Ask the Historian: Post Your Manhattan Questions
Monday, August 16, 2010
You've heard that the Dutch bought Manhattan island from the native Algonquin Indians, but was the price really equivalent to $24? And where did the name Manhattan come from?
All this week, WNYC is collecting your questions about Manhattan and posing them to borough historian Michael Miscione.
Check back here to see his answers and learn more about the iconic heart, and economic engine, of New York City.