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Manhattan from Governor's Island

New York’s First Island

Officially recognized as the birthplace of the state of New York, Governor’s Island has arguably more history than any other street, neighborhood or borough in the city. Today it is home to an ever-evolving park…

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How Fort Amsterdam turned into Battery Park

Located at the southernmost point of Manhattan, Battery Park, otherwise known as “The Battery” has followed New York’s history from its very beginnings. The earliest residents of Manhattan, the Native Americans, used the land for…

History of Washington Square Park

Idyllic, inspiring, and haunted? It may be one of the jewels of New York City, but the beauty of Washington Square Park hides a macabre past. Walking through the beautifully designed pathways of Washington Square Park,…