What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, April 24, 2015

A weekly round-up of articles and essays selected by the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy staff. Happy Friday, all!  


The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners. On trying to be friends: Alice and Eleanor Roosevelt, and how FDR's death changed the vice-presidency.

Pinpointing every street tree in NYC, and walking in a New Yorker's shoes. Jacob Lawrence (who was employed through FDR's Federal Arts Project) and his Great Migration Paintings. The Whitney opens May 1! 

1.5 million missing. Cruising comes to China and  "the popularity of fondue wasn't an accident. It was planned by a shadowy association of Swiss cheese makers." 

Have you ever wondered what happens to Roosevelt Island's trash? Speaking of Roosevelt Island...Ten Days in A Mad-House: undercover dispatches in a women's insane asylum on Blackwell Island. From 1887.