My plan for this Independence Day involves hot dogs, hanging out on my friend's balcony, and watching the fireworks on the East River. I think it's a pretty good way to spend my day, but New Yorkers have been celebrating with parades, beaches and parties since we pulled down that statue of King George.
Some celebrated with parades, like these firemen in Hempstead, NY.
Some read comic books about The Yellow Kid, created by Richard F. Outcault.
Some, like...Read More
How do you define a city? Is it its buildings, its people, its history? In the upcoming exhibition A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects, the New-York Historical Society attempts to make sense of the city's past through its objects. So, what objects define us?
Due to the importance of the area's beaver trade, it would make sense that New Amsterdam's coat of arms would feature them. However,...Read More
A factory owner’s wife ignites a scandalous love affair with a Chinese worker in Karen Shepard’s newest novel, The Celestials. A bi-racial love child follows. In conjunction with the New-York Historical Society’s ongoing exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, we sat down with Chinese-American author Karen Shepard who teaches writing and literature at Williams College to discuss her work of historical fiction, her source of inspiration, and the lives of her characters. She sets the scene for her oeuvre...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024