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6 Things You Never Knew About the Empire State Building

NewYork.com | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
NewYork.com

When the Empire State Building was completed in 1931, it became the tallest skyscraper in the world. While it may no longer be the tallest, this massive but graceful Art Deco masterpiece remains unsurpassed as an icon of New York.

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...

Iconic NYC Photo Shot 80 Years Ago Still Intrigues

John Lee | Posted 12.01.2012 | New York
John Lee

Eighty years ago, on Oct. 2, 1932, the New York Herald Tribune published the now iconic photograph of 11 ironworkers, casually dangling their feet hundreds of feet above 5th Avenue while breaking for lunch.

Brooklyn's African American History Remains Largely Forgotten and Unmarked

Alan Singer | Posted 10.14.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

January 1, 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Finally "Brooklyn's in the House" in efforts to bring the story of slavery in the United States to a broader public.