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Pier A, a designated New York City landmark, was constructed by the Department of Docks' third Engineer-in-Chief, George S. Greene Jr. between 1884 and 1886.
The pier's two-story building served as the headquarters of the Department of Docks and…
The former Downtown Athletic Club, built between 1929 and 1930, is one of Manhattan's most distinctive art deco skyscrapers.
Designed by Starret & Van Vleck, the building is a rare example of a vertical clubhouse.
The irregular massing of the de…
1838 - 1899
Dedicated by the City of New York to John Wolfe Ambrose for whom the Deep Sea Channel is Named
His vision, scientific knowledge and indefatigable courage aided in making New York the greatest Sea Port of the World
Alberti, a native of Venice, settled near the Wall Street area of Manhattan and later in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn.
Presented by The Italian Historical Society of America, The Columbus Citizens Foundation, The City of Venice.
In honor of the soldiers of
the United States First Army
who served in the
of World War I
September 26 - November 11, 1918
Dedicated August 11, 1958
On this site, number 6 Pearl Street, Herman Melville was born August 1, 1819. Author of Moby Dick, "Bartelby the Scrivener," Pierre, Billy Budd and many other American classics.
At this site on August 5, 1884, the cornerstone of the pedestal of the Statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" was laid with ceremony by William A. Brodie, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York. Grand lodge members, representatives of…
To perpetuatethe site of the S.W. bastion ofFort Georgein 40? 42' 8" N. latitudeas observed byCapt. John Montresor and David Rittenhousein October 1769
The Corporation of the City of New Yorkhave erectedthis monumentA.D. MDCCCXVII
In 1883 this American poet and essayist wrote "The New Colossus" to aid the Pedestal Fund Campaign. Twenty years later her sonnet was cast in bronze and placed inside the Statue's pedestal. "Give me your tired, your poor, . . "
Donated byMr. an…
As publisher of the New York World newspaper, this Hungarian immigrant conducted the editorial crusade that popularized the American Pedestal Fund Campaign. His last will and testament established the Pulitzer prizes for achievement in journalism,…