We've already lamented the death of the original Pennsylvania Station, but at least we still have the Farley Post Office! Designed by McKim, Mead & White, the same firm that designed the original Penn Station, Farley Post Office was meant to echo the design of the train station.
The building, originally called Pennsylvania Terminal, opened on Labor Day 1914. According to The Landmarks of New York by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, it was designed by William Mitchell Kendall...Read More
Sunday, September 17 marked the 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, a day commonly honored as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day—acknowledging the role not only of our founding document but also of the citizens who live by it.
How special, then, that one day after this noteworthy anniversary, we welcomed more than 200 immigrants hailing from 60 countries as they took their Oath of Allegiance, recited the Pledge of Allegiance, sang the national...Read More
At the New-York Historical Society, our librarians, curators and conservators aren't the only ones who get to have all the fun. Though we're closed for renovations, our high school interns have been hard at work researching our collections. And they have the blog to prove it! On their Tumblr site the interns have been blogging about their summer projects, from researching the history of the Bronx to bathroom graffiti to the architecture of Grand Central...Read More
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