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Businesses in New York that have been around for over 100 years

I'd like to compile a list of businesses in New York City—starting with Manhattan—that have been around for 100 years or more. I'd also like to include places the public can visit that aren't "businesses" per se. I'm guessing this information is publicly available, but I don't know where to start. Any guidance would be extremely helpful. Thanks!
posted by context adventure on Jun 29, 2014 - 20 answers

Searching for history of NYC's Empire Hotel

I'm working on a story and was looking for some historical information on the Empire Hotel in Manhattan, one of the oldest hotels in the city. I'm not experienced in research, and my google searching did not produce much. Can you all steer me in the direction of how to research the history of this hotel? [more inside]
posted by dysh on Jun 26, 2013 - 8 answers

ready to read about refuse.

I want to learn about garbage removal in early New York. [more inside]
posted by DaveZ on Sep 13, 2012 - 5 answers

We Salute You, Our Half Inflated Dark Lord.

Where can I learn more about the 1970s New York City occult scene? [more inside]
posted by modernserf on Jan 23, 2012 - 7 answers

New York, you're perfect Don't please don't change a thing

I <3 NYC. History that is. I would like more books. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Mar 16, 2011 - 32 answers

Eager to find eagle

Longshot NYC History Filter: Where is the third "old Penn Station eagle?" [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jan 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Urban incorporation by way of a bridge?

What cities have incorporated other cities by means of a bridge? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Jan 24, 2010 - 39 answers

The Accidental Docent

On Tuesday I'll be showing a new arrival to New York City around for an hour or so in the late afternoon. He's interested in the city's history, particularly the Bowery/Lower East Side. He has seen all the major tourist stops and I'm completely ignorant of the latest cool/interesting/weird spots downtown and most places have the lifespan of mayflies. Any ideas on how to prepare an awesome, emergency walking tour? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 11, 2009 - 12 answers

More New York in the 30s questions

Some more 30s New York questions: Would a police detectve in 1930s New York be a uniformed or a nonuniformed role? In the 30s would there be such a thing as plainsclothes police outside of the feds? Are there any years in the 30s in which the New York summer was particularly hot? And, just to be totally random, what popular newspapers in New York in the 30s would have been giving favourable coverage to Hitler, and when would he have started being front page news?
posted by Artw on Aug 8, 2009 - 10 answers

New York Subway Fiction Suggestions

LiteratureFilter: Yo metafilterland. I'm on a quest for two things: literary representations of the new york city subway, the more personal and sensorial the better, and literary representations of a new york city without subways, circa before 1904. Non-fiction and suggestions are welcome as well, as are examples that use less stringent definitions of "text" (film, song lyrics, dance etc).
posted by billtron on Sep 22, 2008 - 21 answers

Gifts for new NYC-er and future journalist

Care package ideas for a new journalism grad student and New Yorker- [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Aug 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me think of Reenactment Photos for Cosplay

Creative Ideas Filter: I need ideas of Famous and Memorable Photographs or Paintingsor famous and memorable scenes from History, Movies, or Television that can be Reenacted on the spot without planning by 3-6 people for me to photograph for a final project for school. [more inside]
posted by Del Far on Apr 14, 2008 - 18 answers

Jobs for a Tech-Savvy Historian/Teacher

What are some good places to work in NYC for a tech-savvy medievalist who also has experience teaching history and politics to middle and high schoolers? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me learn about New York.

I am interested in learning more about the history of New York City. [more inside]
posted by miskatonic on Oct 10, 2006 - 29 answers

Where were you when the towers fell?

Where were you on 9/11? How did you find out what was happening and what do you remember about that day? [more inside]
posted by caddis on Sep 11, 2004 - 65 answers

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