All of my book research is starting to cross over, and I am reminded of this today because it is the ninty-eighth anniversary of the death of Goldwin Starrett, the young architect of the Algonquin Hotel, in 1918. It was only this month that I started really reading a lot more about the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919, a global disaster that killed 21.5 million worldwide, with 675,000 deaths in the United States. I’m currently writing Continue Reading →
On Tuesday I attended the announcement for the World War One Centennial Committee For New York City, on the eve of the 99th anniversary of America’s entry into the Great War. The event was held on the steps of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, the same spot where so many Veterans Day Parades have marched past. New York is not going to let the centennial of the war pass without notice. An Continue Reading →
Take a free walking tour of New York Harbor’s greatest park, Governors Island. Led by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, author of the Governors Island Explorer’s Guide. Continue Reading →
Today is the anniversary of Margaret Leech’s birthdate, November 7, 1894 in Newburgh, NY. She’s the only woman to win the Pulitzer Prize twice in the History category. I write about her in my upcoming book The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide. She led a fascinating life marked by tragedy & triumph and I hope people learn about her in my book.