1964-1965 World’s Fair, Flushing Meadows, Queens

For two summers, visitors to the 1964-65 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens, celebrated the dawn of the space age and technology that would come to change the American experience. Opening day was April 22, 1964 and the fair brought enthusiasm to a nation still reeling from the assassination of President Kennedy five months earlier. … Continue reading 1964-1965 World’s Fair, Flushing Meadows, Queens

The 20th Century in New Jersey

Let us revisit the 20th Century, perhaps the most momentous century in human history.   I would like to do a piece on as many of the important, interesting events in the 20th Century as I possibly can, in no specific sequence whatsoever. In the meantime, here in chronological order are important moments in the last century in one state--New Jersey… In 1904, … Continue reading The 20th Century in New Jersey

Once a Mahogany Plant, Now Public Waterfront Space

Carteret’s Waterfront Park was once the site of the world’s largest mahogany plant.  Waterfront Park has been in development since 2003. Prior to that year, residents had no access to waterfront in Carteret. In the 1920’s the property was occupied by the Ichabod T. Williams Co. Mahogany Plant and the waterfront was used for unloading … Continue reading Once a Mahogany Plant, Now Public Waterfront Space