Labor Day explained! America celebrates its first Labor Day Parade in NYC's Union Square on September 5, 1882 with a procession 20,000 people strong.
Scientific American, the country's oldest continuing published magazine releases its first edition this week in NYC history from an office on Spruce Street.
NYC goes Orange as the Dutch take back New York from the British in August 1673. New York is rechristened New Orange and the Dutch flag flies once again.
Robert Fulton changes the course of transportation history when his first successful commercial steamboat makes it's first voyage from NYC up the Hudson River.
In 1885, a quarter of million people lined the streets of NYC to bid farewell to President Ulysses S. Grant. He was laid to rest in Grant's Tomb in Riverside Park
The cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty's pedestal, with a time capsule, was placed on Liberty Island in 1884 without enough funding to complete the project.
This week in 1647, Dutch Director General Peter Stuyvesant creates NYC's first zoning laws. Today's lower Manhattan street grid is the lingering result.
On June 27, 1971 the Fillmore East closed its doors after three years of ground breaking concerts which helped to define rock and roll and counter culture.
This week in NYC history, the first Japanese Delegation to the US came to NYC and politicking and partying ensued in this most lavish of historic events.
On June 16, 1884, America’s first roller coaster opened on Coney Island. The Switchback Railway, 600 feet long, was so popular it paid for itself in 3 weeks.