The United Nations was created to replace war with dialogue and compromise. But the 5 avenues west of the UN have been home to over 350 years of war history.
When a Lower East Side block was demolished as part of slum clearance, it was discovered that 29-29½ Cherry Street was the oldest house standing in Manhattan.
Manhattan's Trinity Church was once the tallest building in the city. While dwarfed by skyscrapers today, it still holds an important place in New York history.
10 interesting facts about Williamsburg, Brooklyn before it was cool, from its early history under the Dutch, the English and Americans after Revolutionary War.
Inn Indian Field Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx was the Battle of Van Cortlandt Wood during the Revolutionary War where Stockbridge Mohicans lost their lives.
The Boston Tea Party–there are sadly no illustrations of the New York version. Image via Wikimedia Commons Before the term
This townhouse is not what it seems to be… Brooklyn Heights is probably best known for its charming, tree-lined streets
A recreation of the 18th-century ship, the Hermione that brought Lafayette over to support the American Revolution in 1780 left France for the UNited States.
Comparing real-life to cinema film locations in the AMC show TURN: Washington's Spies that tells the story of the spy ring in the Revolutionary War in Setauket
A plaque on the Mathematics building at Columbia commemorates the battle of Harlem Heights fought in 1776 with George Washington in modern Morningside Heights