If you go to sunnysidestories.website, you'll see my three articles, including the historic one. I learned about Blissville for the first time when researching Sunnyside, and realize that it developed earlier, because it was situated on Newtown Creek. It is a website dedicated to those who grew up there in the 40's and 50's. Some [...]
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Here is a time lapse over about 8 hours of the lowering of the Kosciuszcko Bridge truss on July 25th and 26th, 2017 to a barge. The bridge was opened in 1939. They originally were supposed to blow it up, but that didn't happen. The infamous roadway is being replaced with a new bridge right [...]
Thank you for last night's presentation about Blissville. The more I reflected on it, the more I thought of similarities to my old neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, known as Holmesburg. Holmesburg has a rich history, including the King's Highway, the longest continued use road in the US. Thought you might be interested. My family lived [...]
The Red Jacket birthplace marker in Canoga NY. Submitted by Dave & Mary Alice Patrickson. Red Jacket became famous as an orator, speaking for the rights of his people. After the war, he played a prominent role in negotiations with the new United States federal government. In 1792 he led a delegation of 50 Native [...]
You're a Hobo, Brother! Did you ever sling a duffle on your back and catch a freight? Did you ever taste a hobo stew, in a jungle, then sleep late? Did you ever watch a sunrise, going up the great divide? Did you ever quit a steady job, just because you had to ride? If [...]
From around 1640 to 1740, the Alsop family owned a large tobacco farm where Calvary Cemetery now stands. The family burial plot (Protestant) sits on a hill and is surrounded by Calvary Cemetery (Catholic). There is a marker for domestic servants - slaves - rumored to be 8, with the word "STAFF" engraved on it.
Pickens Hall is alive with its General Store and Opera House. Sopranos Samantha Stinson and Elaine Kuracina team up to do a " fun"raiser for Pickens 'Hall. This is a unique musical that tells about the granddaughters of John Pickens. Bessie and Jessie sang in vaudeville when young. Bessie became an internationally known opera singer. [...]
Blissville: A memoir by Rebecca Cooney, Installment 1 of a 12 part series Manhattan is a backdrop to my small neighborhood of Queens, officially named Blissville. It’s an isolated corner of the borough, bounded by an industrial creek, a cemetery big enough to cover three neighborhoods, and an expressway that stretches all the way out [...]