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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 |2017-10-19T10:12:57-04:00October 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 |2017-10-10T11:21:38-04:00September 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 |2017-08-31T14:25:18-04:00August 22nd, 2017|other stories|0 Comments

Blissville: A Memoir by Rebecca Cooney

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 [...]

By |2018-03-05T15:52:34-04:00August 15th, 2017|further investigations|0 Comments

Radio Free Blissville Short

  Short narrative about a pirate radio cult. The story concerns a pirate radio cult that operates in post-future Brooklyn from the back of a customized electric car. Since the short was created some very odd, friendly, and eerie coincidences have transpired which I wanted to collect in one article.  

By |2018-03-05T15:54:34-04:00August 10th, 2017|further investigations|0 Comments

Maria Lisella, Poet Laureate of Queens

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 |2018-01-07T13:39:26-04:00August 7th, 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 |2018-03-05T15:49:00-04:00August 1st, 2017|further investigations|0 Comments