Happy birthday to Statue of Liberty sculptor Frederic Auguste...
Thu, 04/02/2015 - 6:53pm

Happy birthday to Statue of Liberty sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, born on April 2, 1834. Photo: George P. Hall & Son, n.d. New-York Historical Society

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...
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