What is the Largest Prison in the Free World?

What is the Largest Prison in the Free World?

If you fly into or out of LaGuardia, coming in or going out over the Bronx—which a plane seemed to do every two minutes while I was a kid as we were underneath the flight path—you can see Rikers Island quite close to the end of the runway. The Bronx is at the bottom...
Where Is Alexander Hamilton Buried?

Where Is Alexander Hamilton Buried?

Hamilton Grave I tracked down his grave while doing research for a book, The Jefferson Allegiance, which has as the premise that Hamilton and Jefferson brokered a secret agreement to stop an imperial Presidency that they felt wasn’t covered under the power of the...
FREEDOMLAND. Disneyland in the Bronx?

FREEDOMLAND. Disneyland in the Bronx?

Freedomland Part of the history of the north-east Bronx, but more recently, was the short lived amusement park, Freedomland. It was a theme park built in 1960 in the northeast Bronx where Coop City now stands. My parents moved from a walk up in the South Bronx to a...