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I would tend to agree.
Odd, too, that they have Long Island as part of "Yankee dom" and the rest of the NY Metro area as New Netherlands.
Lots of Dutch settlement on Long Island, although there was lots of movement from Connecticut and Massachusetts to the eastern half of the island as well.
Unless they're including Brooklyn and Queens with New Netherlands?
Regardless, none of that has much to do with the "culture" of that area today.
I suppose my disappointment with this map/article is that I find this a fascinating subject and they have demeaned it somehow by making it about modern politics (at least in my view). I mean, isn't it amazing that there is a kind of founder principle at work here where the first colonists create a societal norm or ethos for everyone that follows? This ethos can change over time, but it apparently takes a huge effort and a large population shift.
It would be interesting to see how the influx of, say, the Irish, had on Boston, or the Italians on New York City, both centers of the northeastern ethos, as opposed to other areas with large Irish/Italian populations.