Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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7 thoughts on “Looking Behind the Curtain

  1. Oops, sorry, I’m the idiot. I meant next time you go to the lot with the all the grass, see how many birds you’ll be able to see there. You should be able to see different types of sparrows as they are attracted to the seed heads.

    I guess the big attraction with the Highline isn’t the plants but that big hotel with all the exhibitionistic guests.

  2. As a sidenote, I assume everyone knows about this site, but in case not, there’s a lot of interesting stuff here:
    http://forgotten-ny.com/
    I especially liked their “You’d Never Believe You’re in NYC” section, which has neat material about obscure natural areas in the immediate NYC area. I had ambitions to take the subway out to Broad Channel last time I was in town, but ran out of time.

  3. I love that site!

    And I went out to Broad Channel. It was enormously depressing actually. Everyone looked desperately poor, all the houses were in disrepair and needed a lot of work, and the whole area smelled bad. It was sad. This was a few years ago, but it’s probably worse I’m guessing, due to the financial crisis.

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