Announcement of the Empire State Building (1929)

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.

Finding a piece of the past: PJ Clarke’s in NYC

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?

The World Trade Center opens (1973)

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.

NYC’s stunning historical Fifth Avenue mansions (1890s)

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.