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Category: New York City

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New York’s Tallest, From Trinity Church to the Freedom Tower: Slideshow

With the Freedom Tower poised to become New York’s tallest building, find out about other structures that have held that distinction over the years.

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Empire State Building For Sale?

With the announcement of a $1 billion public stock offering, it will soon be possible to own a piece of one of the world’s most iconic buildings.

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Statue of Liberty Turns 125: Video

Today marks the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, which took place on October 28, 1886.

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Wall Street: 300 Years of Protests

As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters its fifth week, explore a map of historic protests, riots and other events in New York’s Financial District.

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From Pope Urban VII to Bloomberg, Four Centuries of Smoking Bans

Bans on smoking and tobacco products have a long and complex history dating back to the late 16th century.

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Video: Building the Brooklyn Bridge

Explore the history of New York City’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge, which opened 128 years ago today.

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Video: The Empire State Building Turns 80

Eighty years ago on Sunday, Herbert Hoover dedicated New York’s Empire State Building, the world’s tallest skyscraper at that time.

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100 Years Ago: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Find out how newspapers reported on the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, which killed nearly 150 New York City workers and helped expose poor working conditions 100 years ago.

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They’re Back: A Bed Bug History

Many American cities are plagued by the worldwide resurgence of bed bugs, pesky critters with a history that dates back to ancient times.