Here are a few incredible local history archive projects about the very complex multi-layered Bowery in New York City. A great overview from curbed: Over a century ago, in 1913, when former President Teddy Roosevelt penned his essay comparing the Bowery to hell, there were probably few New Yorkers of his social set who [...]
An interesting clipping from the Brooklyn Eagle about the goings on in Blissville during a Mardi Gras celebration. The fact that this was written in October makes it even more curious. “There were some regular automobiles in the parade and they did fairly well.” “Behind them trooped the villagers, among them “Mother” Sarah Ducey, who [...]
The amazingly expensive flagpole at the Blissville Veterans Memorial in Queens was damaged during Superstorm Sandy. LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS — A Long Island City politician is spending half a million dollars on a flagpole that he says the Department of Transportation refuses to replace, according to a report. The original, century-old flagpole in question [...]
A story from the NY Times from March 10th, 1884 about a type of Banshee terrorizing the citizen's of Blissville. Click for PDF.