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Panaroma (sic) of Brooklyn South of the Brooklyn Bridge Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
Panaroma (sic) of Brooklyn South of the Brooklyn Bridge Marker
New York (New York County), Brooklyn — Panaroma (sic) of Brooklyn South of the Brooklyn BridgeCrossing the Bridge — United States Navy Yard —
People looking south towards Brooklyn from bridge in 1883 were treated to a spectacular view. 135 feet below them dozens of ferries, looking like toy boats, crisscrossed the East River, taking passengers to and from Manhattan. Along the busy . . . — Map (db m62888) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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
New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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, 1918 — Map (db m47163) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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
New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Clayton Road
Named in memory of Colonel Bertram T. Clayton Headquarters, 1st Division Killed in action in France May 30, 1918 — Map (db m47098) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Comfort Road
Named in memory of Captain Willis E. Comfort, D.S.C. F Co. 16th Infantry Killed in action in France July 18, 1918 — Map (db m47059) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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
New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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 Germany — Map (db m47065) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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, 1918 — Map (db m47200) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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
New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Governors Island
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New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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
New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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
New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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
New York (New York County), Governors Island — 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
New York (New York County), Governors Island — John Peter Zenger
The renowned champion of the freedom of the press spent his first days in America on Governors Island. As a 13 year old boy he arrived in New York in 1710 with thousands of refugees from the Palatinate, who were quartered for a time on this island. . . . — Map (db m47029) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Kimmel Road
Named in memory of Captain Harry L. Kimmel, D.S.C. 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Killed in action in France October 18, 1916 — Map (db m47056) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Liggett HallGovernors Island
In 1902, Secretary of War Elihu Root asked the Prominent New York architectural firm of McKim, Meade & White to create a grand master plan for a new Army base on Governors Island. Part of Root’s vision was the expansion of the Island using . . . — Map (db m47090) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Maj. General Hanson E. Ely Retirement1931
To Maj. General Hanson E. Ely, upon the eve of his retirement. This tablet is dedicated with esteem and affection by the officers and enlisted men of the sixteenth United States Infantry. The precedent for duty well performed established by these, . . . — Map (db m47030) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — McKim, Meade & White, Architects of Governors IslandGovernors Island
The design and layout of Governors Island National Historic District owes much of its development to changing times and roles. From early Dutch settlement to its incarnations as a military base to the US Army and the Coast Guard, Governors Island . . . — Map (db m47183) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Middens and Reefs
Oyster Middens, or piles of discarded shells, once littered the landscape of Manhattan and its neighboring shores, a testament to the astonishing abundance of the indigenous European Oyster, Crassostrea virginica. Archaeologists have . . . — Map (db m47226) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Nolan Park
in honor of Dennis E. Nolan Major General Commander of The United States First Army Governors Island, 1933-1936 Dedicated August 10, 1956Map (db m47064) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Omaha Dock
This dock is named in honor of the First United States Army soldiers who landed in Normandy during the invasion of France in World War II Dedicated by First United States Army 6 June 1964 — Map (db m47054) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Oysters in the Harbor: A History
Oyster reefs were once a key feature of the New York / New Jersey Harbor Estuary’s ecosystem. Oysters helped to feed New Amsterdam residents, particularly in winter when other foods were scarce. Oysters in fact remained the most common local street . . . — Map (db m47224) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Pershing Hall
In honor of John J. Pershing General of the Armies First Commander of the United States First Army August 10, 1918 — Map (db m47047) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Pershing HallGovernors Island
Constructed in 1934, Pershing Hall functioned continually as an Army and Coast Guard headquarters building until 1996. It was named in honor of John E. Pershing, General of the Armies and First Commander of the First Army in 1918. Pershing led all . . . — Map (db m47195) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Polo on Governors IslandGovernors Island
One of the most popular pastimes for officers stationed on Governors Island was polo. It provided officers stationed here a unique recreational opportunity and provided a way to hone their riding skills. Polo was first introduced to the United . . . — Map (db m47186) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Reagan-Gorbachev Meeting 1988Quarters 403
Chairman Gorbachev made his final preparations here before participating in the historic luncheon at Quarters 1 with President Reagan and Vice President Bush on 7 December 1988. During that time, he also composed his first communique to the U.S.S.R. . . . — Map (db m21156) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Slate Roofs on Colonels Row
Above your head is nearly three million square feet of historic roofs. More than sixty percent of these roofs are covered in historic slate. In 2008, the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC) undertook the repair of these . . . — Map (db m47205) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Soissons Dock
Commemorating the heroic participation of the 16th U.S. Infantry Regiment from Governors Island in its victorious attack against German forces near Soissons, France July 18, 1918 in which action the regiment suffered 1,734 casualties, more than 57 . . . — Map (db m47010) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — St. Cornelius ChapelGovernors Island
During the first seven decades of American military use of Governors Island, there was no post chapel. In 1844, a Columbia College Episcopal Reverend, John M. McVickar, was commissioned post chaplain. His tireless efforts, combined with the . . . — Map (db m47160) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Students and Soldiers of Freedom
