In 1819, Daniel Megie, NYC’s gravedigger and hangman, purchased a small plot directly across from NYC’s potter’s field at 58 Washington Square South.More
In 1916, Don Dickerman opened a tearoom called the Pirate’s Cave at 133 Washington Place (Sheridan Square) in NYC’s Greenwich Village. See what’s there today.More
The House of Flowers run by Charles Thorley was once a foliage covered townhouse in NYC in the former residence of Joseph W. Harper at 562 Fifth AvenueMore
Built around 1735, when Flatbush Avenue was called Main Street, the John C. Bergen homestead was the oldest house still standing in Flatbush, Brooklyn by 1901.More
When a Lower East Side block was demolished as part of slum clearance, it was discovered that 29-29½ Cherry Street was the oldest house standing in Manhattan.More
A St. Bernard named Rex Moore has been gracing the entrance to 2500 University Avenue in the Fordham Manor neighborhood of the Bronx since 1922.
Ever since the Manhattan apartment boom of the late 1800s, New York City architects and builders have been assigning names to apartment buildings. Many apartment names reflect their surroundings …More