A homosexual couple in the Slotervaart neighborhood of Amsterdam's Nieuw-West district has received death threats from their neighbours. The couple is planning to leave the capital city, but say they nowhere to go, since they were declined status to be placed on an urgent list for a residence outside of the city.
Amsterdam district chairman, Achmed Baâdoud, is furious after a shooting this week in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. Beyhan Demirici, a 60-year old woman, was shot dead on her balcony in the Geuzenweld neighbourhood on Wednesday night while she was on standing on the balcony of her apartment.
Amsterdam will get a hotel that specifically tailors to the needs of Chinese tourists. Construction of the hotel in the Business Park in Osdorp will start in February.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features coffee shops suing Amsterdam, Fokker starting layoffs next month, the "Mars One" reality show, HEMA expanding to Spain and UK, a malware infection through Yahoo!, and a brazen street shooting in Amsterdam leaving one dead on the scene, in turn causing the Amsterdam Nieuw West district to work on initiatives to prevent kids from becoming "killing machines."