Category Archives: Astoria

Astoria Pool

  Astoria Pool, in Astoria Park near 19th Street and 23rd Avenue, is the largest pool in New York City. It was the first of 11 giant swimming pools that Parks Commissioner Robert Moses built citywide and opened in the

Astoria Pool

  Astoria Pool, in Astoria Park near 19th Street and 23rd Avenue, is the largest pool in New York City. It was the first of 11 giant swimming pools that Parks Commissioner Robert Moses built citywide and opened in the

William Hallett

William Hallett – Englishman, from Dorsetshire via Greenwich, Connecticut, is the first known inhabitant of today’s Astoria. Before 1638 a grant for 160 acres of land on today’s Hallett’s Point peninsula was granted to a Dutch West India Company man

William Hallett

William Hallett – Englishman, from Dorsetshire via Greenwich, Connecticut, is the first known inhabitant of today’s Astoria. Before 1638 a grant for 160 acres of land on today’s Hallett’s Point peninsula was granted to a Dutch West India Company man

MCNY Visit

On April 16th our class was treated to a firsthand tour of the Museum of the City of New York archives led by Manuscripts Archivist Lindsay Turley. The archives at the MCNY were the best-organized and most high tech of

MCNY Visit

On April 16th our class was treated to a firsthand tour of the Museum of the City of New York archives led by Manuscripts Archivist Lindsay Turley. The archives at the MCNY were the best-organized and most high tech of

Open Access Sources

Many important books on Astoria’s history are available online. Click each title for links: Onderdonk, Henry. Documents and Letters Intended to Illustrate the Revolutionary Incidents of Queens County: With Connecting Narratives, Explanatory Notes, and Additions. New York: Leavitt, Trow, 1846. Riker, James.

Open Access Sources

Many important books on Astoria’s history are available online. Click each title for links: Onderdonk, Henry. Documents and Letters Intended to Illustrate the Revolutionary Incidents of Queens County: With Connecting Narratives, Explanatory Notes, and Additions. New York: Leavitt, Trow, 1846. Riker, James.

Helpful Websites

the Archives at Queens Library: Digital Collections http://digitalarchives.queenslibrary.org/ The Queens Library’s digital repository was the most important source for this project. The seminal work on local history in Queens is Vincent Seyfried’s 1984 book 300 Years of Long Island City

Helpful Websites

the Archives at Queens Library: Digital Collections http://digitalarchives.queenslibrary.org/ The Queens Library’s digital repository was the most important source for this project. The seminal work on local history in Queens is Vincent Seyfried’s 1984 book 300 Years of Long Island City

Mary Ware Dennett

Mary Ware Dennett (1872-1947) was a famous suffragette and women’s rights leader from Boston. After divorcing her husband in 1912, Ware relocated to New York and raised two sons as a single mother. She was an advocate for women’s causes.

Mary Ware Dennett

Mary Ware Dennett (1872-1947) was a famous suffragette and women’s rights leader from Boston. After divorcing her husband in 1912, Ware relocated to New York and raised two sons as a single mother. She was an advocate for women’s causes.