On a sunny spring day in May 1970 more than a thousand young peace activists gathered to march from Wall Street to Federal Hall in Manhattan. Four days earlier, 13 Kent State students had been shot -- four of them fatally -- by the Ohio National Guard during a protest against the recent American invasion of Cambodia. Show More Summary
I was in New York City this weekend, so I made a pilgrimage down to Federal Hall in lower Manhattan. The site was our nation’s first…
Team 4heads, the nonprofit organization who have put together the terrific Governors Island Art Show along Colonels Row since 2008, are at it again this week, this time taking over the Federal Hall National Memorial down on Wall Street for an entertaining art fair called Portal. [ more › ]
Most tourists who wander into the rotunda of Federal Hall on Wall Street likely won't be there for this week's Portal Art Fair, but the three floors of mixed-media art may cause them to linger longer in the 19th-century space.
Community Works, a not-for-profit arts and education organization, has launched two exhibitions celebrating Harlem and the African American experience in New York: One at Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street and the other Uptown at MIST Harlem. Show More Summary
The Coast Guard celebrated its 225th birthday with a historic reenactment of its creation during a ceremony at Federal Hall on Tuesday.
The annual American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame dinner this year was as earnest as it was funny, as inductees spoke as passionately about their families as their peers. In all, eight people and one corporation (PepsiCo) were honored at the event, which took place Monday night at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Show More Summary
Illustrations by Giulia Sagramola By the time of George Washington's first inauguration, held in 1789 at Wall Street's Federal Hall, people had been trading in stocks and bonds under nearby shade trees for more than 100 years. Early American businesses had little access to capital of their own, and they generally turned overseas to get it. Show More Summary
The year is 1789. George Washington sat as the first President of the United States after taking office in April, and the first Congress passed a range of laws while sitting at Federal Hall in New York City, including one … Continue reading ?
On this date 225 years ago, Aug. 7, 1789, the first United States Congress was meeting at Federal Hall at the corner of Wall and Nassau Sts., and President George Washington marked his 100th day in office by signing into law the Lighthouses Act of 1789, “for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers.”
April 30, 1789: At New York's Federal Hall in lower Manhattan, George Washington was sworn in as the first president of the United States. Washington was a reluctant president. At the age of 57, he wanted to stay retired. But he feared political factions were tearing the nation apart, and agreed to serve. Show More Summary
Approximately 300 protestors demonstrating against the National Security Administration's surveillance programs marched three miles from New York City's Union Square south to Federal Hall onThursday. The march was one of 50 such protests organized in cities across the country The Restore the Fourth protests originated on Reddit less than a month ago. Show More Summary
April 30On this day. 1789: At New York's Federal Hall in lower Manhattan, George Washington was sworn in as the first president of the United States. Washington was a reluctant president. At the age of 57, he wanted to stay retired. But he feared political factions were tearing the nation apart, and agreed to serve. Show More Summary
The inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States took place on April 30th, 1789, when he took the oath of office at Federal Hall in Manhattan. Following the ceremony, Washington dined alone at home (Martha wasn't even there!), but 101 years later an anniversary dinner commemorating the event took place at Delmonico's restaurant. [ more › ]
This year, we have a presidential election, which makes it the perfect time for the Associated Press to share its photographs of presidents at Federal Hall. In its exhibit, The American President, the AP is featuring over 80 photographs showing presidents from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama. [ more › ]
Today is April 30th. On this date in 1789, the United States had its first Presidential Inauguration, on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City. During his address to congress after the ceremony, President Washington...Show More Summary
Ten Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested near the New York Stock Exchange yesterday as the demonstrators continue to occupy a segregated "First Amendment Rights Area" on the stairs of Federal Hall. Shortly after the arrests, the U.S. Park Police released a six-page set of regulations for the protesters sitting on federal property. [ more › ]
Yesterday afternoon, seven Occupy Wall Street demonstrators were arrested for stretching out on the sidewalk across from Federal Hall and blocking pedestrian traffic. If only they'd stayed inside the cubicle-sized "First Amendment Rights Area." [NYDN] ... More »
An order against Occupy Wall Street has been signed by the superintendent of the National Park Service in Washington, DC. The order is likely to result in the removal of protesters, who have been demonstrating on the Federal Hall steps on Wall Street. Show More Summary
The National Park Service may have clarified where Occupy Wall Street protesters may occupy—a handy "First Amendment Area" on the steps—but now it seems like the feds and NYPD just want OWS out: Ryan Devereaux Tweeted, "Financial District locked down w/ #ows on the steps of Federal Hall. 'They're about to all be arrested,' says a cop." [ more › ]