Monday, March 23, 2015
The flag of the City of New York was adopted in 1915 but its roots go back much further - to 1626 when the Dutch settled Manhattan and named it New Amsterdam. The colors and pattern are modeled after the Dutch "Prince Flag" of that period in color and pattern. It was done so to honor the City's Dutch roots. The Knicks and Mets use the same colors for the same reasons.