Summer splendor: Hotel Majesti...

Jun 25, 2017 by

The Majestic is an attractive house at all times of the year, but it is additionally so in the summer, because of its beautiful roof garden.

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Statue of Liberty construction...

Aug 23, 2015 by

Liberty Enlightening the World: The Statue of Liberty’s construction Lady Liberty’s face is seen here on Liberty Island,...

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NYC during the Great Blizzard ...

Jan 25, 2015 by

  The Great Blizzard of 1888 lasted from March 11 through March 14, 1888, and is considered to be one of the most severe...

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Announcement of the Empire Sta...

May 10, 2014 by

The highest building in the world will be built on the site of the Waldorf Astoria hotel. It will be known as the Empire State Building, will be eighty stories high, and will cost more than $66,000,000.

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Finding a piece of the past: P...

Jan 2, 2014 by

It’s not often you can discover long-lost information about a venerable institution like New York City’s PJ Clarke’s. Really — how much more could there be left to learn about a place that’s already a piece of living history?

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Delmonico’s restaurant i...

Nov 30, 2013 by

Delmonico’s was a hugely-popular restaurant during the Victorian era, which expanded into ten different locations over the...

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New Amsterdam to now: New York...

Oct 19, 2013 by

Old New York: A perspective from 1898 The story of New York’s growth from a frontier settlement to the metropolis of the...

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The World Trade Center opens (...

Sep 11, 2013 by

If you stand on the roof of Tower One… on an impossibly clear fall day, you can see… forever, or at least 100 miles into every direction of forever. Contemplations of infinity seem perfectly normal in the milieu of the Trade Center.

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NYC’s stunning historica...

Aug 31, 2013 by

By the time Shirley Temple sang about Fifth Avenue in 1940, it had been the grandest thoroughfare for more than 50 years. Take a stroll back to the late 1800s and early 1900s to see some of the grand homes that helped their owners call this Manhattan street home.

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The New York Giants baseball t...

Aug 19, 2013 by

From 1883 to 1957, when the team moved to San Francisco, what was the name of the baseball club playing games for Manhattan? The New...

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