Museum Open

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open on July 3 and 4 to celebrate Independence Day.

New Yorkers have always loathed paying full price for anything....
Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:21pm

New Yorkers have always loathed paying full price for anything. The British Parliament’s 1773 Tea Act did not go over very well, as it forced colonists to buy tea from the East India Company, rather...

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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