17 July 2015

Settlements of New Netherlands

The following are the settlements (anglicized names) of the Dutch in New Netherlands (a colonial province of Unite Netherlands existing from 1614-1667), with their location by modern name

New Amsterdam (south Manhattan, NYC)
New Harlem (north Manhattan, NYC)
Noortwyck (Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NYC)
Bloomingdale (Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC)
Nutten Island (Governors Island, Manhattan, NYC)
Gravesend (Gravesend, Brooklyn, NYC)
Brooklyn (Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NYC)
New Amersfort (Flatlands, Brooklyn, NYC)
Midwout (Flatbush, Brooklyn, NYC)
New Utrecht (New Utrecht, Brooklyn, NYC)
Bushwick (Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC)
Old Dorp (Old Town, Staten Island, NYC)
New Dorp (Newtown, Staten Island, NYC)
Vlissingen (Flushing, Queens, NYC)
Newtown (Elmhurst, Queens, NYC)
Rustdorp (Jamaica, Queens, NYC)
Bronck’s Land (Bronx, NYC)
Heemstede (Hempstead, Long Island, New York)
Beverwyck (Albany, New York)
Fort Nassau (in Albany, New York)
Fort Orange (in Albany, New York)
Schenectady (Shenectady, New York)
Wiltwyck (Kingston, New York)
Fort Goede Hoop (Hartford, Connecticut)
Fort Casimir/New Amstel (New Castle, Delaware)
Swaanendael (Lewes, Delaware)
Fort Nassau (Gloucester City, New Jersey)
Pavonia (Bergen, Jersey City, New Jersey)
Communipaw (Communipaw, Jersey City. New Jersey)
Fort Beversreede (South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)


Anonymous said...

Hey, what happened in Chattanooga?

Chuck Hamilton said...

At around 1030, man in a silver drop-top Mustang pulled up in front of the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in southeast Chattanooga and sprayed the front of the building with semi-automatic fire without causing any casualties. Then he drove to the Marine and Navy Reserve Support Center near the river and did the same, this time killing four Marines and critically wounding one sailor. In the chase afterwards, he wounded a police officer in the ankle and died in a car crash. The shooter was Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a Kuwait born in Jordan who became a US citizen. He grew up here and graduated from Red Bank High, where he was on the wrestling team. He graduated from UT Chattanooga in 2012 with a BS in engineering. He was working as a supervisor in Franklin, TN, which is halfway between Nashville and Columbia, which is in the center of the state. His classmates universally described him as quiet but not introverted, and friendly, and indicated that he fit in well. They still have no idea why he did it or what the trigger was.