Tourist in Your Own Town Explores the Van Cortlandt House Museum in the Bronx

The New York Landmarks Conservancy's Tourist in Your Own Town series explores some of New York City’s best hidden gems as well as some of the classic iconic landmarks. In this video from the series, we take a look at the Van Cortlandt House Museum, one of the oldest houses in New York City, and the oldest in The Bronx.

The Van Cortlandt House Museum is located inside Van Cortlandt Park at Broadway and West 246th Street in the Bronx. […] The large Georgian manor dates from 1748 and is the oldest house in the Bronx. It is built from local fieldstone with contrasting brick trim and was designated a City Landmark in 1966, with interiors added in 1975. It's also a National Historic Landmark.

The building became the City's first house museum in 1897 and it still continues today, under the auspices of the National Colonial Dames of New York State. Educational programs are offered with over 250 school groups visiting each year, and a summer camp program is offered in August.

See the place where George Washington, John Adams, Count Rochambeau of France, and King William IV of the U.K. visited.

[VIDEO] Check Out The Inventive Omakase Tasting Menu at O-Ya in Murray Hill

O-Ya in Murray Hill is a modern, upscale Japanese sushi spot serving up an inventive tasting menu and omakase alongside other Japanese cuisine and sake. In this video from our friends at Eater, see what goes in to the tasting menu, and how chef/owners Nancy and Tim Cushman are turning up the traditional dishes with a modern flair.

In New York City's Murray Hill neighborhood, a small sign and row of bamboo are all of O Ya that is visible from the street. The high-end Japanese restaurant from husband and wife team Nancy and Tim Cushman, a sister to their Boston location of the same name, O Ya NYC offers a nontraditional take on an omakase meal, featured in this week’s episode of 60 Second Tasting Menu.

Viewing NYC on Instagram, March 28th, 2017 at 11:54 AM

Photo via @nytimes 
#viewingnyc
Photo via @nytimes #viewingnyc
Photo: @viewingnyc

Follow our Instagram account @ViewingNYC to see photos of New York City from some of the best local, amateur, and professional photographers around! If you would like to see your photo featured, be sure to use hashtag #viewingnyc and we'll take a look!

If you want more than just photos, check out @ViewingNYC on Twitter, and Viewing NYC on Facebook to also get a stream of our best articles.