Museum Holiday Schedule

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Wednesday, December 24, 10am-3pm and will reopen Friday, December 26, 10am-8pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

Is it True Manhattan Used to Have Cowboys?

 Cowboys once roamed the West Side, but not to rustle cattle. Instead they cleared a path for freight trains traveling along chocked Eleventh Avenue and West Street. It was so dangerous that the street was called Death Avenue, and the horsemen who guided the trains were known as Death Avenue Cowboys. The street-level freight line was replaced by the High Line in 1934.

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