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.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.More
Lincoln greeted in NYC Mayor Fernando Wood. Photo via the Lincoln Institute.
Abraham Lincoln and New York City will always be linked by Lincoln’s legendary speech at Cooper Union in 1860 (which we will cover on February 27), but on February 19, 1861, Lincoln set foot in New York City for the first time as President-elect. …More