News and events in Lower Manhattan
Volume 6, No. 50, Nov. 26, 2021

Letter from the Editor: Getting There
Downtown Post Museums: Jennifer Packer at the Whitney
Bits & Bytes: Connection bus service halted; Cruise ships return to New York City
Bulletin Board: Stockings With Care gift collection; Holiday lights
Calendar: South Street Seaport Museum galleries at 12 Fulton St. reopen

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COVID-19 CASES IN NEW YORK CITY: As of Nov. 25, 2021 at 5:09 p.m.
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MASTHEAD PHOTO: This is in memory of Zelda, a wild turkey who lived in The Battery for more than a decade and was much loved. She was struck by a car and killed in September 2014. An article about her appeared in Downtown Post NYC in the issue of Oct. 8, 2014. To read that article, click here. (Photo: ©Terese Loeb Kreuzer 2014)

U.S. President Joe Biden turned 79 years old on Nov. 20. A few days before that he went through a comprehensive medical exam and was pronounced to be in good health although he now walks with what was described in the report as a "gait disturbance." It turns out, according to his doctor, that President Biden has "significant spinal arthritis" and "mild sensory peripheral neuropathy of the feet" which are the main causes of his "mild symptoms."

This is nothing to worry about. The President is fine and will be fine. His "gait disturbance" will not hinder him in any way. When he wants to go somewhere, he flies in Air Force One and gets to and from the airport and anywhere else he needs to go in a chauffeur-driven, armored limousine.
(Above) An elderly man walking down Mott Street in Manhattan's Chinatown, carrying groceries. (Below) An Access-A-Ride van on West Street in Tribeca.
(Photos © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
Of course, other people of his age and even younger who are mobility challenged in any way or who have disabilities that make it difficult or impossible for them to use public transportation are likely to have fewer options. This is a great problem in New York City where the kinds of people I've just mentioned can choose between walking, paying for increasingly expensive taxis and car services, applying for a City-operated service called Access-a-Ride or staying home.

Access-A-Ride (AAR) was launched in January 1990 to comply with New York State's Handicapped Transportation Act. AAR offered door-to-door service in wheelchair lift-equipped vans that operated from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the week and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.
This was better than nothing, but unfortunately this service didn't meet the guidelines set down by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 which required that transit agencies provide disabled people with a paratransit system comparable in all important ways to the public transportation systems that able-bodied people could use. Then as now the subways in New York City operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So from the get-go, Access-A-Ride came up short.

Access-A-Ride is still coming up short. Recent newspaper articles have nailed the service because drivers are often half an hour or more late for promised pick-ups or never show up at all. Desperate passengers attempting to reach Access-A-Ride's Call Center are likely to have to try numerous times before they can connect with someone who might be able to help them. The frustrations and unreliability of this much-needed service make it all but useless. Yet many New Yorkers have no reasonable alternative that they can afford.

Access-A-Ride doesn't just serve wheelchair-bound New Yorkers. It is supposed to provide citywide transportation for people with a variety of disabilities that include the infirmities of old age.

New York City's senior population is growing. As of two years ago, there were 1.2 million New York City residents over the age of 65. That number is growing every year. Even at that time, according to testimony from the Center for an Urban Future before the New York City Council Committee on Aging, there were more older adults in the five boroughs than there were children under the age of 13.

Apologists for Access-A-Ride blame the current service issues on the difficulty of hiring enough drivers and on the density of City traffic, which slows these drivers down and makes them chronically late. Spokespeople also lament the cost of Access-A-Ride, which is heavily subsidized.

There seems to be almost universal agreement among those who have studied and reported on this subject that the problem isn't the cost per ride. The overall cost of Access-A-Ride has been increasing because more and more people are applying to use the service since they have no transportation alternative.

