Author Archives: Joyce Burcham

We’re part of world-class architectural history…

“Over centuries of development, New York has produced a series of climax forms, architectures that have reached an effective state of perfection. Like the squares of Georgian London, the canals of Venice, or the boulevards of Paris, the nineteenth-century brownstone … Continue reading

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Take a time trip back to 1973…

Book Culture, on 114th near Broadway, is launching a new book 7 pm Tuesday June 25–“Change at Jamaica”, by Marshall Messer. Messer steers this story from the viewpoint of a New York City cabbie, college dropout, Woodstock follower, and blues … Continue reading

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Riverside Park Teen Corps

Do you know any teenagers who could use work experience or community service credits this summer? The Riverside Park teen corps is looking for volunteers to work in the park this summer, for three hours on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, … Continue reading

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Fifty years ago in The Master

Reflect on life in our building in the 60s- • No outside telephones. Hopefuls solicited the switchboard girls and desk clerks for gossip about romantic liaisons in the building and any new cute man; usually they were disappointed when the … Continue reading

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‘Round the hood–Macy’s, The Titanic, and our park

With all the spring flowers abounding, stroll through Strauss Park, a tiny triangle bordered by West End Avenue, Broadway, 106th and 107th streets, and for a few moments reflect on the transience of life and fortune. Strauss Park is a … Continue reading

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