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In 1609 the people of the Lenapes and other Native American groups in our area would have seen the sails of Henry Hudson's ship as it made its way up the river that today bears his name. Little could they know that less than half a century later visitors would be commenting on the variety of languages spoken in the settlement that would become New York City. Since then our city has continued to welcome people from all over the world and they continue to shape it into a vibrant, exciting place to live. Continue

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