The Lights of Washington Park

Author: Ken Lombardo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781366884824


Page: N.A

View: 555

The Washington Park historic community of North Plainfield, New Jersey, has some of the most distinctive stained glass windows in its vintage homes and churches. This 240+ page book chronicles the popularity of colored glass windows, called "lights" in vintage blueprints, and studies the appearance and influence of the Tiffany Studios, among others, in this neighborhood's residences, churches, and surrounding community.

Denver's Washington Park

Author: Sarah O. McCarthy

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 143964487X

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 9708

In the Rocky Mountain West, Denver is considered the big city. Yet its urban core consists of numerous neighborhoods developed in the late 19th century that act today as virtual small towns. South-central Denver’s Washington Park is one of those “small towns,” and its name refers both to a 166-acre historic park and to the surrounding blend of residential and commercial neighborhoods. Cited as a model for new urbanism, this area serves as an enduring example of the City Beautiful movement. Touted in the late 19th century for its “rapid transit,” clean air, and pure water, the area once known as Broadway Terrace, Myrtle Hill, and the Miracle Mile of South Denver continues to serve as a recreational mecca for Denverites. Over a span of 100 years, it has transformed from prairie to potato fields to “posh.”

Historic Washington Park

Author: Suzanne Wildrey Bragg

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439619425

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 4797

Washington Park and its neighborhood are steeped in history. When the Moravians settled in Salem in 1766, the hills to the south were used for hunting and, eventually, farming. In the late 1880s, when it became fashionable to build homes on elevated land, the bluffs became one of the most desirable residential areas to emerge in the early decades of Winston-Salem’s boom. The plan for its development, built around the electric streetcar line, was designed by Jacob Lott Ludlow, who was also responsible for the West End plat. The Washington Park neighborhood became home to many of the area’s wealthiest families, as well as the burgeoning middle class. Their lives, traditions, and habits helped shape the future of Winston-Salem. Today Washington Park is known for its grand mansions, nestled among the many bungalows, with superb views of downtown high-rises. The park, with its rolling hills and beautiful trails, provides a playground for the young and old alike. With the North Carolina School of the Arts located next door, the neighborhood is eclectic, elegant, and unique. This diversity has attracted a varied group of residents, all of whom share pride in their home, gardens, and noted creativity.

Oregon and Washington Parks Guide

Author: Barbara Sinotte,Peggy DeLay

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1556507364

Category: Travel

Page: 212

View: 9239

This informative guide to the parks of Oregon and Washington is a must for both visitors and residents who want to enjoy the wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities in these states. Follow in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark and early Native Americans as the numerous parks, forests and historic sites are explored in detail. This guide will help you find the perfect place for a weekend getaway, an active family outing, whale watching, a quiet wilderness retreat. Nature trails, scenic drives, historic sites, hiking tips, contact information.

Gramercy Park

A Novel of New York's Gilded Age

Author: Paula Cohen

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429972289

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3562

New York City, 1894. To Gramercy Park, bordered by elegant town houses, cloistered behind its high iron fence, comes Mario Alfieri, the world's greatest tenor. Poised for his premier at the Metropolitan Opera, the summit of society, the handsome Alfieri needs a refuge from the clamor of New York's elite . . . and from the eager women who rule it. He finds it, he thinks, at Gramercy Park, in the elegant mansion of the recently deceased Henry Ogden Slade. The house is available . . . but not quite empty. Clara Adler, Slade's former ward, lives there still, friendless and alone. Who is this bewitching orphan? Why did Slade take her into his home, only to leave her penniless at his death? And what tragedies and terrors have left Clara little more than a pale and frightened ghost, haunting the deserted mansion? Mystified, then enchanted, Alfieri is soon involved in an intrigue that spans two decades and pits him against a vicious enemy who swears to destroy both him and the woman he loves . . . and whose weapon is a scandal that has already come close to killing Clara Adler.

