It's easy to assume the women of high society in the Gilded Age did nothing more than sip champagne and attend parties with the rest of Mrs. Astor's 400. But not every woman who counted herself among New York's elite was content to just sit back and enjoy the party. Edith Hope Goddard was one woman who wouldn't let her social status define her.
Goddard was an avid sailor and golfer, once defeating Russian Grand Duke Michael in a...Read More
In case you hadn't heard, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has made its way to the big screen. Starring Benjamin Walker, it traces the President as he discovers that vampires are planning to take over the country, and as he makes it his mission to eliminate the threat. Recently, author, screenwriter, and producer Seth Grahame-Smith sat down in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library to talk with CBS about the phenomenon his horror fantasy story has become.
On May 24, 1883 the Brooklyn Bridge opened to traffic, and though now we know it as a beautiful landmark, New Yorkers of the time were a bit more wary. At the time it was the only bridge spanning the East River, connecting the separate cities of Brooklyn and New York, and many doubted that a bridge that large could hold.
This fear is what may have prompted a stampede a week after the Brooklyn Bridge...Read More
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