At the time of the first New Year’s celebration in Times Square, Theodore Roosevelt was president, the New York Yankees were still known as the New York Highlanders, and it had been less than a decade since Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the eastern Bronx had been annexed to New York City.
As we prepare to honor our country’s fallen veterans with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, why not plan a historic getaway? The East coast is home to many historic sites – plenty within driving distance of New York. Which trip is best for your family? Here are some of our favorite historic getaways near New York.
This year, in celebration of Women’s History Month, several museums, educational and governmental institutions, have planned events to raise awareness to the contributions of women in society and of the issues that women face.
The historic performance at the Majestic Theater included a giant cake and special curtain call.
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Labor Day facts to make you the Resident Smarty Pants at your weekend BBQ
For the program Fresh Prep, one teacher created 24 rap songs that review U.S. and global history – hip hop fused with the New York State curriculum to engage hard to reach students.
These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts.
Check out these most notable books by U.S. presidents, presented in the order each man held office.
Father’s Day, the holiday set aside to celebrate dad, has been an institution for 101 years. But what is the evolution of Father’s Day? How did it become the holiday it is today? One Father’s Day historian offers his unique perspective on the third Sunday in June and after you read this, you too will be a Father’s Day expert.
The New-York Historical Society is closing its galleries for nine months to complete the last phase of a $65 million renovation of its 1904 building.
In this Eye On New York segment, CBS 2′s Dana Tyler speaks with Ken Jackson about his new book, “The Encyclopedia of New York.”
The Peep-O-Rama sign that once highlighted the entrance to pornographic peep shows is back on display, but there’s a difference.
A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Lincoln and bought by Robert F. Kennedy is going up for auction and could fetch as much as $1.5 million.
Dreyfuss launched The Dreyfuss Initiative last year to spur interest in strengthening American democracy by promoting civics education.