Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Before the flapper, the naughty 'vamp' scandalized New York
Above: Clara Bow, in It (1927), one of the roles that made her an major film star. Two iconic a...
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Summer styling : Get a Bowery Boys T-Shirt!
Here's your new look for the summer! Proclaim your love of New York history and the Bowery Bo...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
History in the Making - July 14, 2014: Red Hot Summer Edition
Party time at Leon and Eddie's nightclub at 33 West 52nd Street, photo from July 1948. That&...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Postcard from Paris: A view of another obelisk
I'm heading through France on my way to Tom's wedding, but I stopped by Paris to check out a...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Dollhouses, skully and puddles: Lower East Side children, actually having fun
Girls with a pretty amazing dollhouse at Seward Park playground. Photo labeled August 1913 I&...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Dictaphone Murder Trial of 1914: A Mystery In Pictures
Does this woman look like a murderer to you? This is Florence Carman, the wife of Dr. Edwin ...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Aaron Burr vs. Alexander Hamilton: The duel at Weehawken and the terrible consequences of an ugly insult
PODCAST Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met at a clearing in Weehawken, NJ, in the early morn...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Richmond Hill: West Village's former Vice Presidential mansion and the lonely refuge of Aaron Burr
Richmond Hill, the spacious mansion and 26-acre estate on the outskirts of town that had once be...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
New York's amusement palace Niblo's Garden returns (sort of)
It's the return of Niblo's Garden , the 19th century pleasure garden and entertainment ...
Monday, July 7, 2014
25 Great Books About the Founding Fathers (and Mothers)
Independence Day may be over, but our celebration of the Founding Fathers continues all this week, culminating in a brand new podcast this F...
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