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New York City's Hart Island

Author : Michael T. Keene
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 203 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2019-10-14
Category : History
ISBN : 9781439668221

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New York City's Hart Island by Michael T. Keene Pdf

The story of the nation’s largest mass graveyard and the nearly one million people buried there—based on new documents and advances in DNA technology. Once a Civil War prison and training site and later a psychiatric hospital, among other incarnations, Hart Island, just off the coast of the Bronx in the Long Island Sound, eventually became the repository for New York City’s unclaimed dead. The island’s mass graves are a microcosm of New York history, from the 1822 burial crisis to casualties of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and victims of multiple epidemics. Among the indigent and forgotten, important artists who died in poverty have also been discovered to be interred there, including Disney star Bobby Driscoll and playwright Leo Birinski. In this wide-ranging exploration touching on many aspects of the city’s past, Michael T. Keene reveals the history of New York’s potter’s field—and the stories of some of its lost souls. Includes photographs

Hart Island

Author : Melinda Hunt,Joel Sternfeld
Publisher : Scalo Publishers
Page : 130 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Burial
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023106359

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Hart Island by Melinda Hunt,Joel Sternfeld Pdf

Hart Island is a place outside the vision and minds of most New Yorkers, even those who have family buried there. It represents the ultimate melting pot, a place where individual lives are blended beyond recognition. Melinda Hunt

The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide (Third Edition)

Author : Sharon Seitz,Stuart Miller
Publisher : The Countryman Press
Page : 347 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2011-06-06
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781581578867

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The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide (Third Edition) by Sharon Seitz,Stuart Miller Pdf

“A well-written and comprehensive tale . . . a lively history of the people and events that forged modern-day New York City.”—The Urban Audubon Experience a seldom-seen New York City with journalists and NYC natives Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller as they show you the 42 islands in this city’s diverse archipelago. Within the city’s boundaries there are dozens of islands—some famous, like Ellis, some infamous, like Rikers, and others forgotten, like North Brother, where Typhoid Mary spent nearly 30 years in confinement. While the spotlight often falls on the museums, trends, and restaurants of Manhattan, the city’s other islands have vivid and intriguing stories to tell. They offer the day-tripper everything from nature trails to military garrisons. This detailed guide and comprehensive history will give you a sense of how New York City’s politics, population, and landscape have evolved over the last several centuries through the prism of its islands. Full of practical information on how to reach each island, what you’ll see there, and colorful stories, facts, and legends, The Other Islands of New York City is much more than a travel guide.

Hart Island

Author : Stacy Szymaszek
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 77 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 1937658341

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A long poem about contemporary New York ponders self and society in poetry, politics, and the polis

New York City's Hart Island: A Cemetery of Strangers

Author : Michael T. Keene
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : History
ISBN : 9781467144049

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New York City's Hart Island: A Cemetery of Strangers by Michael T. Keene Pdf

Just off the coast of the Bronx in Long Island Sound sits Hart Island, where more than one million bodies are buried in unmarked graves. Beginning as a Civil War prison and training site and later a psychiatric hospital, the location became the repository for New York City�s unclaimed dead. The island�s mass graves are a microcosm of New York history, from the 1822 burial crisis to casualties of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and victims of the AIDS epidemic. Important artists who died in poverty have been discovered, including Disney star Bobby Driscol and playwright Leo Birinski. Author Michael T. Keene reveals the history of New York�s potter�s field and the stories of some of its lost souls.

