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A Mid-Summer Night’s Stay in New York City’s Seaport District

The Brooklyn Bridge dominates New York’s historic Seaport District the way that the Duomo de Santa Maria del Fiore dominates Florence, a graceful triumph of ingenuity and vision rising above the grit and urgency of the city. With its location across the East River from Brooklyn, the Seaport District was New York’s original commercial center… Read More A Mid-Summer Night’s Stay in New York City’s Seaport District

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Victrola Museum in Delaware

We stepped through the red double doors and into the sounds of Enrico Caruso.  The tightly packed Johnson Victrola Museum in Dover, Delaware, commemorates the mechanical and business genius of Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company, manufacturer of the Victrola.  It’s a visit to an earlier time, both simple and exciting, when… Read More Victrola Museum in Delaware