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“TWO POCKET-BOOK THIEVES HELD” – May 25, 1882

From the New York Times, May 25, 1882: A WARNING TO LADIES WHO CARRY THEIR PURSES EXPOSED IN THE STREETS. Mrs. Mary McDonald, of No. 454 West Thirty-fourth-street, was passing along Thirtieth-street, near Fourth-avenue, shortly after 6 o’clock on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Before & After: Grand Opera House at 23rd & 8th

A rather unassuming building now occupies the Northwest corner of 23rd Street at 8th Avenue. Before 1868, the lot was part of Clement Clarke Moore’s estate “Chelsea,” whose name has endured on the neighborhood which was once his rolling farm … Continue reading

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Audrey Munson: “Miss Manhattan” Died in Obscurity in 1996

Walking around New York City, it’s hard to avoid Audrey Munson. The girl is everywhere, gazing down on us from above. She has been holding vigil over Manhattan for generations and will likely continue to do so for centuries to … Continue reading

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Typhoid Mary: An Unintentional Killer, Quarantined for 3 Decades

In 1906, George Thompson rented out his summer home in Oyster Bay, Long Island, just as he did every year. This time, the renters were Charles Henry Warren and his family. With them, they brought a hired cook by the … Continue reading

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The General Slocum Disaster: Single-Handedly Destroyed New York’s Little Germany

Prior to 1871, Germany was not a unified nation, but instead a collection of more than three dozen kingdoms and principalities loosely associated through the 1815 Treaty of Vienna, which attempted to coordinate the economies of Europe’s German-speaking peoples. In … Continue reading

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