In keeping with the American tradition that men will defend freedom with both ideas and arms, this plaque is presented to Fort Jay by the Association of the Alumni of Columbia College to memorialize the fact that in 1794 students and faculty of . . . — Map (db m47019) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — The Block House (Governors Island)
The design of this classic and austere Greek Revival building of the early 1840s is attributed to architect Martin E. Thompson. It is called the "Block House" because it was used for a time as a military prison. This stone-trimmed brick structure . . . — Map (db m21154) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — The Buttermilk Channel and Brooklyn WaterfrontGovernors Island
This view looks over the Buttermilk Channel to the Brooklyn waterfront, located only 400 yards away. Many theories surround the naming of this narrow waterway. In years past, the channel was much wider and shallower than it is today – before . . . — Map (db m47109) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — The Dutch and Governors IslandGovernors Island
The Dutch East India Company commissioned Henry Hudson to identify a northwest passage to the Indies. As a part of that effort, Hudson entered New York Bay on September 11, 1609 in his vessel The Half Moon and sailed up the river that now bears his . . . — Map (db m47130) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — The Early Birds
Early aviation history was made here when these pioneers flew powered aircraft to and from this site between 1909—1916. Wilbur Wright • Lincoln Beachy • Glenn H. Curtiss • Eugene Ely • Charles K. Hamilton • Hugh A. Robinson • Harry . . . — Map (db m20975) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — The Fort Jay TheaterGovernors Island
On Governors Island, a boat ride away from the activities of New York City, entertainment could be hard to come by. Nevertheless, performances were a part of life on the Island for many years. Early performances took place in an old YMCA building . . . — Map (db m47189) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — The Governor’s HouseDesignated Landmark New York City
Erected as a home for the British Colonial governors in pre-Revolutionary New York, this Georgian style residence is one of the very few 18th-century mansions to have survived in the City. It is thought to have been built for Lord Cornbury in 1708 . . . — Map (db m47034) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — The Governor’s HouseGovernors Island
The Governor’s House was constructed in 1813 as a guardhouse for the Island. Its location on a bluff overlooking Buttermilk Channel and the primary Island dock was ideally suited for this purpose. By 1824, it was used as the residence for the . . . — Map (db m47126) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — The Governors House
Believed to have been erected before 1708 Was used for many years as the home of the Provincial Governors of New York On this island was organized on December 25, 1757 the Loyal American Regiment 60th Foot commanded by Lord Jeffrey Amherst This . . . — Map (db m47032) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — The New York ArsenalGovernors Island
In 1832, the US War Department moved the New York Arsenal to Governors Island. The arsenal was part of the Ordnance Department of the Army and was considered its own Army post, functioning separately from Fort Jay. The New York Arsenal did not . . . — Map (db m47199) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — The Pershing Oak
To honor the memory of General of the Armies John J. Pershing First Commander of the United States First Army this tree was planted on the one hundredth anniversary of his birth 13 September 1960 — Map (db m47049) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — The South Battery1790             1826
Erected during the War of 1812 to guard Buttermilk Channel. Used as a barracks for the fife and drum corps of the garrison from 1836 until the first officers’ mess was established here June 20, 1879. Reorganized as the Officers’ Club February 3, . . . — Map (db m47022) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — The South BatteryGovernors Island
The South Battery, or Half-Moon Battery, was erected prior to the War of 1812, in concert with the construction of Castle Williams. A battery is a fortification equipped with artillery. This arrow-shaped fortification was built into the hillside . . . — Map (db m47104) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Tower Carillon Chimes
In memory of The Armed Forces of 1st Army who gave their lives for peace 1941 – 1945 — Map (db m47228) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — West
“The Lighthouse Act of 1790 was sponsored by Alexander Hamilton and signed by George Washington at a time when the Federal Government capital was New York City. On the New York and New Jersey coastlines stand many historical lighthouses, . . . — Map (db m47043) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Wheeler Avenue
Named in memory of 1st Lieutenant David E. Wheeler Medical Detachment, 16th Infantry Killed in action in France July 18, 1918 — Map (db m47121) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island — Yankee Pier
Yankee Pier is one of six docks and piers on Governors Island. It was built to hold large Coast Guard cutters. Cutters are vessels that are at least 65 feet long and can accommodate a crew living on board. The Y shape of the pier made it easier . . . — Map (db m47202) HM
New York (New York County), Governors Island, NYC — Meuse-Argonne Point
In honor of the soldiers of the United States First Army who served in the Meuse-Argonne Campaign of World War I September 26 - November 11, 1918
Dedicated August 11, 1958Map (db m85035) HM WM
New York (New York County), Harlem — 369th Infantry Regiment Memorial — “Harlem Hellfighters” Monument —
This monument honors the legendary 369th Infantry Regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters. The black granite obelisk is a replica of a 1997 memorial that stands in Sechault in Northern France, where the 369th soldiers distinguished themselves in . . . — Map (db m18993) HM
New York (New York County), Harlem — Savoy Ballroom
SAVOY Here once stood the legendary Savoy Ballroom a hothouse for the development of jazz in the Swing Era. Visually dazzling and spacious, the Savoy nightly featured the finest jazz bands in the nation, and its house bands included such . . . — Map (db m29224) HM
New York (New York County), Liberty Island — The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, with conquering limbs astride from land to land; here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her . . . — Map (db m3943) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — American Stock Exchange
on June 27, 1921 the Curbstone Brokers moved from their outdoor market on Broad Street to establish on this site the Indoor Securities Market that became the American Stock Exchange. 1921 • Golden Anniversary • 1971 — Map (db m43161) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Americans of Chinese Ancestry
[Panel 1]: In memory of the Americans of Chinese ancestry who lost their lives in defense of freedom and democracy. [Chinese characters and insignia of the American Legion.] [Panel 2]: Dedicated by the Lt. Benj. . . . — Map (db m28168) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Antonin Dvořák plaque and statue
