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.
When Soho Had 10,000 Square Foot Illuminated Panorama Painting Showing Exotic Places Around the World
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.
The history of transatlantic flight is at once both fascinating and tragic. The Bremen was the first airplane to fly across the Atlantic from East to West.
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.
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