Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that we will take part in the 54th Annual NEW YORK ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR at the Park Avenue Armory.
You can click here to view our online catalogue.We hope you will visit us at Booth C1.
124 East 74th Street, New York, NY 10021 | T: 212 744 3505
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
The Manhattan Company is formed.
Jacob Housman, a future developer of Florida's Indian Key, future county seat of Dade County, is born in Staten Island.
Irish immigrant James Jackson dies in Manhattan at the age of 28. He will be buried at the potter's field, located at the future site of Washington Square Park. A backhoe working on the site in October of 2009 uncovers his gravestone. His body will not be found.
Twenty-one-year-old Gulielma "Elma" Sands leaves her home in the Lispenard Meadows area of the future Greenwich Village.
The body of Elma Sands is found at true bottom of a well near her home. Boyfriend Levi Weeks, a carpenter, is taken into custody and indicted for murder, although the evidence is circumstantial. He will be exonerated when Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr defend him, and will soon move to Natchez, Mississippi, and become a major architect.
New York City
When Colonel William Stephens Smith, son-in-law of John Adams, runs into financial problems he sells the unfinished Manhattan home he began last year on what will become East 61st Street to wealthy merchant William T. Robinson. ** The summer home of Scottish-born shipping merchant Archibald Gracie is completed, on the eastern side of Manhattan. ** Wholesale merchant Joshua Isaacs build a clapboard home at the future Bedford Street - the first house in the future Greenwich Village. ** The thrice-weekly Gazette Francaise newspaper, begun in 1796 by the Claude Parisot and Company, ceases publication. ** The Manhattan Company, formed as a water company that will serve 2,000 homes through 25 miles of piping. At this year's end the company - now serving mainly as a bank - has cash resources totaling $447,029. ** Yellow fever strikes the city. ** A house claimed to be dating back to this year is built in Jamaica, Queens, for the Reverend Abraham Ketelas. ** A carriage house - the future 1826 Mount Vernon Hotel - is built at the future East 61st Street.
The New York State legislature passes an act appointing commissioners to select sites on Staten Island, appraise the lands for their value, appropriate them from their owners, and erect quarantine stations on them. A Marine Hospital/Quarantine Station is erected in the St. George neighborhood, largely due to fears over Yellow Fever. ** The 8-acre Fountain Cemetery on Staten Island opens on the site of a Revolutionary War skirmish and an Indian burial ground. The first burial will take place in 1802.
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Thursday, March 20, 2014
The famous and one-of-a-kind St. Mark's Bookshop is preparing for a move to a new location. The Friends of St. Mark's Bookshop Committee - local leaders, business people, authors, artists, and publishers - are asking for your support as St. Mark's transitions to its new role in the community as store, event space, and literary non-profit.
Along with its unique selection of books not often found elsewhere and its fame here and abroad, St. Mark's Bookshop will be mounting a new reading series, as well as forming a consortium of like-minded independent bookstores in NYC and across the country to promote a culture of thoughtful debate in a time of shouting.
St. Mark's Bookshop's 60 day Indiegogo campaign has made close to $8000, 16% of our $50,000 goal. We still need at least $17,000 more to even make a deposit on the new space, and $42,000 to reach our goal, which will halve Indiegogo's fees.
If you haven't done so already, share this campaign on your Facebook, Twitter, blog; tell your friends; decry and lament! But spread the word.