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The Curious Case of Mollie Fancher

Her life marked by tragedy + loss,  Ms. Mollie Fancher, or “The Brooklyn Enigma” as she became known, was the preeminent clairvoyant celebrity of Victorian Brooklyn. 416 more words


Walk About New York on TV

“Death cannot kill what never dies.”
—the poignant epitaph chiseled into the gravestone
of the groundbreaking artist Violet Oakley (1874–1961) 189 more words

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Trees Count!

New York City counted all its street trees in 1995 and in 2005 and is doing it again this year. Think of how the technology has changed! 165 more words

Gay Green-Wood Trolley Tour

“Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.”
—Henry Ward Beecher (1813–1887) 792 more words

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Selected Events (05/25) + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s WestSide

Today’s TOP 10 – MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015
“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening,
primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to. 1,408 more words

A Different Drummer

“Please, dear mother, send me on another cake. The boys took it all from me. Your Clarry.” “Dear mother, do not cry for me, for I am well off, and I hope to return to you in three months or sooner.” 1,081 more words

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Green-Wood Cemetery Exhibit Honors Its Civil War Vets With a Historic Exhibition

This Memorial Day weekend, Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery will mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War with a special exhibition titled “ 313 more words