One of Access-A-Ride's responses to this problem has been to try to discourage usage by declining applicants. Another response had to do with a successful and popular pilot program launched in 2017 that allowed Access-A-Ride users to book taxi rides on demand for $2.75 per ride, with AAR paying the difference between that base fare and what was charged on the taxi's meter. Subsequently the program was discontinued because too many people wanted to use it. Of course, providing unreliable service also discourages usage, which the keepers of the Access-A-Ride purse strings may regard as a good thing.

In 2019, according to newspaper reports, Access-A-Ride cost the MTA $614 million a year and served 160,000 customers. There was much journalistic handwringing over the fact that New York City's Access-A-Ride was the most expensive in the country. That fact leaves out some relevant information. With a population of 8.3 million, New York City is the largest city in the United States. It also has a land area of 319 square miles compared with Boston, let's say, whose Access-A-Ride program was revamped in the summer of 2019 and touted as a possible model for other cities. Boston has a land area of 89.63 square miles. Of course those two facts alone would make New York City's Access-A-Ride program more expensive to operate and with slower trip times than Boston's.

Here's one more fact to consider. There was a time when $614 million would have seemed like a lot of money to many people. I would have thought so myself. But now I know that I was being naive. In April 2021, Forbes reported that 99 billionaires live in New York City. They have a total net worth of $560.5 billion. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg leads the pack with a net worth of $59 billion.

I wonder if some of these billionaires could be persuaded to fund (or help fund) New York City's paratransit system so that all New Yorkers could get to work and to their doctors on time and occasionally go out to see their friends or go to a restaurant or a show? That would be deeply appreciated by so many people. it would be life changing.

Terese Loeb Kreuzer
Editor, Downtown Post NYC
The Access-a-Ride Customer Bill of Rights. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
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Jennifer Packer's painting, "Blessed are Those Who Mourn (Breanna! Breanna!") — just over 14 feet long by around 10 feet high — fills a wall at the beginning of an exhibition of Packer's work now at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
A few weeks ago, an exhibition of paintings and drawings called "The Eye is Not Satisfied With Seeing" opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan's meatpacking district. The 37-year-old artist, Jennifer Packer, is black and female — two facts that propel her work. "My inclination to paint,” Packer has said, “especially from life, is a completely political one."

On the day before Thanksgiving, with the conviction for felony murder of the three white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was jogging through their Georgia neighborhood, this past week alone has provided headline news for the context of Packer's statement. Her paintings reflect sorrow, pain and loss and also an awareness of the bonds between people and the significant things with which they surround themselves. She paints with vividness and passion.

The huge painting at the beginning of the exhibition — "Blessed are Those Who Mourn (Breanna! Breanna!)" is a good example of what Packer brings to her work. The painting, which dates from 2020, refers to the murder of 26-year-old Breanna Taylor, who lived in Louisville, Kentucky. She was killed when police burst into her apartment while she was sleeping and shot her five times. The officers claimed they were investigating a drug case but no drugs were found in her apartment. No one has been charged with Breanna Taylor's murder.

Breanna Taylor doesn't appear in the painting except perhaps in the upper left corner as a bird taking flight.

In the foreground of the painting is a man lying prostrate on a couch — the mourner. Behind him, Packer depicted everyday things that Taylor owned. Packer has said that she related to Taylor's very ordinary possessions that were so similar to things that she owned herself. Even a humble apartment that should have provided a place of safety was not safe for a young black woman. Packer painted from deeply felt anger and grief.
(Above) Jennifer Packer’s painting, “A Lesson in Longing,” dates from 2019. (Below) The painting "Lost in Translation" dates from 2013. They are part of an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art entitled “The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing.” The 35 paintings and drawings on display are the largest survey of Packer’s work to date. (Photos: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
It's a good bet that when people take out their cellphones to photograph a painting, something about it has gotten to them that they want to remember, even though it may have been inherently elusive. There were many cellphone photographers in the galleries displaying Packer's paintings.

