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33 CBGB Photos From The Heyday Of New York City Punk Rock

33 CBGB Photos From The Heyday Of New York City Punk Rock

When it was first opened in 1973, CBGB was supposed to showcase country and bluegrass, but it would soon become the punk rock headquarters of the world.
This Week In History News, Oct. 7 – 13

This Week In History News, Oct. 7 – 13

Girl pulls ancient sword from lake, researchers uncover identity of New York mystery mummy, lasers reveal hidden Maya structures.
Mystery Of Shockingly Well-Preserved Mummy Found In New York City Finally Solved

Mystery Of Shockingly Well-Preserved Mummy Found In New York City Finally Solved

Construction workers thought that they had unearthed the body of a recent murder victim, but a closer look revealed a much longer history for the mysterious mummy.
New York City Teacher Beats Up Student Who Owed Him $4,000 Worth Of Weed

New York City Teacher Beats Up Student Who Owed Him $4,000 Worth Of Weed

48-year-old Kevin Pope was charged with assault after he beat, threatened, and robbed the 16-year-old student.
From Gangsters To Gentrification: 8 New York Mob Murder Scenes Then And Now

From Gangsters To Gentrification: 8 New York Mob Murder Scenes Then And Now

Grisly scenes from when John Gotti and Al Capone orchestrated hits on the streets of a violent New York that simply doesn't exist anymore.
The True Story Of Lee Israel: The Biographer Who Turned Into A Literary Forger

The True Story Of Lee Israel: The Biographer Who Turned Into A Literary Forger

For Lee Israel, forgery started out as a way to help her sick cat, but it quickly snowballed into years of literary crimes.
Jeff Skiles: The “Miracle On The Hudson” Co-Pilot Who Rescued US Airways Flight 1549

Jeff Skiles: The “Miracle On The Hudson” Co-Pilot Who Rescued US Airways Flight 1549

Captain Sully didn't land his flight on the Hudson River by himself — he had the help of a very talented co-pilot named Jeff Skiles.
How Meyer Lansky, The “Mob’s Accountant”, Modernized Organized Crime

How Meyer Lansky, The “Mob’s Accountant”, Modernized Organized Crime

The math whiz used his wits to reorganize crime into what looked like, on paper, a legitimate business.
8 Devastating Riots In New York That Shook The City To Its Core

8 Devastating Riots In New York That Shook The City To Its Core

From the Civil War Draft Riots of 1863 to the Crown Heights Riots of 1991, these riots in New York left indelible marks on the city's history.
Lindy Hop: The Dance That Defined The Golden Age of Jazz

Lindy Hop: The Dance That Defined The Golden Age of Jazz

The steps to the Lindy Hop didn't actually include any hopping, but they did jumpstart a fantastical dance craze throughout the Jazz era.
This Pocket Watch Rescued From A Titanic Victim Has A Backstory Worthy Of Jack And Rose

This Pocket Watch Rescued From A Titanic Victim Has A Backstory Worthy Of Jack And Rose

This tragic timepiece recovered from a victim's body just fetched an enormous price at auction.