For Eddie Feibusch, a Life in Zippers
Eddie Feibusch, a prewar refugee from Vienna, is now among the last of the big New York zipper men.
New York Times
April 18, 2010
How a Tiny Cape Cod Town Survived World War I’s Only Attack on American Soil
A century ago, a German U-boat fired at five vessels and a Massachusetts beach before slinking back out to sea.
July 19, 2018
An Obituary for Old Orange County, Dead at Age 129
Once reliably red, the official cause of O.C.’s passing is a case of the blue flu.
Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2018
How Slavery Made the Modern Scotland
A new documentary lays bare just how central a role Scotland played in the slave trade.
November 4, 2018
How the Battle for Sunlight Shaped New York City
As the city reached for the sky, those down below had to scramble for daylight.
December 18, 2016
The Most Dangerous Job: The Murder of America's First Bird Warden
His job was to protect the birds. But nobody was there to protect him.
October 30, 2018
How Yellow Fever Turned New Orleans Into The 'City Of The Dead'
Some years the virus would wipe out a tenth of the population, earning New Orleans the nickname "Necropolis."
October 31, 2018
When We Repealed Daylight Saving Time
Who sets the time? After the first repeal of Daylight Saving Time in 1919, the question only became harder to answer.
November 2, 2017
The Haunting of a Heights House
Although its owner died in 1865, many visitors to the Morris-Jumel Mansion still come just to see her.
July 30, 2018
A School District Wants to Relocate the Bodies of 95 Black Forced-Labor Prisoners
A school district owns the property where the bodies of 95 black convict-lease prisoners from Jim Crow era were buried.
October 25, 2018
Confederate Pride and Prejudice
Some white Northerners see a flag rooted in racism as a symbol of patriotism.
Frances Stead Sellers
October 22, 2018
Prisons for Sale, Histories Not Included
The intertwined history of mass incarceration and environmentalism in Upstate New York's prison-building boom.
Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr.
October 23, 2018