This story is about three French bulldogs, the first cricket club in New York City, an old farm, and a grand hotel called Gilsey House. It stars a pseudo-princess named Aimée Isabella Crocker Ashe Gillig Gouraud Miskinoff Galitzine. If I had the ability, I’d turn this Old New York tale into a movie. Part I: Aimée […]
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1889: The Princess and the Pampered French Bulldogs Who Lived at the Gilsey House in New York City, Part IPosted: 8th January 2017 by The Hatching Cat in Dog Tails, Old New York
Tags: 1200 Broadway, Aimee Crocker, Casper Samler, Gilsey House, Henry Gillig, New York City History, Old New York, Porter Ashe, Samler Farm
Tags: 42nd Precinct, Arrowhead Inn, Benjamin Riley, New York History, NYPD history, Robert C. Rathbone, Suburban Riding and Driving Club, Washington Heights
For Lady Alice, Sir Tom, and the men of the 42nd Precinct, life was good in the old Rathbone mansion at 177th Street and Haven Avenue in Washington Heights.
Tags: Alphonse Friedrich, Anthony Oreckinto, Brooklyn History, Cat Stories, Hoyt Street, New York History, Octavia Friedrich
In one of a cluster of six shabby little frame houses at Hoyt and Livingston Streets, Brooklyn, stubbornly holding their own there against the huge overshadowing business buildings reared all about them, there lived until yesterday a hermit spinster, Miss Octavia Fredericks. The neighborhood was full of stories of her, many of them purely legendary […]