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Who is ready for some cold weather nerdy history fun? We are having an #UrbanArchive Trivia Night on February 21 at the @housingworksbks! Grab some friends 🙋🏽👨 and sign up for a evening of every New Yorker’s favorite activity... proving how well we know our city. 🤓⠀
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Prizes 🏆 and bragging rights for the winners. Sign up a team at the link ☝️Thanks to our event co-sponsors! @hdcnyc #NYPreservationArchiveProject and @nyclgbtsites⠀
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photo: Mayor La Guardia addressing the crowd at the opening of the First Avenue Retail Market via @museumofcityny⠀
#urbanarchive #nychistory #trivia #housingworksbookstorecafe #soho #prizes #teams
Who is ready for some cold weather nerdy history fun? We are having an #UrbanArchive  Trivia Night on February 21 at the @housingworksbks! Grab some friends 🙋🏽👨 and sign up for a evening of every New Yorker’s favorite activity... proving how well we know our city. 🤓⠀ .⠀ Prizes 🏆 and bragging rights for the winners. Sign up a team at the link ☝️Thanks to our event co-sponsors! @hdcnyc #NYPreservationArchiveProject  and @nyclgbtsites⠀ .⠀ photo: Mayor La Guardia addressing the crowd at the opening of the First Avenue Retail Market via @museumofcityny⠀ #urbanarchive  #nychistory  #trivia  #housingworksbookstorecafe  #soho  #prizes  #teams 
Another favorite building of mine: The Alwyn Court at 58th Street and 7th Avenue. This is of the most ornate buildings in the city. When it opened in 1910, it had only 2 apartments per floor, each with 14 rooms and 5 baths. The architects, Harde & Short, creates a plan with a square, 12-story central light court and groups of entertaining spaces - music room, living room, library, dining room, gallery and conservatory. This lavish “studio palace” (as it was called by the developer, Alwyn Ball Jr.) was meant to lure wealthy people away from private homes and into apartment living. One notable tenant of The Alwyn Court building was Frederick Steinway, of the Steinway piano game. #mycitymylove #ilovenyc #nycarchitecture #nychistory #nychistoricbuildings
Another favorite building of mine: The Alwyn Court at 58th Street and 7th Avenue. This is of the most ornate buildings in the city. When it opened in 1910, it had only 2 apartments per floor, each with 14 rooms and 5 baths. The architects, Harde & Short, creates a plan with a square, 12-story central light court and groups of entertaining spaces - music room, living room, library, dining room, gallery and conservatory. This lavish “studio palace” (as it was called by the developer, Alwyn Ball Jr.) was meant to lure wealthy people away from private homes and into apartment living. One notable tenant of The Alwyn Court building was Frederick Steinway, of the Steinway piano game. #mycitymylove  #ilovenyc  #nycarchitecture  #nychistory  #nychistoricbuildings 
Travel along the historic trails of Lower Manhattan with this interactive map - The Skyscraper Museum has released a new interactive web project and digital archive called Heritage Trails New York, which revives a landmark history project from 1997. Heritage Trails focuses on the historic blocks of Lower Manhattan, from the Battery to the African Burial Ground and Foley Square, stretching from the Hudson River to the South Street Seaport. (Link in bio) #nychistory #skyscrapermuseum #heritagetrailsnewyork
Travel along the historic trails of Lower Manhattan with this interactive map - The Skyscraper Museum has released a new interactive web project and digital archive called Heritage Trails New York, which revives a landmark history project from 1997. Heritage Trails focuses on the historic blocks of Lower Manhattan, from the Battery to the African Burial Ground and Foley Square, stretching from the Hudson River to the South Street Seaport. (Link in bio) #nychistory  #skyscrapermuseum  #heritagetrailsnewyork 
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That moment when you meet your boy half way under the East River...after months of digging from opposite sides. ✊️ #brooklyn #brooklynbatterytunnel #internationalbrotherhoodofbuilders #throwbackthursday ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tradesmen #construction #builder #workwear #internationalbrotherhoodofbuilders #urbanworkwear #lifestyleworkwear #steel #ironworkers #ironworker #constructability #community #brotherhood #constructionlife #nycconstruction #nychistory #nycbuildings #nycbridges 
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#rePLANOLY  @epatageworkwear . That moment when you meet your boy half way under the East River...after months of digging from opposite sides. ✊️ #brooklyn  #brooklynbatterytunnel  #internationalbrotherhoodofbuilders  #throwbackthursday  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tradesmen  #construction  #builder  #workwear  #internationalbrotherhoodofbuilders  #urbanworkwear  #lifestyleworkwear  #steel  #ironworkers  #ironworker  #constructability  #community  #brotherhood  #constructionlife  #nycconstruction  #nychistory  #nycbuildings  #nycbridges  _________________________________________ ***ORIGINAL POST ABOVE THE LINE*** - - - -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These Type Folks are Real Heroes in The Construction Industry and Bad Ass. - - - - #america  #patriot  #ibuildamerica  #construction  #iloveconstruction  #mining  #quarries 
1908 - The 19th Ward Bank, 72nd Street Branch. At 72nd between 3rd and Lex.  A curiously small bank scaled like a cemetery monument. 
The idea behind the 19th Ward Bank, run by the Provident Loan Society, has been described as "a government-approved pawnshop for the indigent." The building, designed by William Ralph Emerson (cousin of Ralph Waldo), still survives, although the building to the left is gone.
1908 - The 19th Ward Bank, 72nd Street Branch. At 72nd between 3rd and Lex. A curiously small bank scaled like a cemetery monument. The idea behind the 19th Ward Bank, run by the Provident Loan Society, has been described as "a government-approved pawnshop for the indigent." The building, designed by William Ralph Emerson (cousin of Ralph Waldo), still survives, although the building to the left is gone.
Looking north up "Victory Way," 1919. To help raise money for the Fifth Liberty Loan Drive, the stretch of Park Avenue from 45th Street to 50th Street was closed to traffic and converted into a temporary "temple of victory.” Harold Van Buren Magonigle (who designed the USS Maine Monument in #ColumbusCircle) was in charge of the decorations, and chose #ParkAvenue for its proximity to #GrandCentralTerminal, as well as to 5th Avenue, making it easily accessible to paradegoers who gathered to watch the patriotic parades thrown by the city to salute the soldiers and sailors who fought in the war. The stretch was lined with 56-foot tall columns topped by eagles, along with flagpoles flying the flags of the allied nations and of the 48 states. Surrounding buildings were festooned with wreaths, garlands, and bunting. Colorful displays with maps and large panoramas showed how the war was fought, and members of the #military demonstrated various pieces of captured equipment, such as tanks, cannons, and machine guns. Following the parades, floats would line up on the street, and soldiers would periodically engage in small-scale reenactments of battles in which they had fought. The centerpieces of Victory Way were two large pyramids, each made of 6,000 German helmets, and surrounded by statues of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory) sculpted by Herbert Adams. Anyone who sold over $1000 in bonds for the drive received one of the helmets, which were captured in Coblenz. Every evening, a dedicated speaker gave an address, which was broadcasted to the assembled crowd over a system of 112 speakers installed by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company; this system also allowed folks to give speeches from Washington. The podium was surrounded by large murals of triumphant battles, and the whole display was lit up by spotlights at night. Victory Way remained open for several weeks, culminating in a grand parade featuring groups of marchers from 29 nations dressed in traditional costumes #NYC #midtown #WWI #victory #TBT #history #NYChistory #DiscoveringNYC
Looking north up "Victory Way," 1919. To help raise money for the Fifth Liberty Loan Drive, the stretch of Park Avenue from 45th Street to 50th Street was closed to traffic and converted into a temporary "temple of victory.” Harold Van Buren Magonigle (who designed the USS Maine Monument in #ColumbusCircle ) was in charge of the decorations, and chose #ParkAvenue  for its proximity to #GrandCentralTerminal , as well as to 5th Avenue, making it easily accessible to paradegoers who gathered to watch the patriotic parades thrown by the city to salute the soldiers and sailors who fought in the war. The stretch was lined with 56-foot tall columns topped by eagles, along with flagpoles flying the flags of the allied nations and of the 48 states. Surrounding buildings were festooned with wreaths, garlands, and bunting. Colorful displays with maps and large panoramas showed how the war was fought, and members of the #military  demonstrated various pieces of captured equipment, such as tanks, cannons, and machine guns. Following the parades, floats would line up on the street, and soldiers would periodically engage in small-scale reenactments of battles in which they had fought. The centerpieces of Victory Way were two large pyramids, each made of 6,000 German helmets, and surrounded by statues of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory) sculpted by Herbert Adams. Anyone who sold over $1000 in bonds for the drive received one of the helmets, which were captured in Coblenz. Every evening, a dedicated speaker gave an address, which was broadcasted to the assembled crowd over a system of 112 speakers installed by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company; this system also allowed folks to give speeches from Washington. The podium was surrounded by large murals of triumphant battles, and the whole display was lit up by spotlights at night. Victory Way remained open for several weeks, culminating in a grand parade featuring groups of marchers from 29 nations dressed in traditional costumes #NYC  #midtown  #WWI  #victory  #TBT  #history  #NYChistory  #DiscoveringNYC 
Wollman Rink was a huge disaster for years. The city’s Parks Department was unable to make ice after the fiscal crisis, but they set out to do a total refurbishment in 1980, a task that would “take two years.” Six years later and $13 million down the tube, they said they’d have to start from scratch.  In May 1986, enter Donald Trump. Trump told Mayor Ed Koch that he would take over the construction and operation for no profit and have it done by the holiday season. Being that Trump didn’t actually know anything about building a rink, he said that logic pointed to just asking people from Canada to do it. That’s precisely what he did. He actually finished the project in less than six months and at a final cost 25% less than the budget.  The rink appears in Central Park until April, before it returns to being a small amusement park.

