By Patrick Bunyan
The place in ny did George Washington sleep? the place used to be Teddy Roosevelt born? the place did James Monroe die? the place is the birthplace of the Twist? the place was once Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff 's multi-million-dollar penthouse? the place is the positioning of the country's first site visitors fatality? those tidbits are one of the extra than2,000 interesting entries in everywhere in the city: outstanding big apple evidence and Curiosities, the definitive advisor to ancient long island. everywhere in the city brings the city's historical past to existence, highway by means of road, development by means of development, in all its variety. The entries, prepared in an easy-to-use structure by way of highway handle, have been culled from a few sources-histories, biographies, newspapers, guidebooks, and maps. they vary from fun anecdotes to well-known and not-so standard old occasions, from the Dutch New Amsterdam interval to the current day. it's a actually certain guidebook for its historic standpoint and should pride these trying to find a glimpse of latest York urban past Madison road and Broadway. the second one variation has been revised and up to date for a brand new millennium, reflecting a continuously altering urban, and is supplemented with extra anecdotes and greater than 100 new photographs and illustrations. it's even more straightforward to exploit, with cross-street info, a extra moveable trim measurement, and three hundred new and up to date areas of curiosity.
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71 Fulton Street Situated in a courtyard at the back of this lotwas the city’s first recorded permanent fire station. Built in the early 1820s, this “Fireman’s Hall” served as both a headquarters and social club for the volunteer fire fighters. Priorto construction of this structure, crude neighborhood sheds filled with ladders, hand engines, and buckets were the only meansof defense againstfire in the predominantly woodencity. 148 Fulton Street On October 25, 1857, Joseph Wedemeyer, afriend of both Karl Marxand of New York.
Ere was the first permanent home of King’s College, which was renamed Columbia College after the RevolutionaryWar. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Robert Livingston, Gouverneur Morris, and De Witt Clinton, all leaders of the newly independent nation, studied at this campus. Columbia was here from 1760 until 1857, when the school moved to Madison Avenue and East 49th Street. 28 ALL A R O U N D THE T O W N * This delicate French Renaissance-style structure has served as City Hall since its dedication just before the outbreak of the War of 1812.
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