If you think way, way, way, way back you may remember that before Washington, D.C. was selected, New York City was the first city to be the capital of the United States (it then moved to Philadelphia and before permanently locating to D.C.). I’m not going to lie, it’s not anything that I think about on a daily, weekly, or even yearly basis.
Then one day–not long after I moved here–I was reminded of this when exploring down by Wall Street. I came across Federal Hall and the statue that commemorates Washington’s Inauguration as the First President of the United States on April 30, 1789.
While every city in the world has it’s own unique history, there is no denying that those in the original colonies are very rich in United States history and have some great stories to tell. Since I now live in one of these cities, I’ve decided to branch out and share with you some of the interesting history New York City has to offer. You’ll be able to find it in future posts under “The Big Apple.”