• Chelsea & the Meatpacking

    One of Manhattan’s most central, beautiful, artsy and exciting neighborhoods is Chelsea. The district boundaries are roughly between 14th Street and 30th Street, to the north is the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, and to the southwest is the Meatpacking District. Chelsea’s origins date back to 1750 and the neighborhood has seen a lot of change […]

  • Central Park (growth and development)

    Central Park in New York City – America’s first landscaped public park – experienced a dramatic growth spurt in 1863. Until then, the park had stopped at 106th street and was utilized mostly by wealthier residents of greater New York who paraded the park’s roads in their carriages. Its designers, however ( Frederick Law Olmsted […]

  • It took a New Yorker to clean it up

    Thank you Mr. Gayetty! Toilet Paper was invented in China 1500 years ago but modern commercial toilet paper was invented by a New Yorker, Joseph Gayetty around Mid-1800. The toilet paper roll on the other end is credited to the Scott brothers (from Philadelphia) although the wrapping was patented by Seth Wheeler, from Albany New […]