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 History Of Madison Square Garden

“The world’s most famous arena.” That’s how Madison Square Garden, located in midtown Manhattan, has long described itself. The name may seem curious to some. The neighborhood is the Garment District. Prior to its opening in...

Book Review: Christopher Caldwell’s The Age of Entitlement

“Optimism is cowardice.” So claimed Oswald Spengler on the final pages of his 1931 polemic, Man and Technics. With the publication of Christopher Caldwell’s The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties, Spengler nods. As...

March Is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system. Public figures suffering from the disease include the actresses Selma Blair and Terri Garr, country singer Clay Walker, Anne Romney, wife of the senator...

Literary Chicago: A Haven For Hustlers And Swindlers

Chicago, Carl Sandburg’s “city of big shoulders,” is not necessarily thought of as a literary city. As home to the famous Poetry magazine and countless successful authors, the Windy City has carved out a place...

Take The Tramway To Roosevelt Island

Middle class living in the big city Manhattan Island is the most famous such area in the world. Sitting next to it, near the Queensboro Bridge is another island. The history of Roosevelt Island mirrors that...

Black History On Long Island

For African Americans living on Long Island, emancipation came in 1799 through New York state law. That law, however, was typical of the worldwide crusade against the peculiar institution. On Long Island, numerous citizens in...

In Abe We Trust

Why President Lincoln matters Holidays in America aren’t what they used to be. Gone, it seems, are days when they told stories about cherry trees, log cabins and a barefoot boy who walked for miles on...

Literary New York

Downtown Manhattan was the first writer’s haven When New York City was settled during the 17th century, downtown Manhattan was the center of activity. The rest of the borough, not to mention everywhere else in the...

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