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Postcard History of the Rockaways

Author : Michael D. Morgenstern
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What is being offered within the covers of this book is a combination of several personal postcard collections. No one set should be expected to include all of the various postcards produced and distributed as pertaining to the Rockaway peninsula. For some seven decades (1880-1940) Rockaway was, quite fortunately, considered to be a summer-vacation resort community thereby deserving more than its fair share of postal cards depicting scenes of major attractions offered in the hope of encouraging the widest possible population and variety of tourists to frequent the pristine Rockaway oceanfront. Although over 2,000 different "historical" postcards were originally retailed during the first fifty years of the 20th Century, fewer than half that number of unique scenes have survived into modern times. This volume offers images of over 200 of the more popular postcards issued during the period of 1900 to 1950. Now you can add these color and black-and-white reprints to your own collection. Informative captions accompany the cards providing interesting insight as to what is being displayed -- combining education and entertainment into one enjoyable picture book.

The Rockaways

Author : Emil R. Lucev
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The Rockaway Peninsula, also known as the Rockaways, is located off Long Island, within the borough of Queens. Its remoteness from Manhattan has made it a popular retreat and has provided an out-of-the-way area for families looking to relocate and live by the sea. The Rockaway's became a popular area for seaside hotels beginning in the 1830s, and its popularity grew with the coming of the Long Island Rail Road in the 1880s. In 1893, Hog Island, a resort known for entertaining Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall, sank into the sea. Located a few miles east of Breezy Point, and also known as Rockaway Island, the entire island disappeared during a storm. The Rockaways was also the home of Rockaway's Playland, a world renowned amusement park from 1901 to 1985. Through vintage postcards, The Rockaways captures the history and charm of this seaside community.

The Rockaways in Pictures and Postcards

Author : Michael D. Morgenstern
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What is offered here is a handy book-shelf pictorial reference to all areas of the eleven-mile Rockaway peninsula. Text and images include Far Rockaway, Edgemere, Arverne, Hammels, Holland, Seaside -- featuring Rockaways' Playland, -- Rockaway Park, Belle Harbor, Neponsit, and Breezy (Rockaway) Point. This is a 200 page book offering over 300 color and black and white photographs and postcards. It's a history of the Rockaways emphasizing some of the most pertinent topics touched upon in other and older tomes -- memorabilia collected and combined into this one single volume. But the memories don't stop there! This book even includes a taste of "privileged correspondence" -- fascinating letters, some signed by the former Parks Commissioner Robert Moses himself. All in all, this is an interesting, exciting and informative guide to our own history which ultimately transformed our barrier reef island over the past decades. If you ever experienced any relationship at all with any part of the Rockaways, you are strongly advised to include this work as part of your own personal library.To preview or order Mr Morgenstern's previous book: Far Rockaway, Queens please visit the following link: http://www.blurb.com/b/7089616-far-rockaway-queens

Rockaway

Author : Diane Cardwell
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The inspirational story of one woman learning to surf and creating a new life in gritty, eccentric Rockaway Beach Unmoored by a failed marriage and disconnected from her high-octane life in the city, Diane Cardwell finds herself staring at a small group of surfers coasting through mellow waves toward shore—and senses something shift. Rockaway is the riveting, joyful story of one woman’s reinvention—beginning with Cardwell taking the A Train to Rockaway, a neglected spit of land dangling off New York City into the Atlantic Ocean. She finds a teacher, buys a tiny bungalow, and throws her not-overly-athletic self headlong into learning the inner workings and rhythms of waves and the muscle development and coordination needed to ride them. As Cardwell begins to find her balance in the water and out, superstorm Sandy hits, sending her into the maelstrom in search of safer ground. In the aftermath, the community comes together and rebuilds, rekindling its bacchanalian spirit as a historic surfing community, one with its own quirky codes and surf culture. And Cardwell’s surfing takes off as she finds a true home among her fellow passionate longboarders at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club, living out “the most joyful path through life.” Rockaway is a stirring story of inner salvation sought through a challenging physical pursuit—and of learning to accept the idea of a complete reset, no matter when in life it comes.

ROCKAWAYS IN PICT POSTCARDS

Author : Michael D. Morgenstern
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What is offered here is a handy book-shelf pictorial reference to all areas of the eleven-mile Rockaway peninsula. Text and images include Far Rockaway, Edgemere, Arverne, Hammels, Holland, Seaside -- featuring Rockaways' Playland, -- Rockaway Park, Belle Harbor, Neponsit, and Breezy (Rockaway) Point. This is a 200 page book offering over 300 color and black and white photographs and postcards. It's a history of the Rockaways emphasizing some of the most pertinent topics touched upon in other and older tomes -- memorabilia collected and combined into this one single volume. But the memories don't stop there! This book even includes a taste of "privileged correspondence" -- fascinating letters, some signed by the former Parks Commissioner Robert Moses himself. All in all, this is an interesting, exciting and informative guide to our own history which ultimately transformed our barrier reef island over the past decades. If you ever experienced any relationship at all with any part of the Rockaways, you are strongly advised to include this work as part of your own personal library.

