- September: Annual livestock fairs are scheduled in Manhattan.
- September: Continued Indian assaults on Hackensack River and Staten Island settlements force a Dutch evacuation of the island.
- The Council of Twelve is created to help advise the director-general.
- Jonas Bronck purchases 500 acres along the Aquahung River; it will change the name to Bronck's River and give the borough its name.
- Director-general Kieft imposes an ordinace on deprecating wampum.
|1640|| 17th century |