By Patrick Bunyan
The place in new york 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 location of the country's first site visitors fatality? those tidbits are one of the extra than2,000 interesting entries in all over the city: notable long island evidence and Curiosities, the definitive consultant to old manhattan. everywhere in the city brings the city's background to existence, road by way of highway, construction by way of construction, in all its range. The entries, equipped in an easy-to-use structure via highway deal with, have been culled from a couple of sources-histories, biographies, newspapers, guidebooks, and maps. they vary from a laugh anecdotes to standard and not-so popular old occasions, from the Dutch New Amsterdam interval to the current day. it's a actually precise guidebook for its ancient perspective and may satisfaction these trying to find a glimpse of recent York urban past Madison road and Broadway. the second one version has been revised and up to date for a brand new millennium, reflecting a consistently altering urban, and is supplemented with extra anecdotes and greater than 100 new photos and illustrations. it's even more straightforward to take advantage of, with cross-street details, a extra moveable trim measurement, and three hundred new and up to date locations of curiosity.
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The journeywas also the first transatlantic scheduled departure for the eight pioneer passengers on the ship. DOWNTOWN w 45 PINE STREET 45 Pine Street In 1798 Charles Brockden Brown, the first American novelist to gain an international reputation,lived in a house that once stoodon this spot. POLICEPLAZA Rhinelander's Sugar House-Partof this plaza was once the intersection of Duane and Rose Streets, and it was here that a notorious Revolutionary War British prison once stood. Originally builtas a warehouse in 1763, the building housed American prisoners, manyof whom diedof starvation and disease.
The ex-president returned on June 18, 1910, to a welcoming parade on Fifth Avenue. RECTOR STREET 2" Rector Street United Express Building-Four hundred and twenty-five plate-glass windows were broken as a result of the Black Tom Island explosion on Sunday morning, July 30, 1916. The United Express Building, particularly the sidefacing the har46 m A LAL R O U N D THE T O W N bor, was the most severely damaged. Two tremendous explosions, heardas far away as Maryland, shook the entire tri-state area.
Smith, a member of Engine CompanyNo. 12, placed the first modern fire hydrant in New York City at this address in 1817. Mr. Smith installed the hydrant, an octagon-shaped wooden enclosureheld together with iron straps, in front of his own house at his own expense. Unfortunately, low pressure in the water main reduced the effectiveness of the new device, and it wasn’t until the 1840s that hydrants becamewidespread. DOWNTOWN 31 FRANKLIN SQUARE Now replaced bythe anchorage to theBrooklyn Bridge, this squarewas at the end of Cherry Street.