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The study by the Equal Justice Initiative calls enslavement a "defining feature" of the Empire State.


The 13 stone pillars have been sitting in what is now Van Cortlandt Park since 1905.


It's the oldest outdoor monument in New York, and it holds time capsules that the Central Park Conservancy has no plans of unearthing.


This Greek Revival Townhouse was built in 1847 as a private one-family residence, but now it could save your life if there's ever trouble in the subway tunnel below.


Built in 1904, the substation on West 96th Street is one of eight original substations that powered the city's subway system. But it has been offline since 1990.


The MetroCard was introduced on January 6th, 1994, the start of a long goodbye for the subway token. But before all that, we had paper tickets and dime-dropping.


The cultural landmark stands on the ruins of what was a once thriving, culturally-rich Black and Latino community.


Only a couple of these images ever appeared in print, over 50 years ago in an obscure magazine out of the Soviet Union.


Even though the university undertook an effort to understand its history, it hasn't continued to consistently share the learnings with students.