Jacob Schiff, philanthropist

Jacob Henry Schiff (born Jakob Heinrich Schiff; 1847 – 1920) was a Jewish-American banker, businessman, and philanthropist. Among many other things, he helped finance the expansion of American railroads. He was born in Germany and migrated to the United States after the American Civil War and joined the firm Kuhn, Loeb & Co on Wall street. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in September 1870 Mr. Schiff was the most well known and influential Jewish leader from 1880 to 1920 in what later became known as the “Schiff era”, grappling with all major Jewish issues and problems of the day, including the plight of Russian Jews under the Tsar, American and… Read More

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Mmammamia! The Mmuseumm!

The smallest, but most precious, museum in New York City is uniquely called the Mmuseumm. It is located inside a freight elevator/lift. The exhibits are constantly changing and can be seen 24/7 through glass when the doors are not open. The Mmuseumm is located at 4 Cortlandt Street in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. Please leave a donation when visiting as this allows the museum to stay open. Ready to check out this one of a kind museum and the Tribeca neighborhood? We Can Tour That! wecantourthat.com Please follow and like us:

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Go MAD!

Would you rather go MOMA or MAD? I’d rather go MAD (Museum of Arts and Design) for a change. Most visitors don’t get to see or even know about this extraordinary museum – even many New Yorkers. Located on the southwest end of Central Park on Columbus Circle, the museum shows contemporary art, craft and design as well as a studio where artists create their own work on site. It also has a great restaurant with a marvelous view of Central Park. From the museum it’s a short walk to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Aren’t these enough reasons… Read More

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