Category: Places

Ed Sullivan Theater

The Ed Sullivan Theater at Broadway and West 53rd Street is most famous for the Beatles’ first appearance on American television on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. Garnering 73 million viewers (over 40% of the entire American population), it broke television records and changed music forever[1]. Built in 1927 by Oscar Hammerstein’s …

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Stonewall Inn

The Upbringing and Influence of Stonewall Inn Stonewall Inn today is recognized to be the iconic destination in by its nightlife, community, and history in the Greenwich Village neighborhood. It gathers the LGBT community in New York City and even internationally during the famous New York City Pride Parade, serving as the endpoint of the …

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Roosevelt Island

By: Hannah Kellermeyer   Today Roosevelt Island is a quaint town that is beginning to prosper. It lies in the middle of the East River between New York City and Queens. Over the past century the island has dramatically change. The Island began it history on a rocky point and continued to spiral down until …

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World Trade Center

  The World Trade Center has become more to the world than its creators, architects and benefactors could have ever hoped for. It was created in hopes of unity, as it would become the home to the new united nations of lower Manhattan. The original Twin Towers faced a whirlwind of problems in both the …

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Rockefeller Center

A TIME history video discussing the picture from 1932 of the men eating lunch on top of the construction of the RCA Building.   A City within a City: Developing Culture in a Dark Time From the time the idea came about in 1929 until the completion in 1940, Rockefeller Center created economic prosperity, initiated …

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Central Park

Central Park is the most visited park in the United States of America. Its visitors can recall the plentiful amount of trees, flowers, grass, paths, architecture, benches, rocks, and overall beauty. Today, it has 42 million visits each year. The park spans 843 acres, with 150 acres of lakes and streams.[1] It was not always …

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Minsky’s Burlesque

Minsky Business: The Minsky Brothers and Burlesque in New York The twentieth century is widely viewed by historians as the beginning of mass, commercialized leisure activities in America. As was the case with most major changes that took place in America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, New York was at the heart …

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