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...

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’...
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