The Washington Square Ensemble

Author: Madison Smartt Bell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453235507

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 7272

Madison Smartt Bell’s debut novel: a story of drifters, outcasts, junkies, and dealers surviving in the heart of 1980s New York City Over one busy weekend, small-time heroin dealer Johnny B. Goode and his alliance of fellow pushers work their trade amidst students, businessmen, and assorted sewer rats while avoiding the law. Narrated from the separate perspectives of each member of the gang, The Washington Square Ensemble follows the twisted paths that have led the seven men through the gritty New York underworld and towards a fragile alliance at Washington Square. With humor, compassion, and an uncanny ear for voices of the streets, Madison Smartt Bell delivers a stunning indictment—and occasional celebration—of a blighted New York landscape.

The Taming of New York's Washington Square

A Wild Civility

Author: Erich Goode

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479893129

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 9761

The surprising and unofficial system of social control and regulation that keeps crime rates low in New York City’s Washington Square Park Located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park is a 9.75-acre public park that is perhaps best known for its historic Washington Square Arch, a landmark at the foot of 5th Avenue. Hundreds, if not thousands, pass through the park every day, some sit on benches enjoying the sunshine, play a game of chess, watch their children play in the playground, take their dog to the dog runs, or sit by the fountain or, sometimes, buy or sell drugs. The park has an extremely low crime rate. Sociologist, and local resident, Erich Goode wants to know why. He notes that many visitors do violate park rules and ordinances, even engaging in misdemeanors like cigarette and marijuana smoking, alcohol consumption, public urination, skateboarding and bike riding. And yet, he argues, contrary to the well-known “broken windows” theory, which suggests that small crimes left unchecked lead to major crimes, serious crimes hardly ever take place there. Why with such an immense volume of infractions—and people—are there so little felonious or serious, and virtually no violent, crime? With rich and detailed observations as well as in-depth interviews, Goode demonstrates how onlookers, bystanders, and witnesses—both denizens and your average casual park visitor—provide an effective system of social control, keeping more serious wrongdoing in check. Goode also profiles the parks visitors, showing us that the park is a major draw to residents and tourists alike. Visitors come from all over; only a quarter of the park’s visitors live in the neighborhood (the Village and SoHo), one out of ten are tourists, and one out of six are from upper Manhattan or the Bronx. Goode looks at the patterns of who visits the park, when they come, and, once in the park, where they go. Regardless of where they live, Goode argues, all of the Park’s visitors help keep the park safe and lively. The Taming of New York’s Washington Square is an engaging and entertaining look at a surprisingly safe space in the heart of Manhattan.

The Seduction of Water

Author: Carol Goodman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345463500

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9832

Iris Greenfeder, ABD (All But Dissertation), feels the “buts” are taking over her life: all but published, all but a professor, all but married. Yet the sudden impulse to write a story about her mother, Katherine Morrissey, leads to a shot at literary success. The piece recounts an eerie Irish fairy tale her mother used to tell her at bedtime—and nestled inside it is the sad story of her death. It captures the attention of her mother’s former literary agent, who is convinced that Katherine wrote one final manuscript before her strange, untimely end in a fire thirty years ago. So Iris goes back to the remote Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, the place where she grew up, to write her mother’s biography and search for the missing manuscript—and there she unravels a haunting mystery, one that holds more secrets than she ever expected. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Out For Good

The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in Ame

Author: Dudley Clendinen,Adam Nagourney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476740712

Category: Social Science

Page: 720

View: 2590

With a New Preface Written in 2016 by Adam Nagourney This is the definitive account of the last great struggle for equal rights in the twentieth century. From the birth of the modern gay rights movement in 1969, at the Stonewall riots in New York, through 1988, when the gay rights movement was eclipsed by the more urgent demands of AIDS activists, this is the remarkable and until now untold story of how a largely invisible population of men and women banded together to create their place in America’s culture and government. Told through the voices of gay activists and their opponents, filled with dozens of colorful characters, Out for Good traces the emergence of gay rights movements in cities across the country and their transformation into a national force that changed the face of America forever. Out for Good is the unforgettable chronicle of an important—and nearly lost—chapter in American history.

