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Happy National Teachers Day! Thanks to all the amazing educators across who  keep teaching and inspiring - even in the f...
05/04/2021

Happy National Teachers Day! Thanks to all the amazing educators across who keep teaching and inspiring - even in the face seemingly unsurmountable challenges.
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📸: Samuel H. Gottscho, 1930, acetate negative. Museum of the City of New York, 93.1.1.17047

Happy National Teachers Day! Thanks to all the amazing educators across who keep teaching and inspiring - even in the face seemingly unsurmountable challenges.
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📸: Samuel H. Gottscho, 1930, acetate negative. Museum of the City of New York, 93.1.1.17047

We celebrate New York's Bravest - members of the New York Fire Department-- and firefighters worldwide on this Internati...
05/04/2021

We celebrate New York's Bravest - members of the New York Fire Department-- and firefighters worldwide on this International Firefighters' Day.
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📸: A. Dreyfous, [Firemen pulling equipment.], gelatin silver print, 1925. Museum of the City of New York. X2010.11.9371

We celebrate New York's Bravest - members of the New York Fire Department-- and firefighters worldwide on this International Firefighters' Day.
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📸: A. Dreyfous, [Firemen pulling equipment.], gelatin silver print, 1925. Museum of the City of New York. X2010.11.9371

Today is Garden Meditation Day.  So take a moment to tend to your well being (and maybe those flower beds) by communing ...
05/03/2021

Today is Garden Meditation Day. So take a moment to tend to your well being (and maybe those flower beds) by communing with the nature around you.

📸 Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Postcard, ca. 1935, Museum of the City of New York
X2011.34.2267

Today is Garden Meditation Day. So take a moment to tend to your well being (and maybe those flower beds) by communing with the nature around you.

📸 Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Postcard, ca. 1935, Museum of the City of New York
X2011.34.2267

Guided by our mission to document the lived experience of New Yorkers, Museum of the City of New York is organizing "PRO...
05/03/2021

Guided by our mission to document the lived experience of New Yorkers, Museum of the City of New York is organizing "PROJECT 8:46" -- a video observance and reflection of the impact of George Floyd's murder and the civil uprisings across the country-- to center & amplify the voices of young New Yorkers as they make sense of a momentous past year in their own lives, as well as the life of their city & nation.
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We invite New Yorkers ages 14–24 to submit a video—no more than one minute long—that responds to one of the three prompts: https://bit.ly/3ee2lEK. #linkinbio The submission deadline is Saturday, May 15, 2021.
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The final video will be an edited collage of crowdsourced responses featuring the reflections of NYC youth from all five boroughs. It will be presented in conjunction with the Museum's ongoing exhibition "Activist New York" and will be shared through our website and social channels.
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The project is called "Project 8:46" and has a run time of eight minutes and forty-six seconds because that is the amount of time former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was captured on a cellphone video kneeling on George Floyd's neck before he died.
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🎨 Artists for George [Painting of George Floyd] 2020. Paint on corrugated cardboard. Promised gift of Richard Hart, TCN2020.179, on view in "New York Responds" through May 9th.

Guided by our mission to document the lived experience of New Yorkers, Museum of the City of New York is organizing "PROJECT 8:46" -- a video observance and reflection of the impact of George Floyd's murder and the civil uprisings across the country-- to center & amplify the voices of young New Yorkers as they make sense of a momentous past year in their own lives, as well as the life of their city & nation.
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We invite New Yorkers ages 14–24 to submit a video—no more than one minute long—that responds to one of the three prompts: https://bit.ly/3ee2lEK. #linkinbio The submission deadline is Saturday, May 15, 2021.
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The final video will be an edited collage of crowdsourced responses featuring the reflections of NYC youth from all five boroughs. It will be presented in conjunction with the Museum's ongoing exhibition "Activist New York" and will be shared through our website and social channels.
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The project is called "Project 8:46" and has a run time of eight minutes and forty-six seconds because that is the amount of time former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was captured on a cellphone video kneeling on George Floyd's neck before he died.
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🎨 Artists for George [Painting of George Floyd] 2020. Paint on corrugated cardboard. Promised gift of Richard Hart, TCN2020.179, on view in "New York Responds" through May 9th.

