Philip Payton Jr.: The Crusading Capitalist Who Outwitted New York’s Racist Landlords

Philip Payton Jr. was a turn of the century real estate agent famous for outwitting his adversaries, and posting his red initials to every building under his control. He enabled generations of black New Yorkers to inhabit prime areas of Manhattan, with modern homes, nearby parks, and free from racial violence. Payton was a crusading capitalist, who believed that the

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Exploring Governors Island in New York City

Exploring Governors Island in New York City

So it is a beautiful Sunday here in New York City. And we decided to take the ferry over to Governors Island. It is less than half a mile from lower Manhattan. So here we are just enjoying nature, walking around and I think we’re going to go grab some food soon because, as usual, we’re hungry. So right now

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NYC’s Hidden Seaside Village ⚓- City Island, Bronx Neighborhood Tour !

NYC’s Hidden Seaside Village ⚓- City Island, Bronx Neighborhood Tour !

What’s up Members of the Barrio? It’s Jon coming to you from City Island In the Bronx Today we’ve got another addition of my neighborhood guides to New York City And this area isn’t well known Even by many residents of New York City It’s a 1.5 mile stretch of land An island Connected to the Bronx proper And it

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New York City 4K – Brooklyn Skyscraper Drive

New York City 4K –  Brooklyn Skyscraper Drive

Tour Highlights: Lower Manhattan Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn’s Main Street Brooklyn’s Business District Brooklyn’s Main Sports Arena

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TOP 10 Things to do in NEW YORK CITY | NYC Travel Guide 2019

TOP 10 Things to do in NEW YORK CITY  | NYC Travel Guide 2019

In this video, we’ll show you 10 best things to do in New York City. The suggestions are based on our exciting trip to the city that never sleeps. And don’t forget to like this video, subscribe to our channel, and enable notifications. And share your own New York experience in the comments below. We also created a mobile-friendly .pdf

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The Quest for Coney Island Creek’s Sunken Submarine | Atlas Obscura

The Quest for Coney Island Creek’s Sunken Submarine | Atlas Obscura

– I’m Dylan Thuras reporting for Atlas Obscura, and I’m about to go row out to the sunken submarine of Coney Island. You can find this unbelievable site, right here, behind the Home Depot. The sunken scrap metal submarine: It sounds like a myth, but here in Coney Island, it turns out to be very real. It’s a story of

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The tiny island in New York City that nobody is allowed to visit

The tiny island in New York City that nobody is allowed to visit

Yep, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. To see how I got here, we first have to talk about islands. You may not realize it, but New York City is full of them. Manhattan itself is technically just one 13.4-mile-long island. You’ve also got Governors Island, Liberty Island, as well as Staten Island. But

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Pete Davidson: SMD – Growing Up in Staten Island & Flying Cape Air

Pete Davidson: SMD – Growing Up in Staten Island & Flying Cape Air

You know how you know someone’s from Staten Island? [laughter] They let you know that they’re from Staten Island. If you don’t know what Staten Island is, it’s like New York’s abortion that lived. [laughter] It’s a shitty place. Nah, there’s good people everywhere but, like, not in Staten Island at all. Yeah, like, everybody could die on Staten Island,

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