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Old New York in Postcards #3

A Tale of Three Buildings: Franconi’s Hippodrome, The Fifth Avenue Hotel & The Fifth Avenue Building a.k.a. The Toy Center The west side of Fifth Avenue between 23rd and 24th streets had been country land well into the middle of … Continue reading

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One of the Strangest Deaths in New York’s History

Girls Chase A Boy to Give Him Birthday Kisses and He Dies There is a book called Woodlawn Remembers: Cemetery of American History by Edward F. Bergman (North County Books, 1988.)  The book is mostly comprised of beautiful full page … Continue reading

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