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  • proper n. Obsolete form of New York.


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  • New-York, which is by far the most practical and easiest work of the kind with which we are acquainted.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 1, July, 1862

  • Women everywhere are throwing off the shackles of ages, and in New-York, which is ahead of other States in so many respects, it is to be expected that we shall take the lead in allowing to woman that position of political equality which is rightfully hers.


  • You are in New-Haven, and you have business which calls you to the city of New-York, which is eighty-five miles distant.

    The Numbers of Carlton, Addressed to the People of North Carolina, on a Central Rail-Road Through the State. The Rights of Freemen is an Open Trade 232 p.

  • New-York, that is so much like home to me, as your own hospitable dwelling, be assured it will give me the utmost pleasure to accept your friendly invitation to remain under your roof during the approaching anniversary week. "

    Isaac T. Hopper

  • In the early 2000s it considered merging with the New-York Historical Society and then flirted with a new home at the Tweed Courthouse downtown but neither plan came to bear.

    Hedge Fund Founder Helps Document City's History

  • "Now that Australia has made the move, I'm hoping that Americans will have a similar view," said Scott Saks, a New-York based partner at law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP who advises banks and companies on global listing decisions.

    Stock-Exchange Mergers Fan Nationalism

  • Mujtaba Rahman, Europe analyst with Eurasia Group, a New-York based consultancy, said in a note to clients that "a number of risks and implementation challenges" remain.

    Investors Brace for Bank Verdict on EU Plan

  • When the New-York Historical Society reopens to the public on Nov. 11, it will shun conventional museum policy and invite visitors to touch the objects in its new gallery.

    Historical Society Joins Digital Age

  • Later that month, in the middle of the night, 500 supporters of the Constitution in Manhattan attacked the premises of the New-York Journal, the one newspaper in the city that had regularly published essays critical of the Constitution.

    We the People

  • The 21-page book published in Britain is equal parts travelogue and propaganda, a blend that surfaces in its endearingly exhaustive title: A Brief Description of New-York: Formerly Called New-Netherlands.

    A New York Tell-All, Circa 1670


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