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The Oldest Building in New York City
Just in case you weren't impressed by the idea of the 16th oldest roller coaster in the world, here's a superlative that anyone can get behind. As it turns out, Brooklyn is home to the oldest building in all of New York City. That's right, the Wyckoff Farmhouse was built in 1637 by Pieter Claesen (who later changed his name to
"Wyckoff") and it still stands today and functions as a museum. The Wyckoff family actually used the dwelling for eight successive generations until the home was sold to developers in 1901. New York City's Dutch history is one of the things that set it apart from the rest of colonial America, and a visit to the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum can illuminate the Dutch influence even further.
The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum; 5816 Clarendon Road, Canarsie