We can all tell that Atlantic Puffins are some of the most adorable birds out there, but did you know they're also hopeless romantics? To mate, puffins form long-term relationships, where the male builds the nest and both parents incubate the egg and feed the chick, known as a "puffling." Happy Valentine's Day!
When John James Audubon witnessed the Atlantic Puffin during his trip to Labrador, he observed the great care puffins took to protect each...Read More
The hectic demeanor of Fifth Avenue, especially as holiday shopping season rounds the bend, would rarely be compared to the quiet, contemplative environment of a museum. But if you’re walking around Midtown check out Bergdorf Goodman’s windows for a hint of history amongst the street’s craze. Bergdorf Goodman is honoring the reopening of the New-York Historical Society with a stunning window, featuring thirty-two portraits of American historical figures reproduced from our collection, including those of...Read More
This year, the historic Grand Central Terminal turns 100. Designed by the architectural firms of Reed and Stem and Warren and Wetmore, the Beaux-arts style building serves as a transportation hub and tourist destination, with its elaborate astrological ceiling and iconic concourse clock. But New York City was already a destination by 1913. What was at 42nd and Park before Grand Central Terminal was built?
That intersection was still where trains from the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad,...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024