http://behindthescenes.nyhistory.org/ellis-islands-busiest-day/
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 9:28am

http://behindthescenes.nyhistory.org/ellis-islands-busiest-day/: On April 17, 1907, Ellis Island had its busiest day ever, processing 11,747 individuals who just arrived to America. http://...

April 17, 1837: J. P. Morgan, American banker, financier and...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:13pm

April 17, 1837: J. P. Morgan, American banker, financier and collector, was born. Bill Cunningham, The Morgan Library & Museum (built 1906), ca. 1968-1976. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York...

Bill Cunningham, Guggenheim Museum (built 1959), ca. 1968-1976....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

Bill Cunningham, Guggenheim Museum (built 1959), ca. 1968-1976. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Bill Cunningham

Happy Tax Day!The Bostonian’s Paying the Excise-Man, or...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:29am

Happy Tax Day!The Bostonian’s Paying the Excise-Man, or Tarring & Feathering, 1774. Lithograph. New-York Historical Society # 27307

Bill Cunningham, Socony-Mobil Building, New York City, ca....
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:55am

Bill Cunningham, Socony-Mobil Building, New York City, ca. 1968-1976. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Bill Cunningham  Plan a visit to see Bill Cunningham: Facades:...

April 10, 1866: The American Society for the Prevention of...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:01pm

April 10, 1866: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in New York City. Girl and Kitten, ca. 1862, oil on canvas, by Seymour Joseph Guy. New-York Historical...

What does the ‘S’ in Ulysses S. Grant stand for?:...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:47pm

What does the ‘S’ in Ulysses S. Grant stand for?: http://blog.nyhistory.org/ulysses-grant/ Photo of Ulysses Grant taken at the time of his appointment as Lieutenant General of all the Armies of the...

April 9, 1865: Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 9:54am

April 9, 1865: Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, ending the Civil War.Ulysses S. Grant, Terms of Surrender, 1865. New-York...

#ThrowbackThursday - Central Park architecture edition: Bill...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:13am

#ThrowbackThursday - Central Park architecture edition: Bill Cunningham, Gothic bridge in Central Park (designed 1860), ca. 1968-1976. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society, Gift...

March 23, 1857: At a cost of $300, Elisha Graves Otis installs...
Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 10:01am

March 23, 1857: At a cost of $300, Elisha Graves Otis installs the first practical elevator for passengers at the department store of E. V. Haughwout & Co, a building still standing at Broadway...

Where will you find inspiration this #FashionFriday?John James...
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 5:27pm

Where will you find inspiration this #FashionFriday?John James Audubon (1785–1851), Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Havell pl. 242, 1832. Watercolor, gouache, and graphite with scraping and selective...

Bill Cunningham, St. Paul’s Chapel and Churchyard (built ca....
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 3:04pm

Bill Cunningham, St. Paul’s Chapel and Churchyard (built ca. 1766-96), ca. 1968-76. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society, Gift of the photographer. Now on exhibit in Bill Cunningham...

When Was the First St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York...
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 9:55am

When Was the First St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City?

#FashionFriday, Federal Hall edition: Bill Cunningham, Federal...
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 1:02pm

#FashionFriday, Federal Hall edition: Bill Cunningham, Federal Hall (built ca. 1842, costume ca. 1910), ca. 1968-1976. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society, Gift of the photographer...

 #ThrowbackThursday, 1970’s New York City edition:Bill...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 1:38pm

 #ThrowbackThursday, 1970’s New York City edition:Bill Cunningham, Editta Sherman on the Train to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, ca. 1972. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society, Gift...

Dreading this week’s cold zap? It could be worse. March...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 9:38am

Dreading this week’s cold zap? It could be worse. March 12, 1888: twenty-one inches of snow fell in New York City in just under twenty-four hours. Learn more about the Blizzard of 1888 here: http://...

March 8, 1894: New York City started requiring dogs to be...
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 10:59am

March 8, 1894: New York City started requiring dogs to be licensed. Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish Sr. and Mme. Bahkmastiaf, wife of the Russian ambassador, with dog, 1915. NYHS Image # 72757

Bill Cunningham, Municipal Asphalt Plant (built 1944), East 90th...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 4:35pm

Bill Cunningham, Municipal Asphalt Plant (built 1944), East 90th Street at the East River, 1968-76. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Bill Cunningham While Robert Moses once called the Municipal...

