Looking ahead to the Labor Day weekend, here are a few images of...
Fri, 09/04/2015 - 10:48am

Looking ahead to the Labor Day weekend, here are a few images of late summer festivities held on a New York City beach nearly 100 years ago.William Hassler, Women running a race, ca. September...

70 years ago today, the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was...
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:44pm

70 years ago today, the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was signed, formally ending World War II.  United States Navy, [Troopship returns], 1945. New-York Historical Society.

Tour the “Revolution” pop-up exhibition and meet our teen...
Mon, 07/06/2015 - 3:31pm

Tour the “Revolution” pop-up exhibition and meet our teen historians on Governors Island every weekend now through September 27! http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/revolution-nyc-war-independence...

The largest confrontation of the American Revolution was the...
Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:28pm

The largest confrontation of the American Revolution was the Battle of Brooklyn (also called the Battle of Long Island), during which George Washington’s troops were outflanked and outmanned. After a...

New Yorkers have always loathed paying full price for anything....
Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:21pm

New Yorkers have always loathed paying full price for anything. The British Parliament’s 1773 Tea Act did not go over very well, as it forced colonists to buy tea from the East India Company, rather...
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