Two decades have now passed since Chris Hardej, a Bensonhurst resident who, at that time, was 41 and had relatives living in the Shandaken area, told the story on the day after the tragedy of how he walked down all 82 stories, made it out of No. 1 World Trade Center before it crashed down as No. 2 collapsed. He managed to make his way out of the neighborhood and over the Brooklyn Bridge on foot.
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The exhibit is the culmination of the Historical Society’s yearlong women’s rights centennial series, a project made possible by a grant from Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
An excerpt from a chapter of the authors’ upcoming book, available in December 2021, entitled “The Story of Historic Kingston: A Journey through the Hudson Valley and Its Connections With New York City.”
In the early years of the twentieth century, Rosie Magee (1850-1927) was the ministering angel of the Woodstock art colony, unsurpassed in her motherly care, support and sympathy for the young artists and art students in town.
A true Renaissance man, Evers’ first big success as an author was in the field of children’s books, illustrated by his wife, Helen Bryant Baker. Together they published some 50 of them over a 23-year period, which came to an end in the early 1950s with the advent of the mass-produced (and much cheaper) Little Golden Books. By then Evers, who first moved to Woodstock in 1931, had begun writing articles on historical subjects on a regular basis for local newspapers and the New York Folklore Society, which eventually caught the attention of Ellin Roberts, a senior editor at Doubleday. It was she who recruited him to write a comprehensive history of the Catskills. It ended up taking him nine years, but the legwork paid off: The book is still considered the go-to source on its subject.
The Historical Society of Woodstock will present an interview with noted author, poet and composer Ed Sanders on Thursday, February 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss his recently completed biography on the life and work of noted historian Alf Evers.
My family had a soft spot for trains. It started in Ulster County.
The new statue is the work of Vinnie Bagwell, a self-described “untutored artist” previously known for her depictions of luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, Frederick Douglass and Marvin Gaye. She also sculpts anonymous and allegorical figures, such as those she has created for the Enslaved Africans Rain Garden in her native Yonkers.
When licensed skydiver William “Bill” McCartin jumped out of a plane on Sunday afternoon, it started out as uneventful. McCartin
“We were blessed not knowing what we didn’t know,” recalled Sasha Gillman, now in her ninth decade.