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Chronicles: African Burial Ground

African Burial Ground Memorial

In 1991, work began on new federal offices in downtown New York City but excavators soon turned-up something they weren’t bargaining for, skeletal remains. Building halted while archaeologists moved in to excavate what would end up to be the largest bioarchaeological site of its kind, which uncovered 419 men, women and children. The bodies were that of free and enslaved ... Read More »

Chronicles: Walking Tour Photos!

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  Saturday, Chronicles of Old New York author James Roman braved the 96 degree heat to lead a group of intrepid history fans through Greenwich Village, SoHo and NoLita; beginning at Washington Square Park’s Hangman’s Elm and ending at independent bookstore McNally Jackson on Prince Street.   The turnout was tremendous and a big thanks to all who came! Check ... Read More »

Chronicles: NYC’s Oldest Parish

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  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 »

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 »

When Harry Met Sally + Travel

When Harry met Sally

When you think of iconic love stories you think Romeo and Juliet, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind but if you are a baby boomer, you think When Harry Met Sally.   Not your typical “chick flick,” When Harry Met Sally follows the lives and complicated friendship and courtship of two not so great college friends as they live and work ... Read More »

A Bar Worthy of New York’s Favorite Landmark: The Empire Room Opens

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  It was no great surprise when we found that the Empire State Building comes in seventh on a new scientific net-based list of the most photographed landmarks in the world (New York City is, by the same reckoning, the most photographed city on earth) . As you can see from a quick glance at our “Film + Travel North ... Read More »

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