1630: Coat of Arms of New Netherland

Much of the symbolism of New York’s Official seal is derived from the Coat of Arms of New Amsterdam. Of particular note are the beavers, symbolizing the fur trade which was the foundation of New York’s early economy.



New York City's Prehistoric Roots

Learn all about NYC’s fascinating past by exploring the natural forces that shaped the environment and landscape, along with the people who would transform the “Island of Many Hills” into the greatest and most influential city in the world.


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