A Living History of the Ozarks

Author : Rossiter, Phyllis
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The Ozarks region-spanning parts of Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma-overflows with visible fragments of the past. A Living History of the Ozarks is a guide to the region through landmarks and sites which offer clues to its intriguing history. This splendorous land inspired Phyllis Rossiter, a native of the Ozarks, to write about the area to help people learn to appreciate its beauty and to recognize our dependence upon nature. "I feel that it's important to safeguard what we have left," says Rossiter. "In my writing, if I can help achieve that, then that's what I want to do-to help people acquire an appreciation for nature." Abounding with sparkling lakes and rivers (including the great Lake of the Ozarks), clear blue springs, rugged mountains, ancient caves, and windswept prairies, the Ozarks are a visitor's wonderland of natural beauty and legendary mystique. Author Phyllis Rossiter explores the major areas that make up the storied Ozarks. The Lake of the Ozarks region, the Springfield plateau, Ozark mountain country, the Buffalo National River, White River Hills, and the Big Spring region are all covered in depth. A detailed appendix lists places to view ongoing history such as caves and rock formations, Indian artifacts, bridges and ferries, gristmills, Civil War monuments, heritage crafts, mountain music, hiking trails, floatable rivers, national parks, and more. Offering keen insight on the area's history, as well as a complete guide to the sites and scenic spots of this popular American vacation destination, this book is a marvelous documentation of "living history" for tourists and interested area residents alike. Phyllis Rossiter resides in Gainesville, Missouri, where she is an active writer, photographer, conservationist, and lecturer. She is a member of the Missouri Writers Guild, the Ozarks Writers League, the Society of Children's Book Writers, and the Outdoor Writers of America.

Valley Stream

Author : Bill Florio
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Located near the south shore of Long Island at the gateway to Nassau County, the village of Valley Stream has grown from a bucolic farming community in the 1840s to a dense suburban hub full of history and diversity. Consisting of communities named Foster’s Meadow, Rum Junction, Skunk’s Misery, and Hungry Harbor, the town saw nightlife and leisure blossom after Merrick Road was built and the South Side Railroad pulled in. The village incorporated in 1925, finding itself a center of industry as the location of the Ridgewood Reservoir’s conduit pipe, Curtiss Field, Bulova Demco, and later, the birthplace of Snapple. Over the years, Valley Stream gained attention through many of its attractions, including the William R. Gibson Houses, Hoffman’s, the Pavilion Royal, Green Acres Mall, the Rio Theatre, Valley Stream State Park, and Itgen’s Ice Cream Parlour.

Citizen Designer

Author : Steven Heller
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Balancing Social, Professional, and Artistic Views What does it mean to be a designer in today's corporate-driven, overbranded global consumer culture? Citizen Designer, Second Edition, attempts to answer this question with more than seventy debate-stirring essays and interviews espousing viewpoints ranging from the cultural and the political to the professional and the social. This new edition contains a collection of definitions and brief case studies on topics that today's citizen designers must consider, including new essays on social innovation, individual advocacy, group strategies, and living as an ethical designer. Edited by two prominent advocates of socially responsible design, this innovative reference responds to the tough questions today's designers continue to ask themselves, such as: How can a designer affect social or political change? Can design become more than just a service to clients? At what point does a designer have to take responsibility for the client's actions? When should a designer take a stand? Readers will find dozens of captivating insights and opinions on such important issues as reality branding, game design and school violence, advertising and exploitation, design as an environmental driving force, and much more. This candid guide encourages designers to carefully research their clients; become alert about corporate, political, and social developments; and design responsible products. Citizen Designer, Second Edition, includes insights on such contemporary topics as advertising of harmful products, branding to minors, and violence and game design. Readers are presented with an enticing mix of opinions in an appealing format that juxtaposes essays, interviews, and countless illustrations of "design citizenship."

