HISTORY Blog

Category: New York City

Celebrating Grand Central’s Centennial

This week marks the 100th anniversary of one America's most iconic structures—New York's Grand Central Terminal. Originally built for the New York Central Railroad, it remains the largest railroad station in the world and, with more than ...

Building the Brooklyn Bridge

On January 3, 1870 construction began on the 1,600-foot-long Brooklyn Bridge, spanning the East River and connecting the New York boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. An engineering marvel, the bridge was designed by legendary architect John Augustus ...

Up Close and Personal With Christopher Columbus

There are few things New Yorkers enjoy more than a good real estate story. So it's probably no surprise that a hot topic of discussion around here just happens to be one of the most unusual "living" arrangements the city has seen in ...

HISTORY Here, There & Everywhere (or What We Did on Our Summer Semi-Vacations)

We love New York. And we also love the new HISTORY Here app, an interactive travel guide to thousands of historic locations across the United States. So when our coworkers responsible for HISTORY Here asked some of us to snap photos of sites in and ...