Bill Cunningham, Grand Central Terminal (built ca. 1903-1913),...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:25pm

Bill Cunningham, Grand Central Terminal (built ca. 1903-1913), ca. 1968-1976. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Bill Cunningham Architecture, history, and—of course—...

Born today in 1853: American illustrator Howard Pyle. Howard...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:32pm

Born today in 1853: American illustrator Howard Pyle. Howard Pyle (1853–1911), Hamilton Addressing the Mob: Study for the Illustration in “Harper’s New Monthly Magazine” (October 1884), 1884....

Why Are the Streets in Lower Manhattan and Greenwich Village Not...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:29pm

Why Are the Streets in Lower Manhattan and Greenwich Village Not on the Grid Pattern, and Why is Broadway on an Angle?

March 5, 1833: the legislature chose to discontinue Ninth and...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 11:54am

March 5, 1833: the legislature chose to discontinue Ninth and Tenth Streets west of Sixth Avenue, contrary to the 1811 Commissioners’ Plan.Commissioner Plan, A Map of the City of New York, by the...

March 2, 1769: DeWitt Clinton, mayor, governor, scholar, and...
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 11:01am

March 2, 1769: DeWitt Clinton, mayor, governor, scholar, and proponent of the Erie Canal, is born. John Wesley Jarvis, De Witt Clinton, ca. 1820. Oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society, Gift of...

“Great Curling Match on the Central Park Pond Between the St....
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 2:06pm

“Great Curling Match on the Central Park Pond Between the St. Andrews and Caledonian Clubs. Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, February 17, 1872. New-York Historical Society, Geographic File, PR...

February 26, 1870: Alfred Ely Beach debuts his surprise...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 1:15pm

February 26, 1870: Alfred Ely Beach debuts his surprise invention, a luxurious, airblown “Pneumatic” subway that extends for one block under Broadway at Murray Street; it attracts many curious paying...

Intersection of Williamsbridge Road and Pelham Parkway, Bonx,...
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:23pm

Intersection of Williamsbridge Road and Pelham Parkway, Bonx, NY, 1914. New-York Historical Society (PR83 Hassler Collection) Blog: Joseph P. Day: The Man Who Sold The Bronx

Frank M. Ingalls, New York City: Beekman Street looking west...
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 2:38pm

Frank M. Ingalls, New York City: Beekman Street looking west toward the Woolworth Building, undated. New-York Historical Society Library

Puffins: Audubon’s Lovebirds (Blog) John James Audubon, Atlantic...
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 1:04pm

Puffins: Audubon’s Lovebirds (Blog) John James Audubon, Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), Havell plate no. 213, 1833. Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon

"Sweetheart I Love None But You" [sheet music cover], 1896....
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 11:34am

"Sweetheart I Love None But You" [sheet music cover], 1896. New-York Historical Society, Bella C. Landauer Collection of Business and Advertising Ephemera

A Blizzard Scene in New York: Looking West on 14th Street toward...
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:48pm

A Blizzard Scene in New York: Looking West on 14th Street toward Sixth Avenue, March 12, 1888. New-York Historical Society # 73109

February 13, 1837: After hearing speeches decrying the high cost...
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 10:20am

February 13, 1837: After hearing speeches decrying the high cost of bread, meat, rent, and fuel, a crowd of New Yorkers, in what becomes called the “Flour Riot,” attacks a Washington Street warehouse...

Today in 1737: English-American activist, author and...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:53am

Today in 1737: English-American activist, author and revolutionary Thomas Paine is born. Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776. Pamphlet. New-York Historical Society

Today in 1845: “The Raven” makes its first...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:30am

Today in 1845: “The Raven” makes its first appearance in print in the New York Evening Mirror, the newspaper where Edgar Allan Poe is employed; the poem is an immediate hit with the public.John James...

Today in 1851: artist and naturalist John James Audubon dies at...
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 11:21am

Today in 1851: artist and naturalist John James Audubon dies at the age of 65 on his estate called “Minnie’s Land” at 155th Street. Major & Knapp, lithographers, The Audubon Estate on the...