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Wollman Rink was a huge disaster for years. The city’s Parks Department was unable to make ice after the fiscal crisis, but they set out to do a total refurbishment in 1980, a task that would “take two years.” Six years later and $13 million down the tube, they said they’d have to start from scratch.  In May 1986, enter Donald Trump. Trump told Mayor Ed Koch that he would take over the construction and operation for no profit and have it done by the holiday season. Being that Trump didn’t actually know anything about building a rink, he said that logic pointed to just asking people from Canada to do it. That’s precisely what he did. He actually finished the project in less than six months and at a final cost 25% less than the budget.  The rink appears in Central Park until April, before it returns to being a small amusement park. Double-tap if you like it! Follow for daily updates! #what_i_saw_in_nyc  #topnewyorkphoto  #bigapple  #newyork_ig  #newyorklike  #nycprimeshot  #fox5ny  #abc7ny  #nbc4ny  #cbsnewyork  #loves_nyc  #nychistory  #nycarchitecture  #nycbuildings  #ig_unitedstates  #ig_northamerica  #seeyourcity  #instagood  #usaprimeshot   #wildnewyork   #newyorker  #igersofnyc  #itravelnyc  #timeoutnewyork  #dream_new_york  #passionpassport  #nycityworld  #unlimitednewyork  #justgoshoot 
Toffenetti Restaurant, 43rd St. and Broadway
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This 2-story, 24-hour, 1000-seat restaurant stood in Times Square for almost 30 years. Its owner, Dario Toffenetti, was as creative with his marketing as he was with his food. For example, the menu described the strawberry shortcake as, “fresh, luscious, ruby-red strawberries...skillfully prepared in the Toffenetti tradition to enhance their natural succulence...are heaped lavishly over huge, fresh-baked home made biscuits — and topped with an avalanche of whipped cream for your ecstatic enjoyment.”
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Toffenetti Restaurant, 43rd St. and Broadway . . . This 2-story, 24-hour, 1000-seat restaurant stood in Times Square for almost 30 years. Its owner, Dario Toffenetti, was as creative with his marketing as he was with his food. For example, the menu described the strawberry shortcake as, “fresh, luscious, ruby-red strawberries...skillfully prepared in the Toffenetti tradition to enhance their natural succulence...are heaped lavishly over huge, fresh-baked home made biscuits — and topped with an avalanche of whipped cream for your ecstatic enjoyment.” . . . #nychistory  #nyceats  #newyorkhistory  #foodhistory  #culinaryhistory  #bw  #bnw  #monochromatic  #monochrome  #blackandwhite  #history  #historia  #foodhistory  #vintage  #manhattan  #broadway  #midtown  #timessquare  #newyork  #oldnewyork 
1929 & now: NW corner of Mott & Prince- showing Old St. Patrick's. #nycthenandnow
1929 & now: NW corner of Mott & Prince- showing Old St. Patrick's. #nycthenandnow 
The soft snowfall this morning graced the majestic Greek Revival buildings on our front lawn.
The soft snowfall this morning graced the majestic Greek Revival buildings on our front lawn.
Six to Celebrate: Our beautiful historic neighborhoods finally getting the recognition they deserve, I'm beyond excited over this to be be part of this historic moment...🙏🏼 @hdcnyc 
#bronxlittleitaly #westchestersquare #nyc #history #explore #historicplaces #neighborhood #usa #sixtocelebrate #newyorkcity #bronx #nychistory #culture #exploringthebronx #makinghistory #trueyorkcity #seethebronx #seeyourcity #nyc #travel #tourist #travelgram #exploringhistory #revolutionarywar #bronxitalianhistory #traveler #architecture #architecturelovers #usahistory
Six to Celebrate: Our beautiful historic neighborhoods finally getting the recognition they deserve, I'm beyond excited over this to be be part of this historic moment...🙏🏼 @hdcnyc #bronxlittleitaly  #westchestersquare  #nyc  #history  #explore  #historicplaces  #neighborhood  #usa  #sixtocelebrate  #newyorkcity  #bronx  #nychistory  #culture  #exploringthebronx  #makinghistory  #trueyorkcity  #seethebronx  #seeyourcity  #nyc  #travel  #tourist  #travelgram  #exploringhistory  #revolutionarywar  #bronxitalianhistory  #traveler  #architecture  #architecturelovers  #usahistory 
I took this photo last week during the most perfect foggy weather at Greenwood. 🍂⚰️🌿 It felt like autumn again.
I took this photo last week during the most perfect foggy weather at Greenwood. 🍂⚰️🌿 It felt like autumn again.
Visiting the Eldridge Street Synagogue today not only reinforced my belief in the importance of studying the past, but beyond that, the great value in preserving the city’s landmarks and historic buildings. This magnificent structure, designed in the moorish revival style, was built in 1887, and was the first large synagogue built in America by Eastern European Jews. Over the course of 50 or so years, around the turn of the last century, over 2 million Jews immigrated to America in search of a life free of persecution. Though the countries they came from were not wealthy, and they themselves came with few possessions, this synagogue is a symbol of the dream to immigrate to a place where being different was something that ultimately made for a better society and nation. Check out the Kiki Smith stained glass window installed in 2010 after 20 years of restoration. #eldridgestreetsynagogue #lowereastside #landmark #newyorkcity #historicalarchitecture #history #immigration #moorishrevival #architecture #contemporaryart #seeyourcity #nycgo #museum #nychistory
Visiting the Eldridge Street Synagogue today not only reinforced my belief in the importance of studying the past, but beyond that, the great value in preserving the city’s landmarks and historic buildings. This magnificent structure, designed in the moorish revival style, was built in 1887, and was the first large synagogue built in America by Eastern European Jews. Over the course of 50 or so years, around the turn of the last century, over 2 million Jews immigrated to America in search of a life free of persecution. Though the countries they came from were not wealthy, and they themselves came with few possessions, this synagogue is a symbol of the dream to immigrate to a place where being different was something that ultimately made for a better society and nation. Check out the Kiki Smith stained glass window installed in 2010 after 20 years of restoration. #eldridgestreetsynagogue  #lowereastside  #landmark  #newyorkcity  #historicalarchitecture  #history  #immigration  #moorishrevival  #architecture  #contemporaryart  #seeyourcity  #nycgo  #museum  #nychistory 
1940 - Carnegie Hall at 57th St and 7th Ave.
1940 - Carnegie Hall at 57th St and 7th Ave.
