Notable New Yorkers Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mammas

Ukraine-born singer Sophie Tucker burst onto the New York City theater scene in the early 1900s. During her 50-year career, she befriended and worked with many larger-than-life figures like Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, and Irving Berlin.
Notable New Yorkers Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Remembering Mel Rosenthal

Mel Rosenthal—photographer, educator, activist, and friend of the Museum of the City of New York—recently passed away. We remember the life of this notable New Yorker.
Landmarks Thursday, February 16, 2017

The New Colossus

The fascinating history of the Emma Lazarus poem that gave us the iconic verse “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
Movements and Causes Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gloria Steinem

Feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem joins us for a walk through New York at Its Core, and a discussion on feminism, freedom, and the future.
Notable New Yorkers Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Clement Clarke Moore and Santa in the City

Many people know Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) as influential in the popularization of Santa Claus in America with his verse “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” However, he was also an important New Yorker in his own right.