Gift of the New York Philharmonic and the Dvořák American Heritage Association to the City of New York 1997. This bronze statue by Ivan Mestrovic (1883-1962) was commissioned by the Czechoslovak National Council of America and presented to . . . — Map (db m104413) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso
1906     1987 This tablet honors Galo Plaza Lasso, President of the Republic of Ecuador (1940-1952) and Secretary General of the Organization of American States, (1968-1972) born here to Maria Adelina Plaza and General Leonidas Plaza, on February . . . — Map (db m101602) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Brown Building
This ten story neo-renaissance loft building, designed by New York architect John Wooley, was built in 1900-01 for Joseph J. Asch. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory occupied the building's top three floors. In 1909, Triangle employees initiated the . . . — Map (db m54907) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Cervantes
Cervantes This statue was presented to the City of New York by the Mayor of Madrid, Spain in 1986. It stood in Bryant Park before being donated to New York University in 1989. — Map (db m101598) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Commerce Street
Originally designated Cherry Lane because of the abundance of cherry trees in the vicinity. In 1822, during a plague in Lower Manhattan an exodus resulted. The street developed a thriving commercial character and was thereby renamed Commerce Street — Map (db m42499) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Flatiron Building
This early skyscraper, originally named the Fuller Building, was completed in 1902 from plans of D.B. Burnham & Company. Its triangular shape caused it to become generally known as the Flatiron Building. This was one of the early buildings to employ . . . — Map (db m37703) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Fred’k D. Grant
In memoriam Fred’k D. Grant Eldest son of U. S. Grant Vicksburg   1863   -   Virginia   1864 – 65 Major General U.S.A.   -   Minister to Austria Member Grant Monument Association   1908 – 1912 — Map (db m123592) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — General Grant Memorial
General Grant Memorial, popularly known as “Grant’s Tomb,” is the largest mausoleum in America. Its monumental size reflects the public admiration for Ulysses S. Grant --- Union general during the Civil War, and 18th President of the . . . — Map (db m109862) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Horace Porter
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New York (New York County), Manhattan — House of Leonard Lispenard
Opposite this tablet in Hudson Street stood the house of Leonard Lispenard In which General George Washington was entertained June 25, 1775 while en route from Philadelphia to Cambridge to Assume Command of the Continental Army. — Map (db m50722) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — John W. Draper and the Founding of the American Chemical SocietyNational Chemical Historic Landmark — April 6, 1876 —
On this site, 35 chemists formed the American Chemical Society, intending to stimulate original research, awaken and develop talent throughout the United States, provide fellowship, and ensure a better appreciation of the science by the general . . . — Map (db m125110) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Lin Ze Xu1785 -1850
Pioneer in the war against drugs. [Marker includes an inscription in Chinese characters.]Map (db m20141) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — New York Daily News BuildingLandmarks of New York
Completed in 1930 from designs of John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, this structure was cited in 1957 by the Municipal Art Society and the Society of Architectural Historians "For originality in design and influence on later work." — Map (db m38017) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — New York Marble CemeteryIncorporated 1831
Enclosed within this block is the oldest public non-sectarian cemetery in the city. Descendants of the 19th century owners may still be buried here. The 156 solid marble vaults were built completely underground as a health precaution. Though no . . . — Map (db m39518) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Papal Visits to New York CityPope Paul VI * Pope John Paul II * Pope Benedict XVI — Saint Patrick's Cathedral —
Panel 1: His Holiness, Pope Paul VI on his arrival for the first Papal visit to America came to this Cathedral to adore the Blessed Sacrament 4 October 1965 Panel 2: His Holiness Pope John Paul II making the . . . — Map (db m59461) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Park Avenue Christian ChurchLandmarks of New York
This church, designed by Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson in a Gothic style inspired by the Saints Chapelle in Paris, was opened in 1911 as the South Reformed Church. Purchased by the Presbytery of New York in 1914. It remained a Presbyterian house of . . . — Map (db m85659) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Park Dreams, Stuyvesant ParkDiedre Murphy, Cycling — 2000 Olympics —
"At the age of six, I started cycling in Stuyvesant Park. I couldn't have ever dreamed where cycling would later take me in life. At the late-for-competition age of 33, I started competing at local races in Central Park, challenging myself to do . . . — Map (db m104349) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Pvt. Moses Miller
In honor and memory of Pvt. Moses Miller who died at sea January 26, 1944 — Map (db m44253) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Rhinelander Building
These five Greek Revival columns were retained from the original facade of the 19th century Rhinelander Building, which formerly stood on this site. — Map (db m104818) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Stage Door Canteen
During all the combat days of the war between the United Nations and the Axis Powers, the American Theatre Wing Stage Door Canteen occupied this site. This tablet is dedicated to the men and women of the entertainment world who brought cheer and . . . — Map (db m32390) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — The Amiable Child MonumentRiverside Park
This unique New York City monument marks the site of one of the few private graves on public land within the five boroughs. It belongs to St. Claire Pollock (the namesake of nearby St. Clair Place), a child who died on July 15, 1797 in the fifth . . . — Map (db m32401) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — The Famous Czech ComposerAntonin Dvorak — 1841 - 1904 —
Lived in a house on this site from 1892 until 1895 In memory of his 100th birthday and for future generations of free Czechoslovakia, the grateful government in exile caused this inscription to be erected initially on December . . . — Map (db m44256) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — The West Street Building90 West Street — Designated Landmark, New York City —
Completed in 1907, the West Street Building was designed by architect Cass Gilbert as a premier office skyscraper for the shipping and railroad industries. The building combines the classical tripartite configuration of base, shaft and capital, . . . — Map (db m64654) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
President Theodore Roosevelt was born here on October 27, 1858, and lived here until he was 15. The house, a typical brownstone of the 1840s, was restored in 1923 and opened as a museum. — Map (db m40150) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Triangle Fire
