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Historical Markers and War Memorials in New York NY 10004

 
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By Larry Gertner, December 23, 2018
"Curbstone Brokers" Marker
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1New York (New York County), New York — "Curbstone Brokers"
For more than a century, the outdoor brokers, predecessors of the American Stock Exchange, conducted a marketplace on the curbstones of the Financial District, serving investors and aiding the nation’s industrial growth. They moved indoors on June . . . Map (db m127678) HM
2New York (New York County), New York — “Mother of Exiles”
Between 1886 and 1924, 14 million immigrants entered America through New York. The Statue of Liberty was a reassuring sign that they had arrived in the land of their dreams. To these anxious newcomers, the Statue’s uplifted torch did not suggest . . . Map (db m49321) HM
3New York (New York County), New York — “North America” sculpted by Daniel Chester French
In “North America”, one of the four monumental sculptures called “The Continents” a Plains Indian looks over the shoulder of America. As illustrated by the surrounding detail photographs, French acknowledged the . . . Map (db m146260) HM
4New York (New York County), New York — “The New Colossus”
In 1883, a young writer, Emma Lazarus, donated a poem to an auction raising funds for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. “The New Colossus” vividly depicted the Statue of Liberty as offering refuge from the miseries of Europe. The . . . Map (db m49325) HM
5New York (New York County), New York — ...to Manhattan
…to Manhattan Native people from many tribal nations have long come to Manhattan as visitors and workers, artists and diplomats. Many of the city’s skyscrapers were constructed with the assistance of Mohawk steel workers looking down on a city . . . Map (db m146262) HM
6New York (New York County), New York — 100 Old Slip - New York City Police Museum
100 Old Slip was designed by the notable architectural firm of Hunt & Hunt in the New-Italian Renaissance style. Its visual power is created by a rhythmic series of tall arches, heavy rusticated walls and restrained ornamentation. The building's . . . Map (db m146133) HM
7New York (New York County), New York — 13 South William Street
Listed on the National Historic Register, this building was built in 1837-1839. In 1903 architect C.P.H. Gilbert converted it into its current Neo-Dutch Renaissance style. Today the building is home to America's oldest . . . Map (db m129073) HM
8New York (New York County), New York — 175th Anniversary of Greek Independence
55’ Flag Pole donated to the City of New York by the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York on behalf of the Greek American community, in celebration of the 175th Anniversary of Greek Independence, and the 100th Anniversary of the . . . Map (db m47317) HM
9New York (New York County), New York — 26 BroadwayLandmarks of New York
Under construction from 1920 to 1928, the corporate headquarters for John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company was built on one of the largest parcels assembled in Manhattan at the time. The architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings, along with . . . Map (db m146604) HM
10New York (New York County), New York — 57 Stone Street
Listed on the NATIONAL HISTORIC REGISTER this building was completed in 1837-1839. In 1903 architect C.P.H. Gilbert converted it into its current Neo-Dutch Renaissance style. Today the building is home to America’s oldest security agency in . . . Map (db m146728) HM
11New York (New York County), New York — A Floating Metropolis/Sailings, Sightings and Special Events
Left: A Floating Metropolis A plan to create a new residential and commercial neighborhood on the site of the decaying Hudson River piers was first proposed in the early 1960s. Battery Park City is a remarkable technological achievement. To . . . Map (db m145913) HM
12New York (New York County), New York — A Place Of Many Names
A Place of Many Names New York City has been known by many names among native people. It was Kanonoge, “place of reeds,” to Mohawk people living up the Hudson River. It was Menatay (island) to the Delaware people. Algonquin-speaking . . . Map (db m131210) HM
13New York (New York County), New York — Across the Harbor: Remembering September 11th
