History of Manhattan


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It’s hard to image when you walk around Manhattan today, that just a few short centuries ago the island was largely deserted. Below is a pictorial history of the island’s explosive grown in modern times.

Around the year 1600
History of Manhattan (10)

History of Manhattan (9)Source: The New Yorker

New Amsterdam (1660)
History of Manhattan (8)Source: Teachout, with special thanks to Mr. Spier from the book ‘The Legend of New Amsterdam’

History of Manhattan (7)Source: New Netherland

Around 1890

History of Manhattan (6)Source: Lcweb2

1930′s
History of Manhattan (3)Source: Redkabbage

History of Manhattan (1)Source: Wikipedia

2013
History of Manhattan (2)Source: mxarq

History of Manhattan (4)Source: Silverstein Properties

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