Most of you know by now that we are interested in the influence that the Dutch had on modern New York City. The Bronx, Brooklyn, Broadway, Harlem, Wall Street, Long Island. These and many more New York place names are known all over the world, but did you know those place names all come from Dutch?
GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time. This of course refers to Royal Observatory, Greenwich, outside of London, but for us Greenwich leads back to the year 1670 when a Dutchman moved from his village Greenwijck (Pine District) on Long Island to Manhattan, bought a plot of land and gave it a familiar name.
Eventually as Greenwijck became Greenwich and New York grew, the Village became part of the City and gave rise to an enclave of artists, poets, writers, and revolutionaries.