Eric K. Washington's Blog (6)

Whither Do Thou Lie, Philip Livingston? Hither or Thither?

One hates to split hairs. Especially the hairs of the dead. But a joyful discovery in my local cemetery was soon followed by an almost instant disappointment.


According to a few 19th-century published references, the remains of New York's own Philip Livingston--one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, on July 4, 1776--were buried in…


Added by Eric K. Washington on October 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Harlem's own chamber music series, "An Afternoon of Bach"

On Sunday, November 13th, 3pm, I'll again be hosting Music at St. Mary's matinée series with the Harlem Chamber Players. The program, "An Afternoon of Bach," features Brandenburg Concertos No. 5 & 6, Violin Concerto in A Minor, and Air on the G String from Suite No. 3. Visit the Harlem Chamber Players website for program and ticket-buying details. St. Mary's Episcopal Church is located at 521 West 126th Street, New York, NY… Continue

Added by Eric K. Washington on November 7, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments

"The Tour Guide" book signing & discussion by author Jonathan R. Wynn

Author Jonathan R. Wynn will discuss and sign his new book, "The Tour Guide," this Sunday, November 13th, 7pm, at Think Coffee, 248 Mercer Street. He'll be joined by NYC guides Justin Ferate, Seth Kamil, Jane Marx and Eric K. Washington. The event is free.…


Added by Eric K. Washington on November 7, 2011 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Virtue S. Harm, An Intriguing New York City Headstone

Virtue would be 120 years old today, if she (or he?) were alive.


I was walking off a foul mood the other day through Trinity Church Cemetery—my local cemetery—when one of those curious headstone inscriptions grabbed me:



FEB. 23, 1891

JAN. 30,…


Added by Eric K. Washington on February 23, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments

NYC's Big Yellow Taxi Soon a Turkish Delight?

New York City's iconic big yellow taxi may soon drive both visitors and residents into dervish ecstasy. The Taxi & Limousine Commission just released its Taxi of Tomorrow survey and, in the humble opinion of 22,000 polled, the… Continue

Added by Eric K. Washington on February 15, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Inwood Hill Park, New York City

A Manhattanite can get pretty cranky about heading twenty minutes out of his way on an errand. So how is it that a trip that sets him aback some 450 million years should inevitably give him a profound sense of purpose, peace and pleasure? Go figure.

At the forested, northernmost tip of Manhattan island, the Henry Hudson Parkway Bridge is as romantic a sight as any as…


Added by Eric K. Washington on February 9, 2011 at 8:31pm — 1 Comment

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