Heading Downtown Take Two

I absolutely and positively do not believe “everything happens for a reason,” but in a few hours I’m heading back downtown to the Municipal Archives (it was closed yesterday). Maybe something really great will happen today that wouldn’t have happened yesterday, and I’ll be so glad I had to go on a different day. We shall see.

It’s very rare to see a wooden building in Manhattan, but this enchanting little house is a couple of blocks from me. It used to be at 71st Street & York Avenue, (Margaret Wise Brown, author of ”Good Night Moon,” lived there for a short time in the 1940’s) and it was moved to Charles Street in 1967. They even have a yard. I wonder if this is the only yard in New York City? (I’m betting Dan knows!)

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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