Sinatra, Napoleon III, and other Hoboken residents

For such a small town, it is quite remarkable how many world-renown personalities were born or lived here. Meet some of the people whose life paths led through a small town on the Hudson called Hoboken. Frank Sinatra (1915 – 1998) Hoboken’s most famous son was born and grew up here. The house at 415…

The Pierre Hotel Robbery

A dubious accolade, but here it is: the largest, most successful hotel robbery in history took place in New York City in the venerable Pierre Hotel and was listed as such in the Guinness Book of World Records. The robbers have been burglarizing one New York City hotel after another without ever being caught, but the…

Formal Dinner… on Horseback

How would you celebrate the opening of your stables? A dinner, perhaps? Here is how Cornelius Kingsley Garrison Billings, an American industrialist tycoon, philanthropist, and a noted horseman and horse breeder did it. On March 28, 1903, he gave a lavish 14-course dinner for a small select group of people, namely thirty-five members of the…