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September 23rd In NYC History

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1626...Peter Minuit is appointed Director General of New Amsterdam, the precursor to New York. He is already famous for acquiring Manhattan from the Algonquin Indians for $24 worth of trinkets.

1962...Philharmonic Hall, later renamed Avery Fisher Hall, opens as the first unit of Lincoln Center.

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