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Old 09-29-2019, 05:56 PM
 
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In a way this case has restored (some) faith in justice system. There was a time one assumed like many WASP who murdered the kid was going to end up in an asylum for a bit, then quietly released.

Case in point: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn...Stanford_White
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:57 AM
 
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Nesbit's story is a GREAT read.


I knew most of it from Hollywood Babylon but your link fleshed out a lot of the details.
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:06 PM
 
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Nesbit's story is a GREAT read.


I knew most of it from Hollywood Babylon but your link fleshed out a lot of the details.
Building where Stanford White had his love nest (and this all went down) was torn down in 2007.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/...-york-new-york

Whatever he got up to in his private life, Stanford White left an enduring legacy of NYC architecture.

Daytonian in Manhattan: Search results for Stanford White
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Old Today, 07:28 AM
 
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That Atlas Obscura link is a joy Bugsy.
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Old Today, 07:28 PM
 
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That Atlas Obscura link is a joy Bugsy.
There is tons of stuff out there on 22 West 24th: https://therealdeal.com/2009/06/24/t...gordon-xspand/

https://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.c...ron-love-nest/

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/n...ty/04swin.html

What many don't realize or know is that "uptown" Manhattan, least far as where wealthy households lived moved northward from lower part of island about every generation.

This explains why you have many former mansions, nice townhouses, etc.. in areas like Washington Square Park, Madison Square Park, Gramercy Park, University Place, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, West Village, and onto midtown beginning in the 30's and going up to 57th street. The last move was after Central Park happened, then Fifth Avenue to roughly Lexington on UES.

What usually happened is commercial/retail followed the wealthy and as more and more of an area became the former, latter found the nabe "unfashionable", packed up and moved further uptown. Again this cycle would continue again and again. Prevailing real estate wisdom was that "uptown" Manhattan (far as the wealthy were concerned) would move ten blocks north each generation.

That Daytonian in New York website is great reading. It is so interesting to see how much the city has lost (buildings torn down/land redeveloped), but also history of those still standing.

Madison Square Park (like Washington Square Park) was once a potters field. Public executions (hangings) also took place at each location. But both soon turned into centers of fashionable city life.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madiso...ng_of_the_park
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