History of NYC - 1925 to 1930

From 1925 onward, the City would experience a massive cultural renaissance. New venues were opening all over the city to accommodate the growing demand for arts and entertainment, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Savoy Ballroom along with the Paramount, Roxy and Ziegfeld Theatres. The Holland Tunnel would also open its entrance for automobiles, which facilitated the growth of suburban communities in New Jersey.


1927: Air Mail Plane on Display in Times Square

A group of onlookers crowd around the Post Office's Air Mail plane in the middle of Times Square.

1927: Wall-Demolition

Photograph of a pair of construction workers demolishing a wall.

1927: 49th and Lexington - The Shelton Looking North

Photograph of The Shelton Hotel, currently known as New York Marriott East Side Hotel.

1929: Entrance To Holland Tunnel

New York City Entrance Plaza To Holland Tunnel which was opened by November 13, 1927.

1928: Wall Street and Trinity Church

Photograph of pedestrians on Wall Street with Trinity Church in the background.

1929: Battery Park Proposal by Eric Gugler

An illustration of a potential design of Battery Park by Eric Gugler. The proposed design featured an obelisk structure and waterfront park.


Next Chapter: History of NYC - 1930 to 1935

The 30s would mark a far less jubilant period as the City would come to grips with the grim reality of the Great Depression. With the economy at record lows and unemployment at ... Continue Reading

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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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