This week in 1647, Dutch Director General Peter Stuyvesant creates NYC's first zoning laws. Today's lower Manhattan street grid is the lingering result.
10 interesting facts about Williamsburg, Brooklyn before it was cool, from its early history under the Dutch, the English and Americans after Revolutionary War.
Stuyvesant at the invasion of New Amsterdam by English forces in 1664. Image via Wikimedia Commons New Amsterdam in the
New Yorkers have been agitators and disrupters from the start, even back when New Amsterdam was just a small settlement