Category Archives: local heritage

Sagamore Hill: Teddy Roosevelt’s ‘Summer White House’

My two-day local heritage tour ended with a chilly visit to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site.  Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of United States, passed seven summers here between 1902 and 1908.  A native of Manhattan, Roosevelt grew up visiting this part … Continue reading

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A Few Historic Sites on Long Island, NY

Today was a good day for a brief heritage tour of Long Island’s historic landmarks.  Here are select photographs I took while driving through Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington, Oyster Bay, and Laurel Hollow.  Located on the north coast of Suffolk County, these gorgeous seaside … Continue reading

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World Cultural Heritage Enshrined In Local Commemorative Plaque

Sometimes, when you think you’ve seen every commemorative statue and memorial in your town, you find another one hiding under the rug — or in this case, prominently displayed in a public space.  Here’s a piece of local history and … Continue reading

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Coney Island’s Hot Dog Heritage

On the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island, New York, stands the original Nathan’s Famous hot dog restaurant. Ever since it was established in 1916, devouring hot dogs at this particular location has become something of an American … Continue reading

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