On September 11, 2001 two hijacked planes were flown into the two towers of the World Trade Center. As the towers collapsed, nearly 3,000 people were killed. Today, this site – less than a mile from where the towers once stood – serves . . . Map (db m47036) HM
14New York (New York County), New York — Adriaen van der Donck’s HomeBirth of a City: Nieuw Amsterdam & Old New York
ADRIAEN VAN DER DONCK’S HOME Location:   Marketfield Street at Broad Street Dutch Name:   Het Marckvelt Steegie In a house that stood a few feet from here lived lawyer Adriaen van der Donck (c. 1620 - c. 1655), author of the . . . Map (db m127313) HM
15New York (New York County), New York — Albert Sprague Bard
Albert Sprague Bard December 19, 1866 - March 25, 1963 25 Broad Street, originally the Broad Exchange Building For over 60 years, from 1901 to 1963, Albert S. Bard practiced law and pursued his civic activities from his office here. He was . . . Map (db m146883) HM
16New York (New York County), New York — Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House / National Museum of the American IndianExploring Downtown
Before the income tax was invented, the duty levied on imported goods financed almost the entire cost of America’s federal government – and as much as 80 per cent of that duty came through the Port of New York, making the New York Custom House . . . Map (db m146039) HM
17New York (New York County), New York — Alexandre Gustave Eiffel( 1832 – 1923 )
The iron skeleton which supports the Statue was designed by this noted French engineer and bridge builder. He later designed and built the Eiffel Tower for the Paris World’s Fair of 1889. Dedicated by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kay Philip Rathner – . . . Map (db m49813) HM
18New York (New York County), New York — American Jewish Tercentenary1654-1954
Erected by the State of New York to honor the memory of the twenty three men women & children who landed in September 1654 and founded the first Jewish community in North AmericaMap (db m127855) HM
19New York (New York County), New York — American Merchant Marine
This tablet dedicated to the memory of the men of the American Merchant Marine who gave their lives in the World War that liberty should perpetually endure. “These men rendered one of the greatest services that could have been done for our . . . Map (db m20289) HM
20New York (New York County), New York — American Merchant Mariners' Memorial
Dedicated to all Merchant Mariners who have served America from the Revolutionary War through present day. In the prosecution of war and in pursuit of peaceful commerce, unrecognized thousands have lost their lives at sea. Their sacrifices have . . . Map (db m29281) HM
21New York (New York County), New York — Andes Road
Named in memory of 2nd Lieutenant James C. Andes, D.S.C. H Co., 16th Infantry Killed in action in France July 19, 1918Map (db m47163) HM
22New York (New York County), New York — Asser Levy’s HomeBirth of a City: Nieuw Amsterdam & Old New York
ASSER LEVY’S HOME Location:   Stone Street at Mill Lane Dutch Name:   Hoogh Straet (High Street) In a house on this site lived the Jewish trader and butcher Asser Levy. Possibly born in Lithuania, Levy probably came here from Amsterdam in . . . Map (db m127960) HM
23New York (New York County), New York — Barry Road
Named in memory of Major General Thomas H. Barry, D.S.M. Commanding General at this Headquarters 1912, 1913, 1914 and 1919 Erected by The Military Order of the World Wars New York ChapterMap (db m168340) HM WM
24New York (New York County), New York — Bartholdi
Born in Colmar, France in 1834, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was one of the most celebrated sculptors of the nineteenth century. He is most famous for creating the Statue of Liberty which was dedicated in 1886. In his fifty-two years as an artist, . . . Map (db m49314) HM
25New York (New York County), New York — Battery Wall Discovery
In spring 2006, during the South Ferry excavation in the Battery, four sections of a colonial era wall were identified by archeologists. Although each of the four sections exhibited unique features, they are all likely part of the same wall, . . . Map (db m20306) HM
26New York (New York County), New York — Beaver’s PathBirth of a City: Nieuw Amsterdam & Old New York
BEAVER’S PATH Location:   Battery Place at Greenwich Street Dutch Name:   Bever Straet Here, on a sandyshore, Lenape Indians beached their canoes to trade beaver and otter pelts for Dutch cloth, kettles, and metal tools. To the Lenape, . . . Map (db m127312) HM
27New York (New York County), New York — Birthplace of Herman Melville
