Thursday, June 20, 2019

Olde New York

March 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Everything Else

  (Ella Morton of Rocketboom talks with Manhattan Borough Historian, Michael Miscione) The above is an interesting video about the changing landscape of NYC. It’s something I’ve often wondered about, and in an unpublished novel I wrote a while back, I imagined a future in which it would come to a halt. It was just a backdrop to a […]

Battle of Brooklyn

March 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Everything Else, Video

(PBS special on the American Revolution – Chapter 4: “The Battle for Long Island”) It’s pretty darn shocking how many life long New Yorkers have no idea about the Battle of Brooklyn, which back then was also referred to as Long Island. If you’re one of them, watch the videos to gain some insight. In the first […]

The Sidewalks of New York

January 6, 2010 by  
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(Photo by Bald Punk – 5th Avenue & 13th Street) “The Sidewalks of New York” is a song that was written in the 1890’s by lyricist James W. Blake and composer, Charles B. Lawlor. Here is a segement from New York: A Documentary Film, where the song was featured.  It is sung by actor Robert Sean Leonard. […]

New York: A Documentary Film

January 4, 2010 by  
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(Opening segment of New York: A Documentary Film) Directed by Ric Burns (Ken’s brother), New York: A Documentary Film is a must see for historians, documentary film buffs, and those interested in NYC. The 14-hour PBS miniseries is quite simply my favorite film. I bought the DVD boxset years ago, and it’s still a long way from being […]