By Katelynn Totten
The year that is was founded is 1664
founded in 1664
Duke of York founded it.
Reason for Founding
1664 James, the duke of York, receicved control of new Netherland. The name of the colony was changed to New York in honor of Duke.
They made money by, cattle, fishing, furs, iron, pigs, sheep, timber, and wheat.
New York has very long winters and a very short growing period.
New York is in the middle colonies up north.