Thanksgiving in New York

In 1789, President George Washington in New York City issued the first Thanksgiving Proclamation by the national government. In it, he called upon Americans to express their gratitude for the happy conclusion to the country’s War of Independence and the successful ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Washington noted that the day should be one of …

Bells in the New York Waterfront

New exhibit in the New York Waterfront explores how bells work in our society helping bring about the desired social order:  I’ve always liked how bells mark and accentuate time. In a city where time ended on 9/11, I feel this to be another great display that helps us come closer to understanding the …

Carnage on Wall Street

Prior to 9/11, terrorism was no stranger to NYC. On this date Sept. 16, back in 1920, a Horse-drawn wagon bomb exploded on Wall Street outside the headquarters of the J.P. Morgan bank. The explosion killed 38 people and injured hundreds more. The crime was never solved. Authorities believe it was the destructive, senseless work …