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Forest Park Carousel

Forest Park Carousel

The Forest Park Carousel is a landmark attraction in one of Queen’s largest and most popular green spaces. The historic ride was originally carved in 1903 by master artisan Daniel C. Muller and has stood as the centerpiece of Forest [...]

August 24, 2013 Historic Landmarks, Kids, Queens
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center was founded by Yuko Nii as a non-profit institution dedicated to bringing together a range of artistic mediums, disciplines, movements and participants. The gallery’s philosophy is based on Nii’s Bridge Concept, which aims to [...]

August 20, 2013 Art, Brooklyn, Historic Landmarks
Riverdale Presbyterian Church Bronx

Riverdale Presbyterian Church

The Riverdale Presbyterian Church is a picturesque historic religious structure in one of the Bronx’s most scenic neighborhoods. The house of worship was originally founded in 1863 by a group of influential community members that included copper magnate William E. [...]

August 7, 2013 Bronx, Historic Landmarks, Sites of Religious Importance
Vander Ende-Onderdonk House

Vander Ende-Onderdonk House

The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House is the oldest Dutch-Colonial stone structure standing in New York City and is located on the border between Brooklyn and Queens. The current building was erected in 1709 by early settler Paulus Vander Ende, though a [...]

June 9, 2013 Architecture, Historic Landmarks, Museum, Queens
Merchant’s House Museum

Merchant’s House Museum

The Merchant’s House Museum is the only 19th century family home in New York City that remains completely intact, both on the interior and exterior. The structure was built in 1832 at a time when the Bowery was still known [...]

June 5, 2013 Historic Landmarks, Manhattan, Museum
Lent-Riker Smith Homestead

The Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead

The Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead is the oldest structure in New York City that continues to be used as a private home. The house was first built in the late 1650s by early Dutch settler Abraham Rycken Van Lent, later known simply [...]

June 1, 2013 Architecture, Historic Landmarks, Queens
MAS Walking Tours NYC

MAS Walking Tours

For more than 50 years, the Municipal Art Society has organized informative tours around the five boroughs exploring the cultural landscape and history of the city. The tours are led by scholars and professionals in fields including architecture, art history [...]

May 24, 2013 City Landmarks, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan, Tours
The Wyckoff House Museum

The Wyckoff House Museum

The Wyckoff House Museum was New York City’s first official historic landmark and is one of the oldest buildings standing in the five boroughs. The structure was built as the home of Dutch immigrant Pieter Claesen, who would later change [...]

May 4, 2013 Brooklyn, Garden, Historic Landmarks, Museum
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is a cultural center on Staten Island housed in a historic home that was once inhabited by inventor Antonio Meucci and Italian hero Giuseppe Garibaldi. Meucci worked in voice communications and is credited with developing early telephone [...]

March 30, 2013 Historic Landmarks, Museum, Staten Island
Louis Armstrong House

Louis Armstrong House

The Louis Armstrong House is a museum and cultural center focusing on the life and legacy of one of the United States’ most famous musicians. The institution is operated out of the historic house in Corona, Queens that was home [...]

March 26, 2013 Historic Landmarks, Museum, Queens
Kingsland Homestead

Kingsland Homestead

The Kingsland Homestead is a beautiful historic house in Flushing that functions both as a museum and the headquarters of the Queens Historical Society. The structure was built around 1785 as the home of early settler and wealthy Quaker Charles [...]

March 19, 2013 Historic Landmarks, Museum, Queens
Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle is a towering 19th century Gothic revival style building on the campus of the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx. The structure was originally built in 1852 as the home of celebrated Shakespearean actor Edwin Forrest [...]

February 28, 2013 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks
Stonehurst Mansion

Stonehurst Mansion

Stonehurst Mansion is a beautiful historic house in the Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale that was constructed in the late 1850s by William Cromwell. The building is also known as the Robert Colgate House, after the elaborate home’s primary resident after [...]

February 26, 2013 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks
Riverdale Country Day School

Riverdale Country Day School

The Riverdale Country Day School is a historic academy in one of the Bronx’s most scenic neighborhoods and among the oldest educational institutions of its kind in the United States. The facility was originally opened in 1907 as the Riverdale [...]

February 23, 2013 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks
United Church – Inglesia Unida

United Church – Inglesia Unida

The United Church – Inglesia Unida is a striking architectural attraction in the Bronx’s Longwood Historic District that has served as an important religious center for over 100 years. The structure was originally built as a synagogue for the Montefiore [...]

February 22, 2013 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks, Sites of Religious Importance
Valentine-Varian House

Valentine-Varian House

The Valentine-Varian House is the only standing remnant of the many historic farmhouses that once lined Boston Post Road at a time when the neighborhood was rural countryside. The charming multi-story structure is built primarily of local fieldstone, which was [...]

February 22, 2013 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks, Museum
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

The Edgar Allen Poe Cottage is a historic landmark in the Bronx where the famous poet spent the final years of his life. Between 1846 and 1849, the writer resided at the charming farmhouse in the then rural suburb of [...]

