Wednesday, May 26, 2010
History in the Making: Fleet Week Edition
Above: New York's westside, 1945, by Andreas Feininger (Courtesy Google Life images)
No, that's not a touring revival of 'On The Town.' Those are actual sailors. [Fleet Week schedule]
It's the 60th anniversary of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. Enjoy one of Robert Moses's more controversial creations and be thankful it's not a Brooklyn-Battery bridge. [Gothamist]
Were there ever height regulations placed on buildings in New York City? The Tenement Museum Blog has the answer.
A tale of two wives in 1901 somehow manages to tie to the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge. Truly, "complications of a peculiar character"! [Virtual Dime Museum]
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