The Apollo Theater is one of Manhattan's most iconic theaters, and its significant, serving as a place to showcase, initially, Harlem's culture and talent, when other venues wouldn't. Times have changed and, for decades, countless iconic performers -- spanning the musical spectrum -- have graced the Apollo's stage. Below, amNewYork uncovers the secrets of the legendary venue.
SECRETS OF GREENWOOD CEMETERY. Sprawling across 478 hilly acres in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, Green-Wood Cemetery is one of New York’s hidden treasures. Established in 1838, its roster of “residents” reads like a "Who’s Who" of great New Yorkers -- political macher William “Boss” Tweed, composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein and communications pioneer Samuel F.B. Morse are all buried at this National Historic Landmark.
Photos of the Mysterious New York City Island You’ve Never Heard Of
THE STRAND BOOK STORE. With almost 90 years of history, over 18 miles of books and more than 200 employees, you know the Strand is packed with secrets. The only survivor of Fourth Avenue's 48 "Book Row" shops -- perhaps because the store relocated to a more central thoroughfare -- the Strand is laden with NYC history.
Attention, Sugar Fiends: There’s Now a Chocolate Museum in NYC
Attention, Sugar Fiends: There’s Now a Chocolate Museum in NYC via @PureWow I would love to see this and hopefully you can purchase some chocolate there. I am sure they would be selling items. What a way to spend a day,
Bronx: What to eat, see, do and more on the borough's west side By BRITTANY HAMLETT-CONCEPCION. November 15, 2015. Never been to the Bronx? You're missing out. The northernmost borough has plenty to offer New Yorkers, like the beautiful Botanical Gardens and baked goods at Artuso Pastry Shop. Bronx culture does not compare to any other borough's culture -- you'll always feel welcome here.