Mayor O’Dwyer says Good-Bye to 1664 in the New York Logo
In 1664, the British arrived in the New World and fought with the Dutch. New Amsterdam became New York….the Dutch word for the area on the East Coast was now New York, a British word.
An official New York logo showed the words “since 1664.” In the 1950s Mayor William O’Dwyer deleted the date 1664 on the New York logo. Mayor O’Dwyer reminded New Yorkers that July 4, 1776 was Independence Day. He said he wanted the 1664 date of the once British rule of New York to be erased.