Sinatra, Napoleon III, and other Hoboken residents

For such a small town, it is quite remarkable how many world-renown personalities were born or lived here. Meet some of the people whose life paths led through a small town on the Hudson called Hoboken. Frank Sinatra (1915 – 1998) Hoboken’s most famous son was born and grew up here. The house at 415…

Cast-Iron Architecture in New York

Cast-iron architecture is a purely American invention, and the largest concentration of cast-iron buildings is in SOHO. Practical, easy to maintain, durable, and inexpensive cast-iron buildings started appearing in the 1840s but gained popularity by the 1860s. Cast-iron storefronts were made from pre-fabricated molds and, therefore, were cheaper and faster to produce than the ones…

Hoboken: a tiny town with a huge history

Overlooked by tourists and snubbed by New Yorkers as the place located on the other side of the Hudson, Hoboken boasts quite a remarkable history that goes well beyond being the birthplace of Sinatra and home to the best freshly-made mozzarella this side of the Atlantic. 17th century to the American Revolution   Located on the…