This week in 1647, Dutch Director General Peter Stuyvesant creates NYC's first zoning laws. Today's lower Manhattan street grid is the lingering result.
The Great Fire of 1845 devastated lower Manhattan for a third time causing millions of dollars in damage and the death of 30 people.
During this week in NYC history, America's first "World's Fair" and Mythic Crystal Palace opened on July 14, 1853
This week in NYC history, an angry mob dethrones a statue of King George III after the Declaration of Independence is read in NYC for the first time.
On June 27, 1971 the Fillmore East closed its doors after three years of ground breaking concerts which helped to define rock and roll and counter culture.
This week in NYC history, the first Japanese Delegation to the US came to NYC and politicking and partying ensued in this most lavish of historic events.
On June 16, 1884, America’s first roller coaster opened on Coney Island. The Switchback Railway, 600 feet long, was so popular it paid for itself in 3 weeks.
Port Cities NYC, an immersive performance piece between Brooklyn and Manhattan weaves together NYC's colonial history with the waterways that sustained it.
10 things the Dutch introduced into American culture through its tiny island outpost in NYC from cookies, Santa Claus, democracy, bowling, doughnuts and more
Fifty-one years ago today, construction crews pulled up to the 33rd Street entrance of NYC's Pennsylvania Station with orders to begin its three-year demolition