Clippings; Snow removal; Quinn, Patrick H., 1852-1926
The World reports that 3,500 men helped with shoveling and street-cleaning in the city, but in West Meadows "families were without food and fuel for days and tore down outhouses to get heat from the burning wood."
Erie Canal; New York (State); Coenties Slip (N.Y.); East River (N.Y.); Canal-boats; Commerce; Inland trade; Family life; Schooners; Illustration
Newspaper engraving found on page 104 of Harper's Weekly, dated February 16, 1884. Because winter travel on the canal was difficult, many canal boats laid up along the New York waterways. This scene depicts everyday activities among the canal...
Group photo of boys at 'Fox Lair' in the Adirondacks which provided summer vacation for 500 boys, many from the Bronx. The Police Athletic League (PAL) covered the three week vacation at no cost to the children's families.