On this site, 146 workers lost their lives in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire on March, 25 1911. Out of their martyrdom came new concepts of social responsibility and major legislation that helped make American working conditions the finest in . . . — Map (db m54878) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Triangle Shirtwaist Factory(Asch Building)
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in which 146 workers died occured here on March 25, 1911. This building possesses national significance in commemorating the history of The United States of . . . — Map (db m54879) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — Washington Arch
[ North Inscription ] To commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as first President of the United States. [ South Inscription ] Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. . . . — Map (db m41339) HM
New York (New York County), Manhattan — William Penn Carriage Block and Hitching Post
This carriage block and hitching post originally stood in front of the home of William Penn Letitia Street Philadelphia — Map (db m44251) HM
New 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
New York (New York County), New York — "I'm Not A Nice Girl"103 Bowery
You are standing at the former site of the Blossom Restaurant and barber shop shown in Berenice Abbott’s iconic Depression era photograph, one of several Bowery images in her influential Changing New York series. An Ohio born expatriate . . . — Map (db m132413) HM
New York (New York County), New York — "Sankofa"African Burial Ground National Monument
On the marker is the Adinkra symbol, "Sankofa" - a symbol for the importance of learning from the pastr For all those who were lost,         For all those who were stolen, For all those who were left behind,         For all those . . . — Map (db m129965) HM
New York (New York County), New York — "The Kneeling Fireman"
In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11/01, the Milstein Family and Emigrant Bank have dedicated this site to display “The Kneeling Fireman” statue which harkens back to the events of that fateful day. The statue was . . . — Map (db m60530) HM
New York (New York County), New York — "The Writers' Room"
“The Writers' Room” Here at City Center, Your Show of Shows came to life each week. Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Howard Morris, Mel Tolkin, Lucille Kallen, Tony Webster, Joe Stein, Danny Simon, Max Liebman, and . . . — Map (db m129821) HM
New York (New York County), New York — “A Carnival Of Debauchery!”Owney Geoghegan’s Boxing Saloon — 105 Bowery —
You are standing in front of what was once George Geoghegan’s Saloon, NYC’s most notorious bare knuckle boxing saloon. An Irish-born street-slugger-turned-professional boxer, Geoghegan (pronounced gay-gen), used his fame and earnings from the . . . — Map (db m132463) HM
New York (New York County), New York — “Big Tim” Sullivan’s Clubhouse75,000 Line Street For “King Of The Bowery” — 207 Bowery —
In the 1890, this address was headquarters of Tammany Hall’s 3rd Assembly District, headed by “Big Tim” Sullivan – a Five Points-born political powerhouse who dominated NYC politics from 1890 to 1913. Master at swaying public . . . — Map (db m133644) HM
New York (New York County), New York — “I Absolve You”
In this very unique sculpture by Christian Master Sculptor, Timothy P. Schmalz, Padre Pio is seated on one side of the crucifix, which also serves as a confessional, with his hand raised in absolution. On the penitent’s side of the confessional . . . — Map (db m133733)
New York (New York County), New York — “New York of the Presidents”Ulysses S. Grant — April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885 —
Eighteenth President of the United States, 1869-77 General-in-Chief, Commanding the Armies of the United States, 1864-69 First General in the United States Army, 1866 Lived in a house on this site from 1881 to 1885. Here he spent his . . . — Map (db m133763) HM
New 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 m131234) HM
New York (New York County), New York — “The Tombs” – A Mausoleum for the Living
On this site in 1838, the first prison of NYC to bear The Tombs nickname was built. The design, by John Haviland, was based on an engraving of an ancient Egyptian mausoleum. While regarded by some as a notable example of Egyptian Revival . . . — Map (db m131755) HM
New 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 m130585) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Peking1911
Peking was launched in 1911 at Hamburg, Germany by the Blohm & Voss shipyard. She was owned by the F. Laeisz Company of that port, who used here to carry fuel and manufactured goods to the West Coast of South America, around Cape Horn, and . . . — Map (db m132475) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Pirates of Penzance Composition Site
On this site Sir Arthur Sullivan composed "The Pirates of Penzance" during 1879 — Map (db m98974) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Sidewalks Of New York Premieres On Bowery!The London — 235 Bowery —
The New Museum is the former site of the London Theatre, where in 1894 Lotte Gilson (“The Little Magnet”) first sang “The Sidewalks of New York,” an iconic song that encapsulated the feel of Manhattan’s working class . . . — Map (db m133318) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Wavertree1885
Wavertree was built at Southampton, England in 1885 for R.W. Leyland & Company of Liverpool. She was first employed to carry jute, used in making rope and burlap bags, between eastern India (now Bangladesh) and Scotland. When less than two . . . — Map (db m59992) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 1 Wall Street / 14 Wall StreetExploring Downtown
1 Wall Street On one of the world’s most expensive corners – 1 Wall Street and Broadway – architect Ralph Walker conceived his zig-zag Art Deco skyscraper for the Irving Trust Company as a “curtain wall” – not the . . . — Map (db m127670) HM
New 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 m21510) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 100 Year-Old Sycamore
This stump is all that remains of a 100 year-old Sycamore that once stood in the northwest corner of St. Paul's churchyard. The tree was toppled on September 11th, 2001, when the collapse of the World Trade Center sent tons of debris hurtling . . . — Map (db m31906) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 1025 Park Avenue
This elegant house was completed in 1912 by John Russell Pope in the style of an early 17th Century Jacobean Manor for the well-known composer of light opera and popular music, Reginald DeKoven, and his wife, Anna. DeKoven composed the light opera . . . — Map (db m98655) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 109 Prince Street
Designed in the French Renaissance style by J. Morgan Slade and built in 1882 by Architectural Iron Works, Cheney & Hewlett, 109 Prince Street had been described as one of the most sparkling gems of 19th Century cast iron architecture in the world. . . . — Map (db m137671) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 116 East 55th StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
116 East 55th Street New York City Designated Landmark Designed by architect William L. Bottomley in the Neo-Georgian style and built in 1926-27, 116 East 55th Street, has an unusually wide, well-preserved four-and-a-half story façade that . . . — Map (db m129627) HM
