Monday, September 25, 2017

American Horror Story

February 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Fiction, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Legendary Bowery Gang Leader, Mose Humphrey) “The deaths are three each day. This is in the parish of Tuosist. The people are buried without coffins, frequently in the next field. (There is) no noise or sign of grief for the dead; every thought is selfish and unfeeling…” – Irish official during potato famine, 1847. – The […]

Into Darkness – Christmas Day, 1853

January 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Fiction, Secrets of NYC, Stories

   (View of Brooklyn Heights, 1849 – from digital New York Public Library) You had to be there before nightfall. These ships always came in the middle of the night, and they wanted you there earlier to wait. They wanted to watch you and the others… – Miller’s Landing was a rickety old wharf on the […]