Loving the details of this space for my next event. #nychistory #iconic #beauty #lowereastsidenyc #eventplanner #partyplanner
#Repost @urbanarchiveny with @get_repost: Do you think this business has enough signage? (photo via @nytransitmuseum): This survey photograph of the northwest corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets was taken during construction of the BMT Broadway line. The corner wood-frame building (89 Willoughby) is a (highly advertised) coupon and trading stamp store. A pre-Christmas advertisement for 'Sam the Coupon Man' in 1913 promised, "Christmas Presents at Half Price. 10,000,000 of all kinds of coupons for sale at lowest prices." In the early decades of the 20th century, coupons became popular, as did trading stamps (largely from the Sperry and Hutchinson Company), which were sold to retailers, give out to and collected by customers, and redeemed for merchandise. They were not tied to a specific store or product.⠀
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#Repost  @urbanarchiveny with @get_repost: Do you think this business has enough signage? (photo via @nytransitmuseum): This survey photograph of the northwest corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets was taken during construction of the BMT Broadway line. The corner wood-frame building (89 Willoughby) is a (highly advertised) coupon and trading stamp store. A pre-Christmas advertisement for 'Sam the Coupon Man' in 1913 promised, "Christmas Presents at Half Price. 10,000,000 of all kinds of coupons for sale at lowest prices." In the early decades of the 20th century, coupons became popular, as did trading stamps (largely from the Sperry and Hutchinson Company), which were sold to retailers, give out to and collected by customers, and redeemed for merchandise. They were not tied to a specific store or product.⠀ .⠀ The wood-frame buildings on this corner survived into the 1930s. They were eventually razed and in 1947 the modernist headquarters for the Board of Transportation was erected here, with the address 370 Jay Street. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ 📸: G.W. Pullis⠀ May 2, 1916⠀ via @nytransitmuseum⠀ #urbanarchive  #nychistory  #downtownbrooklyn  #brooklyn  #woodframe  #coupons  #tradingstamps  #trolleylines  #subwayconstruction  #transit  #BMT  #BOT  #370JayStreet ⠀ Join the Urban Archive beta 📱 [link in bio]
Do you think this business has enough signage? (photo via @nytransitmuseum)⠀
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This survey photograph of the northwest corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets was taken during construction of the BMT Broadway line. The corner wood-frame building (89 Willoughby) is a (highly advertised) coupon and trading stamp store. A pre-Christmas advertisement for 'Sam the Coupon Man' in 1913 promised, "Christmas Presents at Half Price. 10,000,000 of all kinds of coupons for sale at lowest prices." In the early decades of the 20th century, coupons became popular, as did trading stamps (largely from the Sperry and Hutchinson Company), which were sold to retailers, give out to and collected by customers, and redeemed for merchandise. They were not tied to a specific store or product.⠀
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The wood-frame buildings on this corner survived into the 1930s. They were eventually razed and in 1947 the modernist headquarters for the Board of Transportation was erected here, with the address 370 Jay Street. ⠀
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📸: G.W. Pullis⠀
May 2, 1916⠀
via @nytransitmuseum⠀
#urbanarchive #nychistory #downtownbrooklyn #brooklyn #woodframe #coupons #tradingstamps #trolleylines #subwayconstruction #transit #BMT #BOT #370JayStreet⠀
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Do you think this business has enough signage? (photo via @nytransitmuseum)⠀ .⠀ This survey photograph of the northwest corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets was taken during construction of the BMT Broadway line. The corner wood-frame building (89 Willoughby) is a (highly advertised) coupon and trading stamp store. A pre-Christmas advertisement for 'Sam the Coupon Man' in 1913 promised, "Christmas Presents at Half Price. 10,000,000 of all kinds of coupons for sale at lowest prices." In the early decades of the 20th century, coupons became popular, as did trading stamps (largely from the Sperry and Hutchinson Company), which were sold to retailers, give out to and collected by customers, and redeemed for merchandise. They were not tied to a specific store or product.⠀ .⠀ The wood-frame buildings on this corner survived into the 1930s. They were eventually razed and in 1947 the modernist headquarters for the Board of Transportation was erected here, with the address 370 Jay Street. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ 📸: G.W. Pullis⠀ May 2, 1916⠀ via @nytransitmuseum⠀ #urbanarchive  #nychistory  #downtownbrooklyn  #brooklyn  #woodframe  #coupons  #tradingstamps  #trolleylines  #subwayconstruction  #transit  #BMT  #BOT  #370JayStreet ⠀ Join the Urban Archive beta 📱 [link in bio]
In case you haven’t been in a while, they still have wooden escalators upstairs. Turn on sound for authentic #woodenescalatorsound! #nostalgia #nychistory
We're loving the energy of these gorgeous photos, taken at the Savoy Ballroom in New York City by Cornell Capa in 1939. Don't they just make you want to get up and move?! @magnumphotos
We're loving the energy of these gorgeous photos, taken at the Savoy Ballroom in New York City by Cornell Capa in 1939. Don't they just make you want to get up and move?! @magnumphotos
Our #womancrushwedensday is @msladyjustice1, an organizer of the 2017 Women’s March, whose career in criminal justice reform has led her to be a co-founder of the Justice League NYC, and Executive Director of the Gathering for Justice. ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 Perez is featured in our #BeyondSuffrage exhibition for her leadership of the Women’s March, which marks its 1-year anniversary this weekend. #wcw #womenshistory #nychistory
Our #womancrushwedensday  is @msladyjustice1, an organizer of the 2017 Women’s March, whose career in criminal justice reform has led her to be a co-founder of the Justice League NYC, and Executive Director of the Gathering for Justice. ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 Perez is featured in our #BeyondSuffrage  exhibition for her leadership of the Women’s March, which marks its 1-year anniversary this weekend. #wcw  #womenshistory  #nychistory 
1905 - Broad Street.  Curb brokers wheeling and dealing.  The stock exchange is down on the left and Romanesque style Federal Hall straight down on Wall St.
1905 - Broad Street. Curb brokers wheeling and dealing. The stock exchange is down on the left and Romanesque style Federal Hall straight down on Wall St.
The Museum of Sex first opened on October 5, 2002 in attempts to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. The museum’s building stands in an area once known as the “Tenderloin.” It was a district known in the 1800s for its bordellos, dance halls, theaters, and saloons. The museum has generated over thirty exhibitions and six virtual installations. The collection includes over 20,000 artifacts comprised of art, photography, clothing and costumes, etc. They collect sexually related objects that would otherwise be destroyed and discarded due to their sexual content. You must be 18 years or older to be admitted to the museum.

Happy Hump Day! 😉

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The Museum of Sex first opened on October 5, 2002 in attempts to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. The museum’s building stands in an area once known as the “Tenderloin.” It was a district known in the 1800s for its bordellos, dance halls, theaters, and saloons. The museum has generated over thirty exhibitions and six virtual installations. The collection includes over 20,000 artifacts comprised of art, photography, clothing and costumes, etc. They collect sexually related objects that would otherwise be destroyed and discarded due to their sexual content. You must be 18 years or older to be admitted to the museum. Happy Hump Day! 😉 Double-tap if you like it! Follow for daily updates! #what_i_saw_in_nyc  #topnewyorkphoto  #bigapple  #newyork_ig  #newyorklike  #nycprimeshot  #fox5ny  #abc7ny  #nbc4ny  #cbsnewyork  #loves_nyc  #nychistory  #nycarchitecture  #nycbuildings  #ig_unitedstates  #ig_northamerica  #seeyourcity  #instagood  #usaprimeshot   #wildnewyork   #newyorker  #igersofnyc  #itravelnyc  #timeoutnewyork  #dream_new_york  #passionpassport  #nycityworld  #unlimitednewyork  #justgoshoot 
Preserving the History of the Real Estate Board of New York: Researchers and students seeking understanding about #nycrealestate will have access to REBNY documents on #landuse, ownership, #designtrends, and #buildingcodes dating back to the late 19th century at the @laguardiaandwagner Archives at @laguardiacc @cunyedu.
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View the full video (directed by @fluidfilm) on our process of donating historical artifacts to  #laguardiacommunitycollege #cuny on YouTube (youtu.be/gRLHRAd_LYU) #nyceducation #nychistory
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Celebrate 122 years of REBNY history at our Annual Banquet TOMORROW, Jan. 18th! Tickets: REBNY.com/banquet
Preserving the History of the Real Estate Board of New York: Researchers and students seeking understanding about #nycrealestate  will have access to REBNY documents on #landuse , ownership, #designtrends , and #buildingcodes  dating back to the late 19th century at the @laguardiaandwagner Archives at @laguardiacc @cunyedu. ____ View the full video (directed by @fluidfilm) on our process of donating historical artifacts to #laguardiacommunitycollege  #cuny  on YouTube (youtu.be/gRLHRAd_LYU) #nyceducation  #nychistory  ___ Celebrate 122 years of REBNY history at our Annual Banquet TOMORROW, Jan. 18th! Tickets: REBNY.com/banquet
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The Metropolitan Opera House (also known as The Met) is an opera house located on Broadway at Lincoln Square on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. Part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the theater was designed by Wallace K. Harrison. It opened in 1966, replacing the original 1883 Metropolitan Opera House at Broadway and 39th Street. With a seating capacity of approximately 3,800, the house is the largest repertory opera house in the world. Home to the Metropolitan Opera Company, the facility also hosts the American Ballet Theatre in the summer months. 
The development that what would become today's Rockefeller Center was originally to have a new 4,000-seat opera house at its center, but financial problems and the following stock market crash of 1929 postponed the relocation of the Metropolitan Opera, and the complex became more commercial-based. With the development moving forward, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. replaced the opera house with a 70-story skyscraper, opened as the RCA Building in 1933. Young Rockefeller Center architect Wallace Harrison would be approached some 20 years later by officers of the New York Philharmonic Society and the Met to develop a new home for both institutions.
