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Sunnyside Stories Website

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-15T12:49:01+00:00 November 15th, 2017|other stories|0 Comments

Forgotten NY – Blissville and Laurel Hill Article from 2005

In the Shadow of the Empire - Blissville and Laurel Hill I SERIOUSLY doubt that half of any New York City guidebooks even mention the two areas in southwest Queens we’ll visit today, ensconced on either side of Calvary Cemetery just east of Greenpoint, north of Ridgewood and in the middle of exactly nowhere. Surprises, however, [...]

By | 2017-11-09T14:20:52+00:00 November 9th, 2017|further investigations|0 Comments

Dismantling and Lowering the Kosciuszcko Bridge Truss

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-06T16:07:02+00:00 November 1st, 2017|further investigations|1 Comment

Reflections on Holmesburg, PA

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 [...]

By | 2017-10-19T10:12:57+00:00 October 10th, 2017|other stories|0 Comments

Ovid – Red Jacket Memorial

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 [...]

By | 2017-10-10T11:21:38+00:00 September 24th, 2017|other stories|0 Comments

Potsdam – Meet Bessie and Jessie Pickens in an original Musical Revue “C’MON IN”

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. [...]

By | 2017-08-31T14:25:18+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|other stories|0 Comments

Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate

Since You Asked I am from dank wine cellars in South Jamaica…from cousins named Johnny, Joey, Nicky and Frankie who harvested Queens grapes. I am from a line of women sporting artichoke haircuts and pink collars. I am also from a Carmine Street tenement that lost its address in the last century. I am from [...]

By | 2017-08-27T17:28:54+00:00 August 7th, 2017|other stories|0 Comments