The 1890s were a pivotal point in NYC history. Washington Square Arch, Carnegie Hall are built and the New York Public Library established while the U.S. Immigrant Inspection Station begins operating on Ellis Island. The City of Greater New York created, consolidating the existing City of New York with the eastern Bronx, Brooklyn, most of Queens County, and Staten Island.
The Port of New York - a bird's eye view from the Battery, looking south.
The Dewey Arch was a triumphal arch that stood from 1899 to 1900 at Madison Square in Manhattan. It was erected for a parade in honor of Admiral George Dewey.
An aerial photograph of Park Row, also known as Newspaper Row as it became the epicenter of 19th century news.
Photograph of the Waldorf-Astoria built in 1893 on 5th Avenue, south from 35th Street.
Photograph of commuters waiting to board a New York City streetcar, headed towards 23rd Street and Broadway.
Photograph of a rain soaked street, illuminated by streetlamps which are reflected on the ground.
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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