Summary of Michael T. Keene's New York City's Hart Island

Author : Everest Media,
Publisher : Everest Media LLC
Page : 38 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2022-05-26T22:59:00Z
Category : History
ISBN : 9798822524231

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Summary of Michael T. Keene's New York City's Hart Island by Everest Media, Pdf

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Trinity Church graveyard on Manhattan was the largest in the Western Hemisphere by the early 1800s. The church and graveyard were covered in quicklime to speed up the decomposition of the bodies, but the smell was still overpowering. #2 New York City was facing an unprecedented crisis at an unprecedented speed. The city began to bury its indigent dead in potter’s fields outside the city limits in what is now Washington Square Park and Bryant Square. #3 In 1878, Green-Wood Cemetery was developed in Brooklyn by David Bates Douglass. It was modeled after Mount Auburn in Boston and Laurel Hill in Philadelphia. It charged for burials, which angered city officials. #4 Hart Island is the largest potter’s field in America. It was originally named Heart Island because of its general shape, which resembled a human heart. Other reports claim that the island was named after deer hunted there.

Invisible New York

Author : Stanley Greenberg
Publisher : JHU Press
Page : 120 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 1998-11-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780801859458

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Greater Gotham

Author : Mike Wallace
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 1000 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2017-09-04
Category : History
ISBN : 9780199723058

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Greater Gotham by Mike Wallace Pdf

In this utterly immersive volume, Mike Wallace captures the swings of prosperity and downturn, from the 1898 skyscraper-driven boom to the Bankers' Panic of 1907, the labor upheaval, and violent repression during and after the First World War. Here is New York on a whole new scale, moving from national to global prominence -- an urban dynamo driven by restless ambition, boundless energy, immigrant dreams, and Wall Street greed. Within the first two decades of the twentieth century, a newly consolidated New York grew exponentially. The city exploded into the air, with skyscrapers jostling for prominence, and dove deep into the bedrock where massive underground networks of subways, water pipes, and electrical conduits sprawled beneath the city to serve a surging population of New Yorkers from all walks of life. New York was transformed in these two decades as the world's second-largest city and now its financial capital, thriving and sustained by the city's seemingly unlimited potential. Wallace's new book matches its predecessor in pure page-turning appeal and takes America's greatest city to new heights.

Death in New York: History and Culture of Burials, Undertakers & Executions

Author : K. Krombie
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2021
Category : History
ISBN : 9781467149655

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Death in New York: History and Culture of Burials, Undertakers & Executions by K. Krombie Pdf

Like every aspect of life in the Big Apple, how New Yorkers have interacted with death is as diverse as each of the countless individuals who have called the city home. Waves of immigration brought unique burial customs as archaeological excavations uncovered the graves of indigenous Lenape and enslaved Africans. Events such as the 1788 Doctors' Riot--a response to years of body snatching by medical students and physicians--contributed to new laws protecting the deceased. Overcrowding and epidemics led to the construction of the "Cemetery Belt," a wide stretch of multi-faith burial grounds throughout Brooklyn and Queens. From experiments in embalming to capital punishment and the far-reaching industry of handling the dead, author K. Krombie unveils a tapestry of stories centered on death in New York.

More New York Stories

Author : Constance Rosenblum
Publisher : NYU Press
Page : 308 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2010-11-29
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 0814776736

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What do Francine Prose, Suketu Mehta, and Edwidge Danticat have in common? Each suffers from an incurable love affair with the Big Apple, and each contributed to the canon of writing New York has inspired by way of the New York Times City Section, a part of the paper that once defined Sunday afternoon leisure for the denizens of the five boroughs. Former City Section editor Constance Rosenblum has again culled a diverse cast of voices that brought to vivid life our metropolis through those pages in this follow-up to the publication New York Stories (2005). The fifty essays in More New York Stories unite the city’s best-known writers to provide a window to the bustle and richness of city life. As with the previous collection, many of the contributors need no introduction, among them Kevin Baker, Laura Shaine Cunningham, Dorothy Gallagher, Colin Harrison, Frances Kiernan, Nathaniel Rich, Jonathan Rosen, Christopher Sorrentino, and Robert Sullivan; they are among the most eloquent observers of our urban life. Others are relative newcomers. But all are voices worth listening to, and the result is a comprehensive and entertaining picture of New York in all its many guises. The section on “Characters’’ offers a bouquet of indelible profiles. The section on “Places”takes us on journeys to some of the city’s quintessential locales. “Rituals, Rhythms, and Ruminations” seeks to capture the city’s peculiar texture, and the section called “Excavating the Past” offers slices of the city’s endlessly fascinating history. Delightful for dipping into and a great companion for anyone planning a trip, this collection is both a heart-warming introduction to the human side of New York and a reminder to life-long New Yorkers of the reasons we call the city home.

