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New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. With an estimated To distinguish the state from the city in the state with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State. With an estimated population of 8. The 27th largest U. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and ConnecticutMassachusettsand Vermont to the east.

The state has a maritime border with Rhode Islandeast of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest. The southern part of the state is in the Atlantic coastal plain and includes Long Island and several smaller associated islands, as well as New York City and the lower Hudson River Valley.

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The large Upstate New York region comprises several ranges of the wider Appalachian Mountainsand the Kattskill bay ny single gay men Mountains in the Northeastern lobe of the state. The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakesa popular vacation and tourist destination. New York had been inhabited by tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian -speaking Native Americans for several hundred years by the time the earliest Europeans came to New York.

French colonists and Jesuit missionaries arrived southward from Montreal for trade and proselytizing. The Dutch built Fort Nassau in at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, where the present-day capital of Albany later developed.

The Dutch soon also settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson Valley, establishing the multicultural colony of New Netherlanda center of trade and immigration. England seized the colony from the Dutch in During the American Revolutionary War —a group of colonists of the Province of New York attempted to take control of the British colony and eventually succeeded in establishing independence.

In the 19th century, New York's development of access to the interior beginning with the Erie Canalgave it incomparable advantages over other regions of the U.

Many landmarks in New York are well known, including four of the world's ten most-visited tourist attractions in Kattskill bay ny single gay men The tribes in what is now New York were predominantly Iroquois and Algonquin.

Long Island was divided roughly in half between the Wampanoag and Lenape. The Lenape also controlled most of the region surrounding New York Harbor. North of the Lenape was a third Algonquin nation, the Mohicans. Starting north of them, from east to west, were three Iroquoian nations: South of them, divided roughly along Appalachiawere the Susquehannock and the Erie.

Many of the Wampanoag and Mohican peoples were caught up in King Philip's Wara joint effort of many New England tribes to push Europeans off their land.

After the death of their leader, Chief Philip Metacometmost of those peoples fled inland, splitting into the Abenaki and the Schaghticoke. Many of the Mohicans remained in the region until the s, [40] however, a small group known as the Ouabano migrated southwest into West Virginia at an earlier time.

They may have merged with the Shawnee. The Mohawk and Susquehannock were the most militaristic. Trying to corner trade with Kattskill bay ny single gay men Europeans, they targeted other tribes. The Mohawk were also known for refusing white settlement on their land and banishing any of their people who converted to Christianity.

They posed a major threat to the Abenaki and Mohicans, while the Susquehannock briefly conquered the Lenape in the s. The most devastating event of the century, however, was the Beaver Wars. From approximately —, Iroquoian peoples waged campaigns which extended from modern-day Michigan to Virginia against Algonquin and Siouan tribes, as well as each other.

The aim was to control more land for animal trapping, a career most natives had turned to in hopes of trading with whites first.

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Not only did this completely change the ethnography of the region, most large game was hunted out before whites ever fully explored the land. In the s, they would also merge with the Mohawk during the French-Indian War and take in the remaining Susquehannock of Pennsylvania after they were decimated in war. Then, after the Revolution, a large group of them split off and returned to Ohio, becoming known as the Mingo Seneca.

As the Iroquois sided with the British during the Revolution, they soon after migrated to Canada. Meanwhile, the Lenape formed a close relationship with William Penn.

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However, upon Penn's death, his sons managed to take over much of their lands and banish them to Ohio. Also, inthe United States relocated the Nanticoke from the Delmarva Peninsula to the former Iroquois lands south of Lake Kattskill bay ny single gay men, though they did not stay long.

Mostly, they chose to migrate into Canada and merge with the Iroquois, although some moved west and merged with the Lenape. On April 17,Verrazzano entered New York Bayby way of the strait now called the Narrows into the northern bay which he named Santa Margherita, in honor of the King of France's sister.

Verrazzano described it as "a vast coastline with a deep delta in which every kind of ship could pass" and he adds: This vast sheet of water swarmed with native boats". He landed on the tip of Manhattan and possibly on the furthest point of Long Island.

Verrazzano's stay was interrupted by a storm which pushed him north towards Martha's Vineyard. InFrench traders from New France built Kattskill bay ny single gay men chateau on Castle Islandwithin present-day Albany; it was abandoned the following year due to flooding.

Inthe Dutch, under the command of Hendrick Corstiaensen, rebuilt the French chateauwhich they called Fort Nassau. The small fort served as a trading post and warehouse. Located on the Hudson River flood plain, the rudimentary "fort" was washed away by flooding in[49] and abandoned for good after Fort Orange New Netherland was built nearby in Henry Hudson's voyage marked the beginning of European involvement with the area.

During the 17th century, Dutch trading posts established for the trade of pelts from the LenapeIroquoisand other tribes were founded in the colony of New Netherland. The first of these trading posts were Fort Nassaunear present-day Albany ; Fort Orangeon the Hudson River just south of the current city of Albany and created to replace Fort Nassaudeveloping into settlement Beverwijckand into what became Albany; Fort Amsterdamto develop into the town New Amsterdam which is present-day New York City ; and Esopus,now Kingston.

The success of the patroonship of Rensselaerswyckwhich surrounded Albany and lasted until the midth century, was also a key factor in the early success of the colony.

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It Kattskill bay ny single gay men returned to the English under the terms of the Treaty of Westminster a year later. The Stamp Act Congress met in the city on October 19 of that year, composed of representatives from across the Thirteen Colonies who set the stage for the Continental Congress to follow.

The Stamp Act Congress resulted in the Declaration of Rights and Grievanceswhich was the first written expression by representatives of the Americans of many of the rights and complaints later expressed in the United States Declaration of Independence.

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This included the right to representative government. At the same time, given strong commercial, personal and sentimental links to Britainmany New York residents were Loyalists. The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga provided the cannon and gunpowder necessary to force a British withdrawal from the Siege of Boston in New York was the only colony not to vote for independenceas the delegates were not authorized to do so.

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New York then endorsed the Declaration of Independence on July 9, It was not submitted to the people for ratification. About one-third of the battles of the American Revolutionary War took place in New York; the first major battle after U. Battle of Brooklyn in August After their victory, the British occupied New York City, making it their military and political base of operations in North America for the duration of the conflict, and consequently the focus of General George Washington 's intelligence network.

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On the notorious British prison ships of Wallabout Baymore American combatants died of intentional neglect than were killed in combat in every battle of the war combined. Both sides of combatants lost more soldiers to disease than to outright wounds. The first of two major British armies were captured by the Continental Army at the Battle of Saratoga ina success that influenced France to ally with the revolutionaries.


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