Should New York become Dutch again?
Dutch treat, trick or takeover threat?: Are the Dutch none to happy with the way our fair city is being governed? A small group of enterprising Dutchmen have started a Web site demanding New York return to its Dutch roots and change its name back to New Amsterdam, a.k.a. the Big Orange.
Nico Akkerman started Give Us Back New York after he heard Bill O‘Rielly say his worst fear was that America would become like Holland. Akkerman, a 34-year-old advertising executive, decided New York needed to get closely reacquainted with its history.
"After remaining silent for centuries of injustice, that was just a bit too much to take, even for tolerant people like the Dutch," Akkerman wrote in an e-mail to Downtown Express. "We felt we had to take a stand and demanding back The Big Orange, which is rightfully ours to begin with, seemed like the logical thing to do."
The website this article refers to is Give us back New York:
For over 200 years, we’ve watched our proud city evolve the wrong way. But the bell has chimed! The time has come for New York to be returned to its righteous owner: The Netherlands!