Category Archives: Current Projects

Sol Goldberg and A Sow’s Ear in The Bowery Boogie !

Also posted in Found Objects, Press, Sol Goldberg biography, Yiddish Land + Jewish Themes |

A Green-Wood Summer Respite, In Days of Yore

From April 3rd, 2012  |  Originally published in Green-Wood Discovery, Green-Wood Historian Blog by Historian Jeff Richman   Ben Feldman is fascinated by Green-Wood’s permanent residents. He has written two books, both of which were about individuals who lie at Green-Wood: Butchery on Bond Street: Sexual Politics and the Burdell-Cunningham Case in Ante-bellum New […]

Also posted in Press, William Niblo biography |

Chasing a Name Lost to Time: The New York Times

Originally published at July 2, 2011 Chasing a Name Lost to Time By JOSEPH BERGER Benjamin P. Feldman, a retired real estate investor with the time and the money to chase his enthusiasms, was rummaging through a bin at a flea market in Chelsea last winter when he came across a weathered leather change […]

Also posted in Press, Sol Goldberg biography |

A Sow’s Ear…

“You can’t turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse” goes the popular refrain. I beg to differ, though. Sometimes one may. Browsing among the vast piles of bric-a-brac in a Chelsea flea market right before Hannukah, a tiny leather change purse caught my eye. Sifting through piles of dust-covered junk, golden lettering on the […]

Also posted in Faves, Found Objects, Sol Goldberg biography |

A Rite of Return

PART ONE Introduction:We who cherish history know that place matters. We’re accustomed to applying this term to streets, buildings, docks and other physical sites whose preservation we hold dear. But many spaces, un-measurable in feet, un-countable in floors, carry historical heft. Moments in time occupy places in history much as do physical landmarks. Documents, likewise. […]

Also posted in Henry Knight Dyer biography |