“The highway is planned essentially as a business road. It would provide for quick transportation of Long Island farm products into the heart of the city.” – Automobile Club of America on the proposed Conduit Highway, 1921 It would also … Continue reading
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Happy Fourth of July! I spent a few minutes in contemplation at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument this morning. Hot dogs (whether one or sixty-eight), beer, and fireworks are fun, but let’s not forget those whose sacrifices made this celebration … Continue reading
“It was considered part of one’s civic duty in 1860 to visit the Ridgewood Reservoir to see where Brooklyn’s wonderful water supply came from.” –1916 Brooklyn Eagle retrospective Brooklyn gets most of its water these days from the Catskills, and … Continue reading