The Fort that Never Was

Nestled on the northern tip of Willets Point, Fort Totten sits directly across the East River from Fort Schuyler (now SUNY Maritime). It was conceived as part of a series of strategic forts blocking maritime access to the island of Manhattan, aimed at preventing a recurrence of the events of the War of 1812 when… Continue reading The Fort that Never Was


Finding the “Park” in Parkway

At 104.12 miles (167.56 km), the Taconic State Parkway (aka Taconic or TSP) is the longest parkway in New York State, winding through four counties (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia) to connect the hamlets of Valhalla and Old Chatham. Proposed in 1925 by then chair of the Taconic State Park Commission (TSPC) Franklin D. Roosevelt as… Continue reading Finding the “Park” in Parkway