New York, often called New York City (NYC) to distinguish it from the State of New York, is the most populous city in the United States.- New York City
Brooklyn is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Kings County, in the U.S. state of New York.- Brooklyn
It is often called New York State to distinguish it from its largest city, New York City.- New York (state)
The claimed territories extended from the Delmarva Peninsula to southwestern Cape Cod, while the more limited settled areas are now part of the U.S. states of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut, with small outposts in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.- New Netherland
With 20.2 million residents, it is the fourth most populous state in the United States as of 2021, with approximately 44% living in New York City, including 25% of the state's population within Brooklyn and Queens, and another 15% on the remainder of Long Island.- New York (state)
The five boroughs—Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens (Queens County), Manhattan (New York County), the Bronx (Bronx County), and Staten Island (Richmond County)—were created when local governments were consolidated into a single municipal entity in 1898.- New York City
The Dutch soon also settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson Valley, establishing the multiethnic colony of New Netherland, a center of trade and immigration.- New York (state)
The Breuckelen settlement was named after Breukelen in the Netherlands; it was part of New Netherland.- Brooklyn
James's elder brother, King Charles II, appointed the Duke proprietor of the former territory of New Netherland, including the city of New Amsterdam, when England seized it from Dutch control.- New York City
It was given its municipal charter in 1653, by which time the Commonality of New Amsterdam included the isle of Manhattan, Staaten Eylandt, Pavonia, and the Lange Eylandt towns.- New Netherland
It was during the early British colonial period that the New Netherlanders actually developed the land and society that had an enduring impact on the Capital District, the Hudson Valley, North Jersey, western Long Island, New York City, Fairfield County, and ultimately the United States.- New Netherland
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Manhattan, known regionally as The City, is the most densely populated and geographically smallest of the five boroughs of New York City.
It is the urban core of the New York metropolitan area, and coextensive with New York County, one of the original counties of the U.S. state of New York.
Manhattan has the third-largest population of New York City's five boroughs, after Brooklyn and Queens, and is the smallest borough in terms of land area.
A permanent European presence in New Netherland began in 1624, with the founding of a Dutch fur trading settlement on Governors Island.
Long Island is a largely urbanized and densely populated island in the southeastern geographical area of the U.S. state of New York, part of the New York metropolitan area.
The island comprises four counties; Kings and Queens counties (the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, respectively) and Nassau County share the western third of the island, while Suffolk County occupies the eastern two thirds.
However, in 1664, the English returned to take over the Dutch colony of New Netherland, including Long Island.