Martha Maxwell Rocky Mountain Naturalist

Author : Maxine Benson
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?See, there she is!? cried one visitor to the Centennial Exposition. ?Just think! She killed all them animals,? echoed another. ?There, that?s her!? All during the hot Philadelphia summer of 1876, throngs of people pushed and shoved their way into the Kansas-Colorado Building, eager to catch a glimpse of the small, dark-haired woman responsible for creating the extraordinary display of bears, deer, and other mammals cavorting over a Rocky Mountain landscape. Curious, skeptical, friendly?on and on they came, until the policemen stationed at the doors were hard-pressed to maintain control. The fairgoers were intent on seeing for themselves the ?modern Diana? who had come all the way from the wilds of Colorado. Maxine Benson?s finely crafted biography of Martha Maxwell illuminates the little-known but important career of a remarkable woman. Naturalist, taxidermist, museologist, artist?Maxwell pioneered in a number of fields new for women. Born in Pennsylvania in 1831 and educated in the Midwest, she traveled to the gold fields of Colorado with her husband in 1860. A chance encounter with a German taxidermist determined her lifework, and Maxwell soon devoted her boundless energy to hunting and mounting all forms of Rocky Mountain wildlife, which she displayed in unusual habitat settings in her museum in Boulder and later in Denver. Her spreading fame led to an invitation to exhibit her collection at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, where she achieved international renown. As Maxwell?s major scientific and artistic contributions to natural history taxidermy and display were recognized, her influence carried to the Smithsonian Institution. Separated from her husband and alienated from her daughter, however, she became increasingly unhappy as her professional accomplishments grew. Her tragic and lonely death in 1881 revealed something of the price she paid for daring to be different. Like that of other accomplished women of her era, Maxwell?s fame did not keep pace with the significant influence she had on her profession. Thanks to Maxine Benson, Martha Maxwell now takes her rightful place in the history of the West and of the nation.

Rockaway Beach New York in Souvenirs and Memorabilia AMAZON VERSION

Author : Michael D. Morgenstern
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Postcards, photographs, matchbook covers, buttons, advertisements, real estate brochures -- and much more. The author has been collecting anything and everything pertaining to Rockaway Beach, New York, for the past seventy years -- and that's what this volume is all about. Here is a plethora of souvenirs and memorabilia amassed over one individual's lifetime. This is the largest and most complete historical journal ever published by this author. "Rockaway Beach, New York in Souvenirs and Memorabilia" includes representations of artifacts dating back before the turn of the 20th Century -- but also features additional materials relating to the last 120 years. Recent events such as the creation of high-rise apartments replacing a defunct shopping center in the hub of Far Rockaway and the loss of the Park Theatre building in Rockaway Park -- are captured here in photo detail. As inclusive as possible, this is a fun book -- actually a historical journal which is of interest and value -- a tome to be enjoyed over and over again by anyone who ever had any relationship to Rockaway Beach.

Domestic United States Military Facilities of the First World War 1917 1919

Author : Robert Swanson
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This book attempts to list every place in the United States and Territories where soldiers, sailors, or marines might have been stationed during the First World War. The reason for such a list is to provide source locations and checklists for postal history (letters and cards) from these military men. The book lists all fixed, land-based United States military camps and facilities that operated during the War period. There has long been a need for such a listing, as it was not known where military mail could have originated within the US.

Rockaway Beach New York in Souvenirs and Memorabilia

Author : Michael D. Morgenstern
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Postcards, photographs, matchbook covers, buttons, advertisements, real estate brochures -- and much more. The author has been collecting anything and everything pertaining to Rockaway Beach, New York, for the past seventy years -- and that's what this volume is all about. Here is a plethora of souvenirs and memorabilia amassed over one individual's lifetime. This is the largest and most complete historical journal ever published by this author. "Rockaway Beach, New York in Souvenirs and Memorabilia" includes representations of artifacts dating back before the turn of the 20th Century -- but also features additional materials relating to the last 120 years. Recent events such as the creation of high-rise apartments replacing a defunct shopping center in the hub of Far Rockaway and the loss of the Park Theatre building in Rockaway Park -- are captured here in photo detail. As inclusive as possible, this is a fun book -- actually a historical journal which is of interest and value -- a tome to be enjoyed over and over again by anyone who ever had any relationship to Rockaway Beach.

Postcards from the Oregon Coast

Author : Bruce Walker
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A native of the Oregon coast, Bruce Walker has collected more than 100 picture postcards of Tillamook, Newport, and the surrounding communities from 1905 to 1935. Real picture postcards, RPPC's, recorded both local historical events, like spectacular ship wrecks, and mundane everyday occurrences, like a family on a camping vacation. Only 100 years ago, the fastest mode of travel was horseback. Many communities on the Oregon coast could only be reached by boat. Postcards and letters were used for long-distance communications.Postcards, and the messages on them, which are included in the book, have left a glimpse of life on the Oregon coast at the beginning of the 20th century.During this period, Walker's family arrived in Oregon from Russia. A picture postcard of his mother competing in a Rockaway beauty pageant started his quest to find other images from these years on the Oregon coast.

