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How the Metropolitan Museum was Born

On July 4, 1866, while celebrating America’s Independence Day in Paris, a group of American businessmen, financiers, artists, and thinkers of the day decided that New York City needed its own art museum. 518 more words

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Remember the time I won a poetry contest?

It’s 3:11 in the morning. I’m wide awake, my wife is, uh… not snoring– because she doesn’t snore–, and I can’t help but have the same thought everyone has at this hour: “Remember the feeling of visiting a city for the first time?” 1,866 more words

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Diego Rivera's Rockefeller Center Mural

In the end, Jose Maria Sert was hired to create the 30 Rock lobby mural, titled American Progress. It depicts a vast allegorical scene of men constructing modern America, and contains figures of Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and other good guys happily building America’s bright capitalist future. 723 more words

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Waffen der Gerechtigkeit

Es war wie ein New Yorker Tag aus dem Bilderbuch mit einem strahlen blauen Himmel. Ein leichter Wind wehte wohltuend durch die Häuserschluchten und erfrischte mich beim Gehen trotz der hochsommerlichen Temperaturen. 1,478 more words


Fifth Avenue Hotel - a Vertical Railroad and Prince of Wales in Madison Square

Most New York visionaries gambled on the fact that the City of New York would be growing north and they were always right! One of them was a wealthy merchant by the name of Amos Richards Eno who conceived the idea of a super-luxury hotel at 5th Ave and 23rd street way before the area became fashionable. 609 more words

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Victory Arch - the Last Temporary Triumphal Arch in Madison Square

The Victory Arch was located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway between 24th and 25th streets and stood there from 1918 to 1920. 501 more words

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Lost Triumphal Arches of New York

The Washington Arch of New York, a clipping, 1889 Source: NYPL Digital Collections

Photo taken after the triumphal parade of September 20, 1899 celebrating the victory in the Spanish-American War. 511 more words

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