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#OnThisDay in 1975, Saturday Night Live (@snl) premiered on @nbc, broadcasting live from Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center...
10/11/2020

#OnThisDay in 1975, Saturday Night Live (@snl) premiered on @nbc, broadcasting live from Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center in NYC. #AllinNYC
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.📸: Wurts Bros. (New York, N.Y.), Studio H of the National Broadcasting Company, ca. 1940, Museum of the City of New York, X2010.11.8785)

✨ ✨ ✨✨⚫ ✨ Well spotted, @Betimbal.✨✨ ✨#StarlightSunday
10/11/2020

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✨⚫ ✨ Well spotted, @Betimbal.
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#StarlightSunday

#Knitters, #crocheters, #yarnbombers, and all kinds of #creators: How are you celebrating #ILoveYarnDay? 🧶   ..(📸: Byron...
10/10/2020

#Knitters, #crocheters, #yarnbombers, and all kinds of #creators: How are you celebrating #ILoveYarnDay? 🧶
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(📸: Byron Company, Giving Woman Instruction, 1926, Museum of the City of New York, 93.1.1.7106)

Sure, right now bicycles are the popular two-wheel ride in NYC - but that doesn't mean we can't tip our helmets to #Nati...
10/10/2020

Sure, right now bicycles are the popular two-wheel ride in NYC - but that doesn't mean we can't tip our helmets to #NationalMotorcycleRideDay. 🏍️ 🏍️
#allInnyc.
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📸 unknown ["Leader of the Pack" theater still.] 1985. Museum of the City of New York F2013.41.3835)

10/10/2020

"The playgrounds of this city are where I honed my skills. The game was gritty!" says NBA Legend Bernard King. Experience NYC basketball in City/Game, now on view. Timed tickets available at mcny.org/visit.

"Brooklyn: The City Within," an exhibition of photographs by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb (@webbnorriswebb) is now ...
10/09/2020

"Brooklyn: The City Within," an exhibition of photographs by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb (@webbnorriswebb) is now extended to April 18, 2021. Featuring more than thirty photographs made since 2014, the resulting work is a collaborative series that explores the borough they have called home for some 20 years.
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The Museum--in conjunction with artists--is delighted to offer a set of two limited edition photographs: "Brooklyn Heights" (Alex Webb) & "Shimmering, Prospect Park" (Rebecca Norris Webb). The purchase of these 11” x 14” signed, editioned photographs will support the exhibition. Photographs are priced at $2,500 (for the set of 2), plus shipping. $1,000 of your total contribution of $2,500 will be tax-deductible.
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Head to https://bit.ly/30RA7sB for availability and other details.

Sailing into the weekend with this much needed #MuseumMomentofZen.  ..📸  George Miller, Jr. Skyscrapers from Staten Isla...
10/09/2020

Sailing into the weekend with this much needed #MuseumMomentofZen.
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📸 George Miller, Jr. Skyscrapers from Staten Island Ferry. -ca. 1930 Museum of the City of New York X2010.12.6

#OnThisDay in 1904, the first Carnegie Library built in Brooklyn, the @PacificLibraryBPL, opened on Fourth Avenue. .📚 In...
10/08/2020

#OnThisDay in 1904, the first Carnegie Library built in Brooklyn, the @PacificLibraryBPL, opened on Fourth Avenue.
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📚 In 1973, after a second damaging fire, the library was set to be demolished; however, the @BrooklynPublicLibrary and community activists successfully rallied to save it. After necessary renovations, the Pacific Branch reopened in 1975, and, in 2018, it received some new repairs and updates, including a garden! 🌷 #AllInNYC
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📸: Wurts Bros. (New York, N.Y.), 25 4th Avenue. Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific Branch, ca. 1915, Museum of the City of New York, X2010.7.1.4754

TODAY at 1:30PM ET: Join us for the latest "Curators from the Couch" free live-stream conversation. 🏀 🗑️  This episode f...
10/08/2020

TODAY at 1:30PM ET: Join us for the latest "Curators from the Couch" free live-stream conversation. 🏀 🗑️ This episode features MCNY Curator Lilly Tuttle with @WeShouldDoItAll Creative Director Jonathan Jackson (@atticusFinch_jackson) & Christopher Al-Jumah (@thisisyourmothercallme) about the "City/Game" exhibition and the important interplay of sports and design. 🗑️ 🏀 Register here:
https://www.mcny.org/event/curators-couch-citygame

#AlllInNYC
#Livestream
#Freeevent

📸 City/Game installation shot by @FilipWolak)

Just one week until we kick off "Another City: New Meanings in New York's Public Spaces,"  our four-part virtual symposi...
10/07/2020

Just one week until we kick off "Another City: New Meanings in New York's Public Spaces," our four-part virtual symposium featuring intimate discussions with leading writers and observers of the New York scene.

