Friday, September 19, 2014
The Secrets of Gramercy Park (and you don't even need a key)
Looking down on Gramercy Park, 1944 (Courtesy Museum of the City of New York) PODCAST Gramercy...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Whatever happened to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Island?
Welfare Island (once the more enticingly named Blackwell's Island ) was New York's depo...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
A new film about New York State Pavilion, the space-age ruin from the World's Fair 1964-65
Many cities have turned the sites of World's Fairs into public places that have endured throu...
Monday, September 15, 2014
The story of 'Klein Klassje', the New World's first Roosevelt and the surprising origin of Roosevelt Street
New Amsterdam, the home of Claes Maartenszen van Rosenvelt (by Thomas Addis Emmet, courtesy NYPL)...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Spectropia, or How to Make Ghosts in Your Home
Above: The cover of the New York edition of Brown's optical illusion book One of the hotte...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The grand opening of the World Trade Center on April 4, 1973; Richard Nixon, labor strikes and "General Motors Gothic"
Photography on this page, from various periods, by Edmund V. Gillon, courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York. Check out their o...
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
History in the Making 9/9: The Former Avenue A Edition
A particularly haunting image -- the caption "Junior sea breeze for sick babies -- 64th Street and Avenue A." Circa 1895, this...
Friday, September 5, 2014
The tale of two hospitals: Enjoy the "inexpressibly nauseating" aromas of Brooklyn's oldest operating theater
Syms operating theater at Roosevelt Hospital in 1900, perhaps one of the cleanest places in Manha...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
New York City's "stripped and abandoned" car crisis
The fate of an automobile at Breezy Point, 1973 (Courtesy US National Archives) The abandoned c...
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