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City of New York - New York, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 40° 45.921 W 073° 59.595
18T E 584969 N 4513196
Quick Description: The coat of arms of the City of New York can be found on the facade of the Park West High School in mid-town Manhattan.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/24/2012 8:44:41 AM
Waymark Code: WME249
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 5

Long Description:
The Park West High School on 50th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues has a large bas relief sculpture of the seal of the City of New York. The central motif of the seal is the coat of arms of the City.

The coat of arms shield has the four windmill sails that recall the city's history as the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. Beavers occupy the upper and lower spaces between the sails. Flour barrels occupy the left and right spaces. New York became a major port for trading and exporting. Beaver pelts were one of the most profitable exports. The flour barrels recall the Bolting Act of 1674 which gave the city a monopoly on the milling and export of flour.

To the left and right and holding the coat of arms are a colonists and a Lenape Native American. Over the shield is a bald eagle. At the bottom is the date, 1664, the year New Amsterdam became New York.
Bearer of Coat of Arms: Town

Full name of the bearer: City of New York

Where is Coat of Arms installed (short description) ?:
Park West High School

Material / Design: Stucco

Park West High School 525 West 50TH St New York, NY

Web page about the structure where is Coat of Arms installed (if exists): [Web Link]

Web page about the bearer of Coat of Arms (if exists): [Web Link]

Blazon (heraldic description): Not listed

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