Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Tale of Two Manhattan Islands, from The Villager

Suspected sites of locations discussed in the article.

From LESHP director Eric Ferrara's new column in The Villager newspaper:
A footnote in James Fenimore Cooper’s 1821 Revolutionary War-inspired novel The Spy declares, “Every Manhattanese knows the difference between ‘Manhattan Island’ and ‘the Island of Manhattan.’”

If you visited the city two centuries ago, you had better have known the difference as well, lest you arouse the suspicious ire of a local.


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