Anatomy of a Scene

This is the opening scene of New York Minute– the event that starts everything in motion heading toward a bloody showdown a week later, when the Blackout occurs on 13 July. Thursday Night, 7 July 1977WEST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN On the far side of a lot cluttered...

History of the High Line

Why was it first built? What happened to it? How did it become a major tourist attraction in New York City? History of the High Line; New York City from Bob...

Son of Sam and the Rise of Tabloid Journalism

Basking the glow of Watergate, the Pentagon Papers and other coups, the press corps was riding hide. Then the perfect storm hit New York City in 1977. Rupert Murdoch bought the venerable NY Post, originally founded by Alexander Hamilton. Son of Sam was in the midst of...

What was the #1 song, album and artist of 1977?

Interesting to research this. I remember most of these songs. 1977 was an interesting year in that several different sounds were converging in different directions: rock, disco, punk was on the rise, etc. The Music of 1977. What was #1? Song? Album? Group? from Bob...