Overall, life in colonial New York was prosperous, with a mix of nationalities, booming businesses and a variety of amusements and entertainment. However, there were multiple battles fought over the land, and it was ofte... More »

The lives of colonial bakers began early in the day, as did that of other preparers of food, and it revolved upon proper time management and the usage of fresh ingredients. While the colonial diet consisted of a number o... More »

A colonial American silversmith's life focused on acquiring silver, firing and hammering, and providing quality craftsmanship. Silversmiths, who often called themselves goldsmiths, sometimes had apprentices to help with ... More »

Colonists in New York made their living in a variety of ways, including fur and lumber trading, shipping, the slave trade and farming. By the end of the 17th century, New York was a prosperous colony with a thriving merc... More »

Some of the natural resources of Colonial New York included fur, timber and fertile agricultural lands. The colony of New York was part of the middle colonies and was originally settled by the Dutch. More »

During Colonial times in New York, people walked, rode horses or used stagecoaches for land journeys, but traveling by boat was much faster, especially for merchants hauling heavy goods like grain. Some roads in New York... More »

According to ProCon.org, the Province of New York was officially Christian with the British allowing all forms of Protestantism in 1664. In 1697, Trinity Church was established in New York City. More »

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