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NEW YORK CITY: Then & Now 1939 & now: West Broadway & Canal #nycthenandnow

NEW YORK CITY: Then & Now

  • 23.02.2018 02:15
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1939 & now: West Broadway & Canal #nycthenandnow

Samuel Levitt In honor of African American History month, I’d thought I’d share

Samuel Levitt

  • 22.02.2018 19:27
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In honor of African American History month, I’d thought I’d share this image of a private Richard Oliver Freer. Born in New Paltz New York, the Freer family were descendants of enslaved people who had only recently received freedom due to New York’s gradual manumission law. Richard joined the 20th USCT in Kingston New York in 1863 and died of malaria on route to return home, leaving behind a wife and two children. Freer’s regiment spent most of the war in different garrisons in the US south. But an African American man in the uniform of the American army enforcing policies that rejected slave power is still a radical action and are worthy of personalizing the role of the nearly 200,000 African American men who helped crush slavery. Interesting to note, in this photo, Freer is wearing a NYS jacket. The 20th was offered to the state of New York. But governor Horacio Seymour rejected the notion. The regiment was trained at Rikers Island. #blackhistorymonth #usct #newyorkhistory #americanhistory

Tuck Shop Some great photos in this excellent history of the landmark @chelseama

Tuck Shop

  • 22.02.2018 18:10
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Some great photos in this excellent history of the landmark @chelseamarketny building on @businessinsider as @google steps in to buy it: http://uk.businessinsider.com/history-of-new-york-city-google-property-chelsea-market-2018-2 . . . #ChelseaMarket #ChelseaNYC #NewYork #Manhattan #Google #realestate #Meatpacking #MeatpackingDistrict #HighLine #HighLineNYC #WestSide #iconic #landmark #Nabisco #streetscape #nychistory #newyorkhistory #vintage #vintageny

Prison Public Memory Project Who is buried in the Hudson prison cemetery? We've done some research

Prison Public Memory Project

  • 22.02.2018 07:23
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Who is buried in the Hudson prison cemetery? We've done some research on that. Gearing up to share what we found in a new exhibit on the history of Hudson Correctional Facility in Hudson, NY. Stay tuned...

Will Noyes #OHNY presents nerd talks, show up on time or all seats are filled and

Will Noyes

SVA Theatre

  • 22.02.2018 04:06
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#OHNY presents nerd talks, show up on time or all seats are filled and they won’t let you in #greatergotham #newyorkhistory #gothamcity #booktalk #nychistory #skyscrapers #nycskyline

Peter Laskowich Nobody wanted to live near shipping: the busy East River side here in

Peter Laskowich

  • 21.02.2018 23:26
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Nobody wanted to live near shipping: the busy East River side here in 1660 was relatively crowded. The homes near the then-sleepy Hudson were spacious and were occupied by people of means. When both waterfronts became hectic in the latter 1800s, the affluent moved to the center of the island, to the Middle Road. We know it as Fifth Avenue. #dutchnewyork #fifthavenue history #fifthavenuemiddleroad #newyork1800s #newyorkshipping #newyorkhistory

NEW YORK CITY: Then & Now 1933 & now: Bookstore at 383 Canal Street. #nycthenandnow

NEW YORK CITY: Then & Now

  • 21.02.2018 19:30
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1933 & now: Bookstore at 383 Canal Street. #nycthenandnow

История рекламы в моде На фото еще одна рекламная компанию юв

История рекламы в моде

New York, New York

  • 21.02.2018 09:12
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На фото еще одна рекламная компанию ювелирных изделий 1940-х годов. Это изящные броши в виде роз компании Dorsons Jrewelry 💎, которая прекратила свое существование в 1978 году. В 1935 году родившийся в Румынии Давид Орнштейн и его сыновья Бернард (1914-1992) и Ирвинг (1920 - 2002) создали компанию D.Ornstein & Sons, которая располагалась на Манхэттене. 🌇 Компания успешно работала под этим именем, а также под именем Dorsons Jewelry Co. Они производили бижутерию, ювелирные украшения и часы. В первые десятилетия своего существования компания получила несколько патентов на дизайн часов, а в 1946 году в Канаде и в Соединенных Штатах был зарегистрирован товарный знак Dorsons. В это же время Dorsons активно рекламировали браслеты, броши и шпильки с бриллиантами ручной работы. 📰 Рекламные и редакционные материалы, издаваемые New York Times, Vogue, Life и Harper’s Bazaar 40-х годов подчеркивали «реальный облик» прекрасных ювелирных изделий Dorsons. #bloginvogue #fashionhistory #jewelryhistory #dorsonsjewelry #newyorkhistory #историямоды #историяукрашений #историярекламы

