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Now & Then: Troger’s Hotel, 92 St. Nicholas Place

Sugar Hill, a sub-neighborhood within the upper reaches of Harlem, was named thusly to signify its status as home of “the sweet life” in New York’s African-American community. Filled with comfortable apartments and townhomes, it was home to much of … Continue reading

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The Stonewall Riots: Gay People Stormed out of the Closet in 1969

The trauma of World War II left a deep scar across the American psyche, which was still simultaneously trying to get over the economic horror that had been the Great Depression. Fear of losing American culture and values, whatever those … Continue reading

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Webster Hall: 4 Fires, 126 Years, and Countless Concerts at New York’s Greatest Stage

  Beginning in 1870, the north side of East 11th Street in the East Village was dominated by the parochial school of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church. But in 1886, the congregation’s feathers were ruffled when a new building began … Continue reading

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McSorley’s Old Ale House: “Good ale, raw onions, and no ladies.”

As we trudge ever more quickly into the depths of the twenty-first century, it is a comfort to know that some places never change. (Willingly, anyway.) On a quiet stretch of East 7th Street, in the shadow of the domed … Continue reading

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