100_us-nyc.jpgHistorians claim that the date on the NYC seal is historically inaccurate and reflects the politics of the time: “The story of how the city arrived at 1625 as its founding year, however, seems a uniquely New York narrative. It entails machinations to glorify the Dutch, humiliate the British and, some believe, outdo Boston, thereby underscoring how in New York even something as seemingly inviolable as the city’s birthday is subject to political manipulation.” |NYT|