Macy's First Thanksgiving Day Parade actually started in 1924 as a Christmas Parade. Instead of floats, there were live animals from the Central Park Zoo!
See then and now pictures of the first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree put up by workers grateful to have a pay check during the Depression in NYC.
It's time for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Here's everything you ever wanted to know about the amazing balloons throughout the parade's history on NYC.
On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was officially dedicated in a day-long celebration led by President Cleveland and the ticker tape parade was born!
50 years ago the 23rd Street Fire, the second deadliest for the FDNY after 9/11 kills 12 firemen and consumes seven businesses near the Flatiron.
This image of the Neil Simon Theatre (formally the Alvin Theatre) is viewable in Times Square on the Membit app.
Throw Back Thursday: On October 7, 1927 the first feature length motion picture premieres in Times Square at the Warner Strand using Vitagraph sound technology.
The New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers square off in the first televised World Series on September 30, 1947. Using Membit, we bring the location back to life
Throwback Thursday 1776: American hero Nathan Hale is hanged at City Hall Park. Our first in a series of augmented reality, Membit-enhanced historical stories.