Historical Cities-New York City (Staten Island) is now available on Google Maps

Giovanni da Verrazano, an Italian-born explorer sailing under the French flag, discovered this island in 1524.  Eighty-five years later, Henry Hudson rediscovered it and, according to legend, named it Staaten Eylandt, in honor of the States-General of the Netherlands, a sponsor of the expedition.  Explore the island at your own pace using your smartphone or other mobile device.  Visit autotrails.net for this free guide as well as many others.


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