Monthly Archives: May 2016

  • THE BOMBS OF WALL STREET

    June 25, 2001

    On September 16, 1920, person or persons unknown exploded a bomb in front of 23 Wall Street, then as now the offices of J.P. Morgan Inc., causing 400 injuries, some of them horrific, and 33 deaths.   Wall Street in the aftermath of the bombing. Washington’s statue at Federal Hall (right) overlooks the carnage.   […]

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  • FORT GREENE, Brooklyn

    June 21, 2001
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    Ft. Greene Park and the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument Fortgotten Greene on this website?  Can’t be…after all, this neighborhood is emblematic of urban revitalization that has come to Brooklyn since the 1980s, starting in Park Slope and radiating out to surrounding Windsor Terrace, Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Heights and Clinton Hill…even though Spike Lee moved out years ago. Fortgotten, er, […]

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  • MILLER’S CROSSING: THE WEST SIDE ELEVATED HIGHWAY

    June 16, 2001

    Wing frieze adorned the overhead exterior facade of the West Side Highway. Beginning in 1931, NYC’s engineer general, Robert Moses, ushered in the era of elevated expressways with the innovative and, for its time, extraordinarily convenient West Side Highway. The highway (for the first time, the term made literal sense) was dubbed the Miller Elevated Highway in […]

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