A new mural in NYC recalls infamous Gilded Age beauty Evelyn Nesbit who was at the center of the original Trial of the Century, involving architect Stanford White.More
Discover the islands history, from Henry Hudson and Dutch settlement to the French and Indian War to Frank Sinatra! Governors Island was actually the first true New Amsterdam!
Find out how the Dutch used the Island in the 1600’s and the conflicts that arose between the two vastly different cultural groups of colonists and natives
From Dutch colonial farmhouses to buildings that played a major role in the American Revolution, here’s a list of the top 11 oldest structures in Brooklyn.More
Prospect Park, the pastoral oasis in the heart of Brooklyn, has been called a “masterpiece.” Created by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux (designers of Central Park), it is a sprawling haven of meadows, woods, and water. On this walking tour, we’ll explore the park’s highlights, learn about its design, hear stories of intriguing happenings …More
History buffs and spy fanatics alike will be excited to hear about the recently opened record-breaking KGB Spy Museum in Chelsea. The largest collection of Soviet-era KGB espionage objects yet, the museum gives a one-of-a-kind perspective on not only Cold War espionage, but also the modern world of spy-craft.
The mission of the museum is simple. They aim …More
Discover the 5 oldest buildings in Manhattan. These historic buildings date back to the 1700s and many played a prominent role during the American Revolution.More
Dive into NYC’s wacky history of fake news and Jazz Age celebrities at two new lectures presented by Landmark West!More
Learn how to uncover the history of your home or block at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s library research workshop!More
For over eighty years George Washington’s last tooth has been stored in a gold pocket watch charm at the NY Academy of Medicine Library where you can view it!More
Hear the hidden histories of your favorite holiday stories and traditions at a night of storytelling with local historians and researchers presented by Caveat.More
Uncover the secrets of one of NYC’s most iconic landmarks on Untapped Cities Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour!More
Tour of NYC’s Maritime History
Explore the early Dutch era maritime history through the stories of infamous sea captains Adrian Block and William Kidd
Get access onto the Wavertree at South Street Seaport, including inside its great hull. “There isn’t a ship in the world that has a space like this,” South Street Seaport Executive Director Jonathan …