Mercedes M Presidents Day fun at one of  @ryanmcgrath___ and I’s favorite spots

Mercedes M

Fraunces Tavern® Museum

  • 21.02.2018 03:10
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Presidents Day fun at one of @ryanmcgrath___ and I’s favorite spots, Fraunces Tavern. It’s where Washington gave his final address to his lieutenants. There’s a museum upstairs, and a tavern downstairs. Pic #1 is Williamsburg, pre-Revolutionary War. #2-4: my favorite Zuber hand woodblocked wallpaper. #5: how John Ward Dunsmore thinks it would have gone down, when Betsy Ross presented her flag prototype to Washington (she’s one of the handful of women who make an appearance in the artwork at the museum; otherwise it’s all a celebration of men’s accomplishments during the founding of our nation). #presidentsday #frauncestavern #nychistory #betsyross #georgewashington #williamsburg #vintagebrooklyn #vintagenyc #presidentsdayweekend #zuber #zuberwallpaper #woodblock #cartography #nyclife #newyorkhistory #nyhistory #americanhistory #tavern

New York City Urban Adventures #localsknow we sadly lose a piece of history every day to developers -

New York City Urban Adventures

Sunshine cinema

  • 21.02.2018 01:08
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#localsknow we sadly lose a piece of history every day to developers - head down to the Lower East Side to peek one last view of the beautiful Sunshine Cinemas building that will be torn down next month to make way for offices and shopping _______________________ This building dates back to 1898 and was the Houston Hippodrome, a Jewish vaudeville house in the early 20th century - come get a photo of it before it's gone for good

Midnight Mischief Run The skeletal remains of Pier 54 located on West street and 13th in Man

Midnight Mischief Run

  • 21.02.2018 00:30
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The skeletal remains of Pier 54 located on West street and 13th in Manhattan. Survivors of The RMS Titanic of one the greatest maritime disasters of the 20th century would be rescued by the Carpathia on April 15th 1912 and would dock in New York City 3 days later.

Latvian Radio Big Band PERSONALITY. #FastRepost from @jazz.music.world•••Louis Armst

Latvian Radio Big Band

Europe/Riga

  • 20.02.2018 23:45
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PERSONALITY. #FastRepost from @jazz.music.world ••• Louis Armstrong, NYC, 1947 . . . . #louisarmstrong #trumpet #jazztrumpet #jazz #jazzmusic #jazzhistory #musichistory #1940s #1947 #newyorkhistory

Libby G Collins Today on New York Libby, is was the tallest building in the world and

Libby G Collins

  • 20.02.2018 22:14
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Today on New York Libby, is was the tallest building in the world and paid for with cash, and now it could be your next home. Check out the Woolworth building on today’s New York Libby! #skyscraper #newyorklibby #architecture #cassgilbert #newyorkhistory #manhattan #luxuryrealestate #livewhoyouare @instagrams @libbycollinsnewyork

Lawrence Henderson

Lawrence Henderson

  • 20.02.2018 19:31
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"We are here...this is OUR country. ~ Frederick Douglass On this day, Feb. 20, 1895, Frederick Douglass died. He attended a meeting of the National Council of Women in Washington, D.C. During that meeting, he was brought to the platform and received a standing ovation. Shortly after he returned home, Frederick Douglass died of a massive heart attack. He was 77. Frederick Douglass presence was definitively made in the streets of Manhattan. Here’s an excerpt from my book: “On September 4, 1838, when Frederick Baily, better known as Frederick Douglass, was 20 years old, he escaped his plantation life in Maryland and landed in Manhattan as a free man. Disguised as a sailor, afraid, and not willing to trust anyone, he slept among the barrels of the city's wharves on the west side of Manhattan. In his autobiography, he tells us, “I kept my secret to myself as long as I could but was compelled at last to seek someone who should befriend me, without taking advantage of my destitution to betray me. Such is one I found in a sailor named Stuart, a warm-hearted and generous fellow, who from his humble home on Centre Street, saw me standing on the opposite sidewalk, near “The Tombs." Manhattan honored Mr. Douglass by naming a street in his honor at the exact location where he first landed in Manhattan. Read about that street and the places he walked in the city of New York, in the book, “You Are Here - A Geographical History of Enslaved and Free Africans in Manhattan: 1613 – 1865.” Tomorrow I’ll talk about another great American hero, who was murdered on Feb 21, 1965 – Malcolm X. #FrederickDouglass #yah #yahblackmanhattan #blackhistory #youarehere #manhattanhistory #newyorkhistory #africanhertiage #educatetheyouth #americanhistory #knowyourhistory #blm #blackhistorymonth #africanamericanhistory #tombs #centrestreet #FrederickBaily #malcolmx #harlem #frederickdouglasslanding

