Helen Jewett, prostitute and murder victim

At 3 a.m. on April 10, 1836, Helen Jewett’s body was discovered in her bed. Her skull had three mortal gashes. Her body had been crisped by the fire still smoldering in her mattress. There were no signs of struggle. She was a 23 year old prostitute working in a high end brothel. Her life was taken by a 19 year old store clerk. The following coverage by the press of the murder and trial were the precursors to every sordid website and television show covering “true crime” and gossip we have today. This was the first time the “penny… Read More

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Oliver E. Allen, historian, writer, editor, Tribeca preservationist

Oliver E. Allen, historian, writer and editor for Life magazine and later editor at Time-Life Books, authored more than a dozen books, including two histories of New York City: “New York, New York”  and “The Tiger,” a history of Tammany Hall. In Tribeca, where he moved to a Hudson Street loft overlooking Duane Park with his wife Deborah in 1982, Allen was best known for his Tribeca Trib column, “Old Tribeca,” and for his volunteer contributions to the community as co-founder of Friends of Duane Park. He also was part of a small group whose work led to the designation… Read More

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Mmammamia! The Mmuseumm!

The smallest, but most precious, museum in New York City is uniquely called the Mmuseumm. It is located inside a freight elevator/lift. The exhibits are constantly changing and can be seen 24/7 through glass when the doors are not open. The Mmuseumm is located at 4 Cortlandt Street in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. Please leave a donation when visiting as this allows the museum to stay open. Ready to check out this one of a kind museum and the Tribeca neighborhood? We Can Tour That! wecantourthat.com Please follow and like us:

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