The boat that sank a neighborhood: the tragedy of the SS General Slocum disaster.

In 1904, a pleasure boat cruise turned out to be a horrific nightmare–and spelled virtual extinction for a NYC German-American neighborhood.

The vanished emerald city: the Dublin of James Joyce’s “Ulysses.”

The Dublin depicted in James Joyce’s “Ulysses” is a city frozen in time, a snapshot of an era that existed only briefly, and will never come again.