Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Farewell New Amsterdam! Peter Stuyvesant vs the world, reflecting on the handover between the Dutch and the English
On August 26, 1664, English ships sailed into the harbor and essentially ran the Dutch out of the...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds at Ebbets Field -- in the first Major League baseball game ever broadcast on television
Seventy five years ago today, an extraordinary tradition began -- televised Major League baseb...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Rudolph Valentino, the seductive, tragic idol of the Jazz Age
PODCAST Rudolph Valentino was an star from the early years of Hollywood, but his elegant, ra...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Joyful mourning: The Lower East Side honors a forgotten star
An extraordinary photograph of Yiddish theater stars! Front row: Jacob Adler, Sigmund Feinman,...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
History In The Making 8/19: White House Down Edition
Above: An engraving the gutted Capitol building by William Strickland ( LOC ) Two hundred yea...
Friday, August 15, 2014
The cocaine fiends of the Gilded Age: New York stages an intervention for its over-the-counter drug problem
We once lived in a world when cocaine was in nearly everything -- pain relievers, muscle relax...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Newsboys strike 125 years ago, but it wasn't yet a musical
Newsies hawk newspapers to riders of a passing trolley [ LOC ] One hundred and twenty five year...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Lauren Bacall's Guide on How To Become A Successful Model in New York City, 1941
Lauren Bacall, the cinema and stage legend who died yesterday at age 89, was once the less enigma...
Friday, August 8, 2014
The Tallest Building In New York: A Short History
Postcard from the past: When the Singer Building was the world's tallest (NYPL) PODCAST On...
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