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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Eco-friendly bumper stickers f...

Jul 25, 2016 by

Bumper stickers for our times (Cut long dotted lines, paste on bumper, save America) Down with thermostats! Big cars are pig cars If...

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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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Rube Goldberg in his own words...

Jun 30, 2015 by

“I was as nervous as a poker player down to his last pants’ button, and every one of the hard-boiled old-timers in the art department knew it. “

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Mme Demorest’s Emporium ...

Jun 24, 2015 by

Mme Demorest’s Emporium of Fashions – 473 Broadway, New York We think our lady readers will be both interested and...

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Macy’s in NYC (1883)

Jun 9, 2015 by

R H Macy & Co: Grand Central Fancy and Dry Goods Establishment 4th Street, 6th Avenue, & 13th Street, New York City. The...

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Victory in Europe Day (1945)

May 8, 2015 by

After six years of total warfare across Europe which saw cities and entire countries devastated, along with millions of soldiers and...

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The giant Brontosaurus in Cent...

Apr 7, 2015 by

The giant Brontosaurus in Central Park A mammoth native of Wyoming of some odd million years ago, 67 feet long with a stomach cavity...

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The drug terror: American coca...

Apr 6, 2015 by

The drug terror With Practically Unrestricted Traffic, Cocaine Vice Has Grown So Swiftly That We Are Most Drugged Nation in World,...

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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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Annie takes Broadway (1977)

Dec 30, 2014 by

What have the protagonists of a half-century-old comic strip – Little Orphan Annie – got to do with Broadway?

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The Amazin’ Mets pull of...

Jun 19, 2014 by

Ron Swoboda’s eighth-inning double capped a typical comeback rally that started with a smudge of shoe polish Thursday and the New York Mets, baseball’s 100-to-1 shot.

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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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The shocking murder of Beatle ...

May 7, 2014 by

John Lennon, the former Beatle whose music set the beat for a revolutionary youth generation in the 1960s, was shot to death outside his Manhattan home by a man who earlier obtained his autograph on the rock star’s new record album, police said today.

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The New York World’s Fai...

Apr 23, 2014 by

What you will see at world’s biggest show New York’s billion dollar dream fair When the first visitors enter a onetime Long Island...

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Dustin Hoffman plays himself i...

Apr 12, 2014 by

Hoffman has the strange ability to be himself on stage. Or at least if that is not himself he is playing, or at least some aspect of himself, he must be so unnaturally talented that he is practically monstrous.

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Who loves ya, baby? Kojak open...

Apr 7, 2014 by

Bald, Tootsie Pop-snacking Kojak was the king of the police procedural from 1973 through 1978.

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Einstein’s wife understa...

Mar 28, 2014 by

Elsa Einstein was the professor’s second wife… and his first cousin. They did not have any children of their own, but the...

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Properties for sale in fast-gr...

Jan 14, 2014 by

Fast growing Borough of Queens properties for sale or rent Forest Hills – 12 minutes from Pennsylvania Station to Forest Hills...

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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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See how they had to remove sno...

Dec 6, 2013 by

Wagons removing snow after a storm in New York City (1908)   Clearing snow off the boardwalk in Atlantic City (1915)  ...

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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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America’s “thank y...

Nov 24, 2013 by

Once again, America welcomed the Marquis de Lafayette The whole nation invited this Frenchman to be its guest so it could say...

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Idea for NYC: Rapid transit by...

Nov 19, 2013 by

Rapid transit by belt conveyor A vision of the future, as published in Scientific American in 1910: The method of transportation by...

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A visit to the beauty salon in...

Nov 15, 2013 by

Here’s a look inside Francois de Paris, a hairdresser/beauty parlor on Eighth Street in New York, New York. They show the...

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FAO Schwarz catalog of toys &#...

Nov 15, 2013 by

Order by mail from FAO Schwarz – World’s greatest toy store! Send for the world’s greatest toy catalog – free...

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Pennsylvania Railroad’s ...

Nov 12, 2013 by

Spring weather can be mighty uncertain. But there’s nothing uncertain about Pennsylvania Railroad’s great East-West...

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Can the commuter survive? (196...

Nov 3, 2013 by

Can the commuter survive? Millions of Americans travel inadequate railroads and overburdened highways to get to work each day. Here...

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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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What you should really do in N...

Aug 19, 2012 by

It’s a wonderful town by Bill Leonard That’s new York for you — if you know where to go and what to see. Let this...

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Antique Bloomingdale’s a...

Jun 14, 2012 by

Bloomingdale’s originally opened in 1861 when the Bloomingdale brothers began by selling hoop-skirts on Manhattan’s Lower...

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New York, a city of towers (19...

Jun 13, 2012 by

A style in architecture as characteristic as the Padogas of China or the Minarets of Constantinople The London Spectator, apropos of...

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Smith files Titanic disaster r...

Mar 1, 2012 by

Smith files Titanic disaster report Washington, May 28 (1912) – Senator Smith of Michigan, chairman of the Senate investigating...

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