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Chuck A. Luck

July 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Fiction, Secrets of NYC, Stories

Chuck A. Luck

(“Fire Island Beach” by Sanford Robinson Gifford of the Hudson River School – b.1823 – d.1880) “Chuck-a-luck, also known as birdcage, is a game of chance played with three dice… on average, even if the dice are not loaded, the players are expected to lose more than they win.” – from Wikipedia. – Gabe the […]

Off to Coney – Spring 1854

July 4, 2012 by  
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Off to Coney – Spring 1854

(Panorama of NY Harbor, 1854 – The Narrows running between Staten Island on the left and Brooklyn) “Body NOT identified at Coney Island“ *ANOTHER INQUEST AT CONEY ISLAND – Coroner B. Donly was called on Thursday afternoon to hold an inquest on the body of an unknown man, that was found floating near Coney Island Point, […]