On this site, number 6 Pearl Street, Herman Melville was born August 1, 1819. Author of Moby Dick, “Bartelby the Scrivener,” Pierre, Billy Budd and many other American classics.Map (db m127940) HM
28New York (New York County), New York — Bowling Green
The first public park to be established in New York March 12, 1733 “Resolved that the Corporation will Lease a Piece of Land lying at the lower End of Broadway fronting to the Fort to some of the inhabitants of the Said Broadway in Order to . . . Map (db m13735) HM
29New York (New York County), New York — Bowling Green / Sports Museum of AmericaExploring Downtown
Bowling Green This little patch of green surrounded by grand Broadway office buildings survives as New York City’s oldest public park – Bowling Green. It served as a cattle pasture and a parade ground before being designated in 1733 as a . . . Map (db m147009) HM
30New York (New York County), New York — Bowling Green FenceLandmarks of New York
Erected by the Common Council in 1771, this fence surrounds New York’s earliest park. The park was leased in 1733 for use as a bowling green at a rental of one peppercorn a year. Patriots, who in 1776 destroyed an equestrian statue of George III . . . Map (db m13728) HM
31New York (New York County), New York — Broad Street History Path
19 street panels along the path of the original Broad Street canal 1642: The Dutch create a canal south of Beaver Street by expanding a small rivulet known as “the ditch”. It is called the “Herre Graft”. 1642: Broad . . . Map (db m131079) HM
32New York (New York County), New York — BrooklynA 20,000-Mile Religous Exodus by Ship
On February 4, 1846, the ship Brooklyn sailed from Manhattan's Old Slip. Chartered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the ship carried men, women, and children to California as part of the epic movement of Mormons to the West. By . . . Map (db m21511) HM
33New York (New York County), New York — Brooklyn Battery TunnelManhattan Plaza
Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Manhattan Plaza Longest Underwater Vehicular Tunnel in North America 9,117 feet in length Opened May 25th, 1950 Triborough Bridge and Tunnel AuthorityMap (db m132052) HM
34New York (New York County), New York — Building the Statue of Liberty
The French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi designed the Statue of Liberty as a giant three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle. Over 300 thin sheets of copper, most of it from a copper mine in Karmoy, Norway, fit together to form the Statue’s outer . . . Map (db m49285) HM
35New York (New York County), New York — Carder Road
Named in memory of 2nd Lieutenant Cyril Carder, D.S.C. D Co. 16th Infantry Killed in action in France July 21, 1918 Erected by The Military Order of the World Wars New York ChapterMap (db m168001) HM WM
36New York (New York County), New York — Castle Clinton
This sandstone fort was built in 1811 as one of five forts erected to defend New York Harbor. The fort originally stood on a small island that was linked to Manhattan by a 200-foot wooden causeway and drawbridge. In the 1850s, landfill extended . . . Map (db m147149) HM
37New York (New York County), New York — Castle Clinton National Monument
[Left plaque]: Last of a series of forts which, from the Dutch settlement of 1624, guarded lower Manhattan, this structure was built by the United States in the years 1808 to 1811. It was first called "West Battery," and was one of the . . . Map (db m148097) HM
38New York (New York County), New York — Castle WilliamsChanging with the Times
[ Side 1 ] A Place Worth ProtectingThe same waterways that connected New York City to the world made it vulnerable to naval attack. During the Revolutionary War, a British maritime force captured New York. In the early days of . . . Map (db m47020) HM
39New York (New York County), New York — Castle WilliamsChanging with the Times
Welcome to Castle Williams. This stone fort was built in 1811 to defend New York City against naval assault. The attack never came. Over the next two hundred years, the once state-of-the-art fort was re-used: as housing for army recruits, as a . . . Map (db m47039) HM
40New York (New York County), New York — Castle Williams
With walls forty feet high and eight feet thick, this red sandstone bastion bristled with over one hundred cannon when it was completed in 1811. Named after its designer, Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Williams, it has also been nicknamed the . . . Map (db m149131) HM
41New York (New York County), New York — Clayton Road
