CONEY ISLAND PUMPING STATION UPDATE

Back in the day, the Coney Island Pumping Station saved many lives and properties by providing high-pressure water to firefighters. Educator Merryl Kafka wanted to drive that point home visually — so she wore a firefighter’s helmet to testify at a city Landmarks...

CRYSTAL PALACE: HISTORY OF IRON

Fire burned down architect Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace. It was built in London’s Hyde Park to house The Great Exhibition of 1851, the first all glass and iron modular structure built at the time of the Industrial Revolution. U Tube Crystal Palace fire:...

MARCH OF THE PAST: ST. AUGUSTINE

The Casa Monica Hotel, its history and culture flaunts the visitor to St. Augustine, Florida, where the city is celebrating the past 450 years. The Spanish founded it in 1513, but by1564 the French took over, only to step back in1565 when the Spanish arrived again....

DISNEY AND THE SWAN

This little bitty goes back to 1990 when I with my daughter Linda, and four year-old grandson David, were among the first guests to stay at THE SWAN. Visiting Disney was always a treat, but staying at The Swan, was over the top. Expensive even then, like $200 a night,...

LA SAGRADA FAMILIA

Antonio Gaudi, unappreciated in his brief life as an architect. His genius gave life to an edifice in Barcelona, never before done . . . anywhere. We were witness to his genius in 2010. Construction of Sagrada Família commenced in 1882 and Gaudí became involved in...

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