Washington Park

Author: Michael Irvin Hutchinson, MD

Publisher: Inspiring Voices

ISBN: 9781462402304

Category: Fiction

Page: 171

View: 339

The Porters were an average American family living in a quiet Southwest Missouri town. They had no idea that their family tragedy would involve them, years later, in the crime of the century in Springfield. In a place where family values are more important than wealth or fame, it was inconceivable that a judge could be involved in the events that stunned the entire city. On a peaceful September day, a family law judge is missing. The daring attack was carried out by a secret society devoted to protecting the public from injustices committed by the leaders in the community. The investigation by the local authorities was struggling until someone, quite unexpectedly, steps up to assist them in their search. In a most unusual way, this crime is turned into a story of faith and redemption that no one thought was possible. Washington Park is a story about how we can overcome the challenges we face. With God’s help, great things can be accomplished in our lives when we least expect it.


A Novel

Author: Wendell Berry

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1582439575

Category: Fiction

Page: 121

View: 4987

A poetic novel of despair, hope, and the redemptive power of work deepens an award-winning author’s grand Port Williams literary project. After losing his hand in an accident, Andy Catlett confronts an agronomist whose surreal vision can see only industrial farming. This vision is powerfully contrasted with that of modest Amish farmers content to live outside the pressures brought by capitalist postindustrial progress, and by working the land to keep away the three great evils of boredom, vice, and need. As Andy’s perspective filters through his anger over his loss and the harsh city of San Francisco surrounding him, he begins to remember: the people and places that wait 2,000 miles away in his Kentucky home, the comfort he knew as a farmer, and his symbiotic relationship to the soil. Andy laments the modern shift away from the love of the land, even as he begins to accept his own changed relationship to the world. Wendell Berry’s continued fascination with the power of memory continues in this treasured novel set in 1976. “[Berry’s] poems, novels and essays . . . are probably the most sustained contemporary articulation of America’s agrarian, Jeffersonian ideal.” —Publishers Weekly “Wendell Berry is one of those rare individuals who speaks to us always of responsibility, of the individual cultivation of an active and aware participation in the arts of life.” —The Bloomsbury Review

Michigan City's Washington Park

Author: Jonita Davis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439640823

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 3973

The sand dunes stretched higher than many skyscrapers, with the remnants of an abandoned lumber industry at their feet. The sandy, overgrown land was nothing that Michigan City residents cared to develop, let alone visit. The area was largely forgotten until Mayor Martin Krueger decided that his town would have a park and bathing beach. In a few short years, the deserted area was transformed into a family amusement center on Lake Michigan’s southern shores. These beginnings helped shape the Michigan City community. However, the lakeside park and bathing beach of today barely resemble the famous amusement area of the early 1900s. Somewhere along this town’s history, its greatest asset of that early time—its amusement park—transformed into a natural beauty that is still treasured by families today, though nostalgia remains for the park of the past. Michigan City’s Washington Parks traces those lost amusement years with images and the complete amazing tale, from the building of the large wooden roller coaster with a lake view to the communal turn toward a nature park.

Other Plans

University of Chicago Studies 1998-2000

Author: Michael Sorkin Studio,Michael Sorkin

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568983097

Category: Architecture

Page: 95

View: 1456

In Pamphlet Architecture 22, Michael Sorkin provides concrete evidence of a visionary ideal and an exemplar of what remarkable architecture and planning can mean today."--BOOK JACKET.

