In November 2003, prison guards at the Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York ordered Darryl Holland to take a drug test. He had three hours to provide a urine sample. But the order was not so simple. Holland was Muslim and it was Ramadan and he had not drank any water all day. The guards g ... More >>
Good morning/nearly afternoon! While you (we) were sleeping off that fifth rum and coke, our good friend and creeping British menace Banksy struck again. After his vaginal foray into the wilds of Staten Island yesterday, he hit the brunch-mobbed Upper West Side with this adorable child intent on des ... More >>
These are the 10 best jazz shows in New York this month. (Here for more on Jazz Appreciation Month.)
On Thursday, March 14, the New York City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss future plans for South Street Seaport, the city's oldest communal meeting place. Organizers of the New Amsterdam Market -- an outdoor marketplace held in the area -- are seeking to "preserve and rehabilitate" the ... More >>
Smithsonian takes a look at a new study from the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands which finds that the greenhouse gas footprint of a pound of mealworm protein is just 1 percent that of a pound of beef. Mealworm, potentially the meat of the future, is a cute name for beetle larvae.
Following the news of the unfortunate sizable damage to Norton Records, another label based in Red Hook, New Amsterdam Records, has had its headquarters devastated in the storm, including 70% of the label's CD inventory, which the artists themselves actually owned (the label held them as storage but ... More >>
Pondering the long-held befuddler of why getting somewhere always seems to take longer than coming home afterward (and it's not because you're running late, or had a few drinks upon arrival at your location), science has determined that the return trip seems shorter because...your expectation ... More >>
Earlier in the week we told you about Jasmijn Rijcken, the Dutch tourist in town for the New Amsterdam Bike Show who was stopped by a New York City police officer and told that her skirt, which she was wearing while cycling in Soho, was dangerous and distracting. Now one of her friends, Joann ... More >>
A bad-ass bike show (for environmentalists)
The Netherlands-based DJ, producer, and "moombahton" guru known as Munchi is a recent obsession in some corners of SOTC -- hear lots of examples of his adventurous, omnivorous style here -- which makes news of his recent medical trauma all the more disturbing. Per NYC's own DJ Ayres comes new ... More >>
Manu_HDear New York, On this date in 1653, you (then named New Amsterdam -- you never really looked like a New Amsterdam) were incorporated. You've had your ups, your downs and even that weird phase in the '80s when you got heavy into drugs and synth music.
Ever wonder what it looks like to eat a doughnut in reverse? Well, now's your chance to find out. This somewhat icky campaign was spawned by FairFood.org, a mysteriously "global" initiative to promote sustainable eating by pushing big food corporations to adopt more ethical practices. It appears t ... More >>
A false start still meant great things for these Danes
A Delta Airlines pilot about to fly from Amsterdam to Newark today was removed from the plane after getting a .023 percent on his blood alcohol level test, which is just over the legal limit in the Netherlands. In the U.S., where the pilot is from (Woodbury, New Jersey, to be exact), drunk dr ... More >>
Watchdog reporter Rex Wockner knows, and he's put it all down in one handy list for future husbears and bear-ents: "Same-sex marriage is legal in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Mexico City, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts ... More >>
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Amsterdam is now going to be using "Decoy Jews" to help ferret out anti-Semitic violence. They already use "Decoy Gays" and "Decoy Rich People," so this isn't really anything new. But still:
William Coupon/New Amsterdam MarketNew Amsterdam, new vendors.When the New Amsterdam Market returns to the South Street Seaport next Sunday, it will have a few more local vendors on its roster.
A happy customer demonstrates how to eat a Holland herring. They're best consumed in the company of understanding friends. The nieuwe maatjes season has officially begun: as of this morning, the aquatic delicacies, otherwise known as new catch Holland herring, are available at Russ & Daughte ... More >>
Clupea harengusJune is the most sacred month of the year for lovers of Clupea harengus, which are more widely known as the Atlantic herring. That's because June marks the arrival of the nieuwe maatjes, or new-catch herring, from Holland, and new-catch herring are to regular herring what a Bir ... More >>
Seattle WeeklyToday, in honor of Good Friday and Passover, we bring you a list of the 10 best fin fish dishes in the city. We've left shellfish and cephalopods for another day, and tried to choose plates in which fish star, rather than play in the ensemble--so you won't find your favorite as ... More >>
Open wide: New catch Holland herring and chopped onion Today is the first day of the new catch Holland herring season at Russ and Daughters. The small, silvery fishes from the cold waters of the North Sea are at their peak once a year, starting now and lasting for approximately the next four weeks ... More >>
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We went up to Union Square today to try newcomer Num Pang's Cambodian sandwiches, but found a note on the door saying that the restaurant was closed today and would re-open tomorrow. So we stopped into nearby Wok to Walk instead, a sleek, Amsterdam-based noodle franchise with other branches in Londo ... More >>
Photo via the Amsterdam News. Wilbert "Bill" Tatum, the feisty former publisher of the Amsterdam News who took on everyone from Ed Koch to the New York Post, died today in -- of all places -- a hospital in Croatia. Tatum, 76, was a world-traveler despite the diabetes that kept him confined to a whe ... More >>
After a celebrated reprieve, then an ominously long wait for resumption of operations, the Holland Bar has begun serving customers again. The Times says they started pouring last night. The place is still a mess, and "the cash register was perched on several cases of Bud Light," but it's open. "Gent ... More >>
The sublime mochi croquette at EN (click to enlarge) While rarely seen in restaurants, the croquette is central to homestyle Japanese cooking, as seen at the East Village restaurant Chiyono. The croquette probably originated in the Netherlands, but as made by moms all across Japan, features tidbit ... More >>
Like all bibulous New Yorkers, we hailed the return of the venerable Holland Bar to Ninth Avenue. But EV Grieve tells us today that, despite the New York Times' assurance that the place could be serving cold beer and hot sliders by mid-week, the Holland is still not open. EV says from the state of t ... More >>
The Holland Bar -- a long, thin haunt on Ninth near 39th that had for years sold cheap drinks and White Castle burgers to seasoned regulars and, later, younger folks who approved its low-down charms, until its closing last summer -- will reopen, probably this week. Last week the rumor of the Holland ... More >>
When porn goes on-the-fringe
A movie about a trannie in '80s Amsterdam, and the press release uses lots of hot, sexy capital letters? Say no more—I am running it right now in FULL: JOHNA MANCINI AND ALESSIO GIORGETTI ARE PROUD TO INTRODUCE: JE SUIS ZU ( I AM ZU) A DOCUMENTARY IT WILL BE SHOWN AT: the ''MANHATTAN THEATRE S ... More >>
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