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News: Chronicles of Old New York Events!

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  To celebrate the launch of our latest publication, Chronicles of Old New York, we’ll be holding two events in the coming weeks and you are invited!   Join us for the above FREE walking tour of parts of Lower Manhattan guided by author James Roman. We’ll even be giving away free books along the way! The tour ends at ... Read More »

Chronicles: What’s Old is New in Chelsea

photo by Steve Isaacs

Nestled between Manhattan’s trendy Meat Packing shopping district and Chelsea, the historic building which now houses the Chelsea Market accomplishes what has been become quintessential of older buildings in New York, a re-imagining of space that juxtaposes the old with the new. In this case, the former National Biscuit Company factory built in the early 1900′s has had their concrete ... Read More »

Art Interview: Peter Eleey + Queens, NY

Photo courtesy of Cameron Wittig

Starting this month, a native son returns to New York when Peter Eleey, former Visual Arts Curator of Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center, joins MoMA’s P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center as its Curator. Prior to his years at the Walker, Mr. Eleey was a Curator and Producer at New York-based group Creative Time, during which he helped produce large-scale and landmark exhibits, ... Read More »

Chronicles: One if by Land, Two if by Sea

Theodosia Burr Alston, 1802 by John Vanderlyn

  It is quite a feat to at once be called New York’s most romantic restaurant by New York Magazine while simultaneously being deemed by the same magazine as the city’s most haunted. And yet, One if by Land, Two if by Sea, once the carriage house of Aaron Burr, the same who killed Alexander Hamilton in their famous duel, ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Legacy of Tin Pan Alley

In 1899, The New York Herald hired journalist, and part-time composer, Monroe Rosenfeld to write a series of articles about the burgeoning song-writing business in New York. It is Rosenfeld, in an attempt to convey the cacophony of sound emanating from the popular music houses of the day all at once, who coined the phrase “Tin Pan Alley.” Eventually, the ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Oldest Home in Manhattan

Morris-Jumel Mansion

  The headquarters of General Washington and his men, the home of one of early America’s most infamous men, and the location of numerous ghostly sightings- all in a days work for the oldest remaining house in Manhattan. Read More »

Chronicles: Secrets of The Waldorf-Astoria

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  Not all things are created for the pursuit of beauty or glory. Sometimes, they are created purely from spite. Such is the case of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.   In the midst of a family feud with his aunt, Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor, William Waldorf Astor decided to take his revenge by building a hotel directly next store to her ... Read More »

Chronicles: St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery

St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, New York City, photo by: Momos

Above 8th St. in New York City, the streets run only one of two ways, horizontal from the East River to the Hudson River and vertical, reaching to north to the Harlem River. All except for a single street that is; Stuyvesant St. It is here, on the one street allowed to cut diagonally across from the West Village to ... Read More »

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