In 1902, when the Flatiron Building was constructed, it was one of the tallest skyscrapers in NYC. How things have changed! Click here to see what it looked like back then.
NYC has totally revamped it’s bike lanes in the last couple of years. It was difficult to adjust to the new system, as the bikers are now right next to the curb, making it impossible to stand in the street and hail a taxi. I’m glad Bloomberg did it, because it’s good for the environment, but make sure to look out!
Trinity Church first opened it’s doors in 1698, making it one of the oldest churches in NYC. Most of the original structure burned down in 1776 when the British reclaimed lower Manhattan from the Continental Army. It was rebuilt in 1788, but that second structure became so weak from multiple seasons of heavy snowfall, that it was torn down in 1839. Finally, in 1846, Trinity Church, as it exists today, opened its doors.