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New Utrecht
New Utrecht is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, named after the city of Utrecht, Netherlands. It was first settled in 1652 by Cornelius van Werckhoven, a surveyor born in Utrecht. In 1655 Jacques Cortelyou received permission to sell lots of the land to create a town. In 1657 New Utrecht was granted status as a village and received its charter in 1661 when the entire region was part of the Dutch colony of New Netherland. New Netherland later came under British rule in 1664 as the colony of New York. In 1683, when Kings County was established within the colony of New York, New Utrecht was one of its six original towns. It was later annexed by the City of Brooklyn on July 1, 1894, which ultimately became part of the City of New York on January 1, 1898.





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