The first public performance at the new Metropolitan Opera House was a performance of Giacomo Puccini's La fanciulla del West on April 11, 1966 with Beverly Bower as Minnie, Gaetano Bardini as Dick Johnson, and Cesare Bardelli as Jack Rance. The production was attended by 3,000 high school students, and began with the playing of the National Anthem and a series of sound tests that included a loud chord from the orchestra and a blast from a shotgun😳 The new building officially opened on September 16, 1966, with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra, directed and designed by Franco Zeffirelli and choreographed by Alvin Ailey starring Leontyne Price as Cleopatra.✨
✨ Check out our Stories for more ☝️. The Metropolitan Opera House (also known as The Met) is an opera house located on Broadway at Lincoln Square on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. Part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the theater was designed by Wallace K. Harrison. It opened in 1966, replacing the original 1883 Metropolitan Opera House at Broadway and 39th Street. With a seating capacity of approximately 3,800, the house is the largest repertory opera house in the world. Home to the Metropolitan Opera Company, the facility also hosts the American Ballet Theatre in the summer months. The development that what would become today's Rockefeller Center was originally to have a new 4,000-seat opera house at its center, but financial problems and the following stock market crash of 1929 postponed the relocation of the Metropolitan Opera, and the complex became more commercial-based. With the development moving forward, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. replaced the opera house with a 70-story skyscraper, opened as the RCA Building in 1933. Young Rockefeller Center architect Wallace Harrison would be approached some 20 years later by officers of the New York Philharmonic Society and the Met to develop a new home for both institutions. The first public performance at the new Metropolitan Opera House was a performance of Giacomo Puccini's La fanciulla del West on April 11, 1966 with Beverly Bower as Minnie, Gaetano Bardini as Dick Johnson, and Cesare Bardelli as Jack Rance. The production was attended by 3,000 high school students, and began with the playing of the National Anthem and a series of sound tests that included a loud chord from the orchestra and a blast from a shotgun😳 The new building officially opened on September 16, 1966, with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra, directed and designed by Franco Zeffirelli and choreographed by Alvin Ailey starring Leontyne Price as Cleopatra.✨
I walk around downtown for an hour I can't stop taking photos of everything. 🤷
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Went to a meeting on wall street today and in the building of the old Bank of New York. Saw these beautiful original doors carved with ornate finance symbolism, a piece of history. 💕
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#howmuch #nerd #architecture #design #wallstreet #bankofnewyork #bnymellon @googleartsculture #art #history #culture #symbolism #nychistory #nyc #historical @time @timeoutnewyork @downtownnyc #downiswhatsup #nycgo #seeyourcity #lipstoriea #manhattan #downtown #findyourgo #wdychennyc #winter #girlboss #newproject
Went to a meeting on wall street today and in the building of the old Bank of New York. Saw these beautiful original doors carved with ornate finance symbolism, a piece of history. 💕 . . . . #howmuch  #nerd  #architecture  #design  #wallstreet  #bankofnewyork  #bnymellon  @googleartsculture #art  #history  #culture  #symbolism  #nychistory  #nyc  #historical  @time @timeoutnewyork @downtownnyc #downiswhatsup  #nycgo  #seeyourcity  #lipstoriea  #manhattan  #downtown  #findyourgo  #wdychennyc  #winter  #girlboss  #newproject 
The eastern end of Metropolitan Avenue in Jamaica, Queens at dusk. This road travels west through several neighborhoods in Queens before ending at the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was constructed as a toll road in 1816 known as the Williamsburg and Jamaica Turnpike.
#streetsofnyc #streetsign #streetsigns #oldnyc #icapture_nyc #what_i_saw_in_nyc #dusk #skyporn #mynyc #signage #signgeeks #signgeek #signporn #jamaicaqueens #metropolitanave #williamsburgbrooklyn #myqueens #ispyny #streetsofnyc #everything_signage #signcollective #justsigns #instasign #signsofinstagram #igsignage #ig_nycity #instanyc #instanyc #signfixation #signhunters #nychistory #instaqueens
The eastern end of Metropolitan Avenue in Jamaica, Queens at dusk. This road travels west through several neighborhoods in Queens before ending at the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was constructed as a toll road in 1816 known as the Williamsburg and Jamaica Turnpike. #streetsofnyc  #streetsign  #streetsigns  #oldnyc  #icapture_nyc  #what_i_saw_in_nyc  #dusk  #skyporn  #mynyc  #signage  #signgeeks  #signgeek  #signporn  #jamaicaqueens  #metropolitanave  #williamsburgbrooklyn  #myqueens  #ispyny  #streetsofnyc  #everything_signage  #signcollective  #justsigns  #instasign  #signsofinstagram  #igsignage  #ig_nycity  #instanyc  #instanyc  #signfixation  #signhunters  #nychistory  #instaqueens 
In the 19th century, it was very clear to both the government and citizens of the rapidly growing New York City that filth and garbage was a serious problem. Horses left manure everywhere, and some streets were covered in mud and coal ash. Sewage systems were a few years away, so slopping out was still widespread. It was in this scene that the Street Cleaning Bureau functioned under the guise of the Police Department. But by 1881 the problem was severe, so the state created a new department to handle flight: the Department of Street Cleaning. For its first few decades the Street Department pioneered recycling and uniformed, centralized cleaning. By 1929, it had a new name: the Department of Sanitation. Since then, the Department is responsible for keeping city streets clean and taking out nearly 12,000 tons of garbage and refuse in tandem with a slew of private waste collectors. As the largest sanitation department in the world though, their duties also include snow removal and snow plowing, street sweeping (exclusively a city owned deal) and every January 1 on the early morning hours of the new year the NYDOS is responsible for cleaning the tons upon tons of confetti that falls on Times Square. Without the 10,000 men and women who work for the DOS, New York would be a disgusting and God awful place to be. I snapped a shot of one of the 300 collections trucks making their rounds. New York is one of those cities that can provide services to the people in ways most cities can only dream of. 
Taken on January 5, 2018 on a Canon T1i.
#newyorkcity #newyork #newyork_ig #newyork_instagram #ig_nycity #instagramnyc #igersofnyc #thecreatorclass #nycprimeshots #nycprime_ladies #nyc_explorers #newyorkexplored #wildnewyork #wandering_nomad #nyc #nychistory #departmentofsanitation #departmentofsanitationnyc
In the 19th century, it was very clear to both the government and citizens of the rapidly growing New York City that filth and garbage was a serious problem. Horses left manure everywhere, and some streets were covered in mud and coal ash. Sewage systems were a few years away, so slopping out was still widespread. It was in this scene that the Street Cleaning Bureau functioned under the guise of the Police Department. But by 1881 the problem was severe, so the state created a new department to handle flight: the Department of Street Cleaning. For its first few decades the Street Department pioneered recycling and uniformed, centralized cleaning. By 1929, it had a new name: the Department of Sanitation. Since then, the Department is responsible for keeping city streets clean and taking out nearly 12,000 tons of garbage and refuse in tandem with a slew of private waste collectors. As the largest sanitation department in the world though, their duties also include snow removal and snow plowing, street sweeping (exclusively a city owned deal) and every January 1 on the early morning hours of the new year the NYDOS is responsible for cleaning the tons upon tons of confetti that falls on Times Square. Without the 10,000 men and women who work for the DOS, New York would be a disgusting and God awful place to be. I snapped a shot of one of the 300 collections trucks making their rounds. New York is one of those cities that can provide services to the people in ways most cities can only dream of. Taken on January 5, 2018 on a Canon T1i. #newyorkcity  #newyork  #newyork_ig  #newyork_instagram  #ig_nycity  #instagramnyc  #igersofnyc  #thecreatorclass  #nycprimeshots  #nycprime_ladies  #nyc_explorers  #newyorkexplored  #wildnewyork  #wandering_nomad  #nyc  #nychistory  #departmentofsanitation  #departmentofsanitationnyc 
Just a few of the artist studios that occupied the top few floors of Carnegie Hall in NYC from 1897 - 2010.
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There is a great doc called Lost Bohemia all about the history of the Carnegie Hall Artist lofts and the artists who occupied them.
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#arthistory #nychistory #carnegiehallartiststudios
Just a few of the artist studios that occupied the top few floors of Carnegie Hall in NYC from 1897 - 2010. ・・・ There is a great doc called Lost Bohemia all about the history of the Carnegie Hall Artist lofts and the artists who occupied them. ・・・ #arthistory  #nychistory  #carnegiehallartiststudios 
Throwback April 2015: Getting feedback from our residents on Bronx Little Italy as a potential Historic District, I conducted a special tour with @mas_nyc highlighting buildings of historical significance and architectural beauty... 🏆 @hdcnyc 
#bronxlittleitaly #arthuravenue #newyorkcity #nyc #historic #sixtocelebrate #culture #usa #eats #historicdistrictcouncil #nycgo #bronxtours #nychistory #nys #exploringthebronx #historical #masnyc #exploringhistory #travel #tours #italy #travelgram #historicarchitecture #exploring #throwbacktuesday #throwback #bronxculture
Throwback April 2015: Getting feedback from our residents on Bronx Little Italy as a potential Historic District, I conducted a special tour with @mas_nyc highlighting buildings of historical significance and architectural beauty... 🏆 @hdcnyc #bronxlittleitaly  #arthuravenue  #newyorkcity  #nyc  #historic  #sixtocelebrate  #culture  #usa  #eats  #historicdistrictcouncil  #nycgo  #bronxtours  #nychistory  #nys  #exploringthebronx  #historical  #masnyc  #exploringhistory  #travel  #tours  #italy  #travelgram  #historicarchitecture  #exploring  #throwbacktuesday  #throwback  #bronxculture 
Welcome to McSorley's Old Ale House,  generally known as McSorley's, is the oldest "Irish" tavern in New York City.

Opened in the mid-19th century at 15 East 7th Street, in today's East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, it was one of the last of the "Men Only" pubs, only admitting women after legally being forced to do so in 1970.

