Fraunces Tavern; the Oldest Bar in NYC

Fraunces Tavern; the Oldest Bar in NYC

At 54 Pearl Street, at the corner of Pearl and Broad, you will find Fraunces Tavern; the oldest bar in NYC. It is a...
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Follow me down Maiden Lane

In the heart of what is now the Financial District runs a street with a curious name, and an even more interesting past. Known...
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Greenwich Village – Sunday in the early 1960s (VIDEO)

We at the HelloBigApple.net are such a suckers for retro New York City footage. Please take your time and see how it once was at...
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Street People in New York City – Documentary by David Hoffman (VIDEO)

This is a portion of a documentary David Hoffman made for television in 1970. The documentary was called Bridge Over Troubled Water and used...
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The Magic City: Manhattan in 1943 (VIDEO)

This is a short film by Don Kelly consisting of footage he shot (on 35mm color film) in the streets of Manhattan in 1943....
New Yorkers in the 1930s

New Yorkers in the 1930s. How did they dress? (Gallery)

The fashion of the thirties is usually overshadowed by the great depression, but the New Yorkers in the 1930s were full of glamour and style. Clothing...
NYC fashion for men and women in the 1920s

Fashion of NYC men and women in the 1920s (Gallery)

There was far more to women’s fashion in the 1920’s than the iconic Flapper look of bobbed hair, long necklaces, cloche hats, flapper slang and dancing to the ‘Charleston’!...
Dark years of yellow fever

Dark years of yellow fever

The first yellow fever epidemic hit Philadelphia in 1793, killing approximately 5,000 people. The pandemic that emerged so close to New York City prompted...

Bowling Green Park: Where the king fell

Bowling Green Park - small public park in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan - is deeply rooted in New York City history. Legend...
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The Life of Helen Jewett

Helen Jewett (October 18, 1813 – April 10, 1836) was an upscale New York City prostitute whose murder, along with the subsequent trial and acquittal...

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Spring in NYC (Gallery)

I’m told it’s definitely Spring in NYC because you can hear Cohen singing from Albany.   As the weather warms, New York City becomes a more...
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Doctors riot of 1788

The Doctors riot was an incident that occurred in April 1788 in New York City Doctors riot, where the illegal procurement of corpses from the graves of slaves and...
The Levys’ Unique New York!

The Levys’ Unique New York!

The Levys’ Unique New York! provides private, group, student & corporate travel services for sightseeing experiences in New York City. All our guides exude the...