Adrian Block and his companions on Manhattan Island buidling a vessel.

Boatbuilding on Manhattan Island

Adrian Block and his companions on Manhattan Island buidling a vessel.

The Brooklyn Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its completion.

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its completion.

An illustration of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton was once a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, New York City, in the United States. It subsequently became a beer garden, a theater, the first immigration station (predating Ellis Island), a very popular public aquarium, and finally a national monument.

Castle Garden

An illustration of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle Clinton or Fort…

An illustration of the interior of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton was once a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, New York City, in the United States. It subsequently became a beer garden, a theater, the first immigration station (predating Ellis Island), a very popular public aquarium, and finally a national monument.

Castle Garden (interior)

An illustration of the interior of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle…

The New York Draft Riots (July 11 to July 16, 1863), were violent disturbances in New York City that were the culmination of discontent with new laws passed by Congress to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War.

The Draft Riots - The Rioters and the 7th Regiment

The New York Draft Riots (July 11 to July 16, 1863), were violent disturbances in New York City that…

The Jumel Mansion in New York City is a historic location which served as the headquarters for both sides of the American Revolution.

Jumel Mansion

The Jumel Mansion in New York City is a historic location which served as the headquarters for both…

The landing of the Dutch settlers on Manhattan, now the city of New York.

Landing of the Dutch settlers on Manhattan Island

The landing of the Dutch settlers on Manhattan, now the city of New York.

"The Manhattan elevated railway, new York."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Manhattan railway

"The Manhattan elevated railway, new York."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

The New York Public Library, drawing from the architect's plans.

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library, drawing from the architect's plans.

The Great Fire was a devastating fire that burned through the night of September 21 – September 22, 1776 on the west side of what then constituted New York City at the southern end of the island of Manhattan.

The Great Fire of New York in 1776

The Great Fire was a devastating fire that burned through the night of September 21 – September…

The skyline of New York City in 1912.

Skyline of New York in 1912

The skyline of New York City in 1912.