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

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

Nyack – Post from the Seed Exchange

  The first time I came to Nyack, I helped myself to some seeds. Years before we ever thought about leaving the city, I visited Nyack for an art show at the Edward Hopper House. A close friend had some sculpture hanging in the garden, I believe from rubberbands. It was his rubberband period. We [...]

By | 2017-07-11T13:11:00+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|other stories|0 Comments

Nyack – Pride – Women Samba Drummers

Nyack is a treasure. People here really love each and support each other, whether it's Pride weekend, the African American Day parade, or any of the many, many other community celebrations and observances. It's a hopeful space in an increasingly dark world. Footage from Women Samba Drummers http://www.fogoazulnyc.com For more information. - Elizabeth

By | 2017-10-27T09:31:50+00:00 July 1st, 2017|other stories|0 Comments