October 2003 Volume 13, Number 4
Issued quarterly by the Friends of the New York State Newspaper Project
The Project continues its inventory of the New York City metropolitan area. To date, 10,035 newspaper titles have been identified as being published in New York State of which 2,531 originate from the five boroughs and Westchester County.
The surveying and cataloging of newspaper collections was completed or continued at the following institutions during the months of July, August, and September:
Briarcliff Manor Public Library (Westchester); Field Library (Peekskill, Westchester); Greenburgh Public Library (Elmsford, Westchester); Hiram Halle Memorial Library (Pound Ridge, Westchester); Irvington Public Library (Westchester); Katonah Museum (Westchester); Katonah Public Library (Westchester); Lewisboro Town Historian (Westchester); New Castle Historical Society (Chappaqua, Westchester); North Castle Historical Society (Armonk, Westchester); North Castle Public Library (Armonk, Westchester); North Salem Historical Society (Westchester); Pace University Law School (White Plains, Westchester); Peekskill Museum (Westchester); Port Chester Public Library (Westchester); Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, Westchester); Somers Historical Society (Westchester); Somers Public Library (Westchester); South Salem Public Library (Westchester); Tuckahoe Village Historian's office (Westchester); Yonkers Public Library (Westchester); and the newspaper offices of the Record-review (Pound Ridge, Westchester) and the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Gazette (Brooklyn, Kings).
Current Statistics through 6/30/03
Total newspapers cataloged
NYS published newspapers
Total pages microfilmed
Street Swallows Car; He's In A Hole
One minute Vincent Villagio of Bensonhurst was scheduling his car for inspection at a local auto shop. The next, he was calling a tow truck to take it away.
Villagio said there's no doubt the car would have passed inspection had it not fallen into a three foot ditch on 39th street and Fourth Avenue Monday morning. The pavement gave way after Villagio parked his car on a weakness in the street, besides the curb.
"It was scary. It happened so suddenly," said Villagio as he stood by his still sinking auto and scratched his head.
The street apparently gave way while Villagio was inside Foriegn [sic] Auto Parts making the inspection appointment. When he returned the Volvo had slipped into the strange predicament.
After watching the street slowly swallow the rear end of his auto, Villagio tried desperately to drive it out of the hole before the road could consume it.
But he was too late. The left rear wheel had bent outwards. The right spun freely suspended in the hole. And the cars rear bumper rested neatly on the pavement.
The hole opened up to three feet deep and two feet wide that morning. The mysterious opening continued to crack and spread as the day wore on.
"I'm really angry," Villagio, an evening postal worker, added. "I had a lot of things to do this morning. This was only my first chore."
Villagio said he would have to borrow a car that night to get to Hackensack, New Jersey, where he works. As for the inspection, it will have to be postponed, he added.
"I can't worry about that until my car is pulled out. Then I hope I can get it fixed."
Taken from the Home Reporter and Sunset News (Brooklyn, NY) November 21, 1986