Category Archives: Geography

Gilsey House Hotel

In part adapted from Wikipedia. Gilsey House was designed by Stephen Decatur Hatch for Peter Gilsey, a Danish immigrant merchant and city alderman. It was constructed from 1869 to 1871 at the cost of $350,000, and opened in 1872. The hotel … Continue reading

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Croton Water Reservoir

Croton Distributing Reservoir, also known as the Murray Hill Reservoir, was an above-ground reservoir at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It supplied the city with drinking water during the 19th century. The … Continue reading

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Herald and Greeley Squares

Herald Square was named for the NY Herald Newspaper headquarters It is formed by the intersection of Broadway, Sixth Avenue  and 34th Street.  The intersection is a typical Manhattan bow-tie square that consists of two named sections: Herald Square to the north (uptown) and Greeley … Continue reading

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Index Map: Manhattan Districts 1883

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