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Dr. Mott is Dead

Here’s a little bit about an esteemed member of old New York society.  You can find his name on that most fascinating list of permanent New Yorkers.   285 more words

New York City

That Day the Sky Fell

“He remembers those vanished years.
As though looking through a dusty window pane,
the past is something he could see, but not touch.
And everything he sees is blurred and indistinct.”
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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

Things To See

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