Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Santa Flies by Helicopter to Roosevelt Island

The following are two articles from the New York Times Archive reporting events on what was then Welfare Island related to Christmas. The first from 1952 reports that Santa had to deliver presents to Welfare Island via helicopter as vehicle traffic was not possible. The second from 1927 addresses a gift of carillon bells to the Church of the Good Shepherd which were rang for the first time on that Christmas eighty years ago today.

NYT - 1952 Dec 18 - Santa Flies to Roosevelt Island

NYT - 1927 Dec 25 - New Carrillon

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