"New York City was not only the birthplace of American photography, but also the setting for some of its most substantial early commercial and technological developments." The New York Times discusses NYC's photography history with some help from our collections. #NYCHistory

The Hidden History of Photography and New York

"The show, which went up last week and will run through July 20, is small...but it is dense with humanity. Particularly poignant are the many images of children." Newsweek discusses our new installation, Muslim in New York.

A new exhibit shows the poignant impact Muslims have had on New York culture

It's your last weekend to catch #GayGotham! Make sure you don't miss your chance to explore the history of LGBT culture in New York through 10 emblematic artists and their creative networks. Here's a behind the scenes look at the exhibition's audio content. You can also come to tonight's Hidden Bernstein event for even more #GayGotham.

Listening to Gay Gotham

Today we're taking a peek inside some of the restoration work that went into NEW YORK AT ITS CORE. Fashion designer Ruby Bailey was a Harlem style innovator and her work, alongside Ann Lowe’s, represents highlights of 20th century African American design. Explore how we brought her pieces back to life. #NYAtItsCore #BlackHistoryMonth
"Notwithstanding the fact that I say now to the fascists, ‘You tell us to back to where we came from -‘ They were an accident here, we were not an accident. We came because this was our choice. That’s why we very much wanted our country, and why I want it still; I still believe that our country will be an example; we will overcome a lot of things.” Exploring the story of Minnie Fisher: labor...
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Minnie Fisher, Immigrant and Labor Activist

“I realize that people looking at my photographs isn’t going to alter someone’s beliefs just like that...but if they can start a conversation and make people think about what is actually going on in the world, instead of what they’re told is going on, then they are doing some good.” Robert Gerhardt, one of the photographers featured in our Muslim in New York installation talks with The...
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Photographers Depict The Range And Beauty Of Muslim Life In New York

“I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” James Baldwin.

Who better to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth with than Harlem’s own James Baldwin? Novelist, Civil Rights activist, essayist, playwright and social critic James Baldwin was born in Harlem in August of 1924, he attended P.S. 24 on 128th...
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Opening today, our newest installation: Muslim in New York. Muslims have been woven into the fabric of New York since the city’s origins as New Amsterdam and today New York’s diverse Muslim community—immigrant and American-born, from multiple racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds—constitutes an estimated 3% of the city’s population, some 270,000 people living in all five boroughs. They...
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Muslim in New York

On view until March 5 in the Museum of the City of New York’s landmark exhibition New York at Its Core is a small manuscript in black ink; the script is messy and the signature is hard to make out, but the words are familiar to Americans young and old. They have appeared recently on protest signs from New York to Washington, D.C. In fact, many of us can recite the words by heart:

“Give me...
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The New Colossus

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Documenting LGBTQ Life

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Huyler's was a candy and restaurant chain in NYC. The chain was owned by John S. Huyler. Born in New York City to a father who had a bakery and ice cream shop in Greenwich Village in 1846, Huyler grew up living above the store and began working there as a teenager. It is in his father’s store where he began to make and sell soft molasses candy . His first independent effort was a shop on...
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"At an important juncture, the Museum of the City of New York continues its timely inquiry into what makes New York, New York.”" Untapped Cities delves into our upcoming installation, Muslim in New York.

“Muslim in New York” Photo Exhibit at Museum of City of NY Highlights History of Muslim Community in NYC

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When one museum wants to borrow material from another museum, there is a lengthy request process involved. But, once all the paperwork is done and the research completed, it means one lucky person gets to accompany objects on their journey. Take a look at this story about how our #JacobARiis exhibition traveled to Denmark's Ribe Kunstmuseum.

A Courier Trip to Denmark

"This special installation comes at a time when the place of immigrants from Muslim-majority countries is being scrutinized, and even challenged, on a national level...the Museum’s rich photography collection, begun in the 1930s and growing each year, speaks eloquently to the enormous diversity of our city and the many ways in which immigration and religious diversity has enriched and...
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Photos: New Show At Museum Of The City Of NY Will Celebrate Muslim Community

It stands as the first residential skyscraper complex in the world, and takes its name from a British dynasty even though the area used to be known as “Goat’s Hill”. It’s Tudor City. Construction started on the project in 1927. Before this the area had been home to goats, squatters, and a shanty town known as Corcoran’s Roost. It was in the 1920s that real estate developer Fred F. French...
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Like last year, this February The New York Times is sharing "Unpublished Black History", a series of photographs from their archives that have never been published before. Take a look and explore this fascinating look back at history through photography. #BlackHistoryMonth

In Covering Civil Rights, Reporter Enhanced His Words With Film

Like mother, like daughter. This beauty parlor was run by the daughter of Madame CJ Walker, one of the first African-American millionaires and credited as being the first female millionaire as well. Her daughter A'Lelia Walker was born in 1885 and became president of her mother’s company in 1919, a position she held until her 1931 passing. Beyond her business, she also immersed herself in...
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Selfies, scourge of the millennial generation or photographic pastime that's been around for almost 110 years? Take a look at these historical selfies from our collection featured in Us Weekly. #Selfie #NYCHistory

These Might Be the First-Ever Selfies in History

"A link between the historical fabric of New York’s queer culture and its breathing present-day form. Sold? Us too." Milk Media rates #GayGotham as one of it's exhibits to see this February. Catch it before it closes!

5 Art Exhibits to See This Month in NYC | Milk