This post was written by Damla Bek, Library Page.
New York City abounds with tales of ghosts, and with each retelling, we breathe new life into these stories. Every story is descended from some grain of truth, but over time, we spin them into something far more spectacular and memorable, where New York City is just as much a character as it is a backdrop. In the grand Halloween tradition, we venture deep into the stacks...Read More
This blog post was written by Marybeth Kavanagh, Reference Archivist for Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections.
"A supply of pure and wholesome water is an object so essential to the health and prosperity of a city, that it should form one of the leading features of the public improvements which characterize its growth"- F.B. Tower, civil engineerOn the morning of June 22, 1842, water began flowing through the Croton Aqueduct, making its way to its destination at...Read More
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