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In the 1990’s New York’s waterways was less grandiose, than it had been in years prior, but it still had its gems here and there. One such gem, Leonard Thomas, affectionately known as the “Chicken Man'', worked a career that spanned several...

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Gowanus Canal photographs, 1932-1937 by Percy Loomis Sperr. Top image:  New York State Barge Canal Grain Elevator Lower image: Paramount Brick yard Larger scale image can be seen on the New York Public Library website.

The landscape of Red Hook has been dramatically changed by people at least twice in its history.  Starting in a major way around 1830, marshland was filled in to make solid land, and the coast line was modified to better suit boats. Nearly...

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