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.
How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.
New York Climate
New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall. New York Weather Forecast
New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country. Ethnic composition