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One of the nation’s most celebrated schools has announced a controversial change to its tuition structure.
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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.
Today marks the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, which took place on October 28, 1886.
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.
Bans on smoking and tobacco products have a long and complex history dating back to the late 16th century.
Explore the history of New York City’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge, which opened 128 years ago today.
Eighty years ago on Sunday, Herbert Hoover dedicated New York’s Empire State Building, the world’s tallest skyscraper at that time.
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.