The Elusive Case of the Loud Party Music

For a long time, people in parts of Queens were complaining about loud music lasting until 4 or 5 am! Nobody could find the house with the loud music. It turned out the music was coming from a “booze cruise” after it docked in this marina, over 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) away when the windContinue reading “The Elusive Case of the Loud Party Music”

Crime & Spectacle in 19th-Century New York

19th century New York City was a very different place. Most murders went unsolved, the city smelled bad and people went to see unbelievable sideshows. I just read two books that paint an unrecognizable picture of the city’s beginnings. Two Book Reviews of 19th-Century New York Crime In 19th-Century New York The Last Pirate inContinue reading “Crime & Spectacle in 19th-Century New York”

Podcast Review: Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood

Today I binge-listened to Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood, thirteen episodes and over 5 and a half hours of podcast audio. Natalie Wood was an A-class actress in her day, married to leading man, Robert Wagner. Their love was the stuff of fairy tales! ….Or was it? In 1981, detectives and theContinue reading “Podcast Review: Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood”

Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson’s voyage to James Bay, Canada, in 1610, turned out to be his last. His crew mutinied and stranded him there. Or possibly, they murdered him! The Henry Hudson Parkway runs along the Hudson River in Manhattan Island. Henry Hudson’s name is well known in New York City, thanks to his 1609 voyage toContinue reading “Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson”