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On Blackwell Island, New York, a hospital was built to keep its patients from ever leaving.

Grace Hitchcock
On Blackwell Island, New York, a hospital was built to keep its patients from ever leaving.     At the asylum, Edyth Foster meets another inmate, who upon discovering Edyth’s plight, confesses that she is Nellie Bly, an undercover journalist for The World. Will either woman find a way to leave the terrifying island and reclaim her true self?

The Gray Chamber

On Blackwell Island, New York, a hospital was built to keep its patients from ever leaving. At the asylum, Edyth Foster meets another inmate, who upon discovering Edyth’s plight, confesses that she is Nellie Bly, an undercover journalist for The World. Will either woman find a way to leave the terrifying island and reclaim her true self?

Meme from a fabulous reader, Jennifer Kracht!

The Gray Chamber by Grace Hitchcock

Meme from a fabulous reader, Jennifer Kracht!

How Did You Build This Museum? And More #MetKids Questions!

Alexandria Ethridge, MuSe intern for Creative Practice and Public Programming, shares some fun facts about the history of The Met!

In 1827, the Delmonico brothers set up a small shop in the financial district selling fine pastries, coffees, chocolates, wines and liquors and Havana cigars. No doubt seeing that luxury sold, the brothers bought a plot of land at the intersection of Beaver, William and South William streets in the heart of the city's financial district and Delmonico's restaurant was born. It opened in 1837 and still operates today. There are now five restaurants in the Delmonico Restaurant Group.

Delmonico's

In 1827, the Delmonico brothers set up a small shop in the financial district selling fine pastries, coffees, chocolates, wines and liquors and Havana cigars. No doubt seeing that luxury sold, the brothers bought a plot of land at the intersection of Beaver, William and South William streets in the heart of the city's financial district and Delmonico's restaurant was born. It opened in 1837 and still operates today. There are now five restaurants in the Delmonico Restaurant Group.

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Meme from Jennifer Kracht

Meme from Jennifer Kracht

The Gray Chamber Meme

Meme from Jennifer Kracht

1891 U.S. Coast Survey Map of New York City: Harlem River, Hell Gate, Roosevelt Island

An extremely scarce and important 1891 nautical chart or maritime map depicting New York City's Hell Gate, the East River, the Harlem River, Roosevelt Island (Blackwell's Island), Ward's Island, and Randall's Island, as well as portions of adjacent Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. As suggested by the title, the map focuses on the East River from the southern tip of Roosevelt Island northwards to the northern tip of Randall's Island and the Harlem River. The three islands are particularly…

Edyth's room

Front Hall of Asylum

On a walk around the asylum

On a walk around the asylum

On a walk around the asylum

The 10 Oldest NYC Museums in Vintage Pictures

Check out vintage photos of the ten oldest museums in New York City, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum Art, and the Brooklyn Museum.