After being on my to-do list for far too long, I am pleased to report that the Houses & Offices page in the newly renamed New York section is finally complete. All of the key residences and offices included in both The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness now have addresses, descriptions, and basic history (where appropriate) provided. I have also added an extra page to that section of the site entitled Outside New York where the few key locations visited in Washington D.C. and Massachusetts have also been detailed. The Other Locations page is next on my to-do list for the New York section, but I expect that it will take considerably longer as the existing content on that page is essentially a placeholder and it is a substantially bigger job to undertake.
The Caleb Carr section has also received a small update with a new author photo (used with permission from the photographer), and a several more links have been added to the Press page to various op-ed pieces Mr. Carr has written for various publications.
In terms of general website updating, 17th Street has also recently had “breadcrumbs” installed which should allow you to more easily navigate the site, no matter how deeply within a given content section you go. You can see the breadcrumbs in action when you visit the Houses & Offices page; just look underneath the main horizontal menu at the top of the page.
Finally, I have made the decision to reinstate the mailing list, this time in the form of a newsletter. This will not be used whenever there is a new blog post for reasons that will become apparent in coming weeks (more on that in a future update). Rather, the newsletter will only be a summary of recent site, book, or author news if there is a significant amount to relate. If you are interested in signing up, please enter your email in the subscription box of the side menu.