Moderated by @newyorkermag writer @vinsoncunningham, each session of the symposium explores a new topic with guest speakers offering insights from a variety of perspectives on the unprecedented events of 2020.

The line-up includes:
-Wednesday, October 14: Protest City with architect Mabel Wilson (@Studio_And) and photographer Mark Clennon (@mark.c).

-Wednesday, October 21: Empty City with essayist Garnette Cadogan and writer and critic Luc Sante (@luxante)

-Wednesday, October 28: Everyday City with architect and urbanist Susan Chin and architecture critic Kate Wagner

-Wednesday, November 11: Celebratory City with photographer Ricky Flores (@rickyflores) and New York Times columnist Ginia Bellafante

All live-streams will include a curated list of readings and visual links, and time for participant Q & A. $90/for all four sessions; $25 per session. Tickets and more info: https://www.mcny.org/anothercity

📸 : Copyright © 2020 Mark Clennon Creative, LLC. All rights reserved.

Celebrating #NationalLEDLightDay with a bonus look at our spectacular Starlight installation.  Created by Cooper Joseph ...
10/07/2020

Celebrating #NationalLEDLightDay with a bonus look at our spectacular Starlight installation. Created by Cooper Joseph Studio, the sculpture consists of 5283 points of light and is the most Instagrammed object at the Museum.
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Have YOU snapped Starlight on a past visit? Tag us when you post for a potential re-share as part of #StarlightSunday. (📸 @pamsentman)

During a school year full of unknowns, @TheJewishMuseum has been rethinking programming for teachers and students, devel...
10/06/2020

During a school year full of unknowns, @TheJewishMuseum has been rethinking programming for teachers and students, developing new resources to support Pre-K – 12th grade teaching and learning.

Now, students and teachers can experience the Jewish Museum virtually from anywhere in the world, with new monthly thematic tours led by Jewish Museum educators. Take a deeper look into the #JewishMuseumCollection and exhibitions, focusing on a variety of discussion and hands-on activities using materials found at home.

Visit TheJewishMuseum.org/RemoteLearning to explore our virtual offerings for students and teachers. #MuseumInstaswap

While @TheJewishMuseum’s galleries are now open to the public, our unique and thought-provoking programs are taking plac...
10/06/2020

While @TheJewishMuseum’s galleries are now open to the public, our unique and thought-provoking programs are taking place online.
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On October 13 at 2 pm, join us for our new series, Art in Context, exploring the extraordinary innovations in modern painting made by Jewish artists #ChaimSoutine, #AmedeoModigliani, and #MarcChagall. Discover the ways each of these artists pushed cultural boundaries and confronted the prejudices of their time through in-depth conversations led by a Jewish Museum educator.
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Visit TheJewishMuseum.org/Calendar to register. #MuseumInstaSwap
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📷 Installation views of the exhibitions "Chaim Soutine: Flesh" (2018), "Modigliani Unmasked" (2017), and "Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922" (2018). The Jewish Museum, NY. Photos by Jason Mandella.

Like our neighbors, @MuseumofCityNY, @TheJewishMuseum is a space for telling stories. Through our exhibitions, programs,...
10/06/2020

Like our neighbors, @MuseumofCityNY, @TheJewishMuseum is a space for telling stories. Through our exhibitions, programs, and the #JewishMuseumCollection, we speak to the breadth and diversity of the global Jewish experience from ancient to contemporary times.

We invite you to reserve your free timed ticket to explore the Jewish Museum’s galleries. Be among the first to experience our newly opened exhibition “We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by #JonathanHorowitz,” which explores artists’ responses to social injustice from the early 20th century to now, featuring new artwork by Horowitz alongside #HumaBhabha, #RobertColescott, #AdrianPiper, #BenShahn, @Kara_Walker_Official, #AndyWarhol, #MaxWeber, and others. Enjoy an extended run of artist @RachelFeinsteinStudio’s survey exhibition “Maiden, Mother, Crone,” exploring the three consequential stages in a woman’s life, and revisit our renowned collection exhibition, “Scenes from the Collection,” which weaves together centuries of art and Judaica. #JewishMuseumCollection

Plan your visit at TheJewishMuseum.org/Tickets. #MuseumInstaSwap

📷 Installation view of "We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz" October 1, 2020 - January 24, 2021, at the Jewish Museum, NY. Photo: Kris Graves.
📷 Installation view of "Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone," November 1, 2019-March 22, 2020, at the Jewish Museum, NY. Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging.
📷 Installation view of "Scenes from the Collection." The Jewish Museum, New York. Photo by: Jason Mandella.