How We Ate Recipe manuscripts, ca. 1860...These recipes for doughnuts and plu

How We Ate

Brooklyn, New York

  • 20.02.2018 18:40
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Recipe manuscripts, ca. 1860 . . . These recipes for doughnuts and plum cake were collected by Caroline Butler Laing, whose papers are housed at NYU. If you decide to try one out, let us know what you think! . . . Dough-nuts - 3 cups of milk - 3 cups of sugar - 4 tea-spoonsful cream tarter - 2 tea-spoonsful soda Disolve the acid and soda in the milk. Spice to your taste. Flour sufficient to roll out. Thin cut in small diamonds, and fry in nice lard. (Mrs. Conklin) . . . Plum Cake - 1 lb of flour - 1 lb of sugar - 1 lb of butter - 10 eggs - 1/2 lb of citron - 2 lbs of raisins - 2 lb of currants - 1 wine glass brandy-or-wine - 1 nutmeg - A little ginger, cloves orange peel & allspice to your taste. Bake 4 hours. (Mrs. Collins) . . . #recipe #recipes #vintagerecipe #local #archive #archivist #manuscript #nychistory #newyorkhistory #eatnewyork #nyclife #historia #vintage #slowfood #eatlocal #foodhistory #historyoffood #1860s #cloudy #rain #baking #baker #donuts #doughnuts

Bill Today 20 February, 1872, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New

Bill

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Manhattan - New York

  • 20.02.2018 16:47
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Today 20 February, 1872, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York City. - - - - - - #history #todayinhistory #saveourhistory #nyc #newyorkcity #nychistory #newyorkcityhistory #ny #newyork #nyhistory #newyorkhistory #art #arthistory #todayinarthistory #museum #metmuseum #today #20february #1872 #historic #architecture #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces

Susan Van valkenburgh Ta daaa - The first Van Valkenburghs in NY apparently owned the land w

Susan Van valkenburgh

  • 20.02.2018 06:15
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Ta daaa - The first Van Valkenburghs in NY apparently owned the land where this building stands. Man it sure would be nice if that was still in the family! 😉🤑#newyorkhistory #dutch #backintheday #nyc #familytravel

Travelwhisperer National Archive NYC , Custom House included in this tour, learned a b

Travelwhisperer

National Archives at New York

  • 20.02.2018 05:35
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National Archive NYC , Custom House included in this tour, learned a bunch . Native American Exhibit was fascinating.

Lake Placid Olympic Museum Happy President’s Day! In 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the openi

Lake Placid Olympic Museum

  • 20.02.2018 00:04
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Happy President’s Day! In 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the opening address at the Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid as Governor of NYS. He was elected as President in 1932 and was in term from 1933 until his death in 1945. #president #fdr #olympic #lakeplacid #newyorkhistory

Lawrence Henderson This Presidents' Day, towards the end of Black History month, reminds

Lawrence Henderson

  • 19.02.2018 18:56
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This Presidents' Day, towards the end of Black History month, reminds me of four Presidents mentioned in my book: George Washington. After the American Revolutionary War, our 1st President came back to New York to retrieve his runaway "slaves" from his Virginia plantation. Washington owned 317 slaves. Abraham Lincoln. Before he became the 16th President of the USA, Lincoln was in Manhattan on several occasions. However, after he was assassinated in DC, his funeral procession went through the city of NY. Chester A. Arthur. Before he was the 21st President, he was a young attorney in Manhattan. He represented, in a civil rights case, Elizabeth Jennings Graham after she was denied a seat on a streetcar because she was Black. He won that case, and the verdict led to the integration NYC streetcar lines. However, Fredrick Douglass later said, He “allowed the country to drift…towards the howling chasm of slaveholder Democracy.” Theodore Roosevelt. Before he became the 26th President of the USA, he was the police commissioner of NYC. He witnessed, the overcrowded and unsanitary conditions of the people living in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He later said, “I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indian is the dead Indian, but I believe 9 out of 10 are.” Read more about these Presidents, including our recent Presidents, in my book, "You Are Here - A Geographical History of Enslaved and Free Africans in Manhattan: 1613 - 1865" It is currently available at Amazon.com. Thank you for your continued support, it's greatly appreciated! #GeorgeWashington #AbrahamLincoln #ChesterArthur #Theodoreroosevelt #presidents #enslavedafricans #yah #yahblackmanhattan #blackhistory #youarehere #manhattanhistory #newyorkhistory #africanhertiage #educatetheyouth #americanhistory #knowyourhistory #blm #buyblackbooks #blackhistorymonth #africanamericanhistory #presidentsday

NEW YORK CITY: Then & Now 1915 & now: Hotel Wellington on 7th Avenue btw 55th & 56th- east side.

NEW YORK CITY: Then & Now

Wellington Hotel NYC

  • 19.02.2018 02:54
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1915 & now: Hotel Wellington on 7th Avenue btw 55th & 56th- east side. #nycthenandnow

Sarah Dawson this amazing place with this amazing friend 💞 #bestiesforlife #elli

Sarah Dawson

Ellis Island

  • 19.02.2018 00:41
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this amazing place with this amazing friend 💞 #bestiesforlife #ellisisland #newyorkhistory #coloradogirls

Vel Simon Washington Square Arch, constructed of white Tuckahoe marble, was mode

Vel Simon

Washington Square Park

  • 18.02.2018 21:40
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Washington Square Arch, constructed of white Tuckahoe marble, was modeled by Stanford White on the Arc de Triomphe, built in 1806, in Paris (itself modeled on the Arch of Titus). It stands 77 feet (23 m) high. #usa #newyorkhistory #washingtonsquarepark #newyorkcity #newyorkarchitecture #newyorklife #newyorkphotographer