February 19, 2013 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks
William Dodge House

William Dodge House

The William Dodge House is a beautiful historic mansion in Riverdale, a scenic neighborhood in the Bronx. Constructed in 1863, the building originally served as the summer estate of businessman and philanthropist William E. Dodge Jr., at a time when [...]

February 17, 2013 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks
St. Ann's Church

Saint Ann’s Church

Saint Ann’s Church is the oldest religious center of its kind standing in the borough of the Bronx. The parish was founded in 1841 by members of the Morris Family, early settlers and major landowners in the area. The church [...]

February 10, 2013 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks, Sites of Religious Importance
Biddle House Conference House Park

Biddle House

The Biddle House is one of several beautiful and historic structures located in Conference House Park on Staten Island. The structure was built in the late 1840s as the home of Captain Henry Hogg Biddle, who owned and operated the [...]

February 5, 2013 Architecture, Historic Landmarks, Staten Island
Castle Williams

Castle Williams

Castle Williams is a landmark historic military building on Governors Island in the New York Harbor. The structure was built in 1811 by Jonathan Williams, Chief Engineer of the US Army Corps, as part of a defense network guarding the [...]

January 27, 2013 City Views, Historic Landmarks, Island, Manhattan, Parks
Samuel Pell House

Samuel Pell House

The Samuel Pell House is a stunning historic landmark on City Island in the Bronx. The home was built circa 1876 for the family of Samuel Pell, a wealthy oyster tradesman and boat captain. Pell was a direct descendant of [...]

January 14, 2013 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks
Bronx County Courthouse

Bronx County Courthouse

The Bronx County Courthouse is a landmark historic building in the borough, serving as the main administrative building for the judicial system of the county.  The nine story limestone structure was designed in 1931 and completed three years later, opening [...]

January 14, 2013 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks
The Octagon

The Octagon

The Octagon is one of New York City’s most unusual residential structures, housed on Roosevelt Island on a historic property with a dubious past. The recently constructed waterfront apartment complex features a landmark five-story eight sided rotunda at its center. [...]

January 13, 2013 Architecture, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden is one of the few 18th century buildings still standing in the borough of Manhattan. Today, the antique structure stands as a well-curated historical institution on the Upper East Side. The charming stone [...]

January 12, 2013 Architecture, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan, Museum
College of Mount Saint Vincent

College of Mount Saint Vincent

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is a stunning sight on 70 acres of rolling hills and woods along the banks of the Hudson River in the western Bronx. The school’s campus formerly served as the estate of Shakespearean actor [...]

January 12, 2013 Architecture, Bronx, City Views, Historic Landmarks
Fieldston Historic District

Fieldston Historic District

The Fieldston Historic District is a stunning privately owned residential neighborhood in the borough of the Bronx, just east of the Henry Hudson Parkway and the neighborhood of Riverdale. The community is widely recognized as one of New York City’s [...]

January 5, 2013 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks
Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum

Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum

The Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum is one of three burial grounds in New York City owned and operated by the historic Financial District church. The graveyard is housed on scenic wooded grounds overlooking Riverside Drive and the Hudson River [...]

December 31, 2012 Historic Landmarks, Manhattan, Sites of Religious Importance
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is the oldest structure of its kind remaining in Manhattan. The Dutch Colonial country home was built in the 1780s in the neighborhood of Inwood at a time when the now urban area was a rural [...]

December 29, 2012 Architecture, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan, Museum
The New York City Marble Cemetery

New York City Marble Cemetery

The New York City Marble Cemetery is a historic property in the East Village and one of the oldest non-denominational burial grounds in the city. The only similar property that predates it is the New York Marble Cemetery, located only [...]

December 28, 2012 Historic Landmarks, Manhattan
Fraunces Tavern

Fraunces Tavern

Fraunces Tavern is a historic bar and restaurant that opened in 1762 in the Financial District, one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods. The Georgian style structure was originally built as the home of Etienne DeLancey in 1719 and was [...]

December 14, 2012 Architecture, Bar, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan
240 Centre Street NYC

240 Centre Street

240 Centre Street is a historic Beaux-Arts building constructed in 1909 and designed by New York City architecture firm Hoppin & Koen. The stunning wedge-shaped structure features an ornamental white limestone façade carved with relief sculpture, large arched windows and [...]

December 12, 2012 Architecture, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan
Harry F Sinclair House & Ukrainian Institute of America

Harry F. Sinclair House & The Ukranian Institute of America

The Harry F. Sinclair House is a stunning French Renaissance style mansion with gothic influences on the Upper East Side. The Chateau was built just off 5th Avenue in 1897 by banker Isaac D. Fletcher and was designed by Charles [...]

December 11, 2012 Architecture, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan
Kingsbridge Armory Bronx

Kingsbridge Armory

Kingsbridge Armory is one of the largest arsenals in the United States and is located in the borough of the Bronx.  Also known as the 8th Regiment Armory, the structure was built in the early 1900s, by the firm of [...]

