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Kykuit Trivia Time!

As far as we know, Kykuit, the Rockefeller family’s estate in Pocantico Hills NY, has never been used as the location for any commercial film or television production. Simply put, the family … Continue reading

July 27, 2011 · 5 Comments

UPDATE – John Dean Rock

I’ve added some extra material to my article on John Dean Rock, including a photo of the rifle John Dean likely carried while hiding out during the American Revolution.

July 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

I’m giving a public lecture!

That’s right folks… on Tuesday July 19th my colleague Tom Rose and I will be giving a public lecture at the Greenburgh Public Library on the history of the Rockefeller … Continue reading

July 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

John Dean Rock

Let’s start with an image: John Dean was a farmer in the town of Mount Pleasant NY during the time of the American Revolution, and narrowly missed becoming one of … Continue reading

June 1, 2011 · 13 Comments

Come to Kykuit this summer!

Kykuit (a Dutch word meaning Lookout) is the Beaux-Arts style home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Kykuit is now a National Trust for Historic Preservation site open to … Continue reading

May 13, 2011 · 5 Comments

Inscribed in Stone: The EWB Trail

In my article on the V. Everit Macy Memorial I mention a report published by the Emergency Work Bureau of Westchester County, which was created by an act of the New … Continue reading

May 3, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Sycamore Trees

I’m a big fan of sycamore trees. I’m drawn to the smoothness of their trunks, which remind me of bones, and the way their limbs jut out at unexpected angles … Continue reading

April 25, 2011 · 4 Comments

The Macy Memorial

A couple years ago I had a job as a Project Archivist at the Westchester County Archives in Elmsford NY. Part of that job included cataloging photographs from the Park … Continue reading

April 19, 2011 · 10 Comments

Raven Rock

It’s widely known that many of the landmarks in Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow are based on real places in the villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, NY. … Continue reading

April 10, 2011 · 24 Comments

The Field Camera

This is my second post! And it’s time to introduce you, reader, to one of my passions; Photography. But not just point-and-click photography….Five years ago I bought a 4×5 Field … Continue reading

April 7, 2011 · 5 Comments

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