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In 2014, a trip from Long Island to Yonkers, with views from West 207th Street station and later an exhibit at the Yonkers library.
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2/20/17
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Four Bronx schools to lose grades K-8.
Sad to report, Dr. Timothy McNiff, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York, has announced the closure of three parish schools in The Bronx, and the elimination of grades K-8 in one other.  Closed are Visitation School in Kingsbridge, where...

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Sunrise Highway construction, 1928
I have been puzzled about the date of the construction of Sunrise Highway through Seaford. This 1914 map in the collection of the New York Public Library shows Rail Road Avenue running east from Seaman's Neck Road (not west) on what appears to be the curren...

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St. Ann, Vinegar Hill
I saw St. Ann's church in Vinegar Hill years before I began taking photos for this blog. The church designed by Patrick Keely was demolished, and now a fight has arisen about development of the property.  One of the later pastors was Fr. Fursey O'Toole. -...

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Open House and Registration at Brooklyn Catholic elementary schools
The Tablet website has posted a list of Open Houses and Registration Days during Catholic Schools Week at the end of January, 2017. The link is HERE . --- Because only six Brooklyn schools are listed at the above link, I refer you to the complete list of Ca...

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Catholic New York special section 1.19.2017
Available on the internet is the special Catholic Schools Week section published 1.19.2017. A link is HERE . --- The sixteen pages include high schools and elementary schools in the seven counties of the Archdiocese of New York. However, my focus is on the ...

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Seasons at Seaford
The above view is southeast. The above view is east from Seaford Avenue. The above view is northeast from Seaford Avenue. Earlier photos are linked HERE .

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St. Barbara, Bushwick
The mailing address of the parish of St. Barbara is 138 Bleeker St., Brooklyn NY 11221, telephone 718-452-3660.  . ---- Leonard Eppig, a brewer, it is said, had a daughter Barbara and son Leonard. About 1905-1910, he gave generously to the construction of S...

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Bishop Barres's dissertation
In a brief biography of Bishop John O. Barres (linked HERE ), mention is made of his doctoral dissertation, "Jean-Jacques Olier's Priestly Spirituality: Mental Prayer and Virtue as the Foundation for the Direction of Souls."  He wrote this while becoming a ...

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In 2010, this Gillig was operated on the B110 between Hasidic Williamsburg and Hasidic Boro Park, Brooklyn.
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