The History of the New Yorker Hotel

The New Yorker Hotel is one of the largest hotels in New York; it was conceived at the height of the roaring twenties but opened at the beginning of the Great Depression. Located at 481 Eighth Avenue, between 34th and 35th street, it was directly across the street from the majestic Pennsylvania Station, once the gateway for travelers coming to Manhattan.

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The History of the New Yorker Hotel

The New Yorker Hotel is one of the largest hotels in New York; it was conceived at the height of the roaring twenties but opened at the beginning of the Great Depression. Located at 481 Eighth Avenue, between 34th and 35th street, it was directly across the street from the majestic Pennsylvania Station, once the gateway for travelers coming to Manhattan.

The Niagara Falls Hydro-electric Power Plant

Among the various inventions that lived in his three-dimensional imagination, Nikola Tesla, a famous Croatian inventor, had always dreamed of using the falls of Niagara to build a power plant knowing this nature’s energy could power machines.

The Niagara Falls Hydro-electric Power Plant

Among the various inventions that lived in his three-dimensional imagination, Nikola Tesla, a famous Croatian inventor, had always dreamed of using the falls of Niagara to build a power plant knowing this nature’s energy could power machines.

Stanford White and the Crime of the Century

In 1901 Nikola Tesla commissioned his friend, the architect Stanford White, to design him a brick laboratory to accompany the Wardenclyffe Tower. Ten years later the laboratory would be abandoned, and the artist behind it dead, the victim of a salacious, scandalous murder deemed the crime of the century.

Stanford White and the Crime of the Century

In 1901 Nikola Tesla commissioned his friend, the architect Stanford White, to design him a brick laboratory to accompany the Wardenclyffe Tower. Ten years later the laboratory would be abandoned, and the artist behind it dead, the victim of a salacious, scandalous murder deemed the crime of the century.

Tesla’s Electric Dreams

Electricity is all around us: our homes, offices, and streets, it’s easily available, for a price. But what if it was free, and available through the air?

Tesla’s Electric Dreams

Electricity is all around us: our homes, offices, and streets, it’s easily available, for a price. But what if it was free, and available through the air?

Prohibition & 21 Club

In 1920 the US Congress passed the 18th Amendment making production, distribution, and public consumption of alcohol illegal. The introduction of these new laws sparked a thirteen year period of Prohibition Era liquor speakeasies.

Prohibition & 21 Club

In 1920 the US Congress passed the 18th Amendment making production, distribution, and public consumption of alcohol illegal. The introduction of these new laws sparked a thirteen year period of Prohibition Era liquor speakeasies.

Rat or Hero? Pigeons in N.Y. & War

They fly, perch, nest, hobble, peck, and coo. From the tallest towers to the back of your park bench, pigeons are, like subway rats, a natural staple of New York City.

Rat or Hero? Pigeons in N.Y. & War

They fly, perch, nest, hobble, peck, and coo. From the tallest towers to the back of your park bench, pigeons are, like subway rats, a natural staple of New York City.

Worlds of Tomorrow: Westinghouse Manufacturing & Electric Company and the World Expositions of 1893 and 1939

From Chicago to New York City, the World Exposition always offered a prime opportunity for American corporations to promote their services. No firm has shaped the World’s Fair in America quite like the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company.

Worlds of Tomorrow: Westinghouse Manufacturing & Electric Company and the World Expositions of 1893 and 1939

From Chicago to New York City, the World Exposition always offered a prime opportunity for American corporations to promote their services. No firm has shaped the World’s Fair in America quite like the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company.