In Packer's work the corporeal and material disappear into non-being and mist like fading memories. At the same time, the corporeal can seem to arise from non-being and mist and become visible. Yet within that uncertainty, her compositions are strong, balanced and tethered. They create an anchor that holds the viewer's eyes and thoughts. Shapes and colors echo each other in a way that is satisfying and even comforting. They suggest a musical composition that roams widely but comes back in the end to a chord that grounds it like a rock.
The title of Packer's exhibition comes from the Bible. In the King James version of Ecclesiastes, chapter 1, verse 8 says "All things are full of labor; man cannot express it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing."
In other words, there is something else, something more. What is it? Packer doesn't tell us, probably because she doesn't know herself. But she knows that it exists.

— Terese Loeb Kreuzer
(Above) Jennifer Packer’s painting, “Transfiguration (He's No Saint)" dates from 2017. (Below) "Fire Next Time," dates from 2012. (Photos: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
The Jennifer Packer exhibition will be at the Whitney Museum of American Art through April 17, 2022. Address: 99 Gansevoort St. Closed on Tuesdays. Otherwise, open daily. Book tickets in advance. Proof of Covid vaccination is required for visitors age 12 and over. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, admission is "pay what you wish." For more information, about visiting the Whitney, click here.
The Whitney is presenting several online programs in conjunction with the Jennifer Packer exhibition. On Dec. 14, under the title "Ask a Curator: Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing," Jane Panetta, Curator and Director of the Collection, and Curatorial Assistant Ambika Trasi will discuss Packer's intimate renderings of friends, family, and flowers and will relate them to the art historical genres of portraiture and still life and to the politics of representation. After providing an overview of the exhibition, Panetta and Trasi will take questions from the audience. Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Online via Zoom. Free with registration. For more information and to register, click here.
The Ready BPC presentation will take place online on Nov. 29, 2021 starting at 6 p.m. To register and receive the Zoom link, click here.

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Bits & Bytes
Cruise Ships return to New York Harbor: Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, no cruise ships sailed out of New York harbor for a year and a half. Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas was the first cruise ship to return, docking in Bayonne, N.J. on Aug. 18, 2021. Other ships soon followed. Norwegian Cruise Line and Crystal Cruises both have scheduled cruises leaving from New York City bound for the Caribbean or Bermuda in November and December 2021 and in January, February, March and April 2022. Cunard's ocean liner Queen Mary 2 will sail from New York on Dec. 22 for the Caribbean, returning early on the morning of Jan. 2, 2022. The next day, Queen Mary 2 will leave from New York on a seven-day trans-Atlantic crossing that will end in Southampton, England. For more information about some of the cruises leaving from New York City, click here. (Photo, Oasis of the Seas docked in Bayonne, N.J. © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
Connection bus service halted: As of Nov. 23, the Connection bus service run by the Downtown Alliance has been halted until further notice. The bus, which has been serving the Lower Manhattan and Battery Park City communities for 15 years, has a route with 36 stops connecting the South Street Seaport with Broadway adjacent to City Hall Park.

The reason that the service has been temporarily discontinued has to do with safety. "There is a dispute with the operator of the buses over their safe operation," said Andrew Breslau, the Downtown Alliance's Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing. "We will resume the service when we are satisfied it can be done to our standards. We cannot yet fix a date for its return, but are working to do so as soon as possible. Safety comes first."

The Downtown Connection is New York City’s only free bus service traveling a daily, circular path. When it is operating normally, the Connection bus service starts at 10 a.m. and ends with a final run at 7:30 p.m.

To accommodate Covid safety protocols, updated air-filtration systems and plastic partitions between seats had been installed in the buses. Seats were reconfigured to be forward facing for additional passenger protection.

