Object Essays

We invited prominent scholars to respond to an object from our signature New York at its Core exhibition. 

Occupied Wall Street Journal

With its cheeky title, Occupied Wall Street Journal hopped off the printing press and into Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan roughly one month after the Occupy Wall Street encampment popped up on September 17, 2011.
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The Apple Peeler and Corer

As part of our featured object series that explores key artifacts from the New York at its Core exhibition, we asked Hasia Diner to reflect on the Apple Peeler and Corer, on loan from the Lower East Side appetizing store, Russ & Daughters.
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