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1956: A New Diamond in Manhattan's Sky

Photograph shows beacon lights beaming brightly from atop the Empire State Building at night illuminating the clouds in the sky.

Artist Credit: Associated Press. Reprinted with permission.

History of NYC - 10,000+ Years Ago

Learn all about NYC’s fascinating past by exploring the natural forces that shaped the environment and landscape, along with the people who would transform the “Island of Many Hills” into the greatest and most influential city in the world.

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