Dorothy Dewitz

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  • in reply to: Samuel Untermeyer #2677
    Dorothy Dewitz
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    Irvington Historical Society is having a Zoom presentation about Untermeyer Gardens on March 6.

    Dorothy Dewitz
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    NYT on 12/6/21 has an article about Tibbetts Brook,  “Why New York Is Unearthing a Brook It Buried a Century Ago.” Nick is mentioned in the article.

    in reply to: Raoul Wallenberg Forest #2031
    Dorothy Dewitz
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    The final paragraph from NYC parks website about Raoul Wallenberg Forest–

    “The Douglas-U Thant site, bounded by Palisade and Douglas Avenues, between West 235th and 236th Streets, was purchased from a real estate developer by the City for $4.85 million on August 14, 1990. On November 28 of that year, Mayor David N. Dinkins signed a bill sponsored by Council Member June Eisland naming the property Raoul Wallenberg Park. After visiting the park’s dense shrubbery and thickly wooded areas in 1996, Commissioner Stern renamed the property Wallenberg Forest.”

    Perhaps some study of the council member will give information about her reason for sponsoring the naming bill.

    Dorothy Dewitz
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    The 1674 deed appears to be typed. Is that unusual for that time?

    in reply to: Ferris Wheel at 242nd Street – Date? #1644
    Dorothy Dewitz
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    NY Transit Museum website says 10/8/1908–

    “Survey photograph looking south at the 242nd Street Station on the IRT West Side / Seventh Avenue Line, two months after the opening of the station. The photograph shows a carnival, including a ferris wheel and carousel, being either put up or taken down.”

    https://nytm.pastperfectonline.com/photo/A209B96A-53BC-4279-BC14-748940256500

    Dorothy Dewitz

     

    in reply to: Early 1960s Memoir #1562
    Dorothy Dewitz
    Participant

    Very interesting to read, and enjoyed the photos, too. Thanks!

    Dott Dewitz

    in reply to: UHaul building #943
    Dorothy Dewitz
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    Thanks to both posters for the interesting information.

    D. Dewitz

    in reply to: New Article about the Hadley House #712
    Dorothy Dewitz
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    Very interesting; thanks for all the research.  I will go walk past the house soon.

    Dott Dewitz

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