Archive for August, 2014

Comments Off on 1904–1922: Pete, Bill, and Tammy, the Mousers on the Job in Morrisania

In the 1800s and early 1900s, many New York police station houses were located in neighborhoods populated by stables or shanties that were overrun by rats. The policemen of this era were not ashamed to admit that it was quite unnerving to see a large rat scampering across their dormitory at night. It was no […]

A while back, I wrote about Sir Oliver, a parrot that performed on Broadway in the early 1900s and served as mascot for The Lambs, America’s first professional theatrical club. Right after I posted the story, New York actor and Lambs’ Shepherd (president) Marc Baron contacted me to tell me that The Lambs also had […]

Comments Off on 1915: The Cowboy Cops of Sheepshead Bay Who Lassoed 4 Dozen Goats in Brooklyn

On April 26, 1915, the Mounted Policemen’s Association hosted a dinner at the Hotel Majestic in Manhattan. Two of the many honored guests were Patrick J. Doody and Edward T. Cody, both mounted policemen with the 168th Police Precinct in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. At the dinner, Mayor John Purroy Mitchel, “The Boy Mayor of New […]

Comments Off on 1915: The Cowboy Cops of Sheepshead Bay Who Lassoed 4 Dozen Goats in Brooklyn

On April 26, 1915, the Mounted Policemen’s Association hosted a dinner at the Hotel Majestic in Manhattan. Two of the many honored guests were Patrick J. Doody and Edward T. Cody, both mounted policemen with the 168th Police Precinct in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. At the dinner, Mayor John Purroy Mitchel, “The Boy Mayor of New […]