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.
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.