May 3rd is National Textile Day! New York City's Garment District is one of the city's most historic places to find text...
05/03/2021

May 3rd is National Textile Day! New York City's Garment District is one of the city's most historic places to find textiles and fabrics.
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📸: Andrew Herman, [Sewing Shirts, Federal Art Project], 1937, negative. Museum of the City of New York. 43.131.4.58

May 3rd is National Textile Day! New York City's Garment District is one of the city's most historic places to find textiles and fabrics.
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📸: Andrew Herman, [Sewing Shirts, Federal Art Project], 1937, negative. Museum of the City of New York. 43.131.4.58

This work in our current exhibition New York Responds is part of The Love letters to Chinatown 給唐人街情書 project. It was or...
05/02/2021

This work in our current exhibition New York Responds is part of The Love letters to Chinatown 給唐人街情書 project. It was organized by the W.O.W. Project, a community-based initiative located inside Wing On Wo & Co., the oldest continually-run family store in New York Chinatown. The organizers explain the aim, “to collect love letters, poems, illustrations, paintings, etc. inspired and dedicated to Chinatown to help uplift our neighborhood in its darkest times."
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The project invited members in the community and across the diaspora to submit art: poetry, stories, letters, illustrations in response to the prompt: Write a love letter to a person, business, or organization you hold dear in Chinatown.
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“Volunteers translated the letters, and another group of volunteers posted them around the neighborhood according to our no-contact policy. By posting the letters across Chinatown, we hope to bring love and care to our community, reminding us that we are resilient. These messages of love and support stand in contrast to empty community spaces and notices of business closures.”
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#AAPIHeritageMonth

📸 : Michelle Ling 凌萱 , Thank you, SH Deluxe, April 14, 2020, Loan from the artist

This work in our current exhibition New York Responds is part of The Love letters to Chinatown 給唐人街情書 project. It was organized by the W.O.W. Project, a community-based initiative located inside Wing On Wo & Co., the oldest continually-run family store in New York Chinatown. The organizers explain the aim, “to collect love letters, poems, illustrations, paintings, etc. inspired and dedicated to Chinatown to help uplift our neighborhood in its darkest times."
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The project invited members in the community and across the diaspora to submit art: poetry, stories, letters, illustrations in response to the prompt: Write a love letter to a person, business, or organization you hold dear in Chinatown.
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“Volunteers translated the letters, and another group of volunteers posted them around the neighborhood according to our no-contact policy. By posting the letters across Chinatown, we hope to bring love and care to our community, reminding us that we are resilient. These messages of love and support stand in contrast to empty community spaces and notices of business closures.”
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#AAPIHeritageMonth

📸 : Michelle Ling 凌萱 , Thank you, SH Deluxe, April 14, 2020, Loan from the artist

This is what #NationalFitnessDay would have looked like in 1904. 🏋️‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ 📸 : Byron Company, Education, Gymnasium at T...
05/01/2021

This is what #NationalFitnessDay would have looked like in 1904. 🏋️‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️

📸 : Byron Company, Education, Gymnasium at Teachers' College, 1904, 93.1.1.17347

This is what #NationalFitnessDay would have looked like in 1904. 🏋️‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️

📸 : Byron Company, Education, Gymnasium at Teachers' College, 1904, 93.1.1.17347

Look up: Today is #SkyscraperDay! The image of the New York City skyline is always memorable and a testament to the city...
05/01/2021

Look up: Today is #SkyscraperDay! The image of the New York City skyline is always memorable and a testament to the city's beautiful architecture.
📸: Brown Brothers, "[New York Skyscrapers.]", gelatin silver print, 1915. Museum of the City of New York, X2010.11.3909

Look up: Today is #SkyscraperDay! The image of the New York City skyline is always memorable and a testament to the city's beautiful architecture.
📸: Brown Brothers, "[New York Skyscrapers.]", gelatin silver print, 1915. Museum of the City of New York, X2010.11.3909