Electric Dreamland

Amusement Parks, Movies, and American Modernity

Author: Lauren Rabinovitz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527217

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 2422

Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class in the early twentieth century, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren Rabinovitz describes the urban modernity engendered by these parks and their media, encouraging ordinary individuals to sense, interpret, and embody a burgeoning national identity. As industrialization, urbanization, and immigration upended society, amusement parks tempered the shocks of racial, ethnic, and cultural conflict while shrinking the distinctions between gender and class. Following the rise of American parks from 1896 to 1918, Rabinovitz seizes on a simultaneous increase in cinema and spectacle audiences and connects both to the success of leisure activities in stabilizing society. Critics of the time often condemned parks and movies for inciting moral decline, yet in fact they fostered women's independence, racial uplift, and assimilation. The rhythmic, mechanical movements of spectacle also conditioned audiences to process multiple stimuli. Featuring illustrations from private collections and accounts from unaccessed archives, Electric Dreamland joins film and historical analyses in a rare portrait of mass entertainment and the modern eye.

In the Light of Evolution

Volume II: Biodiversity and Extinction

Author: National Academy of Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309164337

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 6912

The current extinction crisis is of human making, and any favorable resolution of that biodiversity crisis--among the most dire in the 4-billion-year history of Earth--will have to be initiated by mankind. Little time remains for the public, corporations, and governments to awaken to the magnitude of what is at stake. This book aims to assist that critical educational mission, synthesizing recent scientific information and ideas about threats to biodiversity in the past, present, and projected future. This is the second volume from the In the Light of Evolution series, based on a series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia, and designed to promote the evolutionary sciences. Each installment explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. Individually and collectively, the ILE series aims to interpret phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution, address some of the most intellectually engaging as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times, and foster a greater appreciation of evolutionary biology as a consolidating foundation for the life sciences.


Author: Walter Fortner

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738548746

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 7765

The year was 1901, and Portland, Oregon, was celebrating its 50th birthday, having grown from a community of 821 people to become the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. A small change in postal regulations that year opened the door to the production of the picture postcard, and collecting these cards quickly became a popular hobby. Many of these cards survive today and provide a glimpse of life in days gone by. Collected here are many rare images of Portland: grand hotels and magnificent buildings, the natural beauty of the surrounding area, the great bridges, and splendid sailing ships. The world's fair honoring the centennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition and the annual Rose Festival inspired enough cards to fill their own books.

Greenwich Village


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 160974554X

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 9911

Visit the Greenwich Village folk music scene of the 1960s – and bring your dulcimer! Ralph Lee Smith was there and saw it all. He was the only dulcimer player in the Village's old-timey string bands during the Folk Revival's glory days. A fascinating text and rare photographs bring you to Washington Square, the coffeehouses and the music gatherings at the Folklore Center and in Allan Block's Sandal Shop, where young enthusiasts created a musical revolution. the book contains a selection of the songs and tunes that they played and swapped as they reclaimed a lost American heritage. If you can't play old tunes such as "Finger Ring", "Dance All Night with a Bottle in Your Hand", and "Chickens are a-Crowin'", get this book, light a candle and bring the Greenwich Village folk scene to your home or coffeehouse! Includes dulcimer tab in DAA and DAD, musical notation and guitar chords.

Dead of Night

Author: Robert Raimondo

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595305512

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8932

One hundred twenty years had passed since the murders of the seven slaves. Their resting place remained undisturbed for more than a century. However, that was to change when the city agreed to sell the land to a real estate developer. Through greed and corruption, some of those involved refused to acknowledge the graves as "hallowed ground." Francois DuBont was an ancestor of one of the murdered slaves. He understood the significance of that burial site. When the city and its developers moved to construct the project, DuBont swore vengeance against all those involved. Gail Jensen was a detective in the New York City Police Department. As long as she can remember, Gail dreamed of becoming a police officer. After having a near death experience as a child at the hands of a killer, Gail was determined to rid society of its predators. What Detective Jensen did not know was there was an evil force walking among the living. A force that could raise the dead. Detective Gail Jensen would face her greatest challenge trying to save New York City from the walking dead. In order to do that, Detective Jensen would have to confront evil at the dead of night.