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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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...

Long Island To Posterity: The Making Of The Godfather

This year, the 1972 epic, The Godfather turns 50. The film, starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Talia Shire is running as strong as ever, constantly ranking at the...

Washington In New York: Big Stage, Great Actor

The third Monday in February is now “President’s Day,” a vague holiday bereft of much meaning. It wasn’t always the case. From 1843 to 1968, February 22, no matter what day of the week it fell on,...

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...

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With barely a month’s notice, our group needed a water-based trip. The idea was to pick an easy place to get to, have guaranteed...

Long Island vs. Staten Island: Which Is The Best Island?

By John Wells New York is an amazingly diverse state, offering all kinds of environments for people who want to live their lives to the...
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