New 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
New York (New York County), New York — 130 West 30th Street
Cass Gilbert, noted architect of the Woolworth Building, designed this eighteen-story loft building in 1927-28. Terra-cotta reliefs of winged guardian figures, horse-drawn chariots, and three dimensional lions were inspired by ancient Assyrian . . . — Map (db m133933) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 130 West 57th Street
Constructed as a cooperative for artists in 1907, 130 West 57th Street was designed by the firm of Pollard and Steinman. This landmark is a rare surviving example of studio building architecture and a reminder of the early 20th Century when West . . . — Map (db m22335) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 131 East 66th StreetThe Studio Building
This striking Italian Renaissance-inspired studio building was constructed 1905-06 as a cooperative apartment house. Designed by Charles A. Platt, who resided here from 1906 until his death in 1933. The building expresses the architect's highly . . . — Map (db m22313) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 13-15 West 54th Street HousesNew York City Designated Landmark
13-15 West 54th Street Houses New York City Designated Landmark This pair of town houses was built in 1896-97 for William Murray, a New York businessman, designed in a Renaissance-inspired style by Henry J. Hardenbergh, the houses are a fine . . . — Map (db m129776) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 134 Charles Street
The lower two stories of this factory structure were built in 1911-12 to the design of Van Vleck & Goldsmith for the American Railway Supply Co., a brass tags manufacturing firm. The company was located in this building until at least 1945. . . . — Map (db m125987) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 140 Years Of Help And HopeThe Bowery Mission — 227-229 Bowery —
Established in 1879 by Reverend and Mrs. A.G. Ruliffson, the Bowery Mission was located at 14, 36, 55 and 105 Bowery before moving to 227 Bowery in 1909, an event heralded by a visit and speech by President Taft. For nearly 140 years, it has . . . — Map (db m133150) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 163-165 West 57th StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
Constructed in 1916 and designed by architects George A. & Henry Boehm, this building was built for the Louis H. Champ Normal School of Dancing. The asymmetrical facade of this five-storey structure has motifs inspired by the Italian Renaissance and . . . — Map (db m111018) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 17 West 16th Street / Margaret Sanger ClinicNew York City Designated Landmark
17 West 16th Street Built in 1846 by architect Edward Mesier, the bowed front of this building is more typical of row houses found in Boston, rather than New York. The Greek revival doorway and its eared architrave, frieze egg and dart . . . — Map (db m127448) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 170-6 John Street, 86 South StreetNew York City Landmark Building
One of the finest and most impressive structures in the South Street Seaport Historic District, this stately building, a designated New York City Landmark, was erected in 1840 for Hickson W. Field, a commission merchant. Unlike the other Greek . . . — Map (db m128244) HM
New 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
New York (New York County), New York — 1941 · Honor Roll · 1945Baggage Dept., Pennsylvania Station, N.Y.
In honor of the men from this department who served their country in the Armed Forces of the United States during World War II and in lasting tribute to the ten who gave their lives in the service of their country. Carey, Richard F. • Crowley, . . . — Map (db m6135) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 195 Broadway
Built in 1923 as the headquarters for American Telephone and Telegraph William Welles Bosworth, Architect — Map (db m128464) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 200 Years & Counting206-8 Bowery
Remarkably surviving for over 200 years, 206 Bowery is one of the few row houses on the Bowery that still retains most of its Federal style characteristics, including its 2 ½-story height, 3-bay width, gambrel roof and pair of gable dormers. . . . — Map (db m133618) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 200th Anniversary of the Construction of City Hall
The first stone of this building was laid on May 26, 1803 by order of the Common Council John McComb, Jr., Architect Joseph Francois Mangin, Architect Edward Livingston, Mayor 200th Anniversary of the Construction of City Hall November . . . — Map (db m130436) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 203 Front StreetBuilt 1815, Remodeled 1882-83
Built for a grocer a few years after nearby Schermerhorn Row, No. 203 was – with its neighbor No. 204 – extensively remodeled in the 1880s to become a waterfront hotel, one of the many scattered throughout the district that catered to . . . — Map (db m128242) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 203 Prince Street
This handsome house is situated on land once owned by Aaron Burr. It was built in 1833-34 by John P. Haff, a prosperous leather inspector. The building is characteristic of many which once were located in this area, a residential section of the City . . . — Map (db m37071) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 206 Front StreetBuilt 1780s, Remodeled 1880
Built in the late 1790s remodeled a century later, No. 206 Front Street was the location of the Howell family businesses for well over 100 years. It first served as a grocery, providing staples such as flour, sugar, and spirits to customers who . . . — Map (db m128243) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 207 - 211 Water StreetBuilt 1835–1836
These three brick Greek Revival-style stores, built together for different owners, display classic details of the period: granite steps, cornice, and piers and lintels in its trabeated storefront. The brick is laid up in Flemish bond, a style whose . . . — Map (db m21151) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 213 West 58th Street
NYC Designated Landmark 213 West 58th Street This elegant French Renaissance style stable was constructed in 1902-03, reminiscent of the early 17th century town houses that line the Places des Vosges in Paris. An early work by noted architects . . . — Map (db m129596) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 21st Century Fashion In A 21st Century House306 Bowery
Protected within the NoHo Historic District, this nearly-200-year-old Federal-style house, together with 308-310, was built about 1820 for the Lorillard family as an investment property. The building retains its original Flemish bond brickwork, . . . — Map (db m136745) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 23 Park Avenue
This McKim, Mead, and White residence, completed c. 1891, was commissioned by James Hampden Robb (1846-1911), former cotton broker, New York State Assemblyman and Senator (1882-85), and Commissioner of the Parks Department (1887-90). Designed in the . . . — Map (db m42016) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 230 Park AvenueDesignated Landmark New York City
Designed by architects Warren & Wetmore, 230 Park Avenue was built in 1927-29 as the New York Central Building, sitting astride Park Avenue just north of Grand Central Terminal. The building’s honeycombed base and slender tower dominate the street . . . — Map (db m137743) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 246 West End Avenue