"Work Resumes On Anish Kapoor’s Bean Sculpture At 56 Leonard Street In Tribeca, Manhattan," New York YIMBY, 11/20/2021. "Work is nearing completion on Anish Kapoor’s reflective 'bean' sculpture at the base of 56 Leonard Street, an 831-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Tribeca," says New York YIMBY. "The last curved sections of the amorphous work of art have finally been assembled, closing off the missing outer section facing the corner of Leonard and Church Streets. ... Anish Kapoor is also known for designing Chicago’s chrome steel-plated Cloud Gate and the ArcelorMittal Orbit from the 2012 London Summer Olympics." For the complete article, click here

"Silverstein leashes BarkBox for 52K sf at 120 Broadway," The Real Deal, 11/19/2021. "Silverstein Properties is barking up the right tree with its latest office lease at 120 Broadway, otherwise known as the Equitable Building," says The Real Deal. "Pet supply subscription company BarkBox is taking 52,000 square feet at the Financial District building, the Commercial Observer reported. The company will occupy the entire 12th floor. BarkBox will relocate from its digs at 221 Canal Street by next fall, according to the outlet. The company signed a 15-year lease for its space at 120 Broadway, though asking rents for the space were not revealed. According to the Observer, Silverstein laid down $52 million in 2019 in an effort to restore the building to its original condition." For the complete article, click here.

Hudson River oysters: For several months now, work barges and cranes of various sizes and configurations have been parked in the Tribeca section of the Hudson River next to what was once Pier 32. The broken pilings of that old pier were long ago taken over by double-crested cormorants and by a variety of gulls who rested on them in between foraging expeditions. But these days, most of the birds have fled. The barges and cranes, hired by the Hudson River Park Trust, have prevailed. A spokesperson for the HRPT explained that the "Tribeca Habitat Enhancements work includes installing gabions seeded with oysters and textured concreted piles in the Pier 32 pile field. The goal here is to install a variety of features in the river and river bottom to create improved habitat for oysters and fish. The work is currently still under way." Repeated requests for additional information have gone unanswered. A "gabion," by the way, is a wirework container filled with rock, broken concrete, or other material used in the construction of such structures as dams and retaining walls.
Bulletin Board
Holiday Lights: Battery Park City will celebrate the holiday season on Dec. 2 in South Cove. Since it will be the fifth night of Hanukkah, the South Cove menorah will have already been lit when the Holiday Lights festivities begin at 6 p.m. They will include the annual tree lighting and guest appearances by Sing Harlem Choir, PS/IS 276 Advanced Chorus, and Santa Claus. Free but please RSVP by clicking here. As part of the celebration, Stockings With Care, a charity started by Battery Park City resident Rosalie Joseph, will be collecting new, unwrapped gifts to distribute to families in need. From Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., the gifts can also be left in the collection box located in the lobby of the Battery Park City Parks office at 75 Battery Place. For more information about this gift collection, click here. (Photo: © 2014, Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
Stockings With Care: Since 1992, Stockings with Care, a charity started by casting director Rosalie Joseph and producer Tom Fontana, has been granting the holiday gift wishes of children whose families are in crisis. SWC works with various agencies that help these families. The children make their wish lists, which social workers pass on to Stockings With Care along with the name, gender and age of each child. Individual donors (aka "Santas"), corporations and a host of volunteers purchase and when necessary, wrap the gifts. They are then delivered anonymously to the parents before the holidays, ensuring the dignity of the parents and enabling them to create holiday magic for their children.

This year, Stockings With Care will supply gifts for 1,700 children. Anyone who wants to be a "Santa" has until Nov. 26 to sign up. SWC asks Santas to buy at least two of the gifts on a child's list. The cost varies depending on what the child is requesting. Santa captains supply a child's name and wishes and work with the Santas to keep within their budget.

Santas receive instructions about how to wrap and label the gifts they've purchased and where to drop them off, which must be done by Dec. 6.

If people want to donate money to Stockings With Care, they can donate online at or they can mail a check made out to Projects with Care and mailed to Projects with Care, 430 W. 24th St., Ste. 1E, New York, NY 10011.

