It was a cold spring day on April 9, 1913 when 10,000 fans came out to see the Brooklyn Dodgers take on the Philadelphia Phillies. While the home team lost that day (they were after all affectionately called “Dem Bums” for their notoriously losing ways), the stadium was a sight…

In 1939 over 44 million people attended The New York Worlds’ Fair. Among its most popular exhibits was ​​. Sponsored by the auto industry, ​promised its guests a sneak peak at the city of the future. And inside…

Think of New York City as a ballet.

Right now, the City is at an intermission. During intermission, some people get restless and don’t come back for the next act. That is what’s happening now. People are chasseing for the exits and going straight to Florida, Connecticut or elsehwere.

During…

Isn’t this an incredible magazine cover? It may be over 45 years old, but it could appear today on the New York Magazine cover (ehhh, home page) and be just as culturally relevant. This image was overseen by the late-great Clay Felker. I had the privledge of knowing Clay in…

On a particularly warm summer day in July of 1981, Robert Moses died in a Long Island hospital. He was 92 years-old.

The next day, his obituary appeared on the front page of The New York Times. “Robert Moses, Master Builder, Is Dead at 92,” the paper declared. …

The election results appeared at first to be a setback for the upstart candidate. Dismissed as a blow-hard and a rabble-rouser, many refused to take him seriously. Others came to his defense and argued that you shouldn’t take him ‘literally.’ Political leaders felt he could be contained and that even…

Jason Haber

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