Named in memory of Colonel Bertram T. Clayton Headquarters, 1st Division Killed in action in France May 30, 1918Map (db m47098) HM
42New York (New York County), New York — Coast Guard Children
For the children of Coast Guard men and women, Governors Island provided ample opportunities for school and for play. The youngest child could attend the Childhood Development Center, located in today’s historic district, or daycare in Castle . . . Map (db m167928) HM
43New York (New York County), New York — Coast Guard Memorial
In memory of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard who served their country World War II A.D. 1941-1945Map (db m168482) HM
44New York (New York County), New York — Colonels’ RowGovernors Island
Once known as Brick Row or Regimental Row and now as Colonels’ Row, the group of eight brick houses in front of you was built by the Army between 1893 and 1917. Although all were built to standard Army plans, slight variations over the years have . . . Map (db m47094) HM
45New York (New York County), New York — Comfort Road
Named in memory of Captain Willis E. Comfort, D.S.C. F Co. 16th Infantry Killed in action in France July 18, 1918Map (db m148726) HM
46New York (New York County), New York — Commanding Officer’s QuartersGovernors Island
This imposing residence is the Commanding Officer’s Quarters, also known as the Admiral’s House (after the most recent Coast Guard residents.) Built in the Greek revival style, it was completed in 1843. The house was designed by prominent New York . . . Map (db m47123) HM
47New York (New York County), New York — Copper for the Statue of Liberty
This stone from the mine that produced the copper in the Statue of Liberty was brought with the sailing ship "Sorlandet" as a gift to the United States of America from the citizens of Karmov, Norway. July 4, 1986Map (db m42185) HM
48New York (New York County), New York — Cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty Pedestal
At this site on August 5, 1884, the cornerstone of the pedestal of the Statue of “Liberty Enlightening the World” was laid with ceremony by William A. Brodie, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York. Grand lodge members, . . . Map (db m148768) HM
49New York (New York County), New York — Craig Road
Named in memory of Lieutenant Colonel J.M Craig, D.S.C. Headquarters, 16th Infantry Killed in action in France July 21, 1918 Erected by The Military Order of the World Wars New York ChapterMap (db m167964) HM WM
50New York (New York County), New York — Cunard BuildingLandmarks of New York
The Cunard Line, which first opened a New York office in 1848, occupied this building on its completion in 1921. Benjamin W. Morris was the architect, and Thomas Hastings served as consultant in the design of the Great Hall, inspired by Roman and . . . Map (db m127334) HM
51New York (New York County), New York — Delaware Indian Burials
Delaware             Stockbridge Munsee Tribe of Indians   Band of Mohican Indians Delaware Nation Delaware Indian Burials Uncovered on Ellis and Liberty Islands Re-interred May 1, 2003Map (db m49281) HM
52New York (New York County), New York — Delmonico's Building
This Renaissance Revival style building, designed by the architect James Brown Lord in 1891, is the only surviving structure associated with Delmonico's, the legendary dining establishment. Founded in 1827, it was one of the first restaurants in the . . . Map (db m146189) HM
53New York (New York County), New York — Division Road
Named in honor of the 1st Division, U.S. Army Mexican War * Spanish American War Philippine Insurrection World War I * World War II Occupation of GermanyMap (db m47065) HM
54New York (New York County), New York — Drawn To The City
As the years pass and native people again find traveling easier, many descendants of the first Menatay inhabitants are returning to their native land. Here they meet native people from many nations. Once, Native Americans, viewed as exotic . . . Map (db m131190) HM
55New York (New York County), New York — Dutch Hoog Straat
This map, derived from a 1600 drawing, shows Stone Street, then the Dutch Hoog Straat. Its original line is indicated by brown paving stones & the lobby alignment.Map (db m47376) HM
56New York (New York County), New York — Early North American Colonist Remains
Beneath this site lie the remains of seven individuals believed to be early North American born colonists. The remains dated to the late Eighteenth to early Nineteenth Century were discovered approximately 100 feet Southwest of here during . . . Map (db m149134) HM
