This past Saturday night, New Year’s Eve, the Museum was honored to serve as part of the host committee of the inaugural Second Avenue Subway ride. Read on to explore the history of past subway expansions.
When racing in a cab down West Street trying to make it in time for a meeting, how many people think back just a few decades when an elevated expressway ran down the western edge of the city from the Henry Hudson Expressway to Battery Park?
Known today as the father of American political cartoons, Thomas Nast gained fame for Harper’s Magazine in the 1860s and 1870s. Today he is best remembered for his cartoons about Boss Tweed and the Tammany Ring.