New York has
it’s where the
Four hundred years ago, the
Algonquin Indians owned the
island of Manhattan.
In 1626, a Dutchman called Peter
Minuit gave the Indians 24 dollars to
buy the island.
In about 1650, five hundred people
lived there and it was called New
In 1664 the British took the town from
the Dutch and changed its name to
At the end of the eighteenth century,
many immigrants started to come to
They first came from Germany and
Ireland, later from Italy, Poland, Russia,
Africa and China.
In Manhattan you
can travel on
…on buses or in a taxi. Here taxis
are called “cabs”.
You can take the
Water Taxi around
the island of
…or take the free
ferry from Battery
Park to the Statue
of Liberty and Ellis