Built in 1913, 246 West End Avenue is one of only two buildings designed on the Upper West Side by the acclaimed architect James E.R. Carpenter, recognized as the creator of the “modern” apartment. Designed in an amplified Renaissance . . . — Map (db m127440) HM
New 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 m127461) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 27 Christopher Street
Top Plaque 1911 Constructed as the Margaret and Sarah Switzer Institute for Vocational Training of Women 1926 Purchased by St. Joseph's Parish for elementary school 1977 Site of the School of Nursing of St. Vincent's Hospital and . . . — Map (db m55482) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 27 Cooper Sq.Bowery Arts & Beats
You are standing in front of an 1844 townhouse which was converted in the 1960s from a cold-water flop to home and gathering place for a newly developing, inclusive avant-garde. Poets Amiri Bakara and Hetty Jones hosted writers, painters, . . . — Map (db m132312) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 27 Cooper Square
In the 1960’s, this 1845 former rooming house became a laboratory for artistic, literary and political currents. Writers LeRoi Jones (later Amiri Baraka) and Hettie Jones, their Yugen magazine and Toten Press, musician Archie Shepp and painter . . . — Map (db m131766) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 28 Liberty28 Liberty (formerly 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza), Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, architects, 1956-60 — Exploring Lower Manhattan —
Back in the 1950s, while other banks were deserting Downtown for Midtown, Chase Manhattan Bank commissioned this majestic, 60-story, steel-and-glass tower-in-a-plaza. The new skyscraper, rising on a superblock assembled from tiny parcels of land . . . — Map (db m128465) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 307th Infantry AEF
To the dead of the 307th Infantry Regiment AEF 590 officers and men 1917-1919 — Map (db m108299) WM
New York (New York County), New York — 31 Harrison Street
This Federal period house stands on land which was originally a part of the well-known farm of Annetje Jans, granted to her by Director General Van Twiller in 1636. After 1765, the Harrison Brewery occupied the land, hence the name Harrison Street. . . . — Map (db m50721) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 33 Liberty Street
This building erected 1922 occupies part of the farm leased prior to 1658 and granted in 1644 by the Dutch West India Company to Jan Jansen Damen. Of the bounding streets Maiden Lane was called the Dutch Maegde Paetje. Nassau Street was named for . . . — Map (db m129074) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 36 Commerce Street
This three-story brick house was built in 1841 for Alexander McLachlan, the owner of a brewery at No. 38 on land originally part of the Hendricks-Gomez property. In the 1920’s, when the brewery became the Cherry Lane Theater, this house was part of . . . — Map (db m57186) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 376-380 Lafayette StreetNew York Designated Landmark
This six-story building, erected in 1888 for William C. Schermerhorn, is one of New York’s outstanding manufacturing structures of the period. It demonstrated that a utilitarian building could have real artistic merit and need not be devoid of . . . — Map (db m105674) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 38 Commerce Street
In 1924 Edna St. Vincent Millay and a group of theatre artists converted a box factory into what would become the Cherry Lane Theatre. Through the years, it has become a showcase for the early works of Edward Albee, Lanford Wilson, Harold Pinter, . . . — Map (db m57184) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 4 Patchin Place / e.e. cummings
4 Patchin Place One-time home of “PoetandPainter” e.e. cummings (d. 1962) and his wife, model and photographer Marion Morehouse (d.1969) “-- do lovers love? why then to heaven with hell. Whatever sages say and fools, all’s . . . — Map (db m57163) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 40 Wall Street
Built in 1929-30 as the Manhattan Company Building, this pictureseque 927 foot tall skyscraper was planned as the world's tallest building. Crowned by a pyramidal roof and French Gothic spire, it remains an imposing presence on the lower Manhattan . . . — Map (db m54504) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 45 East 66th StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
Designed by Harde & Short, this striking building, with its distinctive rounded corner bay, is an impressive reminder of the grand era of New York's early luxury apartment houses. Constructed in 1906-08 of brick and terra cotta, with a profusion of . . . — Map (db m132669) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 48 Wall Street / 40 Wall Street Exploring Downtown
< 48 Wall Street Side > Museum of American Finance What more appropriate home for the Museum of American Finance than the grand, 30-foot-high banking hall of the former Bank of New York building? The museum – an affiliate of the . . . — Map (db m24306) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 55 Wall StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
55 Wall Street was designed by prominent Boston Architect Isaiah Rogers and constructed between 1836 and 1842. The façade of the original four-story, Greek Revival style building features twelve massive Ionic columns, each a single block of . . . — Map (db m127626) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 55 Wall Street/20 Exchange Place
55 Wall Street Isiah Rogers, architect, `1836-14; McKim, Mead and White, addition, 1910 The enormous Ionic columns supporting the lower level of the Merchant’s Exchange at 55 Wall Street, each cut from a single piece of stone and . . . — Map (db m127627) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 55 White Street
1861 Commissioned by John and Samuel Condict for their saddlery business. Cast iron by Daniel D. Badger’s Architectural Iron Works. Architects: John Kellum & Son — Map (db m131456) HM
New 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 m127549) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 570 Lexington AvenueNew York City Designated Landmark
Designed by the renowned architectural firm of Cross & Cross, this 1929-1931 Art Deco Building is one of the most expressive skyscrapers of its era. It was constructed as the headquarters for the RCA Corporation but was deeded to the General . . . — Map (db m127430) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 7 West 54th Street HouseNew York City Designated Landmark
Prominent Banker Philip Lehman, a son of the founder of the Lehman Brothers banking firm, commissioned this elegant Beaux-Arts town house in 1899-1900 at a time when this area of Manhattan was transforming into a fashionable neighborhood. . . . — Map (db m129641) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 70 Bedford StreetLandmark New York
About 1807 this house was built by John P. Broome, sailmaker and “crier of the courts of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol delivery and of the general session of the peace.” Although altered over the years, the original brickwork and wood beams . . . — Map (db m57188) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Manila Bay
