Category Archives: Churches

“It’s like musical chairs except everybody sat down around 1964.”

Crawling along West 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, I gaped at customers who milled around one crowded store after another, bartering with fast-talking salesmen standing behind showcases packed with rows upon rows of diamond jewelry. Dressed in colorful … Continue reading

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“Here was an Acadian scene of the richest character.”

Maine has thousands of coastal islands, but the largest one has peaks so tall that they are said to catch the first rays of sunlight each morning. The earliest residents of this isolated island were the Wabanaki, or “the people … Continue reading

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“We can never build a view like this!”

If your job required you to spend most of the year on the road, where would you want to spend your summer down-time? For one hard-working family, that meant somewhere cool, a place with beautiful pastoral views, clear mountain air … Continue reading

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Where can you find lucky lions, a canine ambassador, broken jewels and chocolate mice?

Faced with the needs of Boston’s growing population, mid-19th-century city planners decided to fill in a soggy, marshy area of the city known as the Back Bay. With the help of a new innovation known as the steam shovel, it … Continue reading

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Between Sesame Street And 97 Orchard, Stop for Sputniks and Shakes, Catacombs and Chrome

To some, taking a holiday from the neighborhood means hopping a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood, but as Billy Joel sings, we were in a New York state of mind. We didn’t take a Greyhound on the Hudson … Continue reading

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