten Colony

NEW NETHERLAND INSTITUTE: Uncovering America's Forgotten Colony

A documentary video about the New Netherland Project, where more than 18 volumes of the official archives of New Netherland have been transcribed, translated, and published to date, this thirty-minute...
NEW NETHERLAND NOW: A Forgotten American Founding Father: Adriaan Van Der Donck (3/4)

NEW NETHERLAND NOW: A Forgotten American Founding Father: Adriaan Van Der Donck (3/4)

If you think the United States was just the result of group of conservative pilgrims fleeing persecution, you're wrong. Part of the United States can be traced to the revolutionary, free and open Dutch...
NEW NETHERLAND NOW: How New Amsterdam Influenced America (4/4)

NEW NETHERLAND NOW: How New Amsterdam Influenced America (4/4)

If you think the United States was just the result of group of conservative pilgrims fleeing persecution, you're wrong. Part of the United States can be traced to the revolutionary, relatively free and...
NEW NETHERLAND NOW: What's Left of New Amsterdam in Lower Manhattan? (2/4)

NEW NETHERLAND NOW: What's Left of New Amsterdam in Lower Manhattan? (2/4)

A few highlights of what's left of New Amsterdam. This is part 2 of a 4-part series, in which best-selling author Russell Shorto gives a tour through what used to be New Amsterdam, and what we now call...
NEW NETHERLAND NOW: Why don't Americans know their own Dutch history? (1/4)

NEW NETHERLAND NOW: Why don't Americans know their own Dutch history? (1/4)

Why do Americans have this gap in their history about the fact that large parts of the origins of the United States used to be Dutch? In four parts, best-selling author Russell Shorto gives a tour through...
New Netherlands

New Netherlands

Produced for the 2009 Hudson River Quadricentennial, this video by GVP associate producer, Richard Manack, owner of a historic dutch coal barge, takes us for a journey along the river to revisit Northeastern...
NEW YORK then and now

NEW YORK then and now

New York Skyline then and now.
Remember that Old New York Was Once New Amsterdam: The Dutch Roots of American Pluralism

Remember that Old New York Was Once New Amsterdam: The Dutch Roots of American Pluralism

"Remember that Old New York Was Once New Amsterdam: The Dutch Roots of American Pluralism" by David Dzurec, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, The University of Scranton. It has been argued that contemporary...
St James' Fireside Chats - FDR and the Post Office Tony Musso Feb 6 2014

St James' Fireside Chats - FDR and the Post Office Tony Musso Feb 6 2014

The 'Fireside Chat' lecture series is presented at the historic St James' Chapel in Hyde Park, New York. In New York, the Hyde Park Post Office features seventeen painted panels of a historical mural project,...
Story of a City: New York - 1947 Educational Documentary

Story of a City: New York - 1947 Educational Documentary

This educational film explains the historic and economic causes for the emergence of New York as one of the world's largest cities, and its vital relationship to rest of America. Archival footage shows...
Stuyvesant in New Amsterdam

Stuyvesant in New Amsterdam

Professor Joyce Goodfriend reviews Peter Stuyvesant's New Amsterdam legacy.
The Big Apple: A Short History of New York City

The Big Apple: A Short History of New York City

This is a fast-paced 23-minute documentary history of New York City, narrated at rapid speed by renowned New York newscaster Bill Beutel and produced by the Museum of the City of New York.
The Decision to Colonize

The Decision to Colonize

Janny Venema of the New Netherland Project discusses how the Dutch West India Company decided to colonize the area of New Amsterdam and encourage non-company patroon ships to realize Dutch presence in...
Watch 500 Years of New York City History in a 47 Second Elevator Ride

Watch 500 Years of New York City History in a 47 Second Elevator Ride

This time-lapse, panoramic animation will be seen on walls in elevators that service One World Trade Center s observatory. It simulates how New York City looked from the year 1500 to today.
Wilderstein and the Suckleys: A Hudson River Legacy by Cynthia Owen Philip

Wilderstein and the Suckleys: A Hudson River Legacy by Cynthia Owen Philip

A history of the Suckley family and Margaret (Daisy) Suckley.
Women in Dutch New York

Women in Dutch New York

Early America expert Professor Joyce Goodfriend describes the role women played in preserving Dutch culture in America.