We’re celebrating Earth Day by taking a little trip to the...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:19am

We’re celebrating Earth Day by taking a little trip to the Palisades and remembering that were it not for conservation efforts begun in the 1890s, these scenic cliffs along the Hudson River might...

The first complete Bible printed in New York was an edition of...
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:11am

The first complete Bible printed in New York was an edition of John Brown’s Self-Interpreting Bible, printed in 1792. To emphasize its Americanness, the Bible’s frontispiece featured an...

Just a few last minute calculations and that Form 1040 will be...
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:03am

Just a few last minute calculations and that Form 1040 will be all set for the IRS! Boys’ Club of New York. Boy practicing arithmetic with coins at the Tompkins Square Building [i.e. Harriman...

From the Diary of George Templeton Strong:April 12, Friday. War...
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:13am

From the Diary of George Templeton Strong:April 12, Friday. War has begun – unless my Extra Herald lies and its Charleston d­­­ispatch is bogus.Busy down town.… Walked up with [George Anthon]....

Mangin Street once ran from Grand Street to Houston Street near...
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:24am

Mangin Street once ran from Grand Street to Houston Street near the eastern edge of New York’s Lower East Side. At the start of the 20th century, it was home to a handful of tenements populated by...

Most New Yorkers are familiar with the Chrysler Building, but...
Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:01am

Most New Yorkers are familiar with the Chrysler Building, but that’s only one of several skyscrapers in the neighborhood of Grand Central Terminal that were part of New York’s building boom in the...

The W.I.V.E.S. was founded by a group of Brooklyn women in 1943...
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:54pm

The W.I.V.E.S. was founded by a group of Brooklyn women in 1943 to support the overseas service of their spouses during World War II. Their initial focus was on urging Congress to amend the Soldier...

“This book containeth matter written with the hand of Geo....
Thu, 03/28/2019 - 11:12am

“This book containeth matter written with the hand of Geo. T. Strong—concerning Geo. T. Strong and for the eye of Geo. T. Strong alone. Do thou therefore whoever thou mayst be who openest this Book—...
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