January 24,1890: After months of public attention and...
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 11:01am

January 24,1890: After months of public attention and anticipation, Nellie Bly, a reporter for the New York World, arrives in New York, completing her round-the-world trip in 72 days, 6 hours, and 11...

explore-blog: Sneak peek of a New York Historical Society...
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 11:11am

explore-blog: Sneak peek of a New York Historical Society exhibition showcasing legendary photographer Bill Cunningham’s 8-year quest to document the fashion history and architectural riches of...

Today in 1881: The 35-century-old Egyptian obelisk completes its...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 11:19am

Today in 1881: The 35-century-old Egyptian obelisk completes its long, expensive journey when it is carefully placed on its pedestal in Central Park; it acquires the nickname “Cleopatra’s Needle” for...

Women and children in Central Park, undated photograph....
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 2:01pm

Women and children in Central Park, undated photograph. Geographic File. New-York Historical Society # 67175

Who’s excited for ten inches of snow?Irving Browning,...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 11:25am

Who’s excited for ten inches of snow?Irving Browning, Winter in Central Park, ca. 1930s. New-York Historical Society #70840

#ThrowbackThursday - When we spread our wings in 1937 (New-York...
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 3:27pm

#ThrowbackThursday - When we spread our wings in 1937 (New-York Historical Society at Central Park West and 77th Street).

January 15, 1777: The independent republic of “New...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 11:40am

January 15, 1777: The independent republic of “New Connecticut” (eventually renamed “Vermont”) is created from territory previously claimed by New Hampshire and New York. John Mitchell, A Map of the...

January 14, 1966: Traffic on Fifth Avenue became one-way...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 3:33pm

January 14, 1966: Traffic on Fifth Avenue became one-way southbound while Madison Avenue changed to one-way northbound. Bill Cunningham, Editta Sherman posing in front of the Solomon R. Guggenheim...

Woolworth Building, 1913. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:23pm

Woolworth Building, 1913. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society

January 9, 1854: The Astor Library opens at Lafayette Place (now...
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 10:07am

January 9, 1854: The Astor Library opens at Lafayette Place (now site of The Public Theater). Steven Tucker, Joseph Papp Public Theater, undated. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical...

Born January 8, 1830: German-American landscape painter Albert...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:16am

Born January 8, 1830: German-American landscape painter Albert Bierstadt. Albert Bierstadt, Donner Lake from the Summit, 1873. Oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Archer Milton...

This morning felt like… Niagara Falls, New York: winter...
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 10:51am

This morning felt like… Niagara Falls, New York: winter view of the American Falls in heavy snow, undated. George P. Hall & Son photograph collection, ca. 1876-1933, New-York Historical Society...

Paul Girardet after Hippolyte Victor Valentin Sebron, “Winter...
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 11:42am

Paul Girardet after Hippolyte Victor Valentin Sebron, “Winter Scene in Broadway / Scene d’Hiver dans Broadway,” 1857. New-York Historical Society PR-020 Blog: A Wintry Dionysiaca

New York City: statue of John Ericsson, Battery Park, 1905....
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 1:15pm

New York City: statue of John Ericsson, Battery Park, 1905. Frank M. Ingalls photograph collection, ca. 1901-1930, New-York Historical Society Photo set: New York Is A Winter Wonderland, No Matter...

View of West 47th Street after heavy snow, looking east from...
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 12:18pm

View of West 47th Street after heavy snow, looking east from Sixth Avenue, New York City, 1929. William J. Roege photograph collection, 1910-1937, New-York Historical Society Photo set: New York Is...

J.W. Barber, The Drunkard’s Progress, 1826. Print....
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 4:02pm

J.W. Barber, The Drunkard’s Progress, 1826. Print. New-York Historical Society # 43442 Historically, how have New Yorkers celebrated New Year’s Eve? VIDEO: http://ow.ly/saX5I

Happy New Year’s Eve! Times Square New Year’s Eve,...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 11:19am

Happy New Year’s Eve! Times Square New Year’s Eve, ca. 1907. New-York Historical Society Historically, how have New Yorkers celebrated New Year’s Eve? VIDEO: http://ow.ly/saX5I
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