The Morris Jumel Mansion was built by Roger Morris in 1765 and reflects the Palladian style of architecture. Behind the Mansion sits one of the few remaining Colonial American gardens in the United States. Continue reading
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Ok, have you heard of Adult Swim the risqué, unorthodox and often bizarre cartoons on the Cartoon Network? Well, Senior Swim is not a version of that for seniors. Continue reading
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Souls of Our Feet: People of Color Dance Festival, the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center’s 36 annual choreographer’s showcase concluded its three-day festival on Wednesday June 20. Continue reading
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Tea in Harlem has been a constant since its early years with the Muscoota Indians in East Harlem to the Harlem Renaissance with Lelia Walker’s Dark Tower on 136th Street in Central Harlem. Continue reading
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That face on the $10 bill is full of history. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton might have been born 1,300 miles away on the Caribbean island of Nevis, but he would go on to become the quintessential New Yorker.
How did New York become the commercial capital of the world? Alexander Hamilton.
He grew up in St. Croix, but by the time he arrived in the United States at age 17, he was already good at making money.
He became President George Washington’s aide and later the U.S. secretary of the treasury and a Founding Father of the young nation.
He opened his own law office after passing the bar exam in just three months. Next, he organized the city’s first bank — The Bank of New York — which is still in business today.