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There was a “Bowling Green massacre” — in 1643, white settlers slaughtered 110 Native Americans

  • Last week on MSNBC, Kellyanne Conway invented a massacre that never happened in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 
  • But here’s one that’s real: In 1643, white settlers massacred 30 indigenous people in what is now Bowling Green Park, one of the oldest sections of New York City, Indian Country Media Network reported.
  • Back then, New York City was known as New Amsterdam and was a struggling colonial outpost under Dutch rule. 
  • The then-governor of New Netherlands, Willem Kieft, sent groups of European soldiers to an area at the tip of Manhattan island, which was then home to Lenape tribe. 
  • The soldiers killed 80 members of the tribe in what is now Pavonia, New Jersey, and massacred another 30 in Manhattan. Read more

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Maybe the fascination of travel,
of seeing new places,
discovering foreign cities
or tasting a different kind of sea
is actually caused by the chance
to escape from ourselves.
—  // maybe it is about leaving everything behind
j.d.m.
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“I came here from The Netherlands, just like the early Dutch. Did you know Manhattan used to be called ‘New Amsterdam’?”

I did know that, yes.

“I’m probably the first cat to do that. I’m kind of a cat settler, I guess.”

You started a settlement in Manhattan for other cats?

“Oh, no. Just for me. Everything in this apartment is my settlement. If other Dutch cats want to settle here they’ll have to brave the plane ride just like I did.”

- Mango, Manhattan (via The Hauge)

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Turn out the light, I’ll stay if you want me to.

Hai presente il mare d’inverno?
Hai presente l’ultimo giorno di scuola?
Londra? Parigi? New York? Amsterdam? La nutella,il nesquik nei pomeriggi d’inverno.
Hai presente la musica, Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey e Hozier?
I concerti? Quelli dove c’è tanta gente, dove ti senti infinito.
Le discoteche all’aperto, in spiaggia.
Hai presente quella sensazione che provi quando conosci un nuovo amico?
I baci sotto la pioggia?
Quella sensazione di libertà quando finisci di studiare?
I giorni senza compiti.
La cioccolata calda mentre fuori nevica.
La musica a palla quando sei felice.
Hai presente il cinema? Un nuovo film, che ti fa uscire con la frase tipica “questo è il mio film preferito”.
I baci all’improvviso? Quelli dati così, d’istinto.
Hai presente quella sensazione di vuoto e di emozione sulle montagne russe? E quando sei triste e una persona ti consola?
Il tuo colore preferito. I prati pieni di margherite in primavera. L’estate che arriva e i conti alla rovescia.
Hai presente la risata di un professore? Quel momento così raro, che ti sorprende.
Hai presente le 7 meraviglie del mondo? E quando una persona sconosciuta ti sorride?
Quando le cassiere ti dicono “buone feste!” nel periodo natalizio? Il tuo libro preferito? Il primo sorriso di un bambino.
La musica nelle orecchie mentre piangi.
Il conto alla rovescia a capodanno, l’emozione al massimo e le lacrime agli occhi?
Il maldipancia atroce quando ridi troppo. Le videocassette storiche, quelle della disney. E quando riguardi un filmato divertente di quando eri piccola?
Le risate con gli amici.
Hai presente la felicità quando sai che una persona rimarrà per sempre? Quella certezza, quella certezza che lei è lì e non se ne andrà mai. Il cioccolato? Il sorriso fiero dei tuoi genitori. La prima neve dell’anno, il natale che si avvicina.
Hai presente l’emozione che hai quando è la mezzanotte del tuo compleanno? Hai presente tutto questo?
Ecco,tu per me sei meglio di tutte queste cose messe insieme"

The Castello Plan of New York (then New Amsterdam), dating from 1660. This is the oldest map of Manhattan and the only one from the period when the island was controlled by the Dutch. The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British in 1664 after neglecting to fortify or defend the island.

violentlyfarts  asked:

SO SOC I S BASED OF AMSTERDAM/NETHERLANDS??? I WANNA READ IT BUT IVE SEEN SO MANY THINGS ITS MAKING ME CONFUSED BC IM DUTCH???? AND LIKE????

In the Six of Crows duology the main country the story happens in is Kerch with Ketterdam as its capitol. The author described it as “heavily influenced by the Dutch Republic of the 1700s, but it’s also got a little New York (New Amsterdam), Las Vegas, and Victorian London mixed in there.” The first book also spends a good deal of time in the country of Fjerda which was inspired by Scandinavia and her previous book series (same universe, different story) is in Ravka which is inspired by Tsarist Russia. 

less than sober revisit of 2004 movie

and we’re off
i’ve got a fifth of peach new amsterdam and i’m ready to party

-no matter what follows, i really love the little candle that flicks on into the title card. like… that’s such aesthetic goals
-weird b/w grainy auction bit is nice tbh. i like Old Raoul’s little bit as a voice over. subtle
-i put some vodka in my really strong fruit tea and i can’t taste that alcohol so that’s gonna be wild
-still love that opening theme (we’ve gotten a sound bar since i last saw it so BASS) and all the aesthetic shit going on. like honestly i do love the aesthetic shit going on