Joe Scotchie

Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

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The Gold Coast: Its Life In The American Imagination

No one knows when the moniker “Gold Coast” came into being. If the 1920s represented the first decade of the modern era, then you say can it was also the decade when Long Island’s North...

Redemption Road: The Jim Brown Story

In some respects, Jim seems to be a rebel without a cause, an angry young man unclear about what angers him, He is an extremely complex person. ­­— Harvey Russell, vice president of Pepsi-Cola, in 1956 In...

Witness To A Century: The Averell Harriman Story

Being governor of New York is one of the most high-profile positions in American politics. There was a time when holding that job made one an instant potential candidate for president. Longtime Port Washington resident Averell...

That Seventies Novel

Review of: Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen The novelist Jonathan Franzen is a bird watcher, so much so that he published a book on his passion, The End of the End of The Earth. While celebrating bird...

Kerouac At 100: The Road Goes On…And On

It’s 2022 and “the twos” have it. First, the centennial of Ulysses, then The Wasteland and now that of Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), the famed novelist of On The Road, a prolific author who briefly called...

The Death Of The Death?

When Patrick J. Buchanan ran a poor fourth in the 2000 presidential election, his career seemed over. Critics forgot that Buchanan could also turn to his syndicated column, The McLaughlin Group—and his manuscripts. Already the...

Lincoln At Cooper Union: The Road To The White House

If George Washington took advantage of his time on the New York stage, the same is true of Abraham Lincoln. It’s hard to imagine, but Lincoln going into the cataclysmic 1860 election was not a...

New York Presidents: The Famous and The Forgotten, Part I

In the nation’s early years, Virginia was the nation’s most populous state. Presidents came from Old Dominion: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, John Tyler and Zachary Taylor. With its busy port a destination for the world’s...

San Francisco Board Attacks New York History

Being an abolitionist is not enough. Neither is being a president of the United States, including the man who led America to victory in World War II. That was nearly the case of such New York legends...

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