Ariella Rosen writes how was saddened to discover that an 1866 Croton manhole cover of which she had many memories had been removed.
Freedom Place is a little known street just behind Trump Place, but it is also a memorial honoring Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and James Chaney, who died in 1964 while fighting for freedom.
There are a number of playgrounds around NYC (and many more parks) that are built above burial grounds. Read about 5 that still have bodies buried beneath them!
There are question marks hidden in some of the mosaics in the 81st street––Museum of Natural History subway station! Learn where they are and why they are there.
Some of Manhattan’s street names tell tales of war and bloodshed, while others evoke historic figures or small furry creatures, but every street has a story.
There is a Preserved Fish buried in the Marble Cemetery, but not the kind with gills. This Fish human, although he did spend a good portion of his life at sea.
Discover the 10 oldest churches in NYC and the roles they played in American history, from the Revolutionary War to rescue efforts of 9/11.
Near Grant's Tomb in Riverside Park is the grave of four-year-old St. Claire Pollock, who died over 200 years ago in 1797. Here is the story of how he died.
NYC's's maritime past is embedded inside and outside the buildings in lower Manhattan, where the bustling port of New York was once centered. Trace the remnants of maritime history with this guide.
In March 2019, Manhattan's 6 1/2 Avenue turns 6 1/2! Celebrate by visiting the open plazas and learning about the people who gave this space to the public.