On May 24, 1883 the Brooklyn Bridge opened to traffic, and though now we know it as a beautiful landmark, New Yorkers of the time were a bit more wary. At the time it was the only bridge spanning the East River, connecting the separate cities of Brooklyn and New York, and many doubted that a bridge that large could hold.
This fear is what may have prompted a stampede a week after the Brooklyn Bridge...Read More
New York has long been a food capital, from the upscale kitchens of our finest restaurants to the bagels and sausages on the street corners. But as anyone who has walked around Brooklyn has figured out, the next chapter of New York’s food history has everything to do with the local, “artisanal” food scene that is making its mark on the city. From the rise of greenmarkets and food fairs to the focus on seasonal...Read More
Over the weekend we took a trip to Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria, Queens, where we encountered Bundith Phunsombatlert's piece Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures. The site-specific project features signs of 100 public sculptures in New York City, and provides the distance and direction to each from the park. And what did we see among the New York Public Library's lions and Astor Place's Alamo?
It's our Lincoln! That's right, the bronze sculpture of Abraham Lincoln that...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024