Celebrating all the educators this'World Teachers' Day. 🍎  Thanks for you all you do  --particularly in these challengin...
10/05/2020

Celebrating all the educators this'World Teachers' Day. 🍎 Thanks for you all you do --particularly in these challenging times-- to lead, inspire and support our students. #WorldTeachersDay2020
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📸 Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914) East Side Public Schools 1. A class in the condemned Essex Market School, Gas burning by day. ca. 1890 Museum of the City of New York 2008.1.33

🌟 Show us YOUR #StarlightSunday.  🤩  (📸  @danweltnernyc)
10/04/2020

🌟 Show us YOUR #StarlightSunday. 🤩 (📸 @danweltnernyc)

Experience NYC past, present, and future in our outdoor spaces, from our terrace dining to our free exhibition New York ...
10/03/2020

Experience NYC past, present, and future in our outdoor spaces, from our terrace dining to our free exhibition New York Responds. Enjoy the fall weather and make a day of it -- we're steps away from Central Park. 🍁 🍂 🍃 mcny.org
#Staycation #FallinNYC
📸 : Mike Szpot

10/03/2020

Experience a museum day in the life of Dutch from TikTok, whose visit brought a smile to our faces! Reserve timed tickets to the museum at mcny.org.

Since we're seeing less of your smiles behind masks, here's one for #WorldSmileDay. Say cheese! 😁 📸 : Wurts Bros. (New Y...
10/03/2020

Since we're seeing less of your smiles behind masks, here's one for #WorldSmileDay. Say cheese! 😁
📸 : Wurts Bros. (New York, N.Y.), Richard Wurts next to the frame of the Trylon during construction of the New York World's Fair site., ca. 1939, X2010.7.1.15835

Manhattan Bridge, #MuseumMomentofZen style. 😌 📸 : Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Federal Art Project, Manhattan Bridge, Lo...
10/02/2020

Manhattan Bridge, #MuseumMomentofZen style.
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📸 : Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Federal Art Project, Manhattan Bridge, Looking Up, November 11, 1936, 43.131.2.143

#OnThisDay in 1967, #ThurgoodMarshall, the first African-American to be appointed to the Supreme Court, was sworn in. In...
10/02/2020

#OnThisDay in 1967, #ThurgoodMarshall, the first African-American to be appointed to the Supreme Court, was sworn in.
In 2001, the United States Congress passed a bill renaming the U.S. Courthouse building in downtown NYC (shown here) in honor of Marshall and the building was rededicated in April 2003.
📸 : Edmund Vincent Gillon, New York State Supreme Court and Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, ca. 1977, 2013.3.2.395

Our shop is open and full of seasonal fall gifts for #AutumninNewYork. For the month of October, all merchandise is 10% ...
10/02/2020

Our shop is open and full of seasonal fall gifts for #AutumninNewYork. For the month of October, all merchandise is 10% off, in person only. Just show your timed tickets to redeem! mcny.org/visit #ShopSmall
📸 : Daviston Jeffers

Don't get it twisted. It's #NationalHairDay! 📸 : Stanley Kubrick, Look magazine, 1950, Faye Emerson, X2011.4.12264.68©SK...
10/01/2020

Don't get it twisted. It's #NationalHairDay!
📸 : Stanley Kubrick, Look magazine, 1950, Faye Emerson, X2011.4.12264.68
©SK Film Archives/Museum of the City of New York.

The perfect complement to watching the #NBAFinals? Experiencing basketball history at City/Game: Basketball in New York,...
09/30/2020

The perfect complement to watching the #NBAFinals? Experiencing basketball history at City/Game: Basketball in New York, now on view! Reserve timed tickets: https://bit.ly/2WLAe93
📸 : New York Knicks in a game against the Fort Wayne Pistons, 1953, photograph by
Arthur Rothstein and Frank Bauman, Museum of the City of New York, the LOOK Collection, gift of Cowles Magazines, Inc., X2011.4.2770-53.50

This island is home to New York City’s longest slide, which is 57 feet long and three stories tall. Know the answer? The...
09/30/2020

This island is home to New York City’s longest slide, which is 57 feet long and three stories tall. Know the answer? Then register for our Ultimate Virtual Trivia night on 10/13! We'll put your knowledge of NYC to the test. https://bit.ly/34ckYTl

Indoor dining is returning to NYC. 🍱 🥘 🍳 🍜 🍝 Here are some historic menus from our collection featuring restaurants past...
09/30/2020

Indoor dining is returning to NYC. 🍱 🥘 🍳 🍜 🍝
Here are some historic menus from our collection featuring restaurants past and present. Where do you love to dine in NYC?

