Friday, November 21, 2014
A very happy 50th birthday to the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge! Ten facts you may not know about the bridge's origins
The new span in 1964, photographed by the Wurts Brothers (MCNY) The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge --...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Lovely photos of the horrible New York garbage strike of 1911
New York street cleaners and garbage workers (sometimes referred to as 'ashcart men') wen...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
More signs of 'A Most Violent Year': New movie tie-in column
Looking over the East River at Brooklyn and Queens, 1981, where much of the film's action tak...
Friday, November 14, 2014
Ruins of the World's Fair: The New York State Pavilion, or how Philip Johnson's futuristic architecture was almost forgotten
A little bit Jetsons, a little bit Gladiator, a little bit P.T Barnum. Photo/Marco Catini PODC...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Robert Moses rejected this terrifying Margaret Keane painting from hanging at the 1964-65 World's Fair
The World's Fair of 1964-65 at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was a major American event forward-looking in its intent and, in many wa...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
On this Veteran's Day, a salute to the Harlem Hellfighters!
The men of the 369th who were awarded France's Criox de Guerre for distinguished acts of heroism: Pvt. Ed Williams, Herbert Taylor,...
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