It’s impossible to walk around New York without going past an historical building.
Or without being puzzled by the sometimes odd variations in street lengths and breadths or other odd variations in how Manhattan is built. See the attached video to explain some of that.
The New York Historical Society, founded in 1804 has been busy gathering as many artifacts and as much information about New York as it can since then.
The only Museum, in a city positively bursting with Museums, dedicated exclusively to the history of New York. It is located on the corner of 77th St and Central Park West in Manhattan.
It has had it’s ups and downs but it holds a large and irreplaceable collection of art, artifacts and records of all sorts related to New York.
The Museum has also started to put out little videos like the one attached to this post, with interesting factoids about NYC which are an easy way for all of us to access the vast store of New York knowledge the Museum holds.