A Novel of New Amsterdam
The Mevrouw Who Saved Manhattan
"[A] romp through the history of New Netherland that would surely have Petrus Stuyvesant complaining about the riot transpiring between its pages."
- de Halve Maen, Journal of the Holland Society of New York
Stories & Stuff
A Random Image
The Blue Marble, taken from Apollo 17, Thanks, Garrison Keillor
Old News & Views
DON QUIXOTE DEFENDS THE DOVECOTE
- New York Herald, Jan. 6, 1872
Henry Bergh, founder of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, considered the sport of pigeon shooting “cruel and unmanly” and “a bad omen for our civilization.” On this day, “the dreaded name of Bergh threw a damper over the spirts” of the Jerome Shooting Club, who had gathered 200 strong to watch eleven of their number vie for a silver cup. Fortunately the gentlemen with the guns capitulated with loud swearing rather than noisy blasts.
LAND DREADNOUGHT "RECRUIT" "LAUNCHED" IN UNION SQUARE
- New York Daily Tribune, May 31, 1917
Built in 1917, this wooden battleship in Union Square served as a recruiting station in WWI.
A RUSSIAN'S VIEW OF NY
PROFESSOR CLEARS EVE OF ADAM'S DOWNFALL
- New York Times, Jan. 1, 1920
Evidence showing that a woman did not cause the downfall of the human race was produced by Dr. Stephepn Langdon. His translation of Babylonian tablets from the ruins of Nippur indicates Noah ate the apple, perhaps fed by a feminine deity who saved him from the deluge.