Beautiful New York

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It Happened Today in New York City

11-25 Van CortlandtOn November 25, 1700, Stephanus Van Cortlandt, the first native-born mayor of New York City, died at the age of 57. By the time of his death, his massive landholdings comprised over 87,000 acres along the Hudson River, a small percentage of which is now Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. A larger portion is now Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson.


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