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Links: Eerie Marshes, Abandoned Power Plants and More!

Check out stories from around the city in this week’s links roundup:

  • Follow Historic NYC on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
  • Things get creepy when Abandoned NYC explores the history of the eerie Mariner’s Marsh on Staten Island. [Abandoned NYC]
  • An 1850s-era oyster barge turned speakeasy/restaurant is getting a new life as… an oyster bar? (Maybe.) [The New York Times]
  • Take a peek inside the half-demolished Roseland Ballroom in Brooklyn before the building is destroyed. [Gothamist]
  • Hear about the shady dealings that took place in Bryant Park’s shady paths in the Bowery Boys’ latest podcast. [Bowery Boys]
  • New York City’s only fire watchtower — located in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem — is being dismantled for rehabilitation. [NY Curbed]
  • Explore the skeletal remains of the abandoned Glenwood Power Plant in Yonkers. [Scouting NY]
  • A street on the Upper West Side might be named after Norman Rockwell, who was born there in 1894. [West Side Rag]
  • Meet the real Peggy Olsons who paved the way for women in advertising. [Historic NYC]

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