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  • Tags: New York, NY

Gaige--Boat House, Sutton Place@2x.jpg
At the time of this painting Sutton Place, on the East River near the Queensboro Bridge, had the reputation of extreme inequality: the wealthy enjoying river views, the poor living in squalid conditions. This "boat house" has the appearance of…

ZuckerJacques - Central Park.JPG
Depicted is the landmark Bethesda Fountain located in New York City's Central Park. The fountain is adorned by a bronze statue with small figures that appear to support the winged figure. Bethesda is a biblical reference to a pool that is believed to…

Viele--small.jpg
At the time this map was created in 1865, the Commissioners' Plan of 1811 already had conceptualized Manhattan's grid above Houston Street and below 155th. But the city was far from filled in, and some of the island's original watercourses still were…
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