March 30, 1909: After eight years of work at the cost of $20...
Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:01pm

March 30, 1909: After eight years of work at the cost of $20 million and 50 lives, the Queensborough Bridge opens to a spectacular two-hour fireworks display.Robert Knudtsen, Queensboro Bridge, 1942...

Pioneering street photographer Rebecca Lepkoff captured a Lower...
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:07am

Pioneering street photographer Rebecca Lepkoff captured a Lower East Side that now seems distant and familiar at the same time: http://blog.nyhistory.org/photographs-rebecca-lepkoff/ Hester Street,...

March 25, 1911: Unsafe working conditions lead to the death of...
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:45pm

March 25, 1911: Unsafe working conditions lead to the death of 146 mostly young, female employees when fire starts at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in Greenwich Village. Firemen battling...

February 23, 1960: With a small crowd and some former Brooklyn...
Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:26pm

February 23, 1960: With a small crowd and some former Brooklyn Dodgers on hand to say farewell to their ballpark, a two-ton wrecking ball painted like a baseball begins the demolition of Ebbets Field...

February 20, 1895: Abolitionist Frederick Douglass...
Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:01pm

February 20, 1895: Abolitionist Frederick Douglass died.Frederick Douglass. Carte-de-visite. New-York Historical Society # 70152

Blog: “Seven Moments of Love”—from Langston Hughes to...
Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:01pm

Blog: “Seven Moments of Love”—from Langston Hughes to Robert Earl JonesPortrait of Langston Hughes, 1960. New-York Historical Society PR 276, Bernard Gotfryd Photograph Collection

February 6, 1811: DeWitt Clinton is appointed mayor of New York...
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 1:22pm

February 6, 1811: DeWitt Clinton is appointed mayor of New York for the third time.Who were New York’s other three-term mayors?

Women and children in Central Park, undated photograph. PR 020,...
Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:00am

Women and children in Central Park, undated photograph. PR 020, Geographic File, New-York Historical Society image # 67175. Be careful as you move about today! Please note that Tuesday and Wednesday’...

December 26, 1947: Over 26 inches of snow begin to fall on New...
Fri, 12/26/2014 - 2:03pm

December 26, 1947: Over 26 inches of snow begin to fall on New York City, the heaviest snowfall on record at the time.  Times Square, view from 46th Street at night, December 26, 1947. Photo by Herb...

New-York Historical Society Christmas Party, 1954. #tbt...
Thu, 12/25/2014 - 8:04pm

New-York Historical Society Christmas Party, 1954. #tbt #throwbackthursday

December 23, 1784: The Continental Congress, meeting in Trenton,...
Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:12am

December 23, 1784: The Continental Congress, meeting in Trenton, New Jersey, votes to move to New York City until a permanent seat of government is established; the city will serve as the nation’s...

December 15, 1837: George B. Post, architect of the New York...
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:07am

December 15, 1837: George B. Post, architect of the New York Stock Exchange and the campus of City College, is born in New York City. Pediment detail, New York Stock Exchange. New-York Historical...
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