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News: Ship Excavation at World Trade

Ground Zero Buried Ship

Earlier this month, workers at the site of the World Trade towers unearthed what appeared to be a ship and since then, archaeologists have been digging to quickly excavate the site while construction continued around them. The ship was not disturbed by the construction of the original Twin Towers but today, that land is being used for a new vehicle ... Read More »

Chronicles: Library Talk Photos!

Thank you to all 176 people who came out to the Mid-Manhattan Library last evening for our talk with author James Roman! It was the biggest crowd they had seen in months! Check out our Flickr stream below and if you were there, make sure and tag yourself in the photos on Facebook.   Read More »

Chronicles: An Evening With James Roman

Please join us tomorrow at the Mid-Manhattan public library for a talk with Chronicles of Old New York author James Roman! It is sure to be a packed crowd so make sure you get there by 6:15 to grab a seat. Check out more details on our Facebook event page and if you haven’t already, become a fan of Chronicles ... Read More »

Chronicles: Reminder! Walking Tour!

  In case you missed it on the Gothamist newsletter, The Skint, or NYC Daily Deals, we are hosting a Chronicles of Old New York walking tour tomorrow of Washington Square Park and parts of Greenwich Village and Nolita with author James Roman ending at the superb indie travel bookstore McNally-Jackson. Not only that, we’ll be asking trivia questions along ... Read More »

Chronicles: Bell Laboratories Building


At one time, the group of 13 buildings at 463 West Street in New York City was the largest industrial research center in the United States. Built in 1898 by Bell Laboratories, many pinnacle inventions were first tested here including talking movies in 1923, TV, the phonograph record and the first commercial broadcasts. The complex was also the home of ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Richest Apt in the World


740 Park Avenue has been called the “Richest apartment building in the world” and buying a mansion within its limestone walls is the dream of many aspiring millionaires. The hurdles to became one of the chosen few residents is a strenuous one and if the multimillion dollar price tag isn’t enough to stop you, the difficult co-op board is, turning ... Read More »

Chronicles: Abyssinian Baptist Church


  In 1808, a group of Ethiopian seamen were visiting New York and attended the First Baptist Church in the City of New York for Sunday services. Disgusted by the segregation they were subjected to they, along with allied African American parishioners, left in protest. The new congregation they began together was called the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Abyssinian being the ... Read More »

Chronicles: NYC’s Oldest Parish

Trinity Church

  The title of Manhattan’s oldest parish might be a bit of a puzzler, since Trinity Church itself, is not the oldest church building. The parish refers rather to the land on which the church occupies and the territory it serves. In terms of Trinity Church, the Lower Manhattan parish, has existed since 1697 by a charter of King William ... Read More »

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