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8 Things Even New Yorkers Don't Know About New York

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel

New York was the "Big Orange" before the "Big Apple."

250 Buildings In Greenwich Village Receive Historic Landmark Status

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 12.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The city's newest historic landmark is part of a neighborhood where generations of American cultural greats staged their art, music,...

Big Archaeological Discovery In Lower Manhattan

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 08.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The city has become an archaeological site, with thousands of artifacts such as an 18th-century bone toothbrush with animal hair bristles ...

Great-Granddaughter Of Woolworth Building Architect Organizing Tours Of Historic Lobby

AP | Posted 08.06.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- For decades, the vaulted mosaic ceilings and sculpted figures in the lobby of New York City's Woolworth Building were off-limits to the pu...

Behind The AMNH's Most Venerable Artifact Is A Shameful History

Narratively: Local stories, boldly told. | By Allison C. Meier | Posted 03.19.2013 | New York

Behind the American Museum of Natural History’s most venerable artifact is the shameful tale of a relentless explorer and a young boy’s torturous ...

PHOTOS: Meet The 'Miss Subways' Of NYC

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 12.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — It was an ad campaign conceived as eye candy to bring attention to other advertisements in New York's transit system. But the "Meet M...

Nostalgia: Telephone Exchanges in Old New York

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Erica Jong

Bring back the old exchanges -- and let's invent some new ones while we're at it. Let's name them after NY writers. GInsberg for the East Village. And WH for the West Village (after Auden).