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In 1664, the city was named after then Duke of York , and future King of England James II. James had been named by his older brother Charles II as proprietor of the former territory of New Netherlands and its main city of New Amsterdam , which had recently been seized from the Dutch.

During the Wisconsinan glaciation , the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth. The ice sheet scraped away large amounts of soil, leaving the bedrock that serves as the geologic foundation for much of New York City today. Later on, movement of the ice sheet would contribute to the separation of what are now Long Island and Staten Island. [84]

In the precolonial era , the area of present-day New York City was inhabited by various bands of Algonquian tribes of Native Americans , including the Lenape , whose homeland, known as Lenapehoking , included Staten Island; the western portion of Long Island, including the area that would become Brooklyn and Queens; Manhattan; the Bronx; and the Lower Hudson Valley. [85]

After nearly two decades at WNYC, Soterios Johnson will finish hosting Morning Edition, shut off his mic and head to California to join the world of academia.  He talks with us about some of his most memorable moments at WNYC and takes questions from callers.    We say farewell to our colleague and good friend, @SoteriosJohnson. — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) August 25, 2016

MARK Wright is taking elocution lessons to tone down his Essex accent for his big-shot US telly gig. The former TOWIE star revealed he has hired a voice coach so American viewers can understand him on his new US TV show. He told Extra co-host Mario Lopez: “It’s just to neutralise my accent. “I speak […]

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A Russian Instagram model, who allegedly wears a size “triple-zero,” is hitting back at critics of her teeny waist.

Maria Pogrebnyak-Shatalova, a 30-year-old mother of three, has been under fire for an Instagram post measuring her 23-inch waist  that she shared with her 625,000 followers.

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Authentic New-York–bagel producer Davidovich Bakery is opening its first retail location at New York City's historic Essex Market. Full Story