comment t1_ekl3pbk re: TIL Gardiner’s Island, off the coast of Long Island, was the first English settlement in present-day New York state and has remained in the family since 1639.
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{ posted: Wednesday, 10 April, 2019 at 6:46pm // views: 19 // words: 52 }

The post points out that the first English land Grant in New York is still in the same family's hands. The commenter dismisses the significance of that based on the fact that there were already white people in Manhattan. I pointed out that those folks were Dutch not English.

[context: PMcCullough @ reddit]