Gideon's Sword

Author : Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2011-02-22
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780446564335

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Introducing Gideon Crew: trickster, prodigy, master thief At twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down. At twenty-four, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him. Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful. But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills. Someone who has need of just such a renegade. For Gideon, this operation may be only the beginning . . .

Hart of Madness

Author : Lynne Kennedy
Publisher : Bookbaby
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2018-07-21
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1543935494

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Hart Island is a small island located in the Long Island Sound, off the coast of the Bronx, in New York City.It has been a public mass burial ground, a colossal "potter's field" for a million souls since 1869.The crumbling remains of its buildings once served as: a Union Civil War prison camp, a tuberculosis sanatorium, a boys' reformatory and . . . a woman's lunatic asylum.New York City, 1902Born into society, nineteen-year-old Ruby Hunt is accused of brutally killing her mother, father, and brother in their Central Park apartment. She is committed to a lunatic asylum at Hart Island for the rest of her life. Over a century later, a descendant of the Hunt family is murdered, and homicide detective Frank Mead is convinced there is a connection between the current death and that of her great aunt, Ruby. Thanks to the contents of a battered suitcase passed down from Ruby's caretaker, old photograph, letters, and a diary lead Mead on a convoluted trail of greed, deception, and murder spanning two centuries

New York City's Hart Island

Author : Michael T Keene
Publisher : History Press Library Editions
Page : 194 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2019-10-14
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1540240940

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New York City's Hart Island by Michael T Keene Pdf

Just off the coast of the Bronx in Long Island Sound sits Hart Island, where more than one million bodies are buried in unmarked graves. Beginning as a Civil War prison and training site and later a psychiatric hospital, the location became the repository for New York City�s unclaimed dead. The island�s mass graves are a microcosm of New York history, from the 1822 burial crisis to casualties of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and victims of the AIDS epidemic. Important artists who died in poverty have been discovered, including Disney star Bobby Driscol and playwright Leo Birinski. Author Michael T. Keene reveals the history of New York�s potter�s field and the stories of some of its lost souls.

Archipelago New York

Author : Thomas Halaczinsky
Publisher : Schiffer Publishing
Page : 143 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2018
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 0764355074

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Archipelago New York by Thomas Halaczinsky Pdf

This mesmerizing photographic and literary log book unravels the mysteries of more than seventy islands dotting the sea from New York Harbor at the mouth of the Hudson to Fishers Island Sound. This magical island world, hiding in plain sight, is revealed aboard documentary filmmaker and writer Thomas Halaczinsky's thirty-foot sailboat. His course follows the route of Adriaen Block, the first European who in 1614 sailed and mapped this area. On old marine charts, these islands have curious-sounding names such as Money Island, Pot Island, and Rats Island, while names such as Rockaway, Jamaica Bay, and Montauk speak of the indigenous people who once inhabited the land. Rooted in history, local tales are interwoven with current themes such as climate change and wrapped in the narrative of sailing in quest of a sense of place.

Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront

Author : Elizabeth Albert
Publisher : Damiani Limited
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2016
Category : Photography
ISBN : 8862085001

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Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront by Elizabeth Albert Pdf

Each of ten chapters centers on one of New York City’s lesser-known waterfront spaces: Dead Horse Bay, where the pre-automobile city’s legions of horses once met their maker; Hart Island, New York City’s still-active potter’s field, where over 800,000 of New York City’s unclaimed dead have been laid to rest; Sandy Ground, one of the earliest free black communities in the nation, made prosperous through oystering and strawberry farming.--Publisher's website.