It was 350 years ago today that the Dutch surrendered the colony of New Amsterdam to the British. So hooray to that. But no one is celebrating your birthday.

We haven’t forgotten. Though, just like in 1914 on New York’s 250th anniversary, neither the Dutch, the British nor the mayor’s office is choosing to commemorate. Neither, it seems, is the New Amsterdam history center site, but as a resource of information about the origins of the colony it is a great destination.

So fine, no one is celebrating but that doesn’t mean we can’t here at ANIMAL. We’ll just eat the last of our Palestine cakes(Image: New Amsterdam History Center