Federal Reserve Bank – Seven Stories of Gold

Located in the heart of the Financial District, a massive fortress-like building is the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, completed in 1924. The architectural firm of York and Sawyer designed the building in a style of an Italian Renaissance, reminiscent of the 16th-century Florentine Palazzi. The Federal Reserve was created by Congress in 1913…

Sights and Tastes of Chinatown

THE EDWARD MOONEY HOUSE 18 Bowery Street Located in the middle of Chinatown, the oldest surviving row house in New York is much older than Chinatown. It was built sometime soon after the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, but before 1789, the year George Washington was inaugurated as the first American President. The…

Little Italy – a Living Movie Set

At the end of the nineteenth century, when America was taking in “tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” Little Italy settled more than 40,000 tired and poor Italians, mainly from Naples and Sicily. New arrivals recreated little towns and villages they left behind here on the streets of New York. The Sicilians settled…

Eldridge Street Synagogue

At the turn of the 20th century, the Lower East Side emerged as the most densely populated Jewish community on the planet! Running for their lives, escaping pogroms and prosecution, more than 2.5 million Jews immigrated to America; nearly 85 percent of them came to New York City, with the vast majority settling on the…