Monthly Archives: November 2015


    September 26, 2004

    THE Brooklyn Museum of Art is one of New York City’s showpieces. Part of the Grand Army Plaza complex that includes the Soldiers and Sailor’s Monument, the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, and the entrances to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Museum is a can’t miss weekend experience for NYer and tourist [...]

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    September 18, 2004

    FORGOTTEN NEW YORK hasn’t been to the Bronx nearly as much as it should have been, and we’ll see if time can correct the error. Meanwhile, we’ll depend this week on two of FNY’s more voluminous contributors, Gary of the MTA and Christina, the Queen of Queens who is touring the Bronx on this occasion, for [...]

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    September 13, 2004

    YOU NEVER KNOW where you’re going to find inspiration for Forgotten NY pages. One of the interviewees in Gothamist in September 2004 was columnist/novelist Amy Sohn, and she slipped in this remark: The F [is my favorite subway line]. It was the first train I spent a lot of time on when I moved into my very first post-grad apartment, [...]

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    September 11, 2004

    South Brother Island (foreground), North Brother Island (background)   On June 15, 1904, the General Slocum, an excursion vessel on the way to Long Island for a church picnic outing, burst into flames in the East River. Over 1200 lost their lives. Slocum Captain William Van Schaick drove the vessel toward North Brother Island, one [...]

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    September 5, 2004

      In proposing a ban on all photography by “unauthorized” personnel on its property, the MTA is citing safety precautions in the Age of Terror. However, I’ve long suspected the real reason is that the MTA wants to protect its properties. There’s money to be made as the MTA markets images of its collection of now-100-year-old mosaics, [...]

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  • BYE BYE REDBIRD. The demise of the railfan favorites

    September 5, 2004

    photo: Larry Fendrick. 1960s view at the barrel-vaulted Grand Central Terminal station, showing “future” redbirds. Already, vandals were marring the units The end of a 39-year run for R33 and R36 St. Louis Car Company units came on November 3, 2003 as the cars ran their final routes. They were affectionately dubbed “redbirds” for their maroon red [...]

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