Using publicly accessible data and information from the archives of the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress, the team at Angie's List recently created this short animated video and series which allow you to watch Manhattan grow over the past 400 years. Check out the accompanying article for more detail on all of the video's segments.
For the past four hundred years, the island that so many New Yorkers call home has been changed by the people who lived there. Manhattan is now a super metropolis with 8 million inhabitants, but take a look at the earliest known map of New Amsterdam, as it was then called, and you’ll see a very different island.
via Viewing NYC Tips
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