Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stuyvesant Square

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Doug Williamson
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e-mail: below is your submission to on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 17:24:33
Name of Fields Data
Topic: Map Issues
How You Locate Site: link from other site
Other-How You Locate Site: Wikipedia "Patterson Houses"
Looking For Particular Info: Particular Information
What were you looking for: Who the "Patterson" of the Patterson Houses was where I once lived from 1954-1960.
Did you find: yes
Please explain: Listed various names of places named after people in NYC.
What Look For: I work in historical archaeology often in the past for review by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, whose first archaeologist Shereen Baugher, PhD., was a teaching assistant of a class I took. I was also at her doctoral defense on the "Prall Site" in Richmondtown, Staten Island at Stony Brook University and a friend.
What Should Add: "Stuyvesant lost his leg in a failed attempt to capture the Spanish island of St. Martin in the Caribbean... Governor of Caracas, Aruba and Bonaire. Stuyvesant Gardens is in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn." This is wrong "Caracas" should be "Curacao" as stated at One of our wonderful parks was donated between 2nd and 3rd and 15th and 17th, by his family to the City, where there is also statue of him and Anton Dvorak who composed "The New World Symphony" next door.
Rating: good
Advice To Improve: Change Caracas, Venezuela to Governor of Curacao so we understand the Dutch in the Caribbean.
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