This monument erected on Admiral George Dewey Promenade to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Manila Bay May 1, 1898 United Spanish War Veterans Naval Academy Association of New York Sons of the Revolution in the . . . — Map (db m127046) WM
New York (New York County), New York — 80 Washington PlaceNew York City Historic District
"This house and the adjoining house at No. 78 were constructed as a pair in 1839 by builder William W. Berwick, who lived at No. 78, owned both houses until 1852. Both were designed in the Greek Revival style of the period. The upper story and . . . — Map (db m106261) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 82 Jane Street
Site of the William Bayard House Where Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury, died after his duel with Aaron Burr July 12, 1804 This historic location holding traditions of the city and the nation, is thus permanently marked by . . . — Map (db m22099) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 85 Leonard StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
Built in 1861, this building is significant as the only remaining cast-iron building façade in the city attributable to James Bogardus, the self-described “inventor of the cast-iron building”. Typically, the cast-iron façade was . . . — Map (db m131826) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 9/11 CrossA Symbol of Hope
9/11 Cross A Symbol of Hope Out of the rubble of New York City’s Twin Towers on that fateful 9/11 morning emerged a symbol of hope: a perfectly proportioned cross formed from the steel girders of the previously standing twin towers. The . . . — Map (db m130058) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 90-94 Maiden LaneNew York City Designated Landmark
Long associated with the Roosevelt family, which had a store at 94 Maiden Lane as early as 1796, this structure, designed by Charles Wright, incorporates a mercantile building erected for James Roosevelt around 1810. It was renovated and given a . . . — Map (db m128415) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 9-11 West 54th StreetNew York Landmarks Conservancy
These two buildings, which share a fine Georgian façade, were designed in 1896 by McKim Mead and White for the James Goodwin family, who occupied the residence from 1898 to 1944. The ownership of the building changed hands in 1945, and it became . . . — Map (db m129682) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 93 Grand StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
Designed in 1868 by John Snook, known for designing the St. Nicholas Hotel and the First Grand Central Station Built by the J.L. Jackson and Brother Foundry using thin rectangular plates of iron grooved to look like pieces of stone laid up with . . . — Map (db m137403) HM
New York (New York County), New York — 97 Orchard Street
Built in 1863-64 by Lucas Glockner, a German-born tailor, 97 Orchard Street is typical of the earliest form of tenement house constructed in New York. For millions of immigrants from scores of nations, this tenement and others like it was a place of . . . — Map (db m16540) HM
New York (New York County), New York — A Bowery FlopFor 5 Cents A Night — 219-21 Bowery —
By 1890, it was estimated that 9,000 homeless men, many of them alcoholics or gambling addicts, found lodging in Bowery flophouses. Accommodations could be a person-sized spot to flop on a wooden floor in a large open ward for 5 cents or a wooden . . . — Map (db m133762) HM
New York (New York County), New York — A Field Guide of New York Harbor/The Age of Sail
A Field Guide of New York Harbor New York Harbor extends from its dramatic gateway at The Narrows, a turbulent channel separating Staten Island from Brooklyn, to the Battery at Manhattan’s southern-most tip. One of the world’s great natural . . . — Map (db m134149) HM
New 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 m134088) HM
New York (New York County), New York — A Historic Landmark
A Historic Landmark Opened in 1796 by the Episcopal Parish of Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Chapel is the oldest public building in continuous and the only remaining Colonial-era church in Manhattan. In 1789 George Washington prayed at St. Paul’s . . . — Map (db m129507) HM
New 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
New York (New York County), New York — A Tower Of MusicCarl Fischer Music Publishers — 56-62 Cooper Sq. —
For over seventy-five years, this building housed the administrative offices, a spacious retail store and presses that printed millions of copies of Sheet music distributed world-wide. In 1872, German-born Carl Fischer (1849-1923) opened a musical . . . — Map (db m136743) HM
New York (New York County), New York — A View From the Road
This path marks the route of the Kingsbridge Road, also known as the Eastern Post Road. This was the main road through Manhattan in the 1700s and early 1800s, before the current street grid was implemented, and was key to transportation in the area. . . . — Map (db m96070) HM
New York (New York County), New York — A. Philip Randolph Square.074 Acre
"The idea of separatism is harkening to the past and it is undesirable even if it could be realized, because the progress of mankind has been based upon ... social, intellectual and cultural contact." —A. Philip Randolph, 1969 Asa Philip . . . — Map (db m105314) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Abingdon Square DoughboyAbingdon Square Park
As its faded inscription reads, this sculpture was "erected by popular subscription in honor of the brave men who went forth from this neighborhood to join the Armed Forces of the United States during the World War.” The dramatic bronze . . . — Map (db m135125) HM WM
New York (New York County), New York — Abraham De Peyster StatueThomas Paine Park
Abraham De Peyster Statue Thomas Paine Park This impressive bronze statue, created by American sculptor George Edwin Bissell (1839-1920), depicts mayor Abraham De Peyster (1657-1728). Born in New Amsterdam (now known as . . . — Map (db m128530) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Abraham Lincoln StatueUnion Square Park
One of three sculptural renditions of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) in New York City’s parks, this larger-than-life bronze by Henry Kirke Brown (1814-1886) stands vigil on a busy crossroads at the north end of Union Square Park. Abraham Lincoln was . . . — Map (db m41271) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Abyssinian 200 1808-2008
Abyssinian 200 1808-2008 The Bicentennial Celebration of The Abyssinian Baptist Church From 1808-1854, 40 Worth Street was the first location of The Abyssian Baptist Church, the oldest African American Baptist church in New York State. — Map (db m131080) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Academy of Music Site
Upon This Site Stood The Original Academy of Music Erected 1852 Tony Pastor's Theatre Opened 1881 — Map (db m127439) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Ada Louise HuxtableMarch 14, 1921 – January 7, 2013 — 969 Park Avenue, Manhattan —
A pioneering critic who made architecture part of the public discourse, Ada Louise Huxtable was the first full-time architect critic on any American newspaper when named to that position at The New York Times in 1963. In 1970, she was awarded the . . . — Map (db m98593) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
1908 Born November 29, in New Haven, Connecticut.

1930 Received his BA from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY. Became assistant pastor at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church.