There are just a few weekends left to see New York Responds, our exhibition which brings together objects and images fro...
05/01/2021

There are just a few weekends left to see New York Responds, our exhibition which brings together objects and images from New Yorkers during the first six months of the pandemic, including this COVID piñata.
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Its maker writes: "This piece dates to May, a time when spirits were low and so much was uncertain. My brother sent me a link to The New York Times article that provided instructions and said that we should make it together.....
This COVID piñata represents the frustrations that Americans felt (and are still feeling to this day), the boredom and taking on of new projects, and the desire for spending family time together with all the challenges that result. Piñatas are also reminiscent of summer and happy times, but during this time, the parks were overcrowded, and being outside posed a great risk and significant stress. The piñata, thus, represents how close yet how far away the outside was. However, it should be noted, that the ability to even have time to do a project like this and make a piñata to give yourself a fake 'vacation' shows a great amount of privilege that not all NYers had during this time. "
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Experience how far we've been as a city at the exhibition this weekend: https://bit.ly/2PAQ7g0
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📸 : Evie, Marvin, and Zac Krislov, Corona Piñata, 2020, Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Evie, Marvin, and Zac Krislov, 2020.15.1

There are just a few weekends left to see New York Responds, our exhibition which brings together objects and images from New Yorkers during the first six months of the pandemic, including this COVID piñata.
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Its maker writes: "This piece dates to May, a time when spirits were low and so much was uncertain. My brother sent me a link to The New York Times article that provided instructions and said that we should make it together.....
This COVID piñata represents the frustrations that Americans felt (and are still feeling to this day), the boredom and taking on of new projects, and the desire for spending family time together with all the challenges that result. Piñatas are also reminiscent of summer and happy times, but during this time, the parks were overcrowded, and being outside posed a great risk and significant stress. The piñata, thus, represents how close yet how far away the outside was. However, it should be noted, that the ability to even have time to do a project like this and make a piñata to give yourself a fake 'vacation' shows a great amount of privilege that not all NYers had during this time. "
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Experience how far we've been as a city at the exhibition this weekend: https://bit.ly/2PAQ7g0
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📸 : Evie, Marvin, and Zac Krislov, Corona Piñata, 2020, Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Evie, Marvin, and Zac Krislov, 2020.15.1

Reviewing all those weekend social plans... 🤗 📸 : Look magazine, Photograph of a model named Wanda from Harry Conover's ...
04/30/2021

Reviewing all those weekend social plans...
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📸 : Look magazine, Photograph of a model named Wanda from Harry Conover's agency, standing and looking over her appointment book, 1946, X2011.4.11041

Reviewing all those weekend social plans...
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📸 : Look magazine, Photograph of a model named Wanda from Harry Conover's agency, standing and looking over her appointment book, 1946, X2011.4.11041

Happy #ArborDay! 🌳 🌲  New York City is home to more than 5 million trees. Some of the most common types? London planetre...
04/30/2021

Happy #ArborDay! 🌳 🌲 New York City is home to more than 5 million trees. Some of the most common types? London planetree, littleleaf linden, and Norway maple.
📷 : Benjamin Swett, Post Oak, Hunter Island, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, March 7, 2012, 2013.9

Happy #ArborDay! 🌳 🌲 New York City is home to more than 5 million trees. Some of the most common types? London planetree, littleleaf linden, and Norway maple.
📷 : Benjamin Swett, Post Oak, Hunter Island, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, March 7, 2012, 2013.9

Poet Mahogany L. Browne joins Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jeffrey C. Stewart tonight to revisit poetry of the #Harl...
04/29/2021

Poet Mahogany L. Browne joins Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jeffrey C. Stewart tonight to revisit poetry of the #HarlemRenaissance and share some of her own work. Register for the virtual talk and other events in the series at mcny.org/renaissance.

Poet Mahogany L. Browne joins Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jeffrey C. Stewart tonight to revisit poetry of the #HarlemRenaissance and share some of her own work. Register for the virtual talk and other events in the series at mcny.org/renaissance.