57New York (New York County), New York — East Coast MemorialWWII Battle Monument
Base of Memorial centerpiece, front: 1941 * * * * 1945 Erected by the United States of America in proud and grateful remembrance of her sons who gave their lives in her service and who sleep in the American coastal waters of the Atlantic . . . Map (db m29208) HM
58New York (New York County), New York — Edouard Rene De Laboulaye(1811 – 1883)
He conceived this monument, showing the love of Liberty shared by France and America. This statue would be a gift from a people to a people. It was intended for the 1876 Centennial, but was delayed until 1886. De Laboulaye never saw his dream . . . Map (db m49811) HM
59New York (New York County), New York — Ellis Island
Ellis Island acted as an immigration station for the United States from 1892 to 1954. The 13.7 acre island is made up almost entirely of landfill, with the original island measuring only 3.3 acres. Prior to its expansion and its use as an . . . Map (db m167368) HM
60New York (New York County), New York — Emma Lazarus
Tribute to Emma Lazarus Poet Patriot author of The New Colossus, the sonnet inscribed on the Statue of Liberty The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame with conquering limbs astride from land to land . . . Map (db m29387) HM
61New York (New York County), New York — Emma Lazarus
Emma Lazarus was born into a prominent fourth generation Jewish family, one of the oldest in New York City, on July 22, 1849. Her father recognized Emma’s talent for writing at an early age and encouraged her work. In 1866, when Emma was seventeen, . . . Map (db m49322) HM
62New York (New York County), New York — Emma Lazarus(1849 – 1887)
In 1883 this American poet and essayist wrote “The New Colossus” to aid the Pedestal Fund Campaign. Twenty years later her sonnet was cast in bronze and placed inside the Statue’s pedestal. “Give me your tired, your poor, . . . . . Map (db m49815) HM
63New York (New York County), New York — Evans Road
Named in memory of 2d Lieutenant Ewin V. Evans, D.S.C. F Co. 16th Infantry Killed in action in France July 20, 1918Map (db m148731) HM
64New York (New York County), New York — First Church on Manhattan Island
1633 The site of the first church built on Manhattan Island Evaradus Bogardus, Dominie This tablet erected by the Daughters of Holland Dames 1933Map (db m20238) HM
65New York (New York County), New York — First Printing Press in the Colony of New York
On this site William Bradford appointed Public Printer April 10th A.D. 1693 established the first printing press in the Colony of New York. Erected by the New York Historical Society April 10th A.D. 1893 in commemoration . . . Map (db m41644) HM
66New York (New York County), New York — Flight on Governors IslandGovernors Island
The new Governors Island landfill was only just complete – a largely empty dust blown expanse of over 100 acres – when it gained fame for its role in the budding aviation industry. In 1909, the Hudson-Fulton Celebration took place to . . . Map (db m69794) HM
67New York (New York County), New York — Foghorn Alley Bandstand
Constructed by the Phillipine (sic) American Society in cooperation with support Center New York Facilities Engineering Division and dedicated to the Governors Island community at the annual FilAm Barrio Fiesta on 29 July 1989Map (db m167874) HM
68New York (New York County), New York — Fort Amsterdam
Adjoining this site was the first Dutch fort on Manhattan Island known as Fort Amsterdam. The first house was erected here before 1664. In 1771 Captain Archibald Kennedy built here his residence which was used in 1776 by General George Washington as . . . Map (db m20275) HM
69New York (New York County), New York — Fort AmsterdamBirth of a City: Nieuw Amsterdam & Old New York
INTRODUCTION In September 1609, Henry Hudson and some 20 seamen sailed their ship, the Halve Maen (Half Moon), into what is today New York harbor. The Dutch East India Company expected Hudson to find a passage to Asia. Instead, his . . . Map (db m127314) HM
70New York (New York County), New York — Fort George
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71New York (New York County), New York — Fort Gibson: Ammunition to Immigration
In the decades following the War of 1812, Fort Gibson continued to be used as a military installation. Large magazines were built to store explosive black powder, which was too unstable to be kept at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn. During the Civil War, . . . Map (db m49335) HM
