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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50 drinks & toasts (1968)

Jun 24, 2017 by

Toast your friends with these easy recipes for famous drinks made with all the popular basic liquors: Bourbon, Scotch, gin, vodka, rum, Southern Comfort.

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Summer swimming in New York (1...

Jun 1, 2017 by

Summer swimming in NYC Gotham’s youth are fortunate in the number of opportunities for swimming which the city’s...

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New York City: The summer reso...

Apr 23, 2017 by

New York City — The summer resort The gateway to all mountain, lake & coast resorts of the east New York City invites you...

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Secret passage: The Beatles in...

Jan 10, 2017 by

Secret passage Not since Normandy had an invasion been so skillfully staged. The jet from London touched down at Kennedy...

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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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NYC heat wave: Hot weather str...

Jun 11, 2016 by

Hot weather in NYC means cooling off in a fountain, taking the kids to park to cool down, and more adventures in the era before air conditioning.

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1,492 go down to their death i...

Mar 2, 2016 by

1,492 go down to their death in loss of “world’s greatest liner” Woman and children saved; men stay to die; pitiful...

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Brooklyn Bridge opens (1883)

Feb 21, 2016 by

The big bridge open Two cities join in making a mammoth holiday Brooklyn in a gale of festival from dawn to midnight The...

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West side apartments in NYC (1...

Sep 26, 2015 by

West side real estate Specially selected / Large rooms / Good light and air Announcement: These houses illustrated are of the highest...

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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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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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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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Snow White dazzles the critics...

May 29, 2014 by

NYC, 1938: The dramatic entertainment most widely discussed for the past four weeks has been Walt Disney’s first full-length film, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’

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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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Cross the country with these v...

Feb 21, 2014 by

Take a look at a more than 20 vintage road maps below, apparently preserved for years in car gloveboxes across the nation!

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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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The story of George Ehret ...

Dec 2, 2013 by

George Ehret’s Hell Gate Brewery Company When George Ehret came from Germany to America in the year 1857, he was twenty-two...

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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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Chocolate drop stop: Vintage c...

Jul 29, 2013 by

Shopping for sweet treats has long been a joy for young and old alike! Here are photos from 1938 and 1939 that show people purchasing...

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Dwindling reminders of New Yor...

Jun 25, 2013 by

Thirty-two buildings all that are left to remind New York City of colonial times There are in New York City thirty-two buildings...

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The Statue of Liberty unveiled...

May 22, 2013 by

Liberty Unveiled America Accepts the Gift of the French People A city afloat hid in fog And a Million or So of People Ashore Making...

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A day in NYC’s parks (19...

Oct 29, 2012 by

Here’s a page showing several little vignettes of life at the parks in New York City — from the artist in Central Park to...

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Tourist photos of the World Tr...

Sep 10, 2012 by

Here’s a selection of photos taken by visitors to NYC — tourists, commuters and residents — all of whom snapped...

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146 die in Triangle Shirtwaist...

Aug 29, 2012 by

To this day, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York on March 25, 1911, remains the deadliest industrial disaster in the...

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Forgotten relics of NYC’...

Aug 11, 2012 by

All of the illustrations included below accompanied the original newspaper article — but the copies were grainy and of poor...

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Meet New York Detective Mary S...

Jul 15, 2012 by

Detective Shanley of New York’s pickpocket squad When Mary Shanley mingles with the well-dressed shoppers in a Fifth Avenue...

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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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New York City of the near futu...

Apr 16, 2012 by

Do you recognize this New York thoroughfare? No! Then bring a prophetic eye to bear on it This shows part of Seventh Avenue (now...

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For the girl coming to New Yor...

Mar 26, 2012 by

There is, without question, more work to be done in New York than in any other place in America. There are also more persons looking with sharpened wits for the jobs than in any other place in the world.

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NYC subway nears completion (1...

Mar 2, 2012 by

Interest in the subway grows As it nears completion, interest in the subway grows — underground shops — safety devices. ...

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