New York Stories

Author : Constance Rosenblum
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“There are eight million stories in the Naked City.” This famous line from the 1948 film The Naked City has become an emblem of New York City itself. One publication cultivating many of New York City's greatest stories is the City section in The New York Times. Each Sunday, this section of The New York Times, distributed only in papers in the five boroughs, captivates readers with tales of people and places that make the city unique. Featuring a cast of stellar writers—Phillip Lopate, Vivian Gornick, Thomas Beller and Laura Shaine Cunningham, among others—New York Stories brings some of the best essays from the City section to readers around the country. New Yorkers can learn something new about their city, while other readers will enjoy the flavor of the Big Apple. New York Stories profiles people like sixteen-year-old Barbara Ott, who surfs the waters off Rockaway in Queens, and Sonny Payne, the beloved panhandler of the F train. Other essays explore memorable places in the city, from the Greenwich Village townhouse blown up by radical activists in the 1970s to a basketball court that serves as the heart of its Downtown neighborhood. The forty essays collected in New York Stories reflect an intimate understanding of the city, one that goes beyond the headlines. The result is a passionate, well-written portrait of a legendary and ever-evolving place.

Shark Attacks of New York

Author : Patricia Heyer
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New York's crowded beaches can come to halt with the shout of a single word: shark! The shores of Long Island and Staten Island and the waters surrounding Manhattan have had more than thirty shark attacks recorded since the days of New Amsterdam. Legend has it that Antony Van Corlear, Peter Stuyvesant's trusted deputy, was killed by a shark crossing Spuyten Duyvil Creek while blowing his famed trumpet. In the summer of 1916, after a series of bloody encounters along the Jersey Shore, sharks terrorized beachgoers of Sheepshead Bay, frightening the entire region. Two incidents on Fire Island in 2018 within mere hours and miles of each other involved a twelve-year-old and a thirteen-year-old, striking fear in the hearts of parents. Authors Patricia and Robert Heyer chart the history of New York's shark attacks.

The Fragility of Turf

Author : Michael Winkelman
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Broad Channel

Author : Liz Guarino
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Broad Channel is considered a small town in the big city. From its houses perched on stilts over the waters of Jamaica Bay to pairs of mute swans swimming across the waters of a popular beach of yesteryear, it is hard to believe Broad Channel lies within the boundaries of New York City. The only inhabited island in Jamaica Bay, it arose from the area known as Big Egg Marsh on navigational charts. It began as a fishermen’s haven and grew into a summer vacation playground with fine hotels. During Prohibition, with bootleg liquor easily smuggled by boat, the isolated island became known as a rumrunner’s paradise and became home to several speakeasies. Through vintage images, Broad Channel explores the area’s boardwalks and unpaved roads to celebrate the community’s rich history.

Postcards

Author : Susanna L. Minton
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Learning about the many exciting cities in North America is a fun way for ESL students to practice aural comprehension and notetaking skills. Each chapter focuses on a different North American city with side trips or short lectures on popular destinations near three of the cities. As students improve their language skills, they learn about the history and culture of each city. Postcards features -- tape-recorded lectures about each city, five to ten minutes in length; -- notetaking strategies that build on one another; accompanied by examples and exercises prior to each lecture; -- vocabulary activities that introduce students to words and expressions they will see and hear in their daily lives; -- pre-listening activities that stimulate students' interest; -- post-listening activities that draw on students' previous knowledge; and -- readings that examine a different aspect or flavor of each city. The following locales are explored: Phoenix, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Honolulu and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; Los Angeles; Miami; Las Vegas and Grand Canyon National Park; Montreal; Washington, D.C.; and Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia; Chicago; Boston; and New York City.

Long Island Rail Road Stations

Author : David D. Morrison
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Chartered in 1834 to provide a route between New York City and Boston, the Long Island Rail Road ran from the Brooklyn waterfront through the center of Long Island to Greenport. The railroad served the agricultural market on Long Island until branches and competing lines eventually developed on the north and south shores of the island and several hundred passenger stations were built. After Penn Station was opened in 1910, the number of passengers commuting between Manhattan and Long Island began to multiply. Today, one hundred twenty-five stations serve the Long Island Rail Road. Long Island Rail Road Stations contains vintage postcards of the old Penn Station, which was demolished in the mid-1960s; the Grand Stairway at the Forest Hills Station, where Theodore Roosevelt delivered his famous unification speech on July 4, 1917; and the Amagansett station building, where Nazi spies boarded a train bound for New York City on June 13, 1942. Many of the historic stations featured in this book have been preserved by local preservation groups, while others have been replaced with modern buildings to accommodate the passengers who commute on the nation's largest commuter railroad.

History Lessons

Author : Dan Lynn Watt
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History Lessons traces Dan Lynn Watts journey through childhood in New York during the McCarthy era. He marched on May Day with his war hero father and activist mother, chanting We dont want another war! and Jim Crow must go! At camp, he sang about world peace, freedom, and workers rights. At school, he attempted to hide his familys politics. He takes you inside family struggles against racism and political repression. Disillusioned with communism by the 1960s, he became a civil rights and antiwar activist.