While individual members of the African-American elite took one symbolic hurdle after another, this did little to change the extreme poverty of the vast majority of blacks. They often lived in inhumane “Third World” conditions in city centers.
In 1967, the liberal post-war consensus in the USA fell apart. This was based on a combination of several elements: on the one hand, on a robust foreign policy anti-communism and internationalism, on the other hand, on growing prosperity in the wake of the economic boom after the Second World War, which was accompanied by the expansion of welfare state programs, but also growing political participation of previously discriminated groups.
On the eve of Thanksgiving Day, the National Society of Civil Art of the United States launched an advertising campaign in New York City to raise funds for the restoration of the original Pennsylvania Station. The legendary Penn Station demolition that they called the 1963 demolition «the greatest architectural crime of the 20th century».
The Statue of Liberty was opened on 28 October 1886. At that time visitors had the opportunity to climb the torch. But it was closed in 1916. Why do you think that happened?
When the Brooklyn Museum reopened last weekend after completing the $ 63 million modernization work, there was a defiant mood over jazz music and cheese platters that is increasingly rare in the otherwise oversaturated New York cultural scene.
The Rockefeller Center is one of the most famous commercial properties in the world and connects the New York of the 1930s with the modern. The building complex is centrally located in Manhattan, consists of a total of 20 buildings, and is located between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of Americas, West 47th Street, and West 52nd Street.
Madison Square Garden – known as “The Garden” for short by New Yorkers – is located in the heart of Manhattan. Don’t be fooled by the name: The Garden is not a park, but a gigantic event center that has hosted many well-known rock stars and some of the most important sporting competitions of our time. “The most famous arena in the world”, as it is called by its operators, can be found on Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd Street, right next to the large Penn Station bus and train station.
Carnegie Hall is one of the most famous concert halls in the world and has set musical standards in its more than 125-year history – above all because of its outstanding concerts and brilliant acoustics.
When you think of Lower Manhattan, you think of Wall Street, of power, countless banks, and impressive skyscrapers. This guide shows you what Lower Manhattan has to offer, why this part of the city is of particular historical importance, and why many residents have a very personal connection to this district.
There are a total of 65 bridges in New York, which connect the individual areas of this large city that are divided by the water. One of these many bridges, the Brooklyn Bridge, is probably one of the most famous bridges in the world.
On 24 May 1626, New Netherlands Governor Peter Mineit bought Manhattan from the Indians.
From time to time, someone monitors the high-end real estate market of different cities in case he suddenly has a lot of money. Is there an urgent need to choose a dream apartment in New York or Rome?
For the ever-busy New Yorkers, getting out of town on the beach is a problem. But if you want to rest and have fun, you should visit Coney Island, especially since this town resort has such an interesting history.
The Lower East Side is very popular among tourists, but in addition to its famous attractions, the area also holds many secrets that are rarely accessible to tourists. Today we’re going to tell you about seven of them.
It is a large historical residential area located in the western part of Lower Manhattan in New York City. The New Yorkers also call the Village-Village District abbreviated. Greenwich Village is located on the banks of the Hudson and is bounded by Broadway to the east, Hawston to the south, and 14th Street to the north.
Do you know why SoHo is called that? It’s an acronym for South of Houston. It was invented by artists not so long ago – in the 60s of the 20th century.
Bases, warehouses, garages, shops. As you passed by, you saw meat carcasses hanging from hooks in the open gate, mountains of vegetables/fruits, and seafood. The narrow streets were always filled with trucks that brought and carried all kinds of snow. Many of the city’s restaurants bought fresh food every day, but private citizens could buy imported strawberries, Colombian shrimp – whatever they wanted – without much damage to their purses.
The area of present-day Harlem was once inhabited by Dutch farmers, and until the early 19th-century Dutch cattle were grazed and Dutch cheeses were brewed. Over time, the land gave up all its juices, the Dutch farmers abandoned it, and in place of the pastures the apartment buildings grew, which the owners did not hurry to occupy – the area was still on the outskirts. Soon after, housing prices in Harlem fell and houses were finally found to be owned by black people, not only from other parts of New York but also from southern America and the Caribbean.
The Governor’s Island is open to visitors only during the warm season. But it is easy to get there and pleasant to walk there. If you haven’t already been, you should visit. For that, go to the Staten Island Marina. The ferry to the Governor’s Island goes to his left. Ten minutes – and you’re away from crazy Manhattan, in silence and surrounded by history.
Can a big city area, which has been one of its criminal centers for almost 200 years, become the seat of a large number of expensive restaurants, theatres, and luxury apartment buildings? If it’s New York, of course. This was the route from 34th Street to 59th Street in Manhattan and 8th Avenue to the Hudson River called Hell’s Kitchen.