Considering the other half of the Central Park design team.
Having been dead, I can’t testify to exactly what happened as I lay on my back.
Part mischievous trickster, part Old-World aristocrat, László Ocskay saved over 2000 Jews from the Holocaust. But because of Cold War politics, few in his native Hungary knew about it. He lived his last years quietly in Kingston. Recognition came later.
One newspaper of the time described thriving but cholera-ridden Poughkeepsie as, “A fine place to live, with fine schools and churches and railroad accommodations, well governed but oh, how sickly.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin is buried in a small cemetery at the Culinary Institute in Poughkeepsie. “It is doubtful,” Flannery O’Connor wrote, “if any Christian of this century can be fully aware of his religion until he has seen it in the cosmic light which Teilhard has cast upon it.”
Sharpe’s approach to intelligence-gathering was praised by the CIA more than a century after his death. One writer said if it had been employed pre-911, that attack may never have happened. What might have been…