Jamie Taylor Levit Thank you @themartinique hotel for a lovely stay in #newyorkcity this

Jamie Taylor Levit

Radisson Hotel Martinique

  • 18.02.2018 18:38
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Thank you @themartinique hotel for a lovely stay in #newyorkcity this week. Loved staying in this #historichotel, so convenient, next to #heraldsquare and the #empirestatebuilding and it's one of the only hotels in #ny on the National Historic Hotels registry! #newyorkhistory #themartinique

L. J. Martin 🎩 | 🎩 Olde New York :■ There once lived a man named John Jacob Ast

L. J. Martin 🎩

Astor Place Subway Station

  • 18.02.2018 09:10
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| 🎩 Olde New York : ■ There once lived a man named John Jacob Astor IV. He was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American War, and a prominent member of the Astor family. He was born on July 13, 1864, in Rhinebeck, NY. He died on April 15, 1912, in the Atlantic Ocean. He was a passenger on the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. His net worth was roughly US $87 million (equivalent to US $2.21 billion in 2017). His family name has been idolized in naming Astor Place, just West of the East Village, where Lafayette Street bends, becomes 4th Avenue, and intersects with Astor Place, West 8th Street, and is parallel to Cooper Square. This is where the prestigious Cooper Union for Arts & Sciences is located. Furthermore -- it's also the name of the corresponding Subway stop on the Number 6 Train -- needless to say, named Astor Place. ■ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #subway #nycsubway #subwaystation #subwaychronicles #astorplace #johnjacobastor #johnjacobastoriv #oldnewyork #history #newyorkhistory #6train #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #instablackandwhite #beautiful #titanic #rmstitanic #1912 #tiles #mosaic #astor #thecube #thealamo #oldtimes #eastvillage #historybuff #restinpeace

🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹WHAT’S IN A NAME?🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 Designed my own Tiffany Lamp #tiffanyexhibit #tiffanylamp #design #des

🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹WHAT’S IN A NAME?🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

New-York Historical Society

  • 18.02.2018 08:27
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Designed my own Tiffany Lamp #tiffanyexhibit #tiffanylamp #design #designer #newyorkhistory #newyorkhistoricalsociety #newyork

Lawrence Henderson In the movie, Black Panther, one of the African warriors referred to C

Lawrence Henderson

  • 18.02.2018 03:31
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In the movie, Black Panther, one of the African warriors referred to Caucasians as "Colonizers." Of course, I was thinking about the Dutch colonization (the action or process of settling among and establishing control over the indigenous people of an area) of New York. The Dutch West India Company was established to oversee all Dutch ventures in the Western Hemisphere. Thirty families from Amsterdam arrived in Manhattan in 1624 to establish a profit-generating settlement. Their first order of business was to own and dominate the Island of Manhattan. This goal was achieved when the Dutch West India Company "purchased" the Island of Manhattan from the Native Americans, establishing New Amsterdam (later changed to New York). Read more about the details of the alleged “purchase” of Manhattan in my book - "You Are Here - A Geographical History of Enslaved and Free Africans in Manhattan: 1613 - 1865." The pictures below show a monument and a copy of the original letter showing the “purchase” transaction of Manhattan. #enslavedafricans #yah #yahblackmanhattan #blackhistory #youarehere #manhattanhistory #newyorkhistory #africanhertiage #educatetheyouth #americanhistory #knowyourhistory #blm #buyblackbooks #blackhistorymonth #africanamericanhistory #dutch #westindiacompany #blackpanther #colonization #manhattan #nativeamericans #newamsterdam #newyorkcity #colonizers

NYPreservation Archive Project “Once we went through the downfall of the oyster industry and then t

NYPreservation Archive Project

Sandy Ground Historical Museum

  • 18.02.2018 02:54
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“Once we went through the downfall of the oyster industry and then the 1963 fire, we saw that the community was changing. And we wanted to do something about it. So a group of us from the church formed the Sandy Ground Historical Society. The rest is history. We’re in the State and National Register for Historic Places. We’re a program site for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.” 📜⌛️ Hear more about the preservation of Sandy Ground, a black community in Staten Island founded before the Civil War, via the link in our bio. In 2017, we pushed out into the city to capture a whole new range of NYC oral histories like this one. #StatenIsland #SandyGround #newyorkhistory #NYC #oralhistory #NYPAP #history #historicpreservation #blackhistorymonth #undergroundrailroad #sandygroundhistoricalsociety

Vivian Davis I’m @jmwasko for the day!  George and Martha are here at the N-YHS f

Vivian Davis

New-York Historical Society

  • 17.02.2018 19:26
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I’m @jmwasko for the day! George and Martha are here at the N-YHS from 11-4. #newyorkhistory #presidentsweekend #history #georgewashington #museumwork #livinghistory #livinghistoryeveryday #mrwashingtongoestonewyork #newyorkcampaign

