Jacob A. Riis (18491914). The Battle with the Slum. 1902.
Park uptown which no one will ever call anything but the Little Italy Park, and the good name of De Witt Clinton put to the bad use of spoiling beautiful Hudsonbank. Only, the effort will be wasted. The old name will stick. How different if the new schools had been called after these statesmen! And what a chance to get their pupils interested! In the Alexander Hamilton School, for instance, where the Grange and his thirteen trees abide yet.
Main Entrance of Public School No. 153.
But that is another story. I was thinking of the Jackson Pleasure Club of boys from eleven to thirteen