Travel with the Museum of Jewish Heritage: The Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City is offering six live-streamed walking tours of cities that currently have or have had significant Jewish communities. The tours, which will be led by knowledgeable guides, will include Marrakesh, Paris, Venice, Seville, Istanbul, and Krakow. Each tour will be a one-time event and will not be available for subsequent playback. The first tour will be of Marrakesh and will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. Cost: $18 for museum members; $36 for non-members. A six-tour bundle costs $96 for members; $198 for non-members. (The promotion expires Dec. 31, 2021). For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


Vaccination for children?: At the present time, only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for children, aged 5 to 11 years old. Children can get vaccinated at their doctor’s office, pharmacies and at vaccine sites across the city.

Booster shots are now available for all New Yorkers, 18 years old and older who received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago. The booster shot can be any of the three authorized or approved vaccines. To find a booster vaccination site, go to and choose your preferred brand from the "Any Vaccine" drop-down menu.

Are booster shots free? Yes. Booster shots are free to anyone who is eligible to receive one. People with insurance may be billed but will not be charged an administration fee or any other fee.

In-home vaccination is now available to any New Yorker who requests one. Vaccine brand preference can be requested. Go to or call 877-829-4692 to request an in-home appointment.

Free transportation to and from a vaccination site is available to City residents who are 65 and older. To schedule free transportation by either ambulette or taxi (including wheelchair accessible vehicles) call 877-829-4692. Those younger than 18 must have their parent or guardian call to book the trip on their behalf.

Immunocompromised New Yorkers who are 12 years old or older and who received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine can now get a third dose as part of their initial vaccination series at most vaccine sites (City-run sites, doctor’s offices, community health centers, hospitals, pharmacies). Immunocompromised people vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson can’t yet get a second shot. The third dose should be administered at least 28 days after the second dose. It should be of the same vaccine brand as the first two doses, if possible.

People with disabilities can get help making a vaccination appointment at an accessible site, traveling to and from their appointment and getting their shot. To make these arrangements, call 855-491-2667 or do it through the City's online appointment scheduler. Recognized disabilities may include seeing or hearing; thinking or concentrating; speaking; use of arms; taking care of daily chores; coping with feelings of sadness or anxiety; getting around; and climbing stairs. Email for more information.

Lower Manhattan Jump Start program: The Alliance for Downtown New York in partnership with the consultancy Streetsense has created a free program to help new retailers and restaurants get started in Lower Manhattan. Businesses accepted into the program will receive four interactive sessions with Streetsense tailored to the needs of each business but broadly dealing with physical operations, digital marketing, public relations and e-commerce. The package of consultancy services has an estimated value of $10,000 per award. To be eligible for the program a business must have a signed lease or letter of intent dated on or after July 1, 2021 for a storefront commercial lease in Lower Manhattan. The lease must be for at least one year. The location can't be open at the time of application and must be an independent business with no more than five locations in New York City, including the new one. For more information about the program and to apply, click here.

Performing on Little Island: Little Island, a man-made island in the Hudson River near West 14th Street, has issued an open call for artists of all disciplines whose skills can engage outdoor audiences. Performers will be paid. To be eligible, they must be 18+ (or legally permitted to employ child performers) and living or working in the Greater New York area in the summer of 2022. Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. For more information and to apply, click here.

Governors Island ferry access: Access to Governors Island is by ferry, with timed ticket reservations required. Ferries run daily from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South St. in Lower Manhattan. The ferries are always free for kids 12 and under, for seniors 65 and up, for residents of NYCHA housing, for military servicemembers, Governors Island members, and for everyone on weekends before noon. Starting later this year, NYC Ferry will serve Governors Island daily via the South Brooklyn route. A launch date for this expanded service will be announced soon. NYC Ferry's shuttle from Wall Street/Pier 11 to Yankee Pier on Governors Island will continue on weekends until the launch of 7-day/week service along the South Brooklyn route. NYC Ferry riders on any line that makes stops at Wall Street/Pier 11 may transfer to a shuttle service to Governors Island on Saturdays and Sundays. Governors Island weekend ferry service from Brooklyn (Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and Atlantic Basin in Red Hook) is currently not in service and will return in Spring, 2022. The first ferry to Governors Island from 10 South St. leaves at 7 a.m. The last ferry from Governors Island leaves at 6 p.m. Learn more about Governors Island ferries and book tickets by clicking here.

