“It does feel very timely, like we skipped over a century”. Curator Steven Jaffe discusses our WWI exhibition in NY Press. #WWIinNYC
It does feel very timely like we skipped over a century Curator

Weapons of mass persuasion | Manhattan, New York, NY | City Arts News

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The Hippodrome Theater opened in April 1905. It was the brainchild of Frederick Thompson and Elmer S. Dundy, famous for creating Luna Park at Coney Island. It was designed as a "gigantic toy" for the masses with low admission prices aimed at bringing in middle class New Yorkers, who were excluded from “legitimate” Broadway theatres due to cost. Additionally it was planned a as high tech...
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"Beyond their aesthetic merits, Ruby’s dolls held the promise of providing compelling insights into an inspired individual’s creative vision at a time when the “Black is Beautiful” ethos ignited her 1960s Harlem community." Learn about the conservation work that went into some of the objects on display in #NYAtItsCore
Beyond their aesthetic merits Rubys dolls held the promise of providing compelling

Resuscitating Ruby’s Dolls

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Opening Today! A City Seen: Todd Webb’s Postwar New York, 1945-1960 examines New York through the eyes—and lens—of photographer Todd Webb. Featuring more than 100 images, accompanied by entries from Webb’s own journal, the exhibition highlights Todd Webb’s personal exploration of the city that enthralled him while providing an expansive document of New York in the years following World War II....
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Opening Today A City Seen Todd Webbs Postwar New York 19451960 examines

A City Seen

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"For a museum to focus an entire gallery on the city’s future is both prescient and daring." Untapped Cities explores #NYAtItsCore's Future City Lab.
For a museum to focus an entire gallery on the citys future

Inside the Future City Lab at the Museum of the City of New York Exhibit New York at Its Core

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Beyond their aesthetic merits, Ruby’s dolls held the promise of providing compelling insights into an inspired individual’s creative vision at a time when the “Black is Beautiful” ethos ignited her 1960s Harlem community. Learn about the conservation work that went into some of the objects on display in #NYAtItsCore
Beyond their aesthetic merits Rubys dolls held the promise of providing compelling

Resuscitating Ruby’s Dolls

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“Photography becomes his means to familiarize himself with the city...to explore, an excuse to go to different neighborhoods and see what makes the city tick.” Curator Sean Corcoran talks to The New York Times - Lens - Photography about our upcoming exhibiton #ACitySeen
Photography becomes his means to familiarize himself with the cityto explore an

Vintage Photos of What Made Postwar New York City Tick

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"For a nation of immigrants, it’s ironic that newcomers have never been particularly popular no matter where they came from. But the fear and persecution that these this posters inspired was different" Metro US talks our new #WWIinNYC exhibition.
For a nation of immigrants its ironic that newcomers have never been

The ugliness of Trump’s America has roots in World War I

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Take a virtual walking tour of 42nd Street's history courtesy of New York Magazine and some pieces from our collections. If you like this, you can continue the story by coming to Magnetic City, April 17, 6:30pm at the museum. Tickets are still available here: [ Mcny.org Link ]
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An Interactive History of 42nd Street’s Dramatic Transformation Over 164 Years

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"It is certainly is relevant, especially with what's going on in the world today." Newsweekcovers our newest exhibition, #WWIinNYC.
It is certainly is relevant especially with whats going on in the

Museum shows U.S. WWI posters that are still timely in Trump's America

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Join us for a discussion considering the legacy of HIV/AIDS activism in the ‘80s and ‘90s and how activists and artists continue to develop new models of treatment, prevention, and campaigns today. This program delves into the themes of our upcoming exhibition AIDS at Home: Art and Activism.

Avram Finkelstein, founding member of the Silence=Death Project, ACT UP, and Gran Fury
Kia LaBeija,...
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AIDS Art and Activism Today

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Inspired by our new exhibition, Muslim in New York, join a panel of leading Muslim scholars, activists, and civic leaders to explore the rich, multifaceted histories of New York City's major Muslim communities, including those of African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African-American heritage. #MusliminNY

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Zain Abdullah, Anthropologist and associate professor of Religion at...
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Inspired by our new exhibition Muslim in New York join a panel

Muslim in New York

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What If: two small words open up a world of future possibilities unconstrained by today’s realities. They don’t just pose a question; they propose an idea about how things could be in the future. Each month, a question posed by our visitors is presented to a panel of experts. This Month's Question: What If...Immigrants stopped coming to New York?

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What If two small words open up a world of future possibilities

What If...Immigrants stopped coming to New York?

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George M. Cohan, legendary song and dance man made incredible contributions to the American songbook. He wrote, produced, directed, or starred in over 100 Broadway productions and penned enduring hits like “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “You’re a grand old flag,” “Give my regards to Broadway”, and “Over there.” We're digitizing our collection of items related to his life and career, here's a sneak...
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George M Cohan legendary song and dance man made incredible contributions to

The Yankee Doodle Boy gets digitized

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The sun is shining, the grass is green, Coney Island Luna Park has officially opened...it is definitely starting to feel like spring. Celebrate the kicking off off warmer weather by exploring Coney Island's past in this Curbed NY piece featuring images from our collections. #NYCHistory
The sun is shining the grass is green Coney Island Luna Park

Celebrate Coney Island’s opening day by enjoying historic photos of the Cyclone

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Untapped Cities explores our #WWIinNYC exhibition, and discusses the pieces on display, "imagery now ingrained in America’s iconography."
Untapped Cities explores our WWIinNYC exhibition and discusses the pieces on display

World War I Vintage Patriotic Posters from NYC Artists on View at Museum of City of NY

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It was possibly the most heavily populated African-American neighborhood in Manhattan in the early 20th century. Apparently even Thelonious Monk once lived there. But, it was not to last for long. It was not a perfect neighborhood, though no neighborhood is. In 1940, the New York City Housing Authority characterized the area as "the worst slum section in the City of New York," allegedly at the...
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"We realized that many of the issues that engaged Americans in 1917 seemed oddly fresh, oddly timely. Nationalism, diversity, tolerance, immigration, free expression, political expression, either in the press or in free speech." Curator Steven Jaffe discusses our newest exhibition in Reuters​. #WWIinNYC
We realized that many of the issues that engaged Americans in 1917

Century-old posters of U.S. WWI entry are timely in Trump's America

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#Onthisday in 1957, New York City's Streetcars completed their final runs. Why did streetcar service end? Remarkably it's very similar to the plot of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Take a look at this piece from Gothamist about our past public transit.
Onthisday in 1957 New York Citys Streetcars completed their final runs Why

1930s Trolley Map Shows How Connected Brooklyn Was

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