6. The New York Post was Founded on Gracie’s Front Porch
In 1801, Archibald Gracie and Alexander Hamilton were very good friends and business partners. It was that year that Gracie hosted on his porch a meeting led by Hamilton and attended by members of the Federalist Party. The result of this meeting was the establishment of the New-York Evening Post, known today simply as New York Post.
So, not only did Alexander Hamilton found our nation’s first bank, but he also founded one of New York’s oldest newspapers in the residence of today’s “Little White House.” Along with the current New York Post, vestiges of The New-York Evening Post can be found in New York City in it’s old headquarters, including the Art Nouveau style building at 20 Vesey Street which the newspaper built in 1907.