Mara Farrell Cityscape. #newyork #newyorkhistory #cityscape #manhattan #westside

Mara Farrell

  • 17.02.2018 03:16
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Cityscape. #newyork #newyorkhistory #cityscape #manhattan #westside

Aaron Henkelman #Repost @amhistorymuseum・・・Mixers used by early hip-hop DJs we

Aaron Henkelman

  • 17.02.2018 02:13
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#Repost @amhistorymuseum ・・・ Mixers used by early hip-hop DJs were often inexpensive or even self-built. Innovators like Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler) combined their technical skills and musical talent in order to reinvent the machinery of American music. During his career, Flash turned microphone mixers into turntable mixers; later, he helped produce mixers like this one—an Empath audio mixer specifically designed for the needs of DJs. Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler), was born in Barbados in 1958. Growing up in the Bronx, he was influenced by his father’s massive record collection. As a teenager, Flash first experimented with DJ equipment and became involved in the New York DJ scene while attending daytime technical school courses in electronics. Inspired the techniques of Kool DJ Herc and others, he began building his own musical equipment from spare parts. The innovations and techniques developed by Grandmaster Flash established him as one of the pioneers of hip-hop. In the early 2000s, Flash advised the Rane Corporation, a leading manufacturer of DJ equipment, on the design of the Empath audio mixer. This particular mixer—a Grandmaster Flash Gold Signature edition—was donated to the museum by Grandmaster Flash. You can learn more about his and other Bronx DJs musical innovations by following the link in our bio. #AmericanHistory #BlackHistoryMonth #MusicHistory #HipHopHistory #NewYorkHistory #BronxHistory #PlacesofInvention #Innovation #GrandMasterFlash

Kayla Saw some great posters in the women’s suffrage exhibit at the New Yo

Kayla

  • 17.02.2018 01:26
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Saw some great posters in the women’s suffrage exhibit at the New York State Museum. @nysmuseum #suffrage #typography #vintageposter #vintageart #history #womenshistory #womenssuffrage #museum #historymuseum #nysmuseum #newyork #newyorkstate #newyorkhistory #nyhistory

NYPreservation Archive Project Have you ever reported for jury duty in Foley Square? ⚖️ Learn mor

NYPreservation Archive Project

Foley Square

  • 16.02.2018 19:51
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Have you ever reported for jury duty in Foley Square? ⚖️ Learn more about how this spot in NYC transformed from a putrid watering hole called Collect Pond to a gaggle of courthouses on Feb. 27th at a free event. #history #nyc #foleysquare #nypap #newyorkhistory #historicalsocietyofthenewyorkcourts #law

Jazz Music World Louis Armstrong, NYC, 1947....#louisarmstrong #trumpet #jazztrump

Jazz Music World

  • 16.02.2018 18:40
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Louis Armstrong, NYC, 1947 . . . . #louisarmstrong #trumpet #jazztrumpet #jazz #jazzmusic #jazzhistory #musichistory #1940s #1947 #newyorkhistory

How We Ate Essex Street Market, ca. 1940...Pushcarts and pop-up stands made t

How We Ate

Essex Street Market

  • 16.02.2018 18:23
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Essex Street Market, ca. 1940 . . . Pushcarts and pop-up stands made transit through the City difficult in the early 20th century. Essex Street Market was one of several indoor retail markets created by Mayor F. H. LaGuarida to relieve congestion. After struggling through the supermarket boom of the 1970s and 80s, Essex Street Market has once again become a hotspot for chefs and home cooks looking for gourmet ingredients in the Lower East Side. This undated photo was produced by the Wurts Bros. Company, an architectural photograph company founded in 1894 by Lionel and Norman Wurts. . . . #lowereastside #nychistory #newyorkhistory #manhattan #bw #bnw #historyofphotography #monochrome #nyclife #photography #fotografia #historia #history #vintage #eatlocal #foodhistory #arthistory #bnwphotography #1940s #1950s #nyc #newyork

American History Museum Mixers used by early hip-hop DJs were often inexpensive or even self-b

American History Museum

  • 16.02.2018 14:55
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Mixers used by early hip-hop DJs were often inexpensive or even self-built. Innovators like Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler) combined their technical skills and musical talent in order to reinvent the machinery of American music. During his career, Flash turned microphone mixers into turntable mixers; later, he helped produce mixers like this one—an Empath audio mixer specifically designed for the needs of DJs. Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler), was born in Barbados in 1958. Growing up in the Bronx, he was influenced by his father’s massive record collection. As a teenager, Flash first experimented with DJ equipment and became involved in the New York DJ scene while attending daytime technical school courses in electronics. Inspired the techniques of Kool DJ Herc and others, he began building his own musical equipment from spare parts. The innovations and techniques developed by Grandmaster Flash established him as one of the pioneers of hip-hop. In the early 2000s, Flash advised the Rane Corporation, a leading manufacturer of DJ equipment, on the design of the Empath audio mixer. This particular mixer—a Grandmaster Flash Gold Signature edition—was donated to the museum by Grandmaster Flash. You can learn more about his and other Bronx DJs musical innovations by following the link in our bio. #AmericanHistory #BlackHistoryMonth #MusicHistory #HipHopHistory #NewYorkHistory #BronxHistory #PlacesofInvention #Innovation #GrandMasterFlash

Prison Public Memory Project Photo of scene at NYS Training School for Girls in Hudson, NY sometime

Prison Public Memory Project

  • 16.02.2018 07:31
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Photo of scene at NYS Training School for Girls in Hudson, NY sometime between 1948 and 1953. The Training School, opened in 1904 and closed in 1975, was once the largest juvenile prison for girls in the United States.

