"In 1946, Todd Webb moved to New York City and began photographing the city that he saw." The rest is photography history, check out these selects from #ACitySeen in NBC New York.
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Todd Webb's 1940s Photos Show Ever-Bustling NYC

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The MTA, most of us use it every day, and many of us curse it often. But, what is its history? Take a look at this piece from The New York Times and learn all about it. #NYCHistory
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Why Does New York State Control the Subway? That’s the 20-Cent Question

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On October 1, 1891 Oscar Hammerstein opened his new production house with "Cavalleria Rusticana in America." It created what The New York Times would describe as “a famous incident.” Why? That same day, the Casino Theatre premiered a matinee performance of the same opera. Built in 1882, it was allegedly the first NYC theater to be lit entirely by electricity. It was designed in the Moorish...
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In this installment of our Only in New York series, host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with drag performer Lady Bunny and pop-up club host Simonez Wolf to talk about the city’s ever-evolving and inventive nightlife scene.

Only in New York with Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir is a conversation series bringing together two distinctive New Yorkers from different worlds to explore key questions...
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I Like the Nightlife, Baby

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Trans people were at the forefront of the 1969 uprising at Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, but their stories have not always been central in film representations of LGBT life in the city. T.V. Transvestite (60 minutes, 1982) captures a fierce House of LaBeija Ball thrown at a Harlem Bingo Hall. Considered “lost” and not screened in public for over two decades, the film shows legends Pepper...
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In 1946, museum curator Beaumont Newhall wrote: "Above all Todd Webb’s portrait of the city is dignified. It is revealing, it is not always pleasant, but it is a portrait which all New Yorkers will respect and appreciate.” Read up on our newest exhibition in AFAR.#ACitySeen
In 1946 museum curator Beaumont Newhall wrote Above all Todd Webbs portrait

See Old New York Through a Traveling Photographer’s Lens

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Rioting, anti-British sentiment, and a production of Macbeth? Take a look at the history behind New York City’s bloodiest theater riot in this piece from the Daily Mail. #NYCHistory
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New York's little-known theater riot in the mid-1800s

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"Webb’s depictions of postwar New York City capture the pedestrian life of a city in flux." Curbed NY talks Todd Webb. #ACitySeen
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Everyday life in postwar New York comes alive in these vintage photos

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July 2, 1834, President Andrew Jackson was beheaded in Boston. You might cry alternative facts, but it did happen. It was actually the figurehead of Andrew Jackson on the U.S.S. Constitution that was put to its untimely death.
July 2 1834 President Andrew Jackson was beheaded in Boston You might

The Beheading of President Andrew Jackson

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Our permanent exhibition shows you what New York City and its citizens looked like, and the objects that made up their lives. But, what did NYC sound like 400 years ago? Check out this piece in Daily Mail about Calling Thunder: The Unsung History of Manhattan.
Our permanent exhibition shows you what New York City and its citizens

Interactive video reveals what New York sounded like 400 years ago

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Happy #MothersDay! As you celebrate with the person you call mom, take a look at the holiday's history courtesy of HISTORY.
Happy MothersDay As you celebrate with the person you call mom take

Mother’s Day - Holidays - HISTORY.com

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It’s another grey rainy day, so let’s look back at this picture of a rainy night in Times Square in 1932. Pictured here is the Loew’s State Theatre. Built on the site of the Bartholdi Inn, the theatre opened in the summer of 1921. The adjoining office building became Loew’s headquarters. Many films had their world premieres here including 1948’s “The Three Musketeers,” 1959’s “Some Like It...
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"Webb really took joy in his work: He shot people and architecture in a poetic way and he captured the power of the scene he was shooting. 'In spite of being quite broke I am in good spirits,' he wrote. 'My photography is alive. In it I find joy without measure. It grows continually and with it I've grown poorer and richer.'" Fortune talks Todd Webb. #ACitySeen
Webb really took joy in his work He shot people and architecture

See 1940s New York City Through The Eyes of a Fortune Photographer

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Map Lover? Take a look at this Untapped Cities list of some of the maps we have on display in NEW YORK AT ITS CORE. #NYAtItsCore
Map Lover Take a look at this Untapped Cities list of some

5 Fun Maps to Discover at the Museum of the City of New York

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"When you look at his pictures, what makes them so extraordinary, to me, is that he's interested in the humanity of the people in the city". The Village Voice chats with curator Sean Corcoran about our Todd Webb exhibition. For more, come to our event Todd Webb’s New York. #ACitySeen
When you look at his pictures what makes them so extraordinary to

In Todd Webb’s Mid-Century Photographs, the Sidewalks of New York Come Alive

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Over a century ago on the northernmost tip of Manhattan in Fort George, New York, on the same spot where General Washington fought the British, there stood a fantastic amusement park complete with roller coasters, Ferris wheels, and a skating rink, as well as fortune tellers, music halls, casinos, and hotels. Learn all about the Fort George Amusement Park in this week's story. #NYCHistory
Over a century ago on the northernmost tip of Manhattan in Fort

Fort George Amusement Park

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Did you miss the Museum's Star Turn on Thirteen WNET New York? Fear not, the episode is now online. Happy Watching! #NYAtItsCore
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Treasures of New York | Video | THIRTEEN - New York Public Media

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In the foreground of this picture? A fascinating fire escape, even by NYC standards. Built in 1884 by Hugh Smith with architect Stephen Decatur, with 600 rooms and two courtyards, the Murray Hill Hotel was unfortunately demolished in 1947. The building was touted as being the only hotel in the city that was practically fire-proof. Stone, iron, and cement were used at the exclusion of wood in...
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Following World War II, Detroit-born Navy photographer Todd Webb moved to New York City and took pictures of the city’s residents, booming waterfront, and rising skyline. Webb’s pictures show a city alive with hope, industry, and peace. But what does it mean to capture the spirit of a city? And why has Webb’s oeuvre faded from public view compared to his peers? A panel of authors and curators...
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Following World War II Detroitborn Navy photographer Todd Webb moved to New

Todd Webb’s New York

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"In April of ’46, Webb secured a one-day-a-week job at the Museum of the City of New York: He shot pieces from their collection. But late that year, Newhall spoke to the head of the Museum on Webb’s behalf and the rest is history. Webb, ever humble, was concerned that he didn’t have enough good work to fill the Museum’s exhibit. In fact, he did. And I love that exactly 70 years after that...
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Photographer Todd Webb's Stunning Photos Of 1940s NYC

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