The British however, wanted this land so that English settlers in New England could move westward. The Dutch came to the colony to set up fur-trading posts. The king gave the land to his brother, the Duke of York.
The winter in New York was cold. Summers where hot and humid (moist). But the farming was good.
The colony that the British renamed New York was originally settled by people from the Netherlands. The Netherlands often called Holland is a country in Northern Europe. Its people called Dutch.
How they traded food?
They had boats so they could trade across the rivers. They traded iron and useful minerals. They also traded different foods.