In Part II of this Old New York dog tale, we’ll explore the old Casper Samler Farm and re-visit the three bulldogs in their home at the Gilsey House.
Posts Tagged ‘Old New York’
1889: The Princess and the Pampered French Bulldogs Who Lived at the Gilsey House in New York City, Part IIPosted: 11th January 2017 by The Hatching Cat in Animal Stories, Dog Tails
Tags: Aimee Crocker, Casper Samler, Gilsey House, New York History, Old New York, St. George Cricket Club
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
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 […]
Tags: 121 Charles Street, Crispin's Crispian, Margaret Glass Healy, Margaret Wise Brown, Mister Dog, New York City History, Old New York
In this final chapter of Crispin’s Crispian, I’ll tell the fascinating story of what happened to the old New York farmhouse where his famous pet mom, Margaret Wise Brown, wrote her final children’s book, Mister Dog
Tags: 1335 York Avenue, Cobble Court, Crispin's Crispian, Louvre Farm, Margaret Glass Healy, Margaret Wise Brown, Mister Dog, Old New York, Upper East Side
In the 1940s, author Margaret Wise Brown rented a tiny frame house on East 71st Street. The house, where she wrote her final book, has a fascinating history.
Tags: Angora cats, Henry K. Miller, Margaret Owen, Miller-Clark Animal Hospital, New York History, Old New York, Peter A. Hatting, Radio City Music Hall
When we left Part I of this curious cat tale of Old New York, young Margaret Owen was just about to dunk her two Angora cats, Lilly and Otto, into a basin of blue dye. The blue cats would look great parading on the boardwalk at Atlantic City.
Tags: Angora cats, Hopper Farm, Margaret Owen, New York History, Old New York, The Blue Kitten
Every once and a while I come across an old animal story that goes into my special folder called “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up.” The following cat tale is somewhat funny, very bizarre, and a bit tragic.
Tags: Brooklyn Rapid Transit strike, Eighth Precinct, Leonard Lispenard, Leonard Street Station, Lispenard's Meadows, New York History, Old New York
For the policemen of Manhattan’s Leonard Street Station, doing strike duty in Brooklyn meant spending a lot of time riding on the trolley cars looking for trouble. It was during this week that they “adopted” a big, brown, shaggy dog who would change their lives for the better. They named him Strike.
Tags: B.F. Keith, Cat Stories, James M. Hill, Michael Sweeney, Morton House, New York History, Old New York, Union Square Theatre
Union Square Jim was a large, blue-eyed, orange tabby mascot of the old Union Square Theatre in New York City. Jim was born in the theater sometime around 1886, a year after James Hill took over as manager of the theater.
Tags: Cat Stories, Morton House Hotel, New York History, Old New York, Sheridan Shook, Union Place Hotel, Union Square Theatre
Like most cats that became the popular mascots of New York City police stations, fire stations, hotels, and theaters in the 1800s and 1900s, Jim began his life as a vagrant cat without friends or influence. It didn’t take him long, however, to win the hearts of the managers, actors, and patrons of the old Union Square Theatre.
Tags: Equitable Life Building, Equitable Life Fire, Jan Damen, New York History, Old New York, Peter Stoutenburgh, Vauxhall Garden
Two weeks after the Equitable Life fire, workmen who were trying to salvage the contents of the cellar vaults and safe boxes rescued a cat named Kaiser and a black guinea pig later named Miss Bacillus.