William Jay Gaynor, the 94th mayor of NYC, tried to reform the city before (and for three years after) a man tried to end Gaynor's life.
In recognition of Juneteenth’s vital historical importance, the day was recently made an official New York State Public Holiday last year in 2020. As the first year of Juneteenth’s status as a state public holiday, MANY events across New York City will be occurring to commemorate the day.
An artifact that hangs on the wall of Keens Steakhouse in Midtown comes from a fateful evening: a blood-stained playbill Lincoln was supposedly holding when he was assassinated at the Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C.
We went in search of Rodin, but found Lincoln. A desk rumored to be used by Abraham Lincoln in the House of Representatives sits in obscurity in a New Jersey suburb town hall. But was it really used by Lincoln?
In honor of Presidents' Day, plenty of events are taking place where you can learn about the history of the U.S. and hear stories about its intrepid leaders.
Of the 800 statues in New York City, a number of them honor figures and events that took place in upstate New York, involving the likes of Alexander Hamilton and more.
Seven score and 15 years ago, Abraham Lincoln gave what was then the biggest speech of his career, and he gave it in NYC at Cooper Union on February 27, 1860.
Abraham Lincoln and New York City will always be linked by Lincoln’s legendary speech at Cooper Union in 1860 (which we