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The Late Victorian Manure Crisis

 The Late Victorian Manure Crisis

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many cities were facing the same problem: so much horse manure, they couldn't keep up with it. It created unhygienic conditions, and very real problems. See more »

A History of Pizza Live at C2E2

 A History of Pizza Live at C2E2

Pizza-like foods go way, way back in history, long before we associated the delicious dish with Italy. How did pizza's pedigree develop, and how did it get to its second home in the U.S.? See more »

Frankie Manning and the Lindy Hop, Part 2

 Frankie Manning and the Lindy Hop, Part 2

Once Manning became a professional dancer and choreographer, his work took him all over the world. After WWII derailed his swing dancing, he had a hard time returning to a world where musical tastes had changed. See more »

Frankie Manning and the Lindy Hop, Part 1

 Frankie Manning and the Lindy Hop, Part 1

Frankie Manning grew up loving dance, learning and practicing in ballrooms and private parties in New York. His innovations in creating new moves for the Lindy hop led him from dancing as a hobby to a career as a performer. See more »

Immigration History: Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Part 2

 Immigration History: Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Part 2

The second half of our interview with Dr. Annie Polland from the Lower East Side Tenement Museum focuses on specific figures in the building's history and ongoing research and expansion projects. See more »

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum in Pictures

 The Lower East Side Tenement Museum in Pictures

The Tenement Museum at 97 Orchard Street preserves immigration history and tells the story of New York's Lower East Side through time. For more information about the museum, its programs and walking tours, visit http://www.tenement.org/ See more »

Immigration History: Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Part 1

 Immigration History: Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Part 1

The U.S. is, at its heart, a nation of immigrants. The Lower East Side Tenement Museum works to preserve the history of many famillies who left their home countries to start lives in New York. See more »

Sylvia Rivera

 Sylvia Rivera

Transgender activist Sylvia Rivera is often compared to Rosa Parks. She became famous, in part, for participating in the Stonewall Riots, and she spent her life campaigning bravely, stridently and vocally for the rights of gay and transgender people. See more »

The Doctors' Riot of 1788

 The Doctors' Riot of 1788

In the late 1700s, medical colleges needed cadavers for educational dissection, but there were no legal means for obtaining them. This led to some unorthodox dealings in the acquiring of bodies, and brought New York to a fever pitch in 1788. See more »

The Disappearance of Judge Joseph Force Crater

 The Disappearance of Judge Joseph Force Crater

The 1930 vanishing of Joseph Force Crater is considered one of the largest missing person cases in U.S. history, and has fueled decades of speculation about what exactly happened to the New York State Supreme Court justice. See more »