Rebekkah Rubin Susan B. Anthony’s grave at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New Yo

Rebekkah Rubin

Mount Hope Cemetery - Rochester

  • 16.02.2018 06:55
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Susan B. Anthony’s grave at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York. She was born #otd in 1820.

Rebekkah Rubin Susan B. Anthony was born #otd in 1820. This is a banner from 1910 on

Rebekkah Rubin

The Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum

  • 16.02.2018 01:14
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Susan B. Anthony was born #otd in 1820. This is a banner from 1910 on display in the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace in Adams, Massachusetts. Swipe to see an unexpected fluffy friend who lives at the museum!

SAW Moulding Photo of the Day:We are making a two piece casing for one of the last

SAW Moulding

  • 15.02.2018 20:46
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Photo of the Day: We are making a two piece casing for one of the last buildings that have a courtyard in the Carnegie Hill section of Manhattan on Park Ave.  We send square stock into our moulder and the finished moulding comes out the other side. (That's the simplified version). The wood is Rift Cut White Oak. #Carnegiehill #1185parkave #parkave #weinigmoulder #custommoulding #courtyard #luxury #newyorkhistory #nys #nyc #ny #architectural #design #saw #moulding #molding #newyorkstate #newyork #newyorkcity #contractors #contracting #architects #carpentry #carpenters

Lawrence Henderson In America, when thinking of enslaved Africans, we often believe that

Lawrence Henderson

  • 15.02.2018 20:41
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In America, when thinking of enslaved Africans, we often believe that most captured Africans were brought to the US. This is far from the truth. The US was among the countries that had the least enslaved Africans imported from Africa (300-500,000). Brazil imported more Africans than any other nation - An estimated 5 million. The Caribbean imported 4.5 million (see attached photos). Regardless of the bodies captured and forced into slavery, slavery is still evil. My book talks about the first 11 Africans the Dutch brought to Manhattan in 1625 and how they overcame this injustice and became ‘free” landowners for a short period under Dutch rule.#brazil #caribbean #dutch #southamerica #enslavedafricans #yah #yahblackmanhattan #blackhistory #youarehere #manhattanhistory #newyorkhistory #africanhertiage #educatetheyouth #americanhistory #knowyourhistory #blm #buyblackbooks #blackhistorymonth #africanamericanhistory

Cherie Kissinger Nature is quick to let itself in #barnatcoldenhouse

Cherie Kissinger

  • 15.02.2018 19:53
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Nature is quick to let itself in #barnatcoldenhouse

Bill Today 15 February, 1845 Elihu Root was born in Clinton, New York. Root

Bill

Union Square

  • 15.02.2018 17:04
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Today 15 February, 1845 Elihu Root was born in Clinton, New York. Root was Secretary of War from 1899-1904, Secretary of State from 1905-1909 and Senator from New York from 1909-1915. He lived in a home on this site at 22 Irving Place from 1871-1878. - - - - #history #todayinhistory #saveourhistory #nyc #nychistory #newyorkcity #newyorkcityhistory #newyork #newyorkhistory #ny #nyhistory #ushistory #americanhistory #secretary #secretaryofstate #secretaryofwar #senator #home #historichome #today #15february #1845 #birhday #usforeignpolicy #foreignpolicy #brick #unionsquare #unionsquarenyc #grammercy #irvingplace

Die Hard Knicks Fans Wanted! Dishing and swishing ⛹️‍♂️ 5️⃣0️⃣ years ago today, @

Die Hard Knicks Fans Wanted!

New York, New York

  • 15.02.2018 02:17
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Dishing and swishing ⛹️‍♂️ 5️⃣0️⃣ years ago today, @thegarden opened its doors to its first @nba game, with a 114-102 victory over the San Diego Rockets. Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier led the way with 22 points and 10 assists, Willis Reed recorded 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Dick Barnett dropped 26 pts. #MSG50 [via @nyknicks]. Swipe ⬅ 📸: George Kalinsky -- #nba #basketball #history

NYPreservation Archive Project We took a sneak peek at the sumptuous “Abyssinian fortress” that i

