When the earliest banking institutions started forming in New York City in the eighteenth century, Greenwich Village was still largely farmland: family-owned plots that were consider bucolic escapes from a more urban downtown. However, it can be argued that the banking institutions endemic to Wall Street assisted in the urban development of the Village. This exhibits examines three ways that banking affected the growth and history of Greenwich Village. Yellow Fever ...
This photograph is of Robert Moses, an urban planner of mid-twentieth-century New York City, Long Island, and other suburbs. In the late 1950s he proposed redeveloping an eleven-block site on the Lower East Side as part of the Cooper Square Urban Renewal Area (CSURA). Stretching from East 9th Street to Delancey Street and from Third Avenue to…
Decorations [in the] City of New York to Honor the British, French, Italian, Japanese, and Russian War Commissions
A series of photographs depicting the decorations erected in 1917 in New York City to honor the visiting war commissions of America's allies in WWI.