Landmarks Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Iconic New York City Restaurants

New York City is a notoriously difficult environment for restaurants to survive in. And yet, some restaurants have despite all odds withstood the test of time.
City Arts Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Marathon Miranda

Many classic children’s (and adult) books prominently feature New York City. In the coming months, we will be looking at a few of these titles. As we immerse ourselves in the lives of these characters and their fictional urban life, we’ll explore items from our collections, taking a virtual walk through the actual city streets. Today, we focus on Marathon Miranda.
City Arts Monday, May 6, 2019

Another Side to Coney Island: Hattie Mckeever and Her Waxworks

The museum’s LOOK Magazine collection is full of fascinating photographs of midcentury New York and the people who lived and spent time in it. Some were well-known at the time and remain household names; others were living quieter lives, although often no less interesting.
Landmarks Thursday, April 25, 2019

The World of Tomorrow

Take a look back at the future! The 1939-40 New York World’s Fair was meant to lift Americans’ spirits after the economic woes of the Depression with an optimistic view of the modern world.
Landmarks Friday, March 29, 2019

Our East Harlem Home

East Harlem has been home to the Museum of the City of New York since 1932. Find out what makes this neighborhood so special. 
Landmarks Wednesday, February 27, 2019

History of 1220 Fifth Avenue

The Museum has called 1220 Fifth Avenue home since 1932, but our first home was at Gracie Mansion where the mayor of NYC resides today. Learn about the fascinating history of our beautiful building at the top of Museum Mile.
Landmarks Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hitting the Beach in the 19th Century

Fleeing the steamy city streets for the beach is not a new phenomenon. Take an escape to the summertime retreats of years past and see how New Yorkers used to beat the heat…despite the heavy layers of clothing!
Landmarks Tuesday, February 6, 2018

One Ton of Ice & Clowns on Skis

In the 1930s, Madison Square Garden was transformed into a winter wonderland for the Winter Sports Show. Real snow and ice blanketed the area where spectators witnessed “a host of new and nerve-pulsating events” like ski jumping, slalom and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, “fancy” ice skating, and dog sledding.