American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Stuyvesant, Peter or Petrus 1592?-1672. Dutch colonial administrator. The last Dutch governor (1646-1664) of New Netherland, he was unpopular for his harsh leadership and in 1664 was forced to surrender the colony to England.
- n. the last Dutch colonial administrator of New Netherland; in 1664 he was forced to surrender the colony to England (1592-1672)
“There's sort of two phases," Mr. Block, 57, explained recently at a caf é near his home in Stuyvesant Town.”
“The complex that ran from Fourteenth to Twentieth Street was called Stuyvesant Town.”
“But this is the movies, where a grotesque madman can hear voices, see visions, blame everything on an invisible Mephistopheles called Stuyvesant and sincerely believe Hell is located in the light on top of the Empire State Building, and still miraculously find sponsors in a fabulous penthouse where the society set encourages him to use the shower, the Ralph Lauren towels and the Boesendorfer to play a classical concerto.”
“When the truth of Willett's intelligence became confirmed, the council sent an express to recall Stuyvesant from Fort Orange.”
“States-General recalled Stuyvesant, ordering him to return immediately to Holland to give an account of his administration.”
“Professor Matthews on "Stuyvesant," discussion must have arisen as to the form of English "New Amsterdamers," under Knickerbocker rule, would use.”
“In one of the "Stuyvesant" communications, Howard is calculating on the cumulative value of interest; and he analyzes it in this mathematical way:”
“There was no mention of this investment in GIC's annual report 2008/09 and if you search for "Stuyvesant" on GIC's official website site, a nil search is returned.”
“For example, it does not provide a way to purchase securitized loans for developments such as Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village on the East Side and Riverton Houses in Harlem that are not generating enough in rental income to support mortgage payments.”
“The city, for example, says it has fewer black and Latino teens now attend the city's elite high schools, such as Stuyvesant and Bronx High School of Science.”
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