📖 : Junior's menu, 1979, 97.146.176A-B; Knickerbocker Steakhouse menu, 1978, 97.146.184; Jack Dempsey's Restaurant menu, 1956, 85.55.1; Tavern on the Green menu, 1984, 97.146.352; Russian Tea Room Vodka Drinks menu, 1960-1980, 97.146.314A-B; Howard Johnson's menu, 1965, 97.146.144A-B

Signs of NYC innovation are everywhere, including in this rideshare from the Bronx. #CovidStoriesNYC 📸 : Spencer Kimball
09/29/2020

Signs of NYC innovation are everywhere, including in this rideshare from the Bronx. #CovidStoriesNYC
📸 : Spencer Kimball

There's a reason this is the city that never sleeps. ☕ ☕ ☕ #NationalCoffeeDay #CoffeeDay📸 : Currier & Ives, Delicious Co...
09/29/2020

There's a reason this is the city that never sleeps. ☕ ☕ ☕ #NationalCoffeeDay #CoffeeDay
📸 : Currier & Ives, Delicious Coffee!, 1881, print chromolithograph, 56.300.1426

Only 60.6% of residents with a New York City home address have filled out #Census2020, which could have huge impacts on ...
09/28/2020

Only 60.6% of residents with a New York City home address have filled out #Census2020, which could have huge impacts on funds for health care, education, housing, economic development and transportation, as well as New York congressional representation in Washington.

Many people don't even realize the immense impact of the Census, and the particular challenges of accurately counting all New York City residents. Who We Are, our exhibition now on view, uncovers the fascinating history (and beautiful artistic visualizations) of census data.

In this visualization by Neil Freeman, census block groups are laid into a grid according to median household income. Freeman uses this reordering to show the distributional differences across tracts. The groups are color-coded by borough, with the colors derived from the borough flags. The size of each group corresponds to the total population of the area.

See more in Who We Are, now on view: https://bit.ly/357PRrr

📸 : Grid Series, 2019, Neil Freeman, Courtesy the artist

Socially distanced lines. Masked protests in the streets. Parking-space dining. These are some of the striking scenes th...
09/28/2020

Socially distanced lines. Masked protests in the streets. Parking-space dining. These are some of the striking scenes that have emerged in 2020, indelibly impacting the landscape of New York, and creating "Another City."
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Moderated by The New Yorker writer Vinson Cunningham, Another City is our four-part virtual symposium beginning in October, featuring intimate discussions with leading writers and observers of the New York scene. Space is limited—reserve early at mcny.org/anothercity

📸 : Copyright © 2020 Mark Clennon Creative, LLC. All rights reserved.

It's been great seeing everyone back at the Museum!  Want to come by? Head to MCNY.org for timed tickets and info. #star...
09/27/2020

It's been great seeing everyone back at the Museum!

Want to come by? Head to MCNY.org for timed tickets and info. #starlightsunday #AllInNYC

(📷 @fomofeed /@sur_fresh and #Starlight.)

Today's Family Health & Fitness Day, folks!  It's a great excuse to hop on your bike or take a socially-distanced stroll...
09/26/2020

Today's Family Health & Fitness Day, folks! It's a great excuse to hop on your bike or take a socially-distanced stroll with loved one. #AllInNYC
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📸 Byron Company (New York, N.Y.), Bicycling, New York Streets, 1896, Museum of the City of New York 93.1.1.1587

#OnThisDay in 1898, composer George Gershwin was born in East New York, Brooklyn. Gershwin's early musical education inc...
09/26/2020

#OnThisDay in 1898, composer George Gershwin was born in East New York, Brooklyn. Gershwin's early musical education included concerts at the Educational Alliance Settlement House on the Lower East Side. 🎵 🎼 🎶 🎹
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🎨 William Auerbach-Levy, George Gershwin at piano, 1926, Museum of the City of New York 67.109

It's also National #BingeDay.  What series have you been binge-watching during this time?....📸 Wurts Bros. (New York, N....
09/25/2020

It's also National #BingeDay. What series have you been binge-watching during this time?
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📸 Wurts Bros. (New York, N.Y.) [Hospital. Interior, hospital room toward television cabinet.]ca. 1945-1965 Museum of the City of New York

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