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Chronicles: Governor’s Island

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  Fishing haven for Native Americans, Dutch family farm, military garrison and idyllic parkland are all terms that have described Governor’s Island, which sits in between Brooklyn and Manhattan, right below the Financial District.   What was once land occupied and used mainly as a fishing port by the local Native American tribes, it was in the 1600s that the ... Read More »

Chronicles: Washington Was Here (Kinda)

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  There is a common misconception surrounding the history of Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan, that is the building in which George Washington was inaugurated. While it is true that the building in which George Washington was inaugurated in once stood in the same location as the current Federal Hall, the Greek-revival style building that now stands on Wall Street ... Read More »

Chronicles: Fraunces Tavern

  The corner of Pearl and Broad streets has seen more history than most in New York City. There stands a stately mansion built in 1719, once home to one of the most prominent and controversial of early families, The Delanceys. The Delancey’s were real estate moguls in the early days of New York but when the Revolution came, pled ... Read More »

Chronicles: St. Paul’s Chapel, NYC

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Over the course of its 350-year history, St. Paul’s Chapel in New York has been the witness to some of the city’s most triumphant and tragic moments. Built in 1766 on land granted by Queen Anne of Britain, St. Paul’s is New York’s oldest building in continuous use and the oldest remaining church in the city. The church’s architecture is ... Read More »

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