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Early New York - Lecture
Time:ALL DAY EVENT
Date:Thursday, April 19, 2018
Description:What was New York when the Europeans arrived? Who came? What was here and what did they do with it?

Manhattan became a base of operations because of a combination of features found nowhere else: a vast harbor, an ice-free port, hills and valleys offering both protection from enemies and access to the interior.... In the 1660's a man wrote back to Europe, "It is as though God intends the trade of the world to locate here," and in the 1780's, when New York was home to a mere 25,000, George Washington said it was destined to become the great city of the world.

Remnants of these hills, streams and forests suggest the influence of pristine Manhattan on the city, the nation and the world.

And what of the founders? The Dutch left the area 350 years ago but their imprint remains an active influence, their worldview an indelible part of the city. Dutch use of the resources that made New York's rise a certainty affects and even determines our actions to the present day.

This is a private event. To schedule one of your own, be in touch at info@newyorkdynamic.com or (862) 226-1244.


Capital of the World - Lecture
Time:ALL DAY EVENT
Date:Thursday, April 19, 2018
Description:

Every city is unique. What distinguishes New York is the profound presence of world trade - like no other place in history, the world trades in New York City. It has led the nation and now the world in the fields of commerce, culture, finance, communications, politics. 

This is owing to natural features so compelling that in the 1790s, when the city's population totaled 25,000, George Washington predicted that New York would one day dominate the hemisphere and become, in his phrase, "the seat of empire." 

Resulting patterns and effects illustrate New York as both shaped by and shaper of national and international affairs. Among them: 
* Wall Street; 
* Federal Hall; 
* Ellis Island; 
* a surpassing array of tall buildings; 
* the attacks of September 11th; 
* this city's (and this nation's) primary ethic and values. 

With a simple walk through downtown we read New York as the center of global activity, as capital of the world.

This is a private event. To schedule one of your own, be in touch at info@newyorkdynamic.com or (862) 226-1244.


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