New York is the largest city under human control, and the capital city for the human empire. It is located on Earth on the North American continent, and is the sight of most galactic debates.
In 1623, the Dutch constructed a fort near where present day New York city, and within a few years a settlement was formed, known as New Amsterdam. In 1664, New Amsterdam was ceded to England, and was renamed to New York. The city began to expand and grow, and in 1776, became a part of the United States of america, but was soon captured by the UK in the American Revolution. When the war ended, it continued to grow in size and became a major city in the United States. Nearby cities such as Boston, Philadelphia, and US capital Washington DC eventually became very large as these cities grew, and in 2101, merged into New York.