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  • On Abortion, ‘New Amsterdam’ Insists: Keep Pro-Life Opinion To Yourself

    10/25/2019 11:35:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | October 23, 2019 | Julia A. Seymour
    Want your grandchild to be born instead of aborted? Keep it to yourself is the advice from NBC’s New Amsterdam. Last week, pregnant, coffee shop clerk Ella told Dr. Vijay Kapoor she hadn’t decided if she was going to keep the baby (who is his grandchild). Vijay's son was Ella’s boyfriend who skipped town when he learned of the pregnancy. Since Dr. Iggy Frome was the only person Vijay confided in about his grandchild, he turned to Iggy for advice Tuesday night on the medical drama. However, the therapist is a crusading liberal and proponent of “reproductive rights.” Iggy insisted...
  • NEW YORK: Lawmaker wants to cut Big Apple from power; Plan slices state into three regions

    03/07/2019 11:19:38 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    ... western New York state ... assemblyman ... David DiPietro [R-East Aurora] ... last month ... introduced a bill that would divide New York into three autonomous regions, each controlled by its own governors and legislatures. He argues that what works for New York City is dragging the rest of the state into economic oblivion...
  • Peter Stuyvesant's rules for drinking responsibly (NYC opens historical records)

    12/11/2014 5:04:01 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Bowery Boys ^ | December 3, 2014
    From A New and Accurate Map of the Entire New Netherland, engraving believed to be by Carolus Allard, courtesy the Department of Records   Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the New York City Department of Records just blew the minds of history geeks everywhere.  They released the first batch of digitized documents from the first years of the city's existence, back when it was the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. You can find the first batch of released documents at the city's attractive new portal here. This is the equivalent of pulling out old photo albums of you playing with...
  • After Sandy, feds mull plan for artificial islands off New jersey, New York

    03/29/2014 8:21:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | March 29, 2014
    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. – A string of artificial islands off the coast of New Jersey and New York could blunt the impact of storm surges that proved so deadly during Superstorm Sandy, according to a proposal vying for attention and funding as the region continues its recovery. It's a big proposal that would cost $10 billion to $12 billion. But it's also the kind of innovative idea that federal officials requested as they consider how best to protect the heavily populated region from future storms.
  • God Delivered the Pilgrims—and My People

    11/28/2013 8:05:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | Nov. 21, 2013 | Meir Soloveichik
    Thanksgiving always had particular resonance for one group of religious freedom-seekers. The once-in-a-lifetime convergence of Thanksgiving Day with the first day of Hanukkah has inspired culinary fusions like deep-fried turkey, song parodies and clever T-shirts. One enterprising lad has even invented the "Menurkey": a menorah (candelabrum) in the shape of a turkey. Humor aside, one group of American Jews—the members of New York's Congregation Shearith Israel —have reason to find in this year's calendrical happenstance a source both of institutional memory and of profound pride. Of all American synagogues, Shearith Israel has been celebrating both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving from the...
  • Celebrating 276 Years of Bowling Green

    03/12/2009 11:22:15 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 13 replies · 584+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 12, 2009 | Sewell Chan
    Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times Bowling Green, a parade ground and cattle market in the Dutch era, was laid out in 1733 during the period of British colonial rule. Bowling Green, the uneven gated ellipse at the foot of Broadway, evokes history more than most spots in New York City. Legend has it — though historians give the legend almost no credence — that Indian tribal leaders used the land for meetings and to negotiate the sale of Manhattan to Peter Minuit in 1626. What is known is that the site was a parade ground and cattle market in...
  • Dutch to Help New York Celebrate Hudson’s Journey

    01/29/2009 3:16:26 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 9 replies · 4,564+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 29, 2009 | SEWELL CHAN and MATHEW R. WARREN
    The mayor of Amsterdam, Marius Job Cohen, and the mayor of New York, Michael R. Bloomberg, joined forces on Wednesday to announce NYC 400, a yearlong celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival in New York Harbor in 1609 aboard the Half Moon. The fact that Hudson was English — like the people who eventually conquered the Dutch colony in New Amsterdam, in 1664, and renamed it for the Duke of York — and that New Amsterdam wasn’t officially founded until 1625 — making New York more like 384 years old than 400 — did not seem to...
  • New York’s Birth Date: Don’t Go by City’s Seal

    07/14/2008 3:49:35 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 20 replies · 1,765+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 14, 2008 | SAM ROBERTS
    For decades, the proud seal of New York City, with its depiction of a sailor and a Manhattan Indian, of beavers and flour barrels and the sails of a windmill, has celebrated 1625 as the year the city was founded. There’s just one problem: Most historians say the year has hardly any historical significance. The first settlers arrived in what would become part of New York City on a Dutch ship as early as 1623; some say 1624. The Dutch “purchased” Manhattan in 1626. The first charter was granted in 1653. And the most notable event of 1625? Dutch settlers...
  • Precursor of the Constitution Goes on Display in Queens

    12/05/2007 4:38:26 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 35 replies · 163+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 5, 2007 | GLENN COLLINS
    Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times An art handler at the Queens Public Library cleaned the display case Tuesday where the Flushing Remonstrance will be shown. The Flushing Remonstrance made a rare visit yesterday to the old neighborhood. ...the] important early recorded defense of the freedom to worship that has been called the religious Magna Carta of the New World. Relatively little known, this 1657 appeal by some 30 Flushing farmers for freedom to practice their Quaker religion goes on display... snip... According to historians, a group of about 30 freeholders in Flushing, which was then called Vlissingen,...
  • Mazel Tov: 350 Years of Jews in America

    09/03/2004 5:47:29 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 599+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 3, 2004 | JEREMY EICHLER
    In a way, catching a ride is how it all began. Fleeing the threat of Portuguese violence, 23 Jewish refugees boarded the Sainte Catherine, a ship that was setting sail for New Amsterdam. They arrived in the Dutch colony almost exactly 350 years ago on Sept. 12, 1654. They were hardly welcomed with open arms, at least not by the governor, Peter Stuyvesant, who tried to expel these "blasphemers of the name of Christ." But enough of his superiors in the Dutch West India Company thought otherwise: the Jews were allowed to stay, becoming the founding members of what would...