Sunday, September 23, 2018

Rewrites...red ink.

"In 1896/97 J. B. & J. M. Cornell took over the iron foundry at Cold Spring, N. Y. on the Hudson River. The foundry was known as the West Point Foundry Works. These facilities are discussed in the magazine, The Successful American, Vol. III, No. 4, April 1901, p. 202, which also illustrates the extensive works at this location."

Unfortunately, for some reasons, I have blogged, (speculated) that the Chicago Iron and Bridge Company, still in business today, had been part of the West Point Foundry Historic District, in Cold Spring, NY. I was mistaken and those references have been removed, as historically the Cornell ownership was the "post-classic" period for the foundry, as described in the report:

"The West Point Foundry Site, Cold Spring, Putnam County, New York." Unpublished study, 1979. West Point Foundry Archives, Putnam History Museum, Cold Spring, NY. Edward S. Rutsch, JoAnn Cotz, and Brian H. Morell.

Since their study there have been a number of books in print and public archaeology about the foundry and iron production in New York. A new exhibit opens today at the Putnam History Museum.


http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/publications/record

Volume 8 "Iron in New York" Martin Pickands (editor) 2018

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Daytonian in Manhattan: The Federal Survivor at No. 37 East 7th. Street

While at Grossman & Associates, Inc., (16th St. and Third Ave.) we used to get our AutoCAD updates from here. I think we also leased a wide pen plotter from them.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Aerial practice target range on Long Island from a USGS map. Some of the smaller "white" outlines are to scale aircraft carrier and other vessels outlines, created in the Pine Barrens probably for WWII said out of painted rocks. Anyone seen them? Large stones are in such short supply there early formal gravestones had to come from Connecticut across the Long Island Sound, it once part of that jurisdiction.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Supreme Court Ethics Act Proposed In Response To Controversial Behavior By Justices Scalia, Thomas


I'm sure Charles Reich who served as Justice Hugo Black's clerk, when he wrote "The Greening of America" did not mean that they change the color of money and it become focus of ethics in the Supreme Court. I'm also sure that Chief Justice Roberts' wife who is also quite a legal scholar from the street I live on in the Bronx, in NYC, would also hope that the her husband's tenure is not marked by other justice's "shenanigans" leaving the "Roberts" court open to the criticism of cronyism and nepotism that once split apart the former colony of New Hampshire where the retired justice David Souter lives. The Wentworth government was recalled to testify to the King in London and the plaintiff, Peter Livius made a supreme court justice of Canada. After the American Revolution John Wentworth was a governor of Nova Scotia. As we have now a universal code of military justice, we should have a uniform code of ethics for justices, in my opinion.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost