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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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More