72New York (New York County), New York — Fort Gibson: Defending the Approaches
The fort that stood here on Ellis Island was part of two defensive triangles which made it almost impossible for enemy ships to approach New York City. Any ship entering the upper harbor first had to pass the guns of Fort Wood on Liberty Island and . . . Map (db m49310) HM
73New York (New York County), New York — Fort Gibson: Oyster Banks to Batteries
The earliest fort on this site was built in 1794. Great Britain’s navy had been seizing American merchant ships and forcing their sailors into service on British vessels. Congress decided that the nation’s most important harbors should be defended . . . Map (db m49336) HM
74New York (New York County), New York — Fort Gibson: The New York Harbor System
Fort Gibson was among 40 forts constructed between 1794 and 1812 in the United States. All were built during threats of war resulting from attacks on American shipping by Great Britain and France, two dominant powers of the 18th and 19th centuries. . . . Map (db m49311) HM
75New York (New York County), New York — Fort Gibson: The Other Ellis Island Story
The stones you see here reveal yet another layer of the story of Ellis Island. This is the story of Fort Gibson, one of the earliest forts built after the American Revolution to protect New York Harbor. Discovered during the excavations for the . . . Map (db m49298) HM
76New York (New York County), New York — Fort Gibson: Uncovering the Past
If you were standing here in 1812, you would be looking at the exterior wall of Fort Gibson, which was five and a half feet thick and sixteen feet high. What you see now are the remains of that wall’s lower half. These remains, which continue seven . . . Map (db m49299) HM
77New York (New York County), New York — Fort Jay
This important example of military architecture is a dramatic reminder of the early defenses erected in New York Harbor to protect the City from invasion by sea. Like so many other early fortifications in this country, its star-shaped plan was . . . Map (db m47014) HM
78New York (New York County), New York — Fort JayGovernors Island National Monument
Since the American Revolution, there have been three different fortifications at this location. The first was hastily constructed in April 1776 when General George Washington ordered that earthen mounds and cannons be placed here to help protect . . . Map (db m168378) HM
79New York (New York County), New York — Fort Wood
The Statue of Liberty’s pedestal sits atop the remains of Fort Wood, originally one link in a chain of defenses protecting New York City and its vital harbor. The fort was built between 1808 and 1811 in the shape of an eleven-pointed star and was . . . Map (db m49283) HM
80New York (New York County), New York — Francis Makemie
Near this site in 1707 Francis Makemie, a native of Ireland and Father of American Presbyterianism, challenged the edict of Lord Cornbury, Governor of the colony, forbidding him from preaching here. The services he conducted in William Jackson’s . . . Map (db m47313) HM
81New York (New York County), New York — Fraunces Tavern
After the American Revolutionary War, on December 4, 1783, General George Washington bade an emotional farewell to his officers at a banquet held in the Long Room, located on the second floor of this tavern. Samuel Fraunces, a West Indian innkeeper, . . . Map (db m146130) HM
82New York (New York County), New York — Fraunces Tavern Block Historic DistrictExploring Downtown
Samuel Fraunces in 1762 named his Queen’s Head tavern after Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. His politics, however, were strictly patriotic, and his tavern hosted meetings of the radical Sons of Liberty and, later, the New York Provincial . . . Map (db m146131) HM
83New York (New York County), New York — Fraunces Tavern Tallmadge Memorial
Erected in 1719 –. Chamber of Commerce founded here 1768. Washington’s Farewell to his Officers December 4th, 1783. Centennial Celebration of Washington’s Farewell 1883. Sons of the Revolution reorganized here December 4th, 1883. Building . . . Map (db m129816) HM
84New York (New York County), New York — Frederic Auguste Bartholdi(1834 – 1904)
A French sculptor and friend of De Laboulaye, he created the Statue of “Liberty Enlightening the World” and selected its site. Inspired by his first view of New York Harbor, Bartholdi later wrote “The Statue was born for this . . . Map (db m49812) HM
85New York (New York County), New York — From Menatay...