04/28/2021
New York Responds - Closing Soon

There are just a few weekends left to see our exhibition New York Responds, which features images, videos, stories, and objects crowdsourced from New Yorkers during the first six months of the pandemic. Take a moment to reflect on how far we've come and remember where we've been. Tickets available at mcny.org, or if you can't make it in person, visit our online exhibition.

#NYC is in bloom! What plants and flowers do you love to see in the city? 🌻 🌹 🌷 🌸 🌼 🌺 📷 : Watercolor, View of the North ...
04/28/2021

#NYC is in bloom! What plants and flowers do you love to see in the city? 🌻 🌹 🌷 🌸 🌼 🌺
📷 : Watercolor, View of the North Vanderbilt Garden from the Flower Hospital, 1962, 93.63.7

#NYC is in bloom! What plants and flowers do you love to see in the city? 🌻 🌹 🌷 🌸 🌼 🌺
📷 : Watercolor, View of the North Vanderbilt Garden from the Flower Hospital, 1962, 93.63.7

New episode out now! Neil deGrasse Tyson describes his experience growing up in the Bronx on Your Hometown podcast. "Eve...
04/27/2021

New episode out now! Neil deGrasse Tyson describes his experience growing up in the Bronx on Your Hometown podcast. "Every measurable thing about the city today is better than when I grew up, period. So, when I compare the two, they are two different universes, but it is the greatest source of hope I have ever encountered.” Listen: https://bit.ly/3uaDLdP

New episode out now! Neil deGrasse Tyson describes his experience growing up in the Bronx on Your Hometown podcast. "Every measurable thing about the city today is better than when I grew up, period. So, when I compare the two, they are two different universes, but it is the greatest source of hope I have ever encountered.” Listen: https://bit.ly/3uaDLdP

Today is #BabeRuthDay, celebrating the New York Yankees #baseball legend. ⚾ 📸 : William Auerbach-Levy, Babe Ruth, 1925-1...
04/27/2021

Today is #BabeRuthDay, celebrating the New York Yankees #baseball legend. ⚾
📸 : William Auerbach-Levy, Babe Ruth, 1925-1938, 64.100.1602

Today is #BabeRuthDay, celebrating the New York Yankees #baseball legend. ⚾
📸 : William Auerbach-Levy, Babe Ruth, 1925-1938, 64.100.1602

Thomforde’s served sweet treats in Harlem for nearly a century, from 1903 to 1983. Discover Harlem's legendary places, h...
04/27/2021

Thomforde’s served sweet treats in Harlem for nearly a century, from 1903 to 1983. Discover Harlem's legendary places, historic haunts, and secret gems in our Keys to the City outdoor scavenger hunt on 5/22! Assemble your pod, form a team, and spend a day searching for clues developed by our museum experts. mcny.org/scavengerhunt
📸 : Thomforde's Restaurant, ca. 1965, X2010.11.11411

Thomforde’s served sweet treats in Harlem for nearly a century, from 1903 to 1983. Discover Harlem's legendary places, historic haunts, and secret gems in our Keys to the City outdoor scavenger hunt on 5/22! Assemble your pod, form a team, and spend a day searching for clues developed by our museum experts. mcny.org/scavengerhunt
📸 : Thomforde's Restaurant, ca. 1965, X2010.11.11411

Ashley Southall of The New York Times will lead a discussion about the powerful techniques that activists and organizati...
04/27/2021

Ashley Southall of The New York Times will lead a discussion about the powerful techniques that activists and organizations have employed to foster safety in their communities -- without police involvement. From practicing "violence interruption" to advocating for policies that directly address contributors to gun violence, the panel features pathbreaking experts who have worked on the front lines and behind the scenes to reimagine safety for all. Free with registration: https://bit.ly/2PqvaV9

Ashley Southall of The New York Times will lead a discussion about the powerful techniques that activists and organizations have employed to foster safety in their communities -- without police involvement. From practicing "violence interruption" to advocating for policies that directly address contributors to gun violence, the panel features pathbreaking experts who have worked on the front lines and behind the scenes to reimagine safety for all. Free with registration: https://bit.ly/2PqvaV9

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