New York City has hidden history, landmark buildings and notable characters who thread through every neighborhood. This map collects all of these stories and we provide the most recent stories each week.
|This Bar Has the Oldest, Grandest Urinals In New York City (10/10) |
Bon Appetit: These urinals have become so lauded that, in 2010, a centennial celebration was thrown at the bar that attracted press and history-obsessives from far and wide.
45 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003, United States
|Inside The Gig Economy’s New Wave Of Women’s Clubs: The Wing |
In the 19th century, New York’s first women’s clubs provided an essential safe haven. Now the city’s new women-centric gathering spots are looking to fuel a different kind of revolution. (Village Voice) 6/6/17
45 East 20th Street, New York, NY 10003, United States
|Trying to Save a 1950s Mural of 1800s Chelsea From Demolition (11/22) |
New York Times: Julien Binford’s 1954 “A Memory of 14th Street and 6th Avenue,” a 110-foot-long canvas painting of the intersection during the late 19th century, is housed inside a bank building set to be converted into condominiums and retail space.
101 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011, United States
|Whose horses boarded at this 10th Street stable? (11/13) |
Ephemeral New York: The stenciled letters over the stable doors hint at its past: “Grosvenor Private Boarding Stable.”
50 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011, United States
|The Greenwich Village church that threw a presidential election (1/11) |
6sqft: Built in 1846-47 in the Greek Revival style, the classical balance and symmetry of the façade mask a history full of controversy, including the birth of a notorious slur in American politics, which arguably changed the outcome of a pivotal presidential election. (Photo: Google)
141-145 West 13th Street, New York, NY, United States
|Multidimensional Maps That Provide New Perspectives on New York City (11/6) |
Atlas Obscura: The world’s most mapped city, as you’ve never seen it before.
144 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011, United States