History in the making – 2/16

Fred W. McDarrah’s photograph of Robert F Kennedy touring a Lower East Side tenement on May 8, 1967, a year before his assassination. He was there visiting the apartment once inhabited by a young Jacob Javits, the New York Senator born to Russian Jewish parents who spent his childhood in the Lower East Side.

What color is the Empire State Building tonight? [Find out here]

Why is East Village’s Seventh Street emptying out? [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]

A New York senator debates an Illinois politician (but one is named Seward, the other Lincoln) [City Room]

Where a midtown Starbucks now sits, Eugene O’Neil was born [Lost City]

Cooper Union unveils the design for its new engineering building. Would Peter Cooper approve? [Curbed]

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