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    Movements and Causes Thursday, April 6, 2017

    From Harlem to Hanoi: Dr. King and the Vietnam War

    We look back at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s controversial sermon opposing the Vietnam War at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights. Several photographs from the Museum’s collection provide a glimpse into King’s antiwar stance and New York’s role as a key site of activism around the war.
    Behind-the-Scenes Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Onward, oyster!

    The oyster is one of over 70 characters brought to life by state-of-the-art interactive technology in New York at Its Core. We follow a group that are working to bring oysters back to New York's harbor.
    City Arts Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Dance Culture in NYC

    The vibrant history of New York City’s diverse dance culture is explored through a unique course for youth.
    Landmarks Thursday, February 16, 2017

    The New Colossus

    The fascinating history of the Emma Lazarus poem that gave us the iconic verse “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
    Behind-the-Scenes Friday, January 27, 2017

    I Spy: A journey of discovery through photography

    Photographs in the Museum's collection shine a light on New York City's diversity. In our I Spy classes school students dive into the collection to learn about photography from the masters, and then head out into the city to develop their own creative eye.
    Movements and Causes Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Gloria Steinem

    Feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem joins the museum for a walk through the exhibition 'New York at its Core' and a discussion on feminism, freedom and the future.
    Landmarks Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Restaurants of Yore

    It’s harder and harder for an independent restaurant to survive in New York City. Here we look back at restaurants that enjoyed a successful run in our city.
    Notable New Yorkers Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Clement Clarke Moore and Santa in the City

    Many people know Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) as influential in the popularization of Santa Claus in America with his verse “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” However, he was also an important New Yorker in his own right.
    Behind-the-Scenes Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Civil Rights in Brooklyn

    A behind the scenes peek into the making of New York at its Core and some of the Civil Rights Era artifacts that will be on view in the exhibition.
    Behind-the-Scenes Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Listening to Gay Gotham

    One of the challenges in creating history exhibitions is bringing the voices of its featured personalities to life. Gay Gotham curators Stephen Vider and Donald Albrecht found a unique way to do that by working with actors to perform readings of the works of Richard Bruce Nugent and Mercedes de Acosta, featured on audio stations in the exhibition.
    Behind-the-Scenes Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    The Future City Lab

    Introducing The Future City Lab, a new space where visitors will explore solutions for various challenges the city faces.
    City Arts Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Louis Bouché, The Stettheimer Dollhouse and Mama’s Boy

    Peer inside the Stettheimer Dollhouse at the Museum of the City of New York, and you’ll find a host of tiny works of art. Many of these works have the stamp of renowned artists of the 1920s, but curators are still tracing down the inspiration for others. Recently, Bruce Weber discovered the source for one in a life-size gallery upstate.
    Behind-the-Scenes Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    The Apple Peeler and Corer

    High on a shelf of the legendary Russ & Daughters Appetizing store was an object that perfectly encapsulated the story of New York at Its Core, and a tool that helped launch a 100-year old business.
    Behind-the-Scenes Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    A View of Melrose

    On a hot August afternoon last summer, I left the office early and caught the 5 train north. My objective was to locate the site of the Ursuline Convent in what had once been the rural village of Melrose, and was now the heart of the South Bronx.
    Landmarks Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    Hot Dog!

    Franks, weenies, coneys, dogs, ketchup, kraut, chili; the contested history of the classic American finger food.
    City Arts Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    The Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic

    It’s a sweltering July evening in 1915 and the lights have just come up after the finale of a Ziegfeld Follies show at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street. You dread walking out into the muggy night and long for a cool escape. But you’re in luck tonight because it’s the premiere of Flo Ziegfeld Jr.’s new revue, the Danse de Follies!
    Notable New Yorkers Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    Vanderbilt Ball

    In the spring of 1883, the solemnity of Lent didn’t stand a chance against the social event on the mind of all of New York’s elite society: Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt’s fancy dress ball.
    Landmarks Thursday, July 11, 2013

    Ghosts of the 6 Train

    New York City’s vast transit system is in a constant state of flux, expanding to fill the needs of underserved areas and simultaneously contracting due to budget cuts or obsolescence. Abandoned subway stations across the city remind us of how transit has changed over the years.
    Landmarks Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    Mott Haven Historic District

    Explore the history of Mott Haven, the first neighborhood in the Bronx to receive a historic district designation from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
    City Arts Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Riding the Subway with Stanley Kubrick

    As most New Yorkers know, the subway system is the lifeline of New York City. In 1946 Stanley Kubrick set out as a staff photographer for LOOK Magazine to capture the story of New York City’s subway commuters.
    Landmarks Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    23 Skidoo

    Today crowds gather around the Flatiron Building to admire its architecture and place in New York history, but back in the early part of the 20th century, men gathered there for a vastly different reason.
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