On July 25, 1953, New York City's subway fare was raised to 15 cents. Instead of making subway riders have three nickels each time, the city introduced the subway token, which became a symbol of the city until it was phased out for the MetroCard in 2003.
The initial subway token design featured the initials NYC in the center, with the Y cut out. This design was used until 1979, when, to commemorate the 75th anniversary...Read More
The title of Ken Follett's new book about life during World War II, Winter of the World, is quite literal. "The triumph of Stalin's regime in the Soviet Union and Hitler's regime in Central Europe was a bloody tragedy for the human race. The keynote of that whole period was the struggle against the worst tyranny the world had ever known," he says. "The title Winter of the World perfectly captured the notion that my...Read More
Governors Island, situated right off Brooklyn's Buttermilk Channel, has played an important part in New York's military history. During the American Revolution, canons on the island protected the East River. During the Civil War, Castle Williams and Fort Jay held Confederate prisoners of war. In 1966, it became a National Coast Guard base. And throughout, the island is covered with historic homes where military officers raised their families.
This summer, the New-York Historical Society’s Student Historians...Read More
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