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Lunatics, Inmates, and Homeowners: The History of Roosevelt Island

The nurses plunged her into an ice-cold bath, pulled her out sopping wet, and threw a sheer flannel slip over her head. Large black letters spelled ‚ÄúLunatic Asylum, B.I., H. … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Notable City Residences

8,336,697 people lived in New York City as of July 2012 according to the United States Census Bureau, and a lucky few of them live in fascinating places. Here we … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

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