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New York City’s Oldest Castle

If you asked any local New Yorker, 90% of them would probably have no idea where or even what Castle Clinton is. Standing at the foot of Battery Park,…

History of the Feast of San Gennaro

Every September Little Italy completely transforms into a haven of food, festivities and fun during the lively Feast of San Gennaro. As a highlight of the city every…

8 Ways to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in NYC

If you happen to be in town for Saint Patrick’s Day, get ready for one of the city’s wildest, rowdiest and funnest days of the year. There’s no…

Annie Moore: Ellis Island’s First Immigrant

When Ellis Island officially opened on January 1, 1892, the gates of America were opened for millions of people all over the world. For one woman in particular,…

8 Famous Ellis Island Immigrants

Over 14 million people came to America through Ellis Island. It’s one of America’s most historical and prominent landmarks. Almost half of the United States population would not…

The Statue of Liberty’s Story in a Timeline

1865: French historian Edouard de Laboulaye suggests that France create a statue to give to the United States to celebrate its success in building a democracy. 1870: The…

The Statue of Liberty Crown in Films

The Statue of Liberty is known as a symbol of freedom around the world! It is so iconic, the Statue and its infamous Crown have been featured in…

The Legend of Manhattan’s Chinatown

Chinatown is a must see for anyone traveling to NYC. But how did this neighborhood come to exist? Let’s take a look! Located on the lower east side…

The West Side Cowboys of Death Avenue

Strolling down the Meatpacking District’s chic sidewalks, it can be hard to imagine the rough and tumble history that gave name to this neighborhood. Once upon a time…