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Dismantling the "Atom Smasher" at Rockaways' Playland, 1987; Queens Library, Arc
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January 20 marks the 127th anniversary of the patenting of the roller coaster. These scream-inducing attractions have spread all over the world and endured their own peaks and troughs of popularity...

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Gene Krupa Birthday
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January 15 marks the birthday of one of the greatest drummers of all time: Gene Krupa. Born in Chicago in 1909, Krupa had been groomed for the priesthood by his parents, but decided to go his...

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Wherever I End Up
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I recently read Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball by New York Mets pitcher and Cy Young Award winner R. A. Dickey. Mr. Dickey’s story is not the...

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Moonrise Kingdom
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The houses in Moonrise Kingdom look like advent calendars, tiny compartments filled with toys. There are bird costumes and a raccoon cap and an ancient phonograph that runs on batteries. You can...

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Since our move to the country a little over a year ago, we have been fortunate enough to have lots of land, which meant that we could have an even bigger garden than we had in our plot at the...

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