What year did the dutch settle in new york?
The Dutch didn't settle in New York colony because it was a Dutch colony before it was English. The area was wanted by both groups because the land was good for crops and there was a natural harbor. The English took New Netherlands away from the Dutch and named it New York after the king's brother the Duke of York who was given the land.
If you came to settle on present-day new york city in about 1650 its most likely that you're of what descent?
The Dutch were the first to settle the area now known as New York, in approximately 1624. The Dutch named it New Amsterdam, after the Dutch city of Amsterdam. When New Amsterdam came under the control of the British in 1664, it was renamed New York in honor of the Duke of York, who received the land as a gift from his older brother, King Charles II.