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History of NYC - 10,000+ Years Ago

Learn all about NYC’s distant past as "Mannahatta" or the "Island of Many Hills".
Research the natural forces that shaped the environment, along with the people who formed the landscape and culture.


In the 1620's, the Dutch settled what would be known... Read More

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During the 18th Century, New York City was still lar... Read More

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During this period, the Erie Canal begins operating ... Read More

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By the 1850s, New York City's ports handled more goo... Read More

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The 1860s were a time of reconstruction after the Ci... Read More

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In 1870, Long Island City was formed in Queens. Four... Read More

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The 1880's NYC would see increased commerce and grow... Read More

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The 1890s were a pivotal point in NYC history. Washi... Read More

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At the turn of the Twentieth Century, NYC was growin... Read More

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The City's magnetic personality continues to attract... Read More

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At the dawn of another decade, New York's expansion ... Read More

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After years of growth and success, the City faces so... Read More

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Like many other cities in the aftermath of a global ... Read More

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From 1925 onward, the City would experience a massiv... Read More

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The 30s would mark a far less jubilant period as the... Read More

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The Great Depression has come and gone, and the city... Read More

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The 1940s would mark a turning point in how society ... Read More

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After six years of a world at war, the Allies have e... Read More

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At the apex of its postwar recovery, New York City c... Read More

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In the late 50s New York is still coasting on the su... Read More

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During the early 60s, New York City and its infrastr... Read More

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As the boon of the postwar economy declined and the ... Read More

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In the early 1970s a large movement of residents to ... Read More

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All of the misfortune and poverty of the early 1970'... Read More

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The early 1980s marks a drastic transition as the Ci... Read More

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In the latter half of the 1980's New York City was w... Read More

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History101.NYC is an ad-free learning resource available to the public at no charge.
This project is dedicated to exploring New York’s fascinating heritage through the restoration of vintage photographs and prints.