Lower Manhattan Greenmarkets: There are Lower Manhattan Greenmarkets in Tribeca (at Chambers and Greenwich Streets) and at Bowling Green, City Hall, the Oculus and the Staten Island ferry. GrowNYC asks that shoppers wear a face covering inside the market space and maintain a six-foot distance between themselves, Greenmarket staff, farm stand employees and other customers. Dogs and bicycles should be left at home.

Click here for a list of the fruits and vegetables now in season.
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Disaster Loans & Grants
Unemployment Assistance - available for W2 and Schedule C clients
Mandated additional sick pay and associated tax credit
Paycheck Protection Program; Extended tax loss carry-backs
To see the events and activities on the Battery Park City Authority's fall calendar, droppable-1637942684857click here. Most events are free. For some, reservations are required.
Spotlight: South Street Seaport Museum Galleries Reopen
The exhibition "Millions: Migrants and Millionaires Aboard the Great Liners 1900-1914" that will open in the South Street Seaport Museum's 12 Fulton St. gallery on Dec. 4 includes menus for First Class passengers and Third Class passengers aboard the S.S. Arabic, a British-registered ocean liner that entered service in 1903 for the White Star Line. Dinner for First Class passengers included supreme of lobster, sirloin of beef, curried prawns and baked bluefish. Third Class passengers were offered a dinner of rice soup, bread, cabin biscuits, corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, stewed peaches and rice. For supper the Third Class passengers dined on gruel, cheese, biscuits and zwieback. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
South Street Seaport Museum Reopening Galleries: On Dec. 4, 2021 after a hiatus of 20 months, the South Street Seaport Museum will be opening two exhibitions in its 12 Fulton St. galleries. Both exhibitions explore the turn of the century in downtown Manhattan as well as transatlantic travel aboard the great liners.

Admission will be free but timed tickets will be required.

One of the exhibitions, "South Street and the Rise of New York," explores the critical role that the Seaport and South Street played in securing New York’s place as America’s largest city and, by the start of the 20th century, the world’s busiest port. The exhibition showcases part of the Museum’s vast collection of works of art and artifacts via large reproductions and select artifacts that relate to history of the Port of New York in the 19th century.

The other exhibition, "Millions: Migrants and Millionaires Aboard the Great Liners 1900-1914" is a newly reconfigured return of a popular exhibition of the same name that was last on view prior to the pandemic. It was one of the first exhibitions to compare what First Class and Third Class passengers experienced aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century. They might have been on the same ship but they might as well have been living in different worlds.

The exhibition, now in a space that allows for larger reproductions of some of the more striking objects included in the show, affords a provocative view of some of the details found in printed advertisements and ephemera that surrounded the operation of the great liners of the early 1900s.

Both exhibitions will be open at 12 Fulton St. on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.

For more information about "South Street and the Rise of New York" and to reserve timed tickets, click here.

For more information about "Millions: Migrants and Millionaires Aboard the Great Liners 1900-1914" and to reserve timed tickets, click here.

NOTE: During the weekends of Dec. 25-26, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022, the South Street Seaport Museum will be closed for the holidays.

In accordance with NYC Emergency Executive Order 225, proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose will be required to enter each exhibition for all guests ages 12 and older. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Additionally, masks will be required at all times in the South Street Seaport Museum campus.
A drawing entitled “Home from Europe — the Customs Ordeal on the Pier” is part of an exhibition at the South Street Seaport Museum opening on Dec. 4, 2021 entitled “Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914.” The drawing by Thomas Dart Walker appeared in Harper’s Weekly on Sept. 30, 1894.

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