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By Patrick Bunyan

The place in ny 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 positioning of the country's first site visitors fatality? those tidbits are one of the extra than2,000 interesting entries in everywhere in the city: extraordinary new york proof and Curiosities, the definitive advisor to ancient manhattan. everywhere in the city brings the city's historical past to existence, road by means of road, construction by means of construction, in all its variety. The entries, equipped in an easy-to-use structure by way of highway deal with, have been culled from a few sources-histories, biographies, newspapers, guidebooks, and maps. they vary from a laugh anecdotes to general and not-so regular historic occasions, from the Dutch New Amsterdam interval to the current day. it's a actually specified guidebook for its old standpoint and should satisfaction these trying to find a glimpse of latest York urban past Madison road and Broadway. the second one variation has been revised and up-to-date for a brand new millennium, reflecting a continuously altering urban, and is supplemented with extra anecdotes and greater than 100 new photographs 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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Earlier, the authorities had forced the evacuation of much of the population in the hopes of stemming theepidemic. A contemporary account recorded the scene: “Saturday the 24th August, our city presented the appearance of a townbesieged. From daybreak DOWNTOWN W 25 till night one line of carts, containing boxes, merchandise, and the effects,were seen moving towards GreenwichVillage [from] the upper parts of the city? These summer outbreaks of yellow fever accelerated the development of the city northward up the island of Manhattan.

The station and the tunnel were forgotten-until February 8,1912, when subway workers, workingon the currentBMT, were astonished to rediscover it. 263 Broadway The drugstoreof Dr. James R. Chilton was once at thisaddress. He was a chemist and early photography buff. It was herethat thefirst successful daguerreotype ever taken in the Western Hemisphere was displayed on September 16, 1839. The picture was taken on a sensitized copper plate by D. W. Seager, an Englishman living in New York. The subject matterwas St.

John JacobAstor, the hotel’s builder, purchased theKing home, lived in it awhile,and had it demolished along with rest the of the block to preDOWNTOWN 21 The Astor House Hotel on Broadway and Vesey Street shortly before it was torn down in 1914; note the "Must Vacate" sign. The bar, famous for i t s "free lunch," continued to be a popular meeting place long after newer uptown hotels became more fashionable. ( F P Q pare for his innovative hotel. Opened two years later on June 1,1836, it became the nation's favoritehotel.

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