On May 1, 1857, the Quarantine Commissioners purchased 50 acres of the Wolfe Farm on Staten Island for $23,000 for use as a quarantine for sick immigrants.
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Tags: Joel Wolfe, New York History, Seguine's Point, Staten Island history, Staten Island quarantine, Udolpho Wolfe, Wolfe's Pond
Tags: Audubon Park, Carmansville, Church of the Intercession, Hudson River Railway, John Audubon, New York History, Old New York, Richard F. Carman
The Running of the Bulls is a practice that involves voluntarily running in front of a small group of cattle that has been let loose on a fenced-off part of the town’s streets. The most famous running of the bulls takes place during the eight-day festival of Sanfermines in Pamplona, Spain. Every year, about 250 […]
Tags: CKG Billings, Farnsworth, Fort Tryon Park, Riverside Drive, Tryon Hall
If you’ve ever driven along the Henry Hudson Parkway, you may have wondered about the enormous, vine-covered granite arches on the steep slope of Fort Tryon Park at the northern end of Manhattan.