[WATCH] National Geographic Slideshow Shows What Manhattan Looked Like in 1609

Envision New York City, but strip away the dazzling lights, skyscrapers, noisy traffic and countless passersby. What did the island of Manhattan look like before the city took shape?

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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