When Abraham Lincoln arrived in New York in February 1860, he must have felt a long way from Springfield. He was in town to speak at Cooper Union, in what amounted to his only major campaign trip in securing the Republican nomination for president. During his short stay, the gangly country lawyer was Read More
In recent weeks, an incendiary fund-raising letter has been circulating among wealthy Upper East Side residents who are fighting the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s multimillion-dollar expansion plan.
“If the Museum goes ahead, it will own our lives until at least 2015,” the letter reads. “We have a window of opportunity to act now, before the Read More