there were pros and cons to living in New Netherland.
one pro was religious freedom.
a con was the lack of motivation to solve crimes or murders.
they also had to struggle against the natives, british, and french.
I would recomend searching for dutch life in 1624
New York Speeding Ticket You have to return the ticket with either guilty or not guilty checked on the back, supposedly within 48 hours. Then the court will advise you of the fine. Normally your best option in New York is to plead not guilty and request a deposition. Then you can negotiate with the ADA for a reduction. lwpat
In New York, businesses owned by one individual with no employees, no unpaid volunteers or subcontractors, and is not a corporation are exempt from workman's compensation. You are also exempt from workmen's compensation if you are self-employed and own all of the stock of the company, with no additional employees.
Check with the NY State WC Board at 518.474.6670, but truly, either you do directly, or your pay will probably be less because someone else is paying it for you. Plus, if you have your own, you're covered while you're out marketing your services. I would rather control my own Comp rather than have my pay be less because another company is providing it, because you never know what their loss history is like, and how expensive their premium is. If you work for one primary company and the deal is reasonable, it's possible in most states that you would be okay with letting the General Contractor pay for your Comp. Just know what the numbers are for your own planning and decisions. Also, just because a company pays into WC for you doesn't make you an employee. Many states are "ladder states," meaning liability follows up the ladder until someone can pay. In Texas, General Contractors are required to carry Comp for their subcontractors (who are 1099 workers) who don't have it, or remain liable if they don't (since TX is the voluntary Comp state.)
The region was inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans at the time of its discovery by Italian Giovanni da Verrazano. Although Verrazano sailed into New York Harbor, his voyage did not continue upstream and instead he sailed back into the Atlantic. It was not until the voyage of Henry Hudson, an Englishman who was employed by the Dutch monarchy that the area was mapped. He discovered Manhattan on September 11, 1609, and continued up the river that bears his name, the Hudson River, until he arrived at the site where Albany now stands. The Dutch established New Amsterdam in 1613, which was granted self-government in 1652 under Peter Stuyvesant. The British conquered the city in September, 1664 and renamed it "New York" after the English Duke of York. The Dutch briefly regained it in August 1673, renaming the city "New Orange", but ceded it permanently in November 1674. Under British rule the City of New York continued to develop, and while there was growing sentiment in the city for greater political independence, the area was decidedly split in its loyalties during the New York Campaign, a series of major early battles during the American Revolutionary War. The city was under British occupation until the end of the war and was the last port British ships evacuated in 1783. New York City was the capital of the newly-formed United States from 1788 to 1790. In the 19th century, the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 enabled New York to overtake Boston and Philadelphia in economic importance, and local politics became dominated by a Democratic Party political machine known as Tammany Hall that drew on the support of Irish immigrants. The New York Draft Riots during the American Civil War were suppressed by the Union Army. In later years known as the Gilded Age, the city's upper classes enjoyed great prosperity amid the further growth of a poor immigrant working class; it was also an era associated with economic and municipal consolidation of what would become the five boroughs in 1898.