New Amsterdam
New Amsterdam (Dutch: Nieuw-Amsterdam) was a 17th-century Dutch settlement established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, which served as the seat of the colonial government in New Netherlan...
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'The Greatest Grid' displays old Manhattan farms
Before Manhattan formed its grid, its residents raised hogs and chickens. The Museum of the City of New York reveals what NYC looked like as farmland.
Photos of New York City in the 1800s with Google Street View
Developer Dan Vanderkam collaborated with the New York Public Library the plot old photos of New York City on an interactive map.
Brooklyn Bridge opens - May 24, 1883
On this day in History, Brooklyn Bridge opens on May 24, 1883. Learn more about what happened today on History.
An Immigrant Named Trump
A teen-ager from Germany arrived in New York in 1885 with high aspirations. His descendant is now vying for the Presidency.
Sept 18,1960-Fidel Castro’s Wild New York Visit
During a two-week visit to address the United Nations in New York, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro stole headlines and courted controversy.
The Dutch Surrender New Netherland
Get the facts on the only Dutch colony in mainland North America, which included present-day New York City.
Rare Photos From 1966 Show The NYC Subway In Full Color
Change comes slowly to the subway. Signs hang for decades. Trains are rarely replaced. A new line can take centuries. So the subway captured in these remarkable images by photographer Danny Lyon in 19...
USS New York, Which Was Built With 24 Tons Of Steel Salvaged From The World Trade Center To Commemorate The Victims Of 9/11
USS New York the fifth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the fifth ship of the United States Navy to be named after the state of New York. New York has a crew of 360 and can carry up to ...
Personal Photos From CBGB Documenting The East Village Art And Music Scene In The ’70s
Artist Bettie Ringma was 28 years old when she left Holland and arrived in the States. She met fellow artist, curator, and writer Marc H. Miller, and the duo developed a working relationship that foun...
Big yellow taxi: a history of New York City's cabs – in pictures
The Nissan NV200, known as the Taxi of Tomorrow, officially became New York’s standard cab. The radical redesign means the city’s trademark cabs will be more of a minivan than a car – with more legroo...
1001 Ways To Die In New York City In 1855
Maybe there weren’t 1001 ways to die, but in a typical week in New York’s death log 160 years ago there were at least 73 ways to enter into eternity. New York City was only the borough of Manhattan an...
The Ninth Avenue Elevated Train Crash Of 1905
For as long as you live September 11 will be remembered as the date of the terrorist attacks on America that brought down the World Trade Center towers. But before 2001, 9/11 marked the anniversary ...
One World Trade Center Elevator Ride Show Animated New York Skyline From 1500s To Now
Sky pods show rise of New York skyline from 1500s till now on time-lapse rocket ride to trade center's top. An imposingly realistic vision of 2 World Trade Center, the ultimately doomed south tower, w...
Vintage photos of New York City at the turn of the century
New York City, as well as the rest of the country, was a lot different at the turn of the century over 100 years ago. The New York subway was just breaking ground, families were still fighting against...
Dutch colonization of the Americas
Dutch trading posts and plantations in the Americas precede the much wider known colonization activities of the Dutch in Asia. When the first Dutch fort in Asia was built in 1600 (in present-day Indon...
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History of New York City
Written documentation of the history of New York City began with the first European visitor Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524. European settlement began with the Dutch in 1609.A center of revolutionary a...
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New Netherland
New Netherland (Dutch: Nieuw-Nederland, Latin: Nova Belgica or Novum Belgium) was a 17th-century colonial province of the Seven United Netherlands that was located on the East Coast of North America. ...
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'The Greatest Grid' displays old Manhattan farms
Before Manhattan formed its grid, its residents raised hogs and chickens. The Museum of the City of New York reveals what NYC looked like as farmland.
Nicholas Bayard
Colonel Nicholas Bayard (c. 1644–1707) was an official in the colony of New York. Bayard served as the 16th Mayor of New York City, from 1685 to 1686. He is notable for being Peter Stuyvesant's brothe...
Delmonico's
74°00′36″W / 40.70508°N 74.01007°W / 40.70508; -74.01007Delmonico's is the name of various New York City restaurants of varying duration, quality, and fame. The original and m...
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Zelig Harry Lefkowitz
"Big" Jack Zelig (May 13, 1888 – October 5, 1912) was an American gangster and one of the last leaders of the Eastman Gang.
Born Selig Harry Lefkowitz on New York's Lower East Side, Zelig was a we...
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2006 New York Underground Film Festival
These are the films shown at the 13th New York Underground Film Festival, held from March 8–14, 2006
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United ...
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Century Building (Manhattan)
The Century Building at 33 East 17th Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway on Union Square in Manhattan, New York City, was designed by William Schickel in the Queen Anne style and built in 18...
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Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players
The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players were an American indie-rock/art pop family band. It consisted of main vocalist Jason Trachtenburg, his wife Tina, and their only child, daughter Rachel.
T...
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Church of the Transfiguration, Episcopal (Manhattan)
The Church of the Transfiguration, also known as the Little Church Around the Corner, is an Episcopal parish church located at 1 East 29th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues in the NoMad neighb...
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St. George's Episcopal Church (Manhattan)
73°59′06″W / 40.734397°N 73.984964°W / 40.734397; -73.984964St. George's Episcopal Church is a historic church located at 209 East 16th Street at Rutherford Place, on Stuyvesa...
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