NYC History

abandoned Ellis Island hospital complex
I have twice visited the abandoned Ellis Island hospital complex and the "Unframed" photography installation by French artist, JR. But first, let's look at a some history of Ellis Island.
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Moynihan Train Hall
NYC's New Daniel Moynihan Train Hall opened on Friday, January 1, 2021 to rave reviews. I stopped by and took some photos to share with you.
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Times Square Ball Drop
Enjoy this history of the Times Square New Years Eve Ball Drop celebration. This post also includes all you need to know to watch from the safety of your home this year.
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sidewalk Christmas trees
People string colored lights on their windows and fire escapes. You see fanciful, sparkly wreaths on apartment doors. And, yes, we are known to cram real live evergreens into our tiny living spaces to have that most coveted of all holiday decorations--a Christmas Tree.
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Smallpox hospita ruins
Roosevelt Island and Four Freedoms Park are situated in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. Click here for a short history and photos.
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Elizabeth Street Garden
I recently visited Elizabeth Street Garden in the East Village of NYC. The community space is endangered by real estate development.
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Battery Park grassy field
Battery Park is a lovely spot located at the downtown-most tip of Manhattan Island. It is where you catch the ferry to the Statue of Liberty, which you can see clearly from the park, which is also home to several historic monuments.
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