education in colonial new york wasn't that important
This might help: http://www.usahistory.info/colonial/education.html It speaks about education in colonial America...which would have mostly been New York at that time.
Everyone was taxed in colonial new york. :)
The same as it is now.
they sold animals
I do not know the answer.
The children went to school only if they knew how to read. That was how it was in Massachusetts's though. They also had to know how to read the bible.
What were some contributions of Colonial New York
Colonial New York does.
shipbuilding and iron woks
Colonial New York was named after the King of England's brother, the Duke of York.