Women and children in Central Park, undated photograph. PR 020,...
Monday, January 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...
Friday, December 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...
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 8:04pm

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

December 23, 1784: The Continental Congress, meeting in Trenton,...
Tuesday, December 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...
Monday, December 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...

What do you think of this year’s Rockefeller Center...
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 8:05pm

What do you think of this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree? Take a look back at the first one at blog.nyhistory.org. “December 24, 1931 — Our first Christmas Tree on the site of the French...

December 4, 1783: General Washington bids an emotional farewell...
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 11:32am

December 4, 1783: General Washington bids an emotional farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in Lower Manhattan. Fraunce’s Tavern, 54 Pearl Street, SE on Front Street, n.d. New-York Historical...

December 3, 1755: American portrait painter Gilbert Stuart is...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:32am

December 3, 1755: American portrait painter Gilbert Stuart is born. Gilbert Stuart, George Washington (1732-1799), ca. 1800-1820. Oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Thomas Jefferson...

Thanksgiving dinner at the West Side School, 1915. The Victor...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 7:51pm

Thanksgiving dinner at the West Side School, 1915. The Victor Remer Historical Archives of the Children’s Aid Society, MS 111. Photo by A. Tennyson Beals. Blog: http://blog.nyhistory.org/gobbling-...

November 19, 1887: New York City native and poet Emma Lazarus,...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 9:56am

November 19, 1887: New York City native and poet Emma Lazarus, best remembered for “The New Colossus,” her sonnet to the Statue of Liberty ending with the famous line “I lift my lamp beside the...

November 14, 1832: New York City’s first horse-drawn...
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:00pm

November 14, 1832: New York City’s first horse-drawn streetcar line, the New York and Harlem Railroad, begins service along the Bowery between Prince and 14th Streets for a fare of $.25. The corner...

November 10, 1791: The City Council appoints two fire wardens...
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 10:27am

November 10, 1791: The City Council appoints two fire wardens for each ward.  Sculpture of Fire Chief Harry Howard, ca.1857. New-York Historical Society, 1937.328

November 3, 1900: The first National Automobile Show opens at...
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 2:53pm

November 3, 1900: The first National Automobile Show opens at Madison Square Garden, a venue designed by architect Stanford White. Madison Square Garden, 1900. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York...

Good luck to all those running in the New York City Marathon...
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 10:01am

Good luck to all those running in the New York City Marathon today! Red Grooms, On your Mark, Get Set, Go!, 2002. Color lithograph. New-York Historical Society # 76266

October 31, 1754: King’s College (today known as Columbia...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:57pm

October 31, 1754: King’s College (today known as Columbia University) received its charter.   View of Columbia College in the City of New York. Reproduction of the original engraving from The New-...

Unidentified group of people in Halloween costumes, October 31,...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:50am

Unidentified group of people in Halloween costumes, October 31, 1916. Photographed for Mrs. Reiser. New-York Historical Society Library

Bring the kids to celebrate Halloween with some history this...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:01am

Bring the kids to celebrate Halloween with some history this Friday night. You can tell them how scary 1980’s fashion was… Village Halloween Parade, 1987. New-York Historical Society, PR 267, Erika...

October 29, 1929: The stock market crashes, sending the world...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:15am

October 29, 1929: The stock market crashes, sending the world economy spiraling into Depression.  Self-winding stock ticker, 1923. New-York Historical Society, Gift of the Western Union Telegraph Co...

October 28, 1886: The Statue of Liberty is dedicated and soon...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 3:21pm

October 28, 1886: The Statue of Liberty is dedicated and soon becomes one of the best known symbols of New York and the entire United States. This model is on view in Chinese American: Exclusion/...

Children at the Henrietta School celebrate Halloween, 1920s....
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:00am

Children at the Henrietta School celebrate Halloween, 1920s. New-York Historical Society, The Victor Remer Historical Archives of The Children’s Aid Society in New York, MS 111. Photo by A. Tennyson...
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