The aged artwork, newspaper articles covering the walls, sawdust floors, and the Irish waiters and bartenders give McSorley's an atmosphere that many consider reminiscent of "Olde New York." No piece of memorabilia has been removed from the walls since 1910, and there are many items of "historical" paraphernalia in the bar, such as Houdini's handcuffs, which are connected to the bar rail. There are also wishbones hanging above the bar; supposedly they were hung there by boys going off to World War I, to be removed when they returned, so the wishbones that are left are from those who never returned
Welcome to McSorley's Old Ale House, generally known as McSorley's, is the oldest "Irish" tavern in New York City. Opened in the mid-19th century at 15 East 7th Street, in today's East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, it was one of the last of the "Men Only" pubs, only admitting women after legally being forced to do so in 1970. The aged artwork, newspaper articles covering the walls, sawdust floors, and the Irish waiters and bartenders give McSorley's an atmosphere that many consider reminiscent of "Olde New York." No piece of memorabilia has been removed from the walls since 1910, and there are many items of "historical" paraphernalia in the bar, such as Houdini's handcuffs, which are connected to the bar rail. There are also wishbones hanging above the bar; supposedly they were hung there by boys going off to World War I, to be removed when they returned, so the wishbones that are left are from those who never returned
Fraunces Tavern... Home of the Dingle Whiskey Bar, all of the history and some of the saddest sprouts I’ve ever seen. This is a #latergram because I’m still healing my broken heart from this letdown of a meal. .
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Fraunces Tavern... Home of the Dingle Whiskey Bar, all of the history and some of the saddest sprouts I’ve ever seen. This is a #latergram  because I’m still healing my broken heart from this letdown of a meal. . . . . . . #jenzieinthecity  #jenzieinnyc  #nycrestaurantblogger  #nycblogger  #FrauncesTavern  #somuchpotential  #unrealizedpotential  #saddies  #sadsprouts  #brusselsprouts  #nycrestaurants  #nyctouristspot  #nycbars  #nyctravel  #nycsightseeing  #nychistory  #nycmuseum  #instagood  #instalike  #dinglewhiskeybar  #dingleberry  #bacon  #figs  #nycsteak  #nycmacncheese 
1908 & now: Times Tower. Built in 1905 for the New York Times, the current tower has been totally vacant since 1995 except for the bottom couple floors. Now used exclusively for advertising (2nd most valuable public advertising space in the world) and for NYE ball drop. We are living in the future people! #nycthenandnow
1908 & now: Times Tower. Built in 1905 for the New York Times, the current tower has been totally vacant since 1995 except for the bottom couple floors. Now used exclusively for advertising (2nd most valuable public advertising space in the world) and for NYE ball drop. We are living in the future people! #nycthenandnow 
Is it just us, or do you see a face in this Governor's House molding? A nose, a beard, a curly moustache?
Is it just us, or do you see a face in this Governor's House molding? A nose, a beard, a curly moustache?
One World Trade Center stands majestically over lower Manhattan, NYC. 1WTC opened in May 2014, and is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the 6th tallest in the world at a height of 1776 feet (yep, you read that right - the height is a conscious reference to the signing of the Declaration of Independence). The building sits on the site of the former 6WTC, which was destroyed during the 9/11 attack, and is flanked by the somber and beautiful 9/11 memorial. This photo was taken from my hotel room at the Millennium Hilton, which was rebuilt two years after suffering extensive damage during the attacks. Worth a visit if you’re in NYC, and is a reminder to live life lovingly every day. #nyc #worldtradecenter #1wtc #oneworldtrade #history #america #1776 #milleniumhilton #911memorial #neverforget #historynerd #nychistory #skyscraper #building #newyorkcity #i❤️ny
One World Trade Center stands majestically over lower Manhattan, NYC. 1WTC opened in May 2014, and is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the 6th tallest in the world at a height of 1776 feet (yep, you read that right - the height is a conscious reference to the signing of the Declaration of Independence). The building sits on the site of the former 6WTC, which was destroyed during the 9/11 attack, and is flanked by the somber and beautiful 9/11 memorial. This photo was taken from my hotel room at the Millennium Hilton, which was rebuilt two years after suffering extensive damage during the attacks. Worth a visit if you’re in NYC, and is a reminder to live life lovingly every day. #nyc  #worldtradecenter  #1wtc  #oneworldtrade  #history  #america  #1776  #milleniumhilton  #911memorial  #neverforget  #historynerd  #nychistory  #skyscraper  #building  #newyorkcity  #i ❤️ny
1915 - Kings Coffee and Teas at 288 Hudson Street. The building is a great old federal style building that was demolished remains an empty lot. The building to the left is still there
1915 - Kings Coffee and Teas at 288 Hudson Street. The building is a great old federal style building that was demolished remains an empty lot. The building to the left is still there
Today in #DumboHistory: did you know that in the 1920s, Brooklyn stored nearly 70% of the world's coffee imports? ☕️☕️ Most of it was housed @empirestoresdumbo, then Yuban Coffee's warehouse for unroasted #coffeebeans. Today, Empire Stores is home to lots of great coffee (hi @feed, @thesmilenyc & @vhhfoods), restaurants, offices–and @brooklynhistory’s DUMBO satellite space. Come learn more about the Empire Stores' role in making #Brooklyn the center of coffee storage and production at #WATERFRONT, a new exhibition and multimedia experience at the Brooklyn Historical Society that brings to life the vibrant history of Brooklyn’s coastline. Waterfront opens January 20th. .
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Today in #DumboHistory : did you know that in the 1920s, Brooklyn stored nearly 70% of the world's coffee imports? ☕️☕️ Most of it was housed @empirestoresdumbo, then Yuban Coffee's warehouse for unroasted #coffeebeans . Today, Empire Stores is home to lots of great coffee (hi @feed, @thesmilenyc & @vhhfoods), restaurants, offices–and @brooklynhistory’s DUMBO satellite space. Come learn more about the Empire Stores' role in making #Brooklyn  the center of coffee storage and production at #WATERFRONT , a new exhibition and multimedia experience at the Brooklyn Historical Society that brings to life the vibrant history of Brooklyn’s coastline. Waterfront opens January 20th. . . . . . #dumbo  #dumbonyc  #dumbobk  #dumbobrooklyn  #dumbobklyn  #nyc  #instatravel  #seeyourcity  #coffeeroaster  #coffeetime  #nychistory  #brooklynhistory  #fromthearchives 
1917 vs. 2018: North up Broadway from Broome Street #transformationtuesday #findmeahomeragone
1939 & now: Gas station on the SW corner of Broome & Lafayette. #nycthenandnow
1939 & now: Gas station on the SW corner of Broome & Lafayette. #nycthenandnow 
Grand Central Terminal opened its doors at midnight on February 2, 1913. Today, 750,000 pass through it’s doors everyday. Fact via @thedailybeast .
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Grand Central Terminal opened its doors at midnight on February 2, 1913. Today, 750,000 pass through it’s doors everyday. Fact via @thedailybeast . . . . . . . #newyork  #newyorkcity  #ny  #nyphotography  #nycphotography  #photo  #streetview  #photography  #fact  #facts  #newyorksecrets  #history  #nychistory  #funfacts  #photosofny  #photosociety  #buildings  #architecture  #walking  #lookingup  #views  #explore  #exploreny  #learn  #grandcentral  #travelnyc  #icons  #iconic  #iconicbuildingsnyc  #sharegct 
Today a #TransformationTuesday in the outer boroughs! Here is 138-140 South Oxford Street in #FortGreene. (photos via @nypl and @museumofcityny)⠀
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Opened in 1870 by Quaker educator John Lockwood, the Lockwood School operated here until 1928. For the final three decades the school was owned and run by a pair of well-loved sisters, Emma and Mary Carr. The Carrs had been early teachers at the school and were gifted the institution by Lockwood upon his retirement. In 1928 when the school closed, Emma Carr was nearly 80, dressed like she had stepped out of the 1860s, and credited her spryness and vitality to a long time vegetarian diet.⠀
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The big house the school occupied was sold to the Visiting Nurse Association of Brooklyn who razed it and in 1929 constructed a Colonial Revival headquarters designed by the firm of Clark & Arms. The non-profit organization, founded in 1888, provided home and community-based health care to Brooklyn residents. In 2000 the building was purchased by the Alliance of Resident Theaters/New York. The Alliance offers office, rehearsal, and performance spaces for more than 20 performing arts organizations.⠀
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📸 #1: Eugene L. Armbruster/May 1925/via @nypl⠀
📸 #2: Wurts Brothers/November 1930/via @museumofcityny⠀
#urbanarchive #nychistory #brooklyn #school #visitingnurses #ARTNY @artny72⠀
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Today a #TransformationTuesday  in the outer boroughs! Here is 138-140 South Oxford Street in #FortGreene . (photos via @nypl and @museumofcityny)⠀ .⠀ Opened in 1870 by Quaker educator John Lockwood, the Lockwood School operated here until 1928. For the final three decades the school was owned and run by a pair of well-loved sisters, Emma and Mary Carr. The Carrs had been early teachers at the school and were gifted the institution by Lockwood upon his retirement. In 1928 when the school closed, Emma Carr was nearly 80, dressed like she had stepped out of the 1860s, and credited her spryness and vitality to a long time vegetarian diet.⠀ .⠀ The big house the school occupied was sold to the Visiting Nurse Association of Brooklyn who razed it and in 1929 constructed a Colonial Revival headquarters designed by the firm of Clark & Arms. The non-profit organization, founded in 1888, provided home and community-based health care to Brooklyn residents. In 2000 the building was purchased by the Alliance of Resident Theaters/New York. The Alliance offers office, rehearsal, and performance spaces for more than 20 performing arts organizations.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ 📸 #1 : Eugene L. Armbruster/May 1925/via @nypl⠀ 📸 #2 : Wurts Brothers/November 1930/via @museumofcityny⠀ #urbanarchive  #nychistory  #brooklyn  #school  #visitingnurses  #ARTNY  @artny72⠀ Join the Urban Archive beta 📱 [link in bio]
so proud of my brother @robgarciamusic - he recorded a great creative album of drum solos for dancers - awesome cd release show at the @thebackroomnyc last night! never stop creating #jazz #swing #speakeasy #fordancersonly .
