In the film Oppenheimer, J. Robert Oppenheimer's early life in New York City is touched upon briefly in two early scenes.
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.
Take a peek inside the crumbling ruins of the Saratoga County Homestead, a once vital tuberculosis hospital in New York!
On a cozy evening a new candlelit literary salon—The Lit Salon—kicked off in Brooklyn. It was a lively affair of literary fans and New York enthusiasts.
New York City has quite the list of nicknames. Uncover the history behind New York's most famous epithet, "The Big Apple!"
From a hidden parlor to a rare 19th-century map, discover all of the secrets of the Center for Brooklyn History!
Tucked inside the Brooklyn Botanic Graden is a bronze line denoting the former geographical boundary between Brooklyn and Flatbush.
In a new podcast episode, discover a dozen of the most interesting places in the Bronx from the book The Bronx Nobody Knows.
The forgotten story of Frederick Rutland, a World War I aviation hero who then turned double agent and helped Japan bomb Pearl Harbor.
When beautiful Vivian Gordon was found strangled in Van Cortlandt Park in 1931, still wearing a velvet dress and mink coat, the case to find her killer unveiled the dark underbelly of New York City political power.