British Occupation to Revolution (1665-1783)

Metropolis of Coffee

What: Coffee has been in New York since the Dutch settled. The first coffee house was the Kings Arms Tavern; the first coffee roasters was Gillies.
When: 1660s to the present
Where: The Financial District

Black History Unearthed

What: Discovered in 1989, this slave cemetery held an estimated 15,000 individuals, and overturned the widespread notion that slavery in America was largely a Southern phenomenon.
When: 1700s
Where: 290 Broadway