New-York Historical Society
City Council members objected to its presence because Jefferson owned hundreds of slaves.
So much cooler than the electric light bulb.
The project, called "Subway Therapy," is a powerful, crowdsourced portrait of the city's emotional state.
It seems to be the job and perhaps the occupation hazard of the historian to remember the past, write about it and remind readers, students and citizens what happened long ago, as well as yesterday -- and who made it happen and why.