The street names of Lower Manhattan’s grid reveal the history of New York City from its time under Dutch and British colonial rule through the Revolutionary War.More
New Amsterdam is a new medical drama on NBC that focuses on a public hospital in Manhattan, based on the real Bellevue Hospital, located in Manhattan.More
On September 12, 1654 the first Rosh Hashanah services in the North America were held in New Amsterdam. That’s right, we’re headed to the Stuyvesant administration.More
NYC’s Times Square has become one of the most famous theater districts in the world. Take a look at 17 of the area’s historic theaters, some of still standing, while others were lost to development.More
10 things the Dutch introduced into American culture through its tiny island outpost in NYC from cookies, Santa Claus, democracy, bowling, doughnuts and moreMore
Harmen van den Bogaert was the first death due to sexual preference in Dutch New Amsterdam and his harrowing escape and capture was recorded in a journal.More
Stuyvesant at the invasion of New Amsterdam by English forces in 1664. Image via Wikimedia Commons
New Amsterdam in the early 1640s was a mess. Trash was strewn about the muddy streets, drunken sailors and farm animals ambled about, and New Netherland’s small population was huddled up in Manhattan after a bruising war against …More
1916 Redrawing of The Castello Plan, map of 1660 New Amsterdam via Wikimedia Commons.
On May 4, 1626, Peter Minuit arrived in New Amsterdam as the new director from the Dutch West India Company. Minuit was in his early 30s, and had been sent to diversify the trade coming out of New Netherland, then almost exclusively …More
During the late 1630s, New Netherland was being encroached on all sides. The Dutch-led Pavonia Massacre in turn sparked revenge by the Algonquin tribes.More
New Yorkers have been agitators and disrupters from the start, even back when New Amsterdam was just a small settlement on the tip of Manhattan. On this date February 2nd in 1653, New Amsterdam was officially declared a municipality by the Dutch government.
During the 1620s, New Amsterdam was set up as a trading …More
On this Day in NYC History: December 2nd, 1657, the Nieuw Amsterdam City Council enacted legislation banning household goods as mean of payment for alcohol.More