Tag: rivers

The Floating Church

Late last week, a smallish abandoned church at the corner of Cricklin Avenue and Potts Lane in South Buxton burned to the ground. It had been in that particular spot for almost 103 years. Before that, it’s location had been…

Friday Facts: Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

:: The “Guess Your Weight” game at the Kowalski Piers Carnival (through August 6) was finally shut down Monday after repeated complaints; a statute barring such midway attractions was famously introduced in 1938 following an incident involving fat lady “Alice…

The Mile-High Marathon

It started as a fraternity stunt, but running enthusiasts the world over now look forward to it almost as much as the Boston and New York Marathons. It’s the Mile-High Marathon, a uniquely urban race, and it happens right here…

The Ostahanoc River

If you examine an aerial photo of the city’s East Side you’ll spy a narrow line resembling an inverted question mark running from northeast to southwest. It doesn’t follow any street, although in places there are streets running alongside it,…