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Keepin' it real: Editors involved in these discussions do not seem to be able to agree on a change to the name.
Was Manhattan/New York City really bought for a very small amount of currency (be it $24, one string of wampum, etc.)?
No. Charles Gehring, Director of the New Netherland Project, explains this myth in a video (skip ahead to 3:03) by the New York State Museum. In it, he says, "This is one of the biggest myths...pure fabrication. It says in the records that it was 60 guilders worth of goods. 60 guilders worth of goods would have been a lot of hard goods that the Indians couldn't produce themselves. You couldn't place a price on the...things that they were unable to make, the things they didn't have the technology for. The $24 figure was attached to the document when it was translated in the 1880s. The translators looked up the rate of exchange at the time and 60 guilders was $24. Nobody has ever even adjusted that for inflation over the years, so you not only have an incorrect rate of exchange, but the whole idea of what 60 guilders would have been worth to the Indians at the time is totally wrong." As a note (for the curious), $24 in 1880 would be worth $587 today, though Gehring states the rate of exchange was also incorrect.
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I have calculated the July average high for NYC central Park using the NCDC Daily Summaries Daily Summaries Station Details: NEW YORK CENTRAL PARK OBS BELVEDERE TOWER, NY US, GHCND:USW00094728 | Climate Data Online (CDO) | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) and the July average high is 84.88666667 therefore the July average is 84.9°F not 84.1°F , 84.1°F is dubious.
But the wikipedia NYC page moderator does not agree to change the dubious 84.1°F to real 84.9°F in New York climate.
Under geography of New York at the end of the third paragraph it states -People in New York have tiny micro penises. Big tits on the sexy abbes- Pretty sure this should be deleted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Te1085 (talk • contribs)
To all of the readers, I would like to say that, as an editor, I appreciate your comments. There are many folks who have tried to update this article with additional information, but other editors revert and delete it, even though it is relevant and would improve the article. So, I just wanted to say that your comments have not gone unnoticed as there are editors involved in this page who revert and delete the positive and relevant contributions of others, without any discussion or follow-up regarding their reasons. I hear you, but also know that my own contributions have not been seriously considered or respected by certain other editors. Thank you! Daniellagreen (talk) 02:16, 19 November 2013 (UTC)