Museum of the City of New York

Post image for Museum Archive Leads Bronx Students to Forgotten Slave Burial Ground

Major online archives of accessible images have become regular news out of museums, and part of the reason is stories like this: elementary school kids in the South Bronx have used a photograph from one of those archives to bring about historic recognition for a long-forgotten slave burial ground.

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Post image for Edmund V. Gillon’s Vision of 1970s and ’80s New York

Sometimes it seems like troves of old photos of New York City turn up online every other day. But we still ogle them because … well, what can we say? We heart old NYC porn.

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Post image for Museum of the City of NY Wants Your Photographs of Hurricane Sandy

The Museum of the City of New York is planning an exhibition of photographs from Hurricane Sandy for the one-year anniversary of the storm. And importantly, the organizers aren’t just interested in professional pictures; they want submissions from anyone and everyone with images to share.

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Post image for A Micro-Apartment of One’s Own

Do you know anyone who lives in New York with three roommates? How about someone who lives in a tiny studio apartment? If so, you may be consorting with a lawbreaker. That’s right: in most of New York City, the maximum number of roommates who can share an apartment, legally, is three. And every apartment must be at least 400 square feet — which is pretty big, aka expensive, for a studio.

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Post image for Beyond the Creep Factor: Postmortem Photography as Remembrance

With the arrival of accessible photography came a developed culture of portraiture for not just the living, but the dead. Up until the 1830s with the creation of the daguerrotype, creating an image for remembrance of your loved ones was reserved for the rich, who could commission paintings. Yet with photography came a way to preserve a family member’s image before they disappeared into the earth.

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Post image for Seaport Museum Opens With Visual Display of Lower Manhattan’s Past and Present

Struck with financial troubles, the South Street Seaport Museum closed its doors in March of 2011. Although its future was then uncertain, it has now reopened under the direction of the Museum of the City of New York, fueled by a $2 million grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.

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Post image for Seaport’s 19th C Print Shop Expected to Reopen

“The new managers of the struggling Seaport Museum New York have committed to reopen the 19th-century print shop Bowne & Co. Stationers, advocates said this week … at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, the leaders of the Museum of the City of New York, which is taking over the Seaport Museum, promised to “reactivate” Bowne & Co.” [DNAinfo]

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