When native people of the Delaware nation speak of the place known today as Manhattan, they say Hay-La-Py-Ee-Chen Quay-Hee-OLass. This means “the place where the sun is born.” They also call it Menatay, “the . . . Map (db m130939) HM
86New York (New York County), New York — George Gustav Heye
George Gustav Heye George Gustav Heye, founder in 1916 of the Museum of the American Indian and its director until 1956, was unique in both his enthusiasm and his broad interest in native life. His passion for collecting began in 1896, when he . . . Map (db m131247) HM
87New York (New York County), New York — George T. Delacorte
In memory of George T. Delacorte June 20, 1893 – May 4, 1991 Publisher and Philanthropist Whose Many Gifts Beautify New York City * * * * * The restoration of this Historic Park and Fountain Is an Illustration of his Generosity Bowling Green . . . Map (db m47387) HM
88New York (New York County), New York — Giovanni Da Verrazzano
In April 1524 the Florentine-born navigator Verrazzano led the French caravel La Dauphine to the discovery of the Harbor of New York and named these shores Angouleme in honor of Francis I King of FranceMap (db m127196) HM
89New York (New York County), New York — Governors Island
In August 1776 island cannons were a key factor in keeping the British Navy out of the East River, allowing General Washington’s army to escape to Manhattan and fight another day. Revolutionary War Heritage TrailMap (db m47005) HM
90New York (New York County), New York — Governors Island
Called by the Indians “Pagganck,” was purchased from two members of the Indian tribe of Manahatas named Carapetayne and Pehiwas by Wouter Van Twiller, a Governor and Director General of New Nether- land – June 16, 1637; The price . . . Map (db m47023) HM
91New York (New York County), New York — Governors Island
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92New York (New York County), New York — Governors Island History in BriefGovernors Island
Governors Island boasts a long military history and has played an important role in every major American military engagement since the Revolutionary War, including the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Gulf War. First . . . Map (db m47165) HM
93New York (New York County), New York — Governors Island Medical BuildingsGovernors Island
This Greek revival style building was constructed in 1839 to serve as a post hospital. In its earliest configuration, the hospital consisted of two wards on the first floor and three smaller wards on the second. The basement contained offices, a . . . Map (db m47193) HM
94New York (New York County), New York — Great Promenade
The 2.2 mile road in front of you encircles the entire Island (sic). It was built in the early 20th century as a utilitarian road to get Army personnel around Governors Island. It was subsequently used by the Coast Guard for their personal and . . . Map (db m167247) HM
95New York (New York County), New York — Group Effort
Before airplanes and missiles, the United States defended itself with fortifications along its coast and harbors. In this harbor a system of forts stood ready to protect New York; nearly a dozen were built before the War of 1812. Cannons in the . . . Map (db m47035) HM
96New York (New York County), New York — Historic Battery Park & Castle ClintonExploring Downtown
From early Dutch times the tip of Manhattan was fortified with the batteries of guns from which the Battery takes its name – first at the 17th-century Fort Amsterdam on the Custom House site, then at Castle Clinton. Fort Amsterdam disappeared . . . Map (db m127024) HM
97New York (New York County), New York — Historic Street Lamppost
Cast-iron lamppost designated a Historic Street Lamppost by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission June 1997 This is an example of the Bishop’s Crook pattern first introduced around 1900.Map (db m130571) HM
98New York (New York County), New York — History of New Pier 1
History of New Pier One New Pier 1 was designed by General George B. Mc Clellan (of Civil War Fame), first Engineer-in-Chief of the Department of Docks. It was constructed between 1872 and 1877 as part of a larger maritime complex that included a . . . Map (db m127121) HM
99New York (New York County), New York — History of Pier A
Pier A, a designated New York City landmark, was constructed by the Department of Docks' third Engineer-in-Chief, George S. Greene Jr. between 1884 and 1886. The pier's two-story building served as the headquarters of the Department of Docks . . . Map (db m114673) HM
100New York (New York County), New York — History of the Battery Wall
This map, dated 1695, shows a wall with batteries built to the south and west of Fort George, located at the tip of Manhattan. It was likely constructed of wood and stone. Additional works were added throughout the early to mid-18th century. The . . . Map (db m29319) HM

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