NYPreservation Archive Project

United Palace of Cultural Arts

  • 15.02.2018 00:14
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We took a sneak peek at the sumptuous “Abyssinian fortress” that is the United Palace Theater today (NYC Landmark, designated Dec. 2016). Inside and out, it is truly a “kitchen-sink masterpiece” of blended styles dating from 1930. 📽 We will host a screening here of Elia Kazan‘s film On the Waterfront on April 29 as part of our 2nd Annual People Preserving Place Film Festival! Our friends at @hdcnyc will also hold a tour of the site at 2:30 pm the same day before the program and film (doors open at 4 pm). #nypap #historicpreservation #eclecticism #architecture #filmfestival #onthewaterfront #nyc #manhattan #peoplepreservingplace #newyorkhistory #cambodianneoclassical #unitedpalace #wondertheater

Carl Hewitt On #February 14, 1946, Gregory Oliver Hines was born. Here he is brief

Carl Hewitt

New York, New York

  • 14.02.2018 22:12
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On #February 14, 1946, Gregory Oliver Hines was born. Here he is briefly discussing the origins of #tapdance through a conversation with #GeneKelly - We #Salute You Mr. Hines! - - #NewYorkHistory #BlackHistoryYear #USHistory #Hoofing #Hoofers #TapHistory #DanceHistory #GregoryHines #WilliamHenryLane #Melanin #blackhistorymonth #BlackHistory365 #SavionGlover #SandmanSims #NicholasBrothers

NEW YORK CITY: Then & Now 1937 & now: Pawn Shop at 48 Third Avenue. #nycthenandnow

NEW YORK CITY: Then & Now

Astor Place, Manhattan

  • 14.02.2018 18:25
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1937 & now: Pawn Shop at 48 Third Avenue. #nycthenandnow

T O U C H S T O N E We did not plan this 👀👯‍♀️•But we DID plan these beaut

T O U C H S T O N E

Simon & Schuster

  • 13.02.2018 23:41
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We did not plan this 👀👯‍♀️ • But we DID plan these beautiful paperback AND library hardcover editions of BACHELOR GIRL by @kimvanalkemade! Historical fiction lovers, you will remember Kim from her fantastic breakout bestseller, Orphan #8, and she is back and better than ever! • On sale March 6—comment if you’d love a copy of this one!

NEW YORK CITY: Then & Now 1932 & now: North up Bedford from Morton Street. #nycthenandnow

NEW YORK CITY: Then & Now

West Village

  • 13.02.2018 18:59
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1932 & now: North up Bedford from Morton Street. #nycthenandnow

Joshua Bennett The #nysubway used to be a couple of different independently owned tra

Joshua Bennett

New York, New York

  • 13.02.2018 04:33
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The #nysubway used to be a couple of different independently owned transit lines. #irtsubway was one of them. I entered at a really old entrance at the #33rdstreetentrance and saw this #vintage signage and just thought it was super cool. A little piece of #newyorkhistory #nyhistory

NEW YORK CITY: Then & Now 1933 & now: 65 Horatio Street- NW corner of Horatio & Greenwich Street

NEW YORK CITY: Then & Now

  • 12.02.2018 22:28
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1933 & now: 65 Horatio Street- NW corner of Horatio & Greenwich Street. #nycthenandnow

Bill Sheppard Hard to beat lunch at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station. An NYC

Bill Sheppard

Grand Central Station

  • 12.02.2018 20:20
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Hard to beat lunch at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station. An NYC institution that started serving oysters in 1913. #grandcentral #historicnyc #newyorkhistory #historicbuildings

The Hands of Norns By @medeasmix ....#nerd #historylover #jewelryaddict #antiquejewel

The Hands of Norns

  • 12.02.2018 19:40
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By @medeasmix . . . . #nerd #historylover #jewelryaddict #antiquejewelryaddiction #georgianjewelry #georgian #1700s #pendantsofig #sepiajewelry #artlover #miniaturejewelry #sentimentaljewelry #lovegoldlive #antique #jewelrygram #instagood #newyorkhistory #museumlover #medeasmix #thehandsofnorns #vintage

Lawrence Henderson Foley SquareWith a little effort, you can learn much of Manhattan's

Lawrence Henderson

  • 12.02.2018 17:18
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Foley Square With a little effort, you can learn much of Manhattan's history just by looking at buildings, monuments, statues, signs, plaques, street names, etc. An excellent example of this could be seen in the Civic district of Manhattan – Foley Square. Strategically embedded in the surrounding sidewalks are five bronze historical medallions. Several paths of cement rays leading from the enormous sculpture at Foley Square, Triumph of the Human Spirit, by the world-renowned artist Lorenzo Pace, leads you to each historic medallion. My book discusses elements related to African Americans in each of the plaques. The most recognized plaque would be the one dedicated to the African American Burial Ground National Monument. The least recognized plaque, which is the most significant one, deals with the Natives that inhabited Manhattan thousands of years before the Dutch arrived. I also discuss the history of Foley Square as an execution ground to many enslaved Africans. If you are in the area, please take note of the sidewalks - much history is set flush in the ground. Listed below are the pictures of the historical medallions and the sculpture, Triumph of the Human Spirit. "You Are Here - A Geographical History of Enslaved and Free Africans in Manhattan: 1613 - 1865," is currently available Amazon. Thank you for your continued support, it's greatly appreciated! #yah #yahblackmanhattan #blackhistory #youarehere #manhattanhistory #newyorkhistory #africanhertiage #educatetheyouth #americanhistory #knowyourhistory #blm #buyblackbooks #blackhistorymonth #africanamericanhistory #les #foleysquare #lorenzopace #triumphofthehumanspirit #burialground #natives #enslavedafricans #executionground

