Sunday, September 23, 2018 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 Unpublished study, 1979.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.

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

Monday, June 26, 2017


I missed Anthony Burgess' "Creative Writing" class at the university in Buffalo, NY in 1975 or so. It had been rumored he would teach at CUNY in the NY Times Sunday Book Review. I had been there for some new "residential education" and a "Seminar in the Arts" led by Esther Schwartz. Each week a new artist, i.e., Leslie Fiedler, percussionist in the symphony, architect, etc., would come to talk at a student lounge in the new "Governors Complex" (4 quads named after four) designed by I.M. Pei in the initial occupancy of the new Amherst Campus, where later from the Katherine Cornell Theater, in the Ellicott Complex, there for "...about a decade, PBS’s Mark Russell political satire shows were broadcast from this theatre." His piano and humor he had once performed at the Watergate in Washington, D.C. In facebook "Stanley Kubrick"

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.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Surprising Weekend Habits Of Highly Effective People

Lies, lies and lawyers, I think got Samuel Clemens. He owned for a short while Wave Hill house in Riverdale, the Bronx, where a young JFK also lived until the market crashed and his dad could not invest in the "talkies" as he had planned. Mr. Clemens used to relax in a tree house on the grounds and invited the press up for a cup of tea according to its history today a center of horticulture and arts, lastly the British Embassy compound until the early 1960s. Apparently, there was a play or to be a play, perhaps a musical in which he became involved in, as I recall, it once a required reading in the NYC schools, of the "The Prince and the Pauper" which I once had a copy so stamped. Perhaps a manuscript is somewhere, but forced out of Riverdale, which he could no longer afford, he moved to the "farm" in Connecticut?
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