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New York City’s 20 oldest buildings, mapped.
- The city's oldest building dates to 1652! #nychistory #nyc (link in bio)
New York City’s 20 oldest buildings, mapped. - The city's oldest building dates to 1652! #nychistory  #nyc  (link in bio)
1944 - Crowds in Times Square read the news on June 6 of the D-Day invasion. The ticker on the Times Building reads:  ALLIED ARMIES LAND ON COAST OF FRANCE. GREAT INVASION OF CONTINENT BEGINS UNDER STRONG AIR...
1944 - Crowds in Times Square read the news on June 6 of the D-Day invasion. The ticker on the Times Building reads: ALLIED ARMIES LAND ON COAST OF FRANCE. GREAT INVASION OF CONTINENT BEGINS UNDER STRONG AIR...
Dr. Rufus H. Gilbert’s plan for an elevated pneumatic line up Broadway, 1872. Gilbert earned his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and spent several years travelling through Europe, where he started thinking about how rapid transit could improve cities there. When the #CivilWar broke out, he signed up with the Duryee Zouaves, serving as the regiment’s surgeon before being promoted to Medical Director and Superintendent of the U.S. Army Hospitals. After the war was over, his health declined, and he stopped practicing medicine, instead becoming involved with the Central Railroad of New Jersey. While working for the railroad, he started coming up with potential plans to bring #rapidtransit to New York, and in 1872 he succeeded in getting the state legislature to incorporate the Gilbert Elevated Railway Company. There had been proposals to build an “arcade railway” under Broadway, but a #subway was thought to be far too impractical at the time. Gilbert instead came up with an extravagant idea for an “atmospheric elevated railway,” which would have two tubes suspended high in the air by large Gothic iron arches. The stations would be one mile apart, and passengers would reach them by taking pneumatic elevators. Despite Gilbert’s optimism, it much too expensive to build a pneumatic system, and so the plans were altered, with the Gothic arches suspending two exposed tracks with trains powered by steam locomotives. The company still had trouble securing funding, and the plans soon changed once more to a simple elevated structure, although the stations, designed by Jasper F. Cropsey, were beautiful works of #architecture, with gabled roofs and wrought-iron ornamentation that were painted a pale green to match the locomotives and rolling stock. In 1875, the Rapid Transit Commission granted the company the right to build lines up both 6th Avenue and 2nd Avenue. Although the company was soon reorganized as the Metropolitan Elevated Railway Company, and Gilbert was dismissed, the 6th Avenue el was for many years known as the Gilbert Elevated Railroad #NYC #Broadway #neverbuilt #transit #history #NYChistory #DiscoveringNYC
Dr. Rufus H. Gilbert’s plan for an elevated pneumatic line up Broadway, 1872. Gilbert earned his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and spent several years travelling through Europe, where he started thinking about how rapid transit could improve cities there. When the #CivilWar  broke out, he signed up with the Duryee Zouaves, serving as the regiment’s surgeon before being promoted to Medical Director and Superintendent of the U.S. Army Hospitals. After the war was over, his health declined, and he stopped practicing medicine, instead becoming involved with the Central Railroad of New Jersey. While working for the railroad, he started coming up with potential plans to bring #rapidtransit  to New York, and in 1872 he succeeded in getting the state legislature to incorporate the Gilbert Elevated Railway Company. There had been proposals to build an “arcade railway” under Broadway, but a #subway  was thought to be far too impractical at the time. Gilbert instead came up with an extravagant idea for an “atmospheric elevated railway,” which would have two tubes suspended high in the air by large Gothic iron arches. The stations would be one mile apart, and passengers would reach them by taking pneumatic elevators. Despite Gilbert’s optimism, it much too expensive to build a pneumatic system, and so the plans were altered, with the Gothic arches suspending two exposed tracks with trains powered by steam locomotives. The company still had trouble securing funding, and the plans soon changed once more to a simple elevated structure, although the stations, designed by Jasper F. Cropsey, were beautiful works of #architecture , with gabled roofs and wrought-iron ornamentation that were painted a pale green to match the locomotives and rolling stock. In 1875, the Rapid Transit Commission granted the company the right to build lines up both 6th Avenue and 2nd Avenue. Although the company was soon reorganized as the Metropolitan Elevated Railway Company, and Gilbert was dismissed, the 6th Avenue el was for many years known as the Gilbert Elevated Railroad #NYC  #Broadway  #neverbuilt  #transit  #history  #NYChistory  #DiscoveringNYC 
It is nearly impossible to get a picture of this statue without taking a tour of City Hall. Do you recognize this American hero? He volunteered to be a spy for George Washington during the American Revolution to gather information of the British invasion on Manhattan Island. This was a mission that would be immediately punishable by death if caught. He disguised himself as a Dutch schoolteacher, and made his way behind enemy lines. He was captured by the British a week after his mission began while he was attempting to retreat back to American territory. Although it may be paraphrased, he may have the most famous last words in history: “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” His name was Nathan Hale, and he died at the age of 21.

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It is nearly impossible to get a picture of this statue without taking a tour of City Hall. Do you recognize this American hero? He volunteered to be a spy for George Washington during the American Revolution to gather information of the British invasion on Manhattan Island. This was a mission that would be immediately punishable by death if caught. He disguised himself as a Dutch schoolteacher, and made his way behind enemy lines. He was captured by the British a week after his mission began while he was attempting to retreat back to American territory. Although it may be paraphrased, he may have the most famous last words in history: “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” His name was Nathan Hale, and he died at the age of 21. Double-tap if you like it! Follow for daily updates! #what_i_saw_in_nyc  #topnewyorkphoto  #bigapple  #newyork_ig  #newyorklike  #nycprimeshot  #fox5ny  #abc7ny  #nbc4ny  #cbsnewyork  #loves_nyc  #nychistory  #nycarchitecture  #nycbuildings  #ig_unitedstates  #ig_northamerica  #seeyourcity  #instagood  #usaprimeshot   #wildnewyork   #newyorker  #igersofnyc  #itravelnyc  #timeoutnewyork  #dream_new_york  #passionpassport  #nycityworld  #unlimitednewyork  #justgoshoot 
1915 & now: NE corner of 48th & 7th Avenue. #nycthenandnow
While we renovate our Manhattan gallery space let's celebrate American artists - those known and those soon to be. DM your current favorite American artist post to be featured. ⠀
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The Stardust Sisters, 2013, Oil on canvas, 72 × 53in⠀
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Known primarily as a musician and activist Mellencamp is also an accomplished painter who has seriously pursued painting for over 35 years. His imagery comes from the same sources as his music: the plight of the working class, oppressive authority and social justice.⠀
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While we renovate our Manhattan gallery space let's celebrate American artists - those known and those soon to be. DM your current favorite American artist post to be featured. ⠀ ⠀ Today's feature is John Mellencamp - image credit to the artist, from our archives.⠀ ⠀ -----⠀ The Stardust Sisters, 2013, Oil on canvas, 72 × 53in⠀ -----⠀ ⠀ About the artist: ⠀ ⠀ Known primarily as a musician and activist Mellencamp is also an accomplished painter who has seriously pursued painting for over 35 years. His imagery comes from the same sources as his music: the plight of the working class, oppressive authority and social justice.⠀ ⠀ Learn more about the artist and arrange a viewing by contacting the gallery directly.⠀ ⠀ #creatives  #museums  #designers  #designer  #artistlife  #artstudio  #americanartist  #createsomething  #johnmellencamp  ⠀ ⠀ #acagallery  #acagalleries  #acagallerystudio  #nycartscene  #nycartlife  #newyorkart  #newyorkartscene  #newyorkartgallery  #newyorkartgalleries  #newyorklife  #museums  #nycartscollective  #nycartworld  #nycartcollector #nychistory  #nycartgallery  #nycartscene  #nycart  #nycartist  #nycartists 
In the 1860s, this building was constructed for the Brooklyn City Railroad Company. Today the beautiful landmark holds just 10 co-ops allowing people to own a bit of Brooklyn's history.... #brooklynrealestate #landmark #nychistory #8oldfultonst #nycrealestate #realestatelawyer
Excited to go "home" to my Monday night hang tonight at the The Back Room - ft band + fab Edwin (tap). come hang and dance!  And today we have a special opening set by Rob Garcia - 8pm - presenting his Drum Solos For Dancers Only - Album release performance!  This is special - be there! 📷 by @xpressbus #svetlana  #delanceyfive #jazz #swing #speakeasy #onlyinnyc .
