It's that time of year (well, one of those times of year) when tourists flood the streets of New York. If you're planning a visit to our town at any point in the future (or if, like us, you happen to live here), check out today's episode, in which we discuss some of our favorite lesser-known historical and art-historical haunts!
Below, you'll find a Slideshow of the sites and spaces we discuss in this episode, as well as some Links and News Updates, which will take you to sites where you can find out more information.
NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Report on the NYC Farm Colony (1985)
Abandoned NYC: The Staten Island Farm Colony's Disturbing Secrets, Untapped Cities
Alexander Hamilton US Custom House (page on the US GSA website)
Met Museum: Gallery 217 - Chinese Courtyard (aka the Astor Court)
Met Museum: The Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts
Met Museum: The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art (with open storage)
The Demolition Depot
JR art installation at Ellis Island's (abandoned) Hospital Complex: photos; tickets
October 25, 2013: City Strikes Deal for Development of Staten Island's Farm Colony, Closed for Decades, SIlive.com
April 4, 2014: Staten Island's Farm Colony Faces Development After Decay, Curbed