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Bagg's Hotel - Utica, New York, 1848

Alfred DeWitt, a 29-year-old New York Customs House clerk, wrote to his father Peter from Utica on New Year’s Day in 1848. His letter documents the two-day journey he made to deliver his mentally-ill, 21-year-old brother Robert Gosman DeWitt to the New York State Lunatic Asylum in Utica and describes the commitment process, a tour of the male and female wards, and two consultations with asylum superintendant Dr. 410 more words

Last Steam On NY Central Lines East

THE TWENTY-FIVE Niagaras of this type were almost the last steam locomotives to be purchased by the New York Central. Built in 1945 and 1946, the S1’s were designed as dual-purpose engines (from… 111 more words


For Amtrak, It's Now Or Never in New York State

In two and a half years of The Urban Phoenix, I’ve traveled across New York State more times than I can count.  When I do, my preferred mode of travel is Amtrak.   816 more words

Review: Džamija Džumping 2017

Another Ramadan filled with new faces and experiences has come to a close. During this year’s Ramadan, the Bosniak Youth of New York had the pleasure of including some exciting new sites in the Džamija Džumping schedule. 572 more words