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Excited to go "home" to my Monday night hang tonight at the The Back Room - ft band + fab Edwin (tap). come hang and dance! And today we have a special opening set by Rob Garcia - 8pm - presenting his Drum Solos For Dancers Only - Album release performance! This is special - be there! 📷 by @xpressbus #svetlana  #delanceyfive  #jazz  #swing  #speakeasy  #onlyinnyc  . . . #thebackroom  #jazzclub  #dance  #photography  #photo  #instacine  #manhattan  #lowereastside  #art  #nigth  #tourism  #thebackroom  #ny  #newyork  #magnumphotos  #backroomspeakeasy  #nychistory  #speakeasynyc  #prohibition  #swingdance 
Outside of the Chinese Theater on Doyers Street, now a post office.

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Anyway, via Facebook confession - I admitted to never seen any of "The Godfather" movies. #isaidwhatisaid
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At which point I was informed by a Facebook friend that "Godfather 1 and 2 are basic to human civilization." And now I'm shooketh....like what else am I missing out on in life! 🤦‍♀️
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RADIATE ➕CHILL • I don't dislike winter, but I also wouldn't consider it a friend of mine. #justsaying  • Anyway, via Facebook confession - I admitted to never seen any of "The Godfather" movies. #isaidwhatisaid  • At which point I was informed by a Facebook friend that "Godfather 1 and 2 are basic to human civilization." And now I'm shooketh....like what else am I missing out on in life! 🤦‍♀️ • Anyway it's a Netflix and chill kind of day. ☝️ • • • 📷greenandmustard
1880 - The original 5th Avenue  incarnation  of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1880 - The original 5th Avenue incarnation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
A New York gem! Celebrating ten years of the restored Bohemian National Hall 🗼Opening night 1.18.18 (7 pm guided tour) thru 2.8.18 #originalczechbuilding #upperwestside #czechculture #visitczechrepublic #czechpeople #bohemiannationalhall #newyorkcity @czechcenter #exhibitionn #nychistory #eventbrite
All #trollies are not created equal. Whatchya gonna do about it? ;) Book your next event now! https://www.nytrolleyco.com/ #HappyMartinLutherKingDay #NYC
Double Instagram today, it's #MansardMonday! (photo via @museumofcityny)⠀
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In 1903, self-made millionaire, dry goods tycoon, and Park Commissioner Augustus D. Julliard purchased the mid 19th century brownstone mansion at 11 West 57th Street. Once the home of the scion of another dry goods empire, John Auchincloss, the Victorian mansion was considered out of date when Julliard purchased it. He commissioned Trowbridge & Livingston to design a new, modern mansion for the lot. The resulting five-story structure was completed in a French Renaissance style with a steep mansard and somewhat pointy dormers. The interior was similarly styled with 16th century ornamentation, complemented by the family's vast collection of tapestries and antiques.⠀
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Julliard died in the home in 1925 and years later it was converted into apartments with a ground floor commercial space. In the late 1930s it served as the headquarters of the German Railroads Information Office, who were expelled in 1941 after being outed as a Nazi propaganda outlet. The building survived in the 1970s but eventually succumbed to the commercial development of 57th Street. The Julliard Mansion was demolished in 1974 along with some neighbors for the sloped facade Solow Building.⠀
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Double Instagram today, it's #MansardMonday ! (photo via @museumofcityny)⠀ .⠀ In 1903, self-made millionaire, dry goods tycoon, and Park Commissioner Augustus D. Julliard purchased the mid 19th century brownstone mansion at 11 West 57th Street. Once the home of the scion of another dry goods empire, John Auchincloss, the Victorian mansion was considered out of date when Julliard purchased it. He commissioned Trowbridge & Livingston to design a new, modern mansion for the lot. The resulting five-story structure was completed in a French Renaissance style with a steep mansard and somewhat pointy dormers. The interior was similarly styled with 16th century ornamentation, complemented by the family's vast collection of tapestries and antiques.⠀ .⠀ Julliard died in the home in 1925 and years later it was converted into apartments with a ground floor commercial space. In the late 1930s it served as the headquarters of the German Railroads Information Office, who were expelled in 1941 after being outed as a Nazi propaganda outlet. The building survived in the 1970s but eventually succumbed to the commercial development of 57th Street. The Julliard Mansion was demolished in 1974 along with some neighbors for the sloped facade Solow Building.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ 📸: Wurts Brothers⠀ ca. 1905⠀ via @museumofcityny⠀ #urbanarchive  #nychistory  #midtown  #mansion  #mansard  #dormer  #TrowbridgeandLivingston  #nazis  #demolished ⠀ Join the Urban Archive beta 📱 [link in bio]
Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born this day in Atlanta in 1929. In December 1964, King traveled to Sweden to accept his Nobel Peace Prize. After returning to the United States, he was declared an honorary New Yorker by Mayor Robert F. Wagner at a ceremony at New York's City Hall. King is pictured here with his wife, Coretta Scott King, and Wagner, holding a gold medallion of honor from the city. (@newsday Photo: Alan Raia)
Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born this day in Atlanta in 1929. In December 1964, King traveled to Sweden to accept his Nobel Peace Prize. After returning to the United States, he was declared an honorary New Yorker by Mayor Robert F. Wagner at a ceremony at New York's City Hall. King is pictured here with his wife, Coretta Scott King, and Wagner, holding a gold medallion of honor from the city. (@newsday Photo: Alan Raia)
1900 & now: 5th Avenue at 49th Street. #nycthenandnow
Today 15 January, 2009, Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger made an emergency landing of US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River which became known as “The Miracle on the Hudson”. Fortunately @delta didn’t recreate the event on my flight today. -
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Today 15 January, 2009, Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger made an emergency landing of US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River which became known as “The Miracle on the Hudson”. Fortunately @delta didn’t recreate the event on my flight today. - - - - - #history  #todayinhistory  #saveourhistory  #nyc  #newyorkcity  #nychistory  #newyorkcityhistory  #aviation  #hero  #pilot  #sully  #today  #15january  #2009  #aviationhistory  #deltaairlines  #newyork  #newyorkhistory  #miracle  #miracleonthehudson 
Today we reflect on the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who brought his powerful oration to a number of New York City venues, including the one noted below. On February 10, 1963 he spoke at Plymouth Church on the occasion of its dedication as a National Historic Landmark.⠀
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Plymouth Church was established in 1847 by a group of New England transplants to Brooklyn Heights. In 1849 the congregation's first church (an 1820s building originally used by a Presbyterian community) was heavily damaged in a fire. The Congregational church set out to construct a new sanctuary and celebrated its first service in the new building on the first Sunday of January, 1850. The brick church (at 57 Orange Street) was designed by Joseph C. Wells in the style of urban tabernacle architecture featuring both Italianate and colonial ornamentation.⠀
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The church has a long storied history. The first pastor was the fiery abolitionist preacher Henry Ward Beecher. The construction of the church included supportive cast-iron columns for the large balcony (pre-dating nearly all cast iron construction in the city by more than five years). In 1866, the church installed the largest organ in the United States. And according to lore and published memoirs, the church served as an important station in the Underground Railroad. Since its early years, the church has hosted a impressive series of visitors and speakers, including Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Clara Barton, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Dr. Martin Luther King.⠀
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Today we reflect on the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who brought his powerful oration to a number of New York City venues, including the one noted below. On February 10, 1963 he spoke at Plymouth Church on the occasion of its dedication as a National Historic Landmark.⠀ .⠀ Plymouth Church was established in 1847 by a group of New England transplants to Brooklyn Heights. In 1849 the congregation's first church (an 1820s building originally used by a Presbyterian community) was heavily damaged in a fire. The Congregational church set out to construct a new sanctuary and celebrated its first service in the new building on the first Sunday of January, 1850. The brick church (at 57 Orange Street) was designed by Joseph C. Wells in the style of urban tabernacle architecture featuring both Italianate and colonial ornamentation.⠀ .⠀ The church has a long storied history. The first pastor was the fiery abolitionist preacher Henry Ward Beecher. The construction of the church included supportive cast-iron columns for the large balcony (pre-dating nearly all cast iron construction in the city by more than five years). In 1866, the church installed the largest organ in the United States. And according to lore and published memoirs, the church served as an important station in the Underground Railroad. Since its early years, the church has hosted a impressive series of visitors and speakers, including Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Clara Barton, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Dr. Martin Luther King.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ 📸: P.L. Sperr⠀ April 4, 1932⠀ via @nypl⠀ #urbanarchive  #nychistory  #mlkday  #DrKing  #PlymouthChurch  #BrooklynHeights  #Congregational  #henrywardbeecher  #abolitonist  #undergroundrailroad  #nationalhistoriclandmark ⠀ Join the Urban Archive beta 📱 [link in bio]
@welltravbrit - for you! 💚 very impromptu as no tripod @historicgreenwood #monkparrots #cacophony #greenwoodcemetery #cemeteriesofinstagram #nychistory #nycemeteries
Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge Chapter, NSDAR at Apple Bank in the Bronx, an afternoon viewing the Jonas Bronck mural in the lobby. 🇺🇸🗽
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1908 - Looking south from city hall;  Landmarks in this panorama (I had to split into two pictures to fit; first pic is the left, second the right side)  include Broadway, City Hall Park, the City Hall Post Office, the Singer building, Park Row, Home Life Insurance and City Investing buildings and, far left, Manhattan Terminal
1908 - Looking south from city hall; Landmarks in this panorama (I had to split into two pictures to fit; first pic is the left, second the right side) include Broadway, City Hall Park, the City Hall Post Office, the Singer building, Park Row, Home Life Insurance and City Investing buildings and, far left, Manhattan Terminal
The Chrysler Building held the title of New York’s Tallest Building... for less than a year. Once the Chrysler Building was done, architects hired by John Raskob, founder of General Motors who backing the Empire State Building, did some figuring and decided they could make the building 85 stories tall, eight stories taller than the Chrysler Building. They did, of course, and the Chrysler Building was bumped to the second-tallest building in the city. .