Kwabena Gh #Repost @chariseannlindo・・・#Repost @yahblackmanhattan・・

Kwabena Gh

  • 11.02.2018 22:32
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#Repost @chariseannlindo ・・・ #Repost @yahblackmanhattan ・・・ Gentrification Since the 1640’s, just about every neighborhood in Manhattan was settled in with enslaved and free Africans. Lower East Side, SoHo, Tribeca, Midtown, Harlem, Hells Kitchen, Chinatown, Little Italy, Central Park, Chelsea, Washington Heights, Financial District, Greenwich Village, etc. were African American communities. Over time, a pattern developed that continues today – Gentrification. This practice is not a new, it is as old as Manhattan. The historical pattern went from African Americans settling in an area that the ruling class didn’t want, to being unjustly forced out, due to competition for jobs and/or economic development. There are several examples of this geographic pattern mentioned in my book, i.e., the areas of Five Points, Greenwich Village, Seneca Village, etc. I have maps and photographs from the 1800’s showing the exact locations of the neighborhoods where the African Americans live, work, worshipped, and died. In fact, this book guides you in walking these same streets and visualizing an African American community before gentrification. #yah #yahblackmanhattan #blackhistory #youarehere #manhattanhistory #newyorkhistory #africanhertiage #educatetheyouth #americanhistory #knowyourhistory #blm #buyblackbooks #blackhistorymonth #africanamericanhistory #fivepoints #gentrification #senecavillage #les

Charise Lindo #Repost @yahblackmanhattan・・・GentrificationSince the 1640’

Charise Lindo

  • 11.02.2018 22:23
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#Repost @yahblackmanhattan ・・・ Gentrification Since the 1640’s, just about every neighborhood in Manhattan was settled in with enslaved and free Africans. Lower East Side, SoHo, Tribeca, Midtown, Harlem, Hells Kitchen, Chinatown, Little Italy, Central Park, Chelsea, Washington Heights, Financial District, Greenwich Village, etc. were African American communities. Over time, a pattern developed that continues today – Gentrification. This practice is not a new, it is as old as Manhattan. The historical pattern went from African Americans settling in an area that the ruling class didn’t want, to being unjustly forced out, due to competition for jobs and/or economic development. There are several examples of this geographic pattern mentioned in my book, i.e., the areas of Five Points, Greenwich Village, Seneca Village, etc. I have maps and photographs from the 1800’s showing the exact locations of the neighborhoods where the African Americans live, work, worshipped, and died. In fact, this book guides you in walking these same streets and visualizing an African American community before gentrification. #yah #yahblackmanhattan #blackhistory #youarehere #manhattanhistory #newyorkhistory #africanhertiage #educatetheyouth #americanhistory #knowyourhistory #blm #buyblackbooks #blackhistorymonth #africanamericanhistory #fivepoints #gentrification #senecavillage #les

ᏚᎢᎪᎡ ᎡᎾᏴᎬᎡᎢᏚ ᎷᎪᎢᎻᎬᎡNᎬ 📸Welcome to the Historic, Modern, and Affordable: “Paramount Hote

ᏚᎢᎪᎡ ᎡᎾᏴᎬᎡᎢᏚ ᎷᎪᎢᎻᎬᎡNᎬ

Paramount Hotel Times Square New York

  • 06.02.2018 19:03
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📸Welcome to the Historic, Modern, and Affordable: “Paramount Hotel in Times Square, New York!” It’s the perfect combination of edgy and elegance right in the heart of Times Square! For more info and reservations, visit: http://nycparamount.com This Historic building was once the home of the original Paramount Theatre. It’s 3,664 seat movie palace was the premier showcase theatre. It was built in 1926 and closed in 1964. Paramount Pictures also resided within this same Times Square landmark. #paramounttimessquare #travelingram #paramounthotelnyc #newyork #tourism #newyorkcity #timessquare #landmark #historicalsite #historic #newyorkhistory #modern #chic #edgy #elegant #convience #affordable #trip #newyorker #architecture #instagood #destination #picoftheday #newyorkphotographer #photooftheday #globaltravel #travel #travelphotography #blackandwhitephotography #foggy

Jay Rockwell Ground Zero NYC 2008#worldtradecenter #ground zero #photography #NYC

Jay Rockwell

  • 03.02.2018 00:14
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Ground Zero NYC 2008 #worldtradecenter #ground zero #photography #NYC #streetphotography #Manhattan #newyorkhistory #newyorkhistoricalsociety