December 9, 2012 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks
Goldman Stone Mill

Goldman Stone Mill

The Goldman Stone Mill is an event space on the banks of the Bronx River at the New York Botanical Garden that offers a picturesque setting for weddings, banquets and other private events. Originally known as the Lorillard Snuff Mill, [...]

November 23, 2012 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks
Fort Greene Park

Fort Greene Park

Fort Greene Park is a beautiful public green space located in a historic Brooklyn neighborhood. The park was named for General Nathaniel Greene, who oversaw the construction of a fort on the property during the Revolutionary War. The strategic site [...]

November 11, 2012 Brooklyn, Historic Landmarks, Parks, Recreation
Sylvan Terrace

Sylvan Terrace

Sylvan Terrace is a charming and historic enclave community in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood and is accessible via a small stone staircase on St. Nicholas Avenue. The beautiful mews features a cobblestone street lined by lampposts and 20 charming yellow [...]

November 7, 2012 Architecture, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan
Morris-Jumel Mansion

Morris-Jumel Mansion

The Morris-Jumel Mansion is Manhattan’s oldest house and was built by British Colonel Roger Morris in 1765. The hilltop property, known as Mount Morris, once spanned more than 100 acres and provided panoramic views of the Harlem River, New Jersey [...]

November 5, 2012 Architecture, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan
Jerome Park Reservoir

Jerome Park Reservoir

The Jerome Park Reservoir was completed in 1905 to store water from the New Croton Aqueduct system, which brought clean water to New York City from Westchester County. The massive system still provides ten percent of the city’s water supply. [...]

November 2, 2012 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks
Federal Hall

Federal Hall National Memorial

Federal Hall National Memorial is one of the most iconic landmarks on Wall Street and is noted for its central role in the formation of the American government. During the 18th century, the site served as New York’s City Hall [...]

September 30, 2012 Architecture, City Landmarks, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan, Museum
The American Stock Exchange

American Stock Exchange

The American Stock Exchange began as the only securities trading institution in the United States. Prior to the establishment of the organization, many securities were not large enough to be traded in official exchanges as they could not meet requirements [...]

September 19, 2012 Architecture, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan
The Old Stone House

The Old Stone House

The Old Stone House is a beautiful and historic architectural site located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope. The reconstructed 1699 Dutch farmhouse was built near the banks of the Gowanus Canal and was once owned by early settler [...]

September 11, 2012 Architecture, Brooklyn, Historic Landmarks, Kids, Parks
Hamilton Grange

Hamilton Grange National Memorial

The Hamilton Grange Nation Memorial is a beautiful historic site in Harlem and the former home of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father of the United States. Hamilton was a soldier in the Revolutionary War who became the aide-de-camp to General [...]

August 20, 2012 Architecture, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan, Museum, Tours
The American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters is an honor society for writers, composers, architects and artists, that is dedicated to the preservation and support of artistic endeavors. Membership to the elite group is granted by election and is limited [...]

August 13, 2012 Architecture, Art, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan, Museum
City Hall Manhattan

City Hall

City Hall in downtown Manhattan serves as the seat of the city’s government, housing the offices of the Mayor and City Council. New York’s City Hall is the oldest in continual use in the United States, housing its original governmental [...]

August 10, 2012 Architecture, City Landmarks, Historic Landmarks, Manhattan, Museum, Tours
Bayside Historical Society

Bayside Historical Society

The Bayside Historical Society was founded 1964 and is dedicated to the history of the Queens neighborhood and surrounding communities. The institution advocates for the preservation of historic landmarks in the area and has been instrumental in the restoration of [...]

August 9, 2012 Architecture, Art, Historic Landmarks, Museum, Queens
Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx is known for containing the largest number of historic mausoleums in the United States. The cemetery has been in operation for 150 years and became a National Historic Landmark in 2011. The picturesque 400 acre [...]

August 3, 2012 Architecture, Bronx, City Landmarks, Historic Landmarks
Long Island Coignet Stone Company

The Long Island Coignet Stone Company

The New York & Long Island Coignet Stone Company was designed 1872 as part of a 5 acre industrial complex that is now abandoned. The development, located along the Gowanus canal, was dedicated to producing building materials including Beton Coignet [...]

July 31, 2012 Abandoned, Architecture, Brooklyn, Historic Landmarks
Keating Hall Fordham University

Keating Hall at Fordham University

Keating Hall is a striking historic building on the campus of Fordham University in the Bronx. Built 1936, the hall was named for a former treasurer of the university. Keating Hall was designed by New York City architect Robert J. [...]

July 13, 2012 Architecture, Bronx, Historic Landmarks
Grand Army Plaza

Grand Army Plaza

Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn was originally planned by noted landscape architects Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted as the main entrance to Prospect Park. The circular plaza first opened to the public in 1867 and has since become one [...]

July 5, 2012 Architecture, Brooklyn, City Landmarks, Historic Landmarks