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The Chrysler Building held the title of New York’s Tallest Building... for less than a year. Once the Chrysler Building was done, architects hired by John Raskob, founder of General Motors who backing the Empire State Building, did some figuring and decided they could make the building 85 stories tall, eight stories taller than the Chrysler Building. They did, of course, and the Chrysler Building was bumped to the second-tallest building in the city. . . . . . . . . . #light  #photo  #photography  #newyorksecrets  #history  #nychistory  #funfacts  #photosofny  #photosociety  #architecture  #walking  #takingphotos  #views  #explore  #exploreny  #toptones  #moodygram  #rawlandscape  #travelnyc  #chryslerbuilding  #rivals  #wanderlust  #eyecandy  #streetphotography  #shadows  #sunlight  #framing  #icons  #iconic  #iconicbuildingsnyc 
1936, construction of the East River Drive (now FDR Drive). #nychistory  #newyorkcity 
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#ThisDayInHistory - On January 10, 1951, The @unitednations opened their headquarters in Manhattan, NY. The picture shows UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld in front of the General Assembly Building. Image courtesy of UN/DPI. 
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Cornelius Vanderbilt II’s mansion used to stand where present-day Bergdorf Goodman stands at 5th Avenue and 57th Street. The Vanderbilt family rose to prominence with the birth of the railroads in New York, but came from very humble beginnings. When Commodore Vanderbilt died, he left Cornelius II $5 million in inheritance, and he used that to demolish some brownstones in preparation for his mansion. When the Gold Coast mansions along Fifth Avenue got larger, he expanded his property too. Unfortunately, it was demolished in 1926 when Alice Vanderbilt was the last remaining in the house. She sold it for $7 million. A few of the pieces of that mansion still stand in Manhattan. The gate surrounding it now surrounds the Conservatory Garden in Central Park. The grand fireplace now stands in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And the sculptures within the original gates are now located in the lobby of the Sherry-Netherland Hotel, a stone’s throw from where the mansion used to stand.

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Cornelius Vanderbilt II’s mansion used to stand where present-day Bergdorf Goodman stands at 5th Avenue and 57th Street. The Vanderbilt family rose to prominence with the birth of the railroads in New York, but came from very humble beginnings. When Commodore Vanderbilt died, he left Cornelius II $5 million in inheritance, and he used that to demolish some brownstones in preparation for his mansion. When the Gold Coast mansions along Fifth Avenue got larger, he expanded his property too. Unfortunately, it was demolished in 1926 when Alice Vanderbilt was the last remaining in the house. She sold it for $7 million. A few of the pieces of that mansion still stand in Manhattan. The gate surrounding it now surrounds the Conservatory Garden in Central Park. The grand fireplace now stands in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And the sculptures within the original gates are now located in the lobby of the Sherry-Netherland Hotel, a stone’s throw from where the mansion used to stand. No more train show pics! Back to normal posts tomorrow! Double-tap if you like it! Follow for daily updates! #what_i_saw_in_nyc  #topnewyorkphoto  #bigapple  #newyork_ig  #newyorklike  #nycprimeshot  #fox5ny  #abc7ny  #nbc4ny  #cbsnewyork  #loves_nyc  #nychistory  #nycarchitecture  #nycbuildings  #ig_unitedstates  #ig_northamerica  #seeyourcity  #instagood  #usaprimeshot   #wildnewyork   #newyorker  #igersofnyc  #itravelnyc  #timeoutnewyork  #dream_new_york  #passionpassport  #nycityworld  #unlimitednewyork  #justgoshoot 
Bridges of New York County... The Macombs Dam Bridge spans the Harlem River in New York City, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx near Yankee Stadium.  It opened on May 1, 1895.
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Bridges of New York County... The Macombs Dam Bridge spans the Harlem River in New York City, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx near Yankee Stadium. It opened on May 1, 1895. . . . . #NYCBridges  #NYCHistory  #BlackandWhite  #BnW  #blackandwhitephoto  #what_i_saw_in_nyc  #NYCViews  #NYCPhotography  #nyclife  #nbc4ny  #abc7ny  #fox5ny  #topnewyorkphoto  #newyork_instagram  #icapture_nyc  #ilovenewyork  #imagesofnyc  #newyorklike  #nycprimeshot  #iloveny  #newyork_ig  #ig_nyc  #ig_nycity  #thisisnewyorkcity  #newyork  #nyc_explorers  #ny1pic  #nyc  #thingsisee  #cityscape 
In 1844, an Italianate-style house was constructed on the corner of Irving Place and East 17th Street. It saw various occupants before interior designer (then actress) Elsie de Wolfe moved in with her partner Elisabeth Marbury in the 1890s and established a popular salon. By the time they moved out in 1911, the house was being referred to as the former home of the writer Washington Irving (most likely the story was started by de Wolfe). Even though there was no evidence he’d even visited the place, the story persisted and a plaque was installed in 1934. Today, the building is still referred to as the Irving House.
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In 1844, an Italianate-style house was constructed on the corner of Irving Place and East 17th Street. It saw various occupants before interior designer (then actress) Elsie de Wolfe moved in with her partner Elisabeth Marbury in the 1890s and established a popular salon. By the time they moved out in 1911, the house was being referred to as the former home of the writer Washington Irving (most likely the story was started by de Wolfe). Even though there was no evidence he’d even visited the place, the story persisted and a plaque was installed in 1934. Today, the building is still referred to as the Irving House. #architecture  #plaque  #washingtonirving  #nychistory  #nycscenes  #instagramnyc  #irvinghouse  #nyc  #newyorkcity 
Was at an old workplace and discovered the remnants of a demolition in a sub-basement dumpster. Before the era of fax machines and emails, regular mail was much more ubiquitous and common. In high rise skyscrapers, you could have up to 50 floors of offices generation tens of thousands of mail documents per day. To alleviate this many buildings had a built in mail chute system. Using simple gravity, mail would be dropped in to a central mail room, usually located in a basement where a slew of workers would organize them by location and floor. This was done for organization and to facilitate the ease of mailing documents; you didn’t have the leave the building to get it done. They’re pretty much obsolete now, and in New York many buildings have welded their chutes shut or removed them outright. But in some smaller places outside of the city (and a few select in Manhattan) still use them. These are a relic of the past and a small piece of commercial mail history. This one was painted over, covering the awesome polished brass finish. 
Taken on January 14, 2018 on a Canon T1i.
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Was at an old workplace and discovered the remnants of a demolition in a sub-basement dumpster. Before the era of fax machines and emails, regular mail was much more ubiquitous and common. In high rise skyscrapers, you could have up to 50 floors of offices generation tens of thousands of mail documents per day. To alleviate this many buildings had a built in mail chute system. Using simple gravity, mail would be dropped in to a central mail room, usually located in a basement where a slew of workers would organize them by location and floor. This was done for organization and to facilitate the ease of mailing documents; you didn’t have the leave the building to get it done. They’re pretty much obsolete now, and in New York many buildings have welded their chutes shut or removed them outright. But in some smaller places outside of the city (and a few select in Manhattan) still use them. These are a relic of the past and a small piece of commercial mail history. This one was painted over, covering the awesome polished brass finish. Taken on January 14, 2018 on a Canon T1i. #newyorkcity  #newyork  #forbiddenplaces  #newyork_ig  #newyork_instagram  #instagramnyc  #igersofnyc  #nycprimeshot  #nycprime_ladies  #usaprimeshot  #nychistory  #newyorkexplored  #wildnewyork  #wandering_nomad  #mailchute  #thecreatorclass  #teamcanon  #canonphotography  #picking  #americana  #mailhistory  #usmail  #brass  #nyc  #demolition  #canon  #50mm  #nycphotographer  #cityphotography  #industrial 
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