Source: The Paris Review, Illustrated Maps of New York Through the Ages, June 14, 2018, https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/06/14/illustrated-maps-of-new-york-through-the-ages/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=NYPLEvents&utm_campaign=SocialFlow. Since their inception, maps have been embellished with illustrations. Through July 16, a selection of illustrated maps of New York spanning six centuries is on view at the New York Public Library. A preview of the exhibition—along with captions written […]

The Empire State Building is a 103-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 meters), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) high. Its name is derived from the nickname for […]