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Inwood Hill Park; then & now

Shorakkopoch Rock, marking the site where Peter Minuit “bought” Manhattan. from Wiki “Legend has it that under a tulip tree in the park Peter Minuit, Director General of New Netherland, ‘purchased’ Manhattan from the a band of Native Americans in … Continue reading

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U.S. Customs House

The Beaux-Art Custom House was opened in 1907 designed by Cass Gilbert who went on to design another landmark nearby, the Woolworth Building. The same site where Fort Amsterdam was built by the Dutch in the 1620’s A drawing from … Continue reading

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