1932 Received his MA in Religious Education from Columbia . . . — Map (db m112429) HM

New 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
New York (New York County), New York — Adrian Block Commemorative Tablet
This tablet marks the site of the first habitations of white men on the island of Manhattan. Adrian Block commander of the Tiger erected here four houses or huts after his vessel was burned November 1613. He built the Restless, the first vessel . . . — Map (db m127571) HM
New York (New York County), New York — African Burial GroundExploring Downtown
The African Burial Ground was active until 1794. Within an area of not quite six acres, perhaps as many as 20,000 people were interred, mostly free or enslaved Africans. During the 18th century, one in ten residents of New York was of African . . . — Map (db m129982) HM
New York (New York County), New York — African Burial Ground National MonumentA Place of Remembrance — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
A Place of Remembrance-(left side of the marker) From the 1690s until 1794, an estimated 15,000 enslaved and free Africans were laid to rest in the African Burial Ground. In 1991, during construction of the Ted Weiss Federal Building, 419 human . . . — Map (db m129986) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Africans in Early New York
Africans were brought to the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam from different regions with diverse cultures, religions, and languages. In 1664 the British captured New Amsterdam and renamed it New York. Before the American Revolution, New York had . . . — Map (db m129983) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Al Hirschfeld1903 - 2003 — 20th Century Master of Caricature • Residence and Studio —
In more than 10,000 drawings, Hirschfeld chronicled the celebrity culture of the century. A self-described "characterist," his linear calligraphic work of performers, on stage and screen, appeared in virtually every publication, including a 75 year . . . — Map (db m98591) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Albert Gallatin1761-1849 — Swiss-born American statesman —
Gallatin served in Congress and as fourth Secretary of the Treasury under both Jefferson and Madison. He was also a diplomat, a founder of New York University and the American Ethnological Society, and president of the New York Historical . . . — Map (db m127059) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Alexander Hamilton1757-1804
Alexander Hamilton 1757-1804 First Secretary of the Treasury Hamilton founded The Bank of New York and the U.S. Mint, was one of the framers of the Constitution, and his image appears on the U.S. ten dollar bill. He died famously as a result . . . — Map (db m125850) HM
New 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 m20278) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Alexander Hamilton's HouseThe New Home of the Hamilton-Grange — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The New Home of the Hamilton-Grange. Alexander Hamilton’s house, named “The Grange” after his family’s ancestral home in Scotland, was moved from its original site on W. 143rd Street to 287 Convent Avenue in 1889. Studies have been . . . — Map (db m62336) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Alexander Lyman Holley
Born in Lakeville, Conn.,   July 20th 1832 Died in Brooklyn, N.Y.,   January 29th 1882 In honor of Alexander Lyman Holley, foremost among those whose genius and energy established in America and improved throughout the world the manufacture of . . . — Map (db m41359) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Alexander’s MuseeAmerica’s First Great Black Comedian – Billy Kersands — 317 Bowery —
You are standing at the former site of Alexander’s Musee, a popular dime museum that in 1886 presented the singer/dancer/acrobat/musician/comedian Billy Kersands, the first African American performer to achieve nationwide popularity with White as . . . — Map (db m136924) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Alfred E. Smith House
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States. — Map (db m31144) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Alfred Sprague Bard
Alfred Sprague Bard December 19, 1866 – March 25, 1963 25 Broad Street, originally the Broad Street Exchange Building For over 60 years, from 1901 to 1963, Albert S. Bard practiced law and pursued his civic activities from his office . . . — Map (db m127429) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Algonquin Hotel
The Algonquin Hotel, which opened its doors in 1902, is best known as the home of the famed Round Table, a group of writers and critics who met for lunch and stimulating converstation during the 1920s. The hotel's cultural associations, nurtured by . . . — Map (db m7968) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Allen Ginsberg1926-1997
Internationally acclaimed poet and Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters lived here from August 1958 to March 1961. His signal poem Howl (1956) helped launch The Beat Generation. Kaddish (1961), a . . . — Map (db m105140) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Alwyn Court Apartments
This richly ornamented apartment house, built in 1907-1909, is unique in the city. The architects, Harde & Short, took full advantage of the economies of terra cotta, a material then much in vogue. A single mold could be used time and again for . . . — Map (db m14050) HM
New York (New York County), New York — Alwyn Court Apartments
This richly ornamented apartment house, built in 1907-1909, is unique in the city. The architects, Harde & Short, took full advantage of the economies of terra cotta, a material then much in vogue. A single mold could be used time and again for . . . — Map (db m56931) HM
New York (New York County), New York — American Academy of Dramatic ArtsLandmarks of New York
Constructed in 1907, this was the original home of the Colony Club. Stanford White was the architect and Elsie De Wolfe the interior decorator. In 1963, the building was acquired by the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, founded in 1884 by . . . — Map (db m127451) HM
New 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 America American Jewish Tercentenary 1654-1954 — Map (db m127855) HM
New 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
New 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
New York (New York County), New York — American Redoubt
American Redoubt 1776 Washington Chapter DAR 1910 — Map (db m41568) HM

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