In the late 1800s a junk shop owner and secondhand arms dealer conned everyone from a NYC mayor to the Smithsonian by selling links of the West Point Chain.
Embedded in the sidewalk on Queens Boulevard in Woodside is a marker that denotes the spot as the geographical center of NYC. But is it really? Find out more.
in 1823, a lead shot tower belonging to George Youle dominated the Midtown waterfront landscape, created for the manufacturing of bullets and ammunition.
In 1830s Soho there was a 10,000 sq ft rotunda that showed illuminated panorama paintings showing views of Jersualem, Niagara Falls and other exotic places.
On a visit to Inwood Hill Park on the northernmost tip of Manhattan, dig into the history of the Inwood Native American Caves amongst the schist and rock.
It was October, 1780, and George Washington had a problem. General Benedict Arnold, decorated officer, the hero of Saratoga, had just defected to the British.
In 1905 the New York Central Railroad needed to figure out what to build Grand Central Terminal out of. Their experiment is still in Van Cortlandt Park!
Almost no one notices the Metropolitan Museum of Art's most curious design feature: the four piles of uncut, unfinished stone blocks atop the museum’s entrance.
While Bowling Green has changed a lot since the Revolution, there is one witness that bears the scars of those events: Bowling Green’s cast-iron fence.
In 1896 Norwegian immigrants George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen set out to make their fortune by rowing an 18-foot rowboat across the Atlantic Ocean