Sculptures of these legendary New Yorkers have been standing in the niches of the Museum’s façade since 1941. Curator Steven Jaffe explains how they shaped the future of both the city and the United States.
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.
You’re invited to take a look back at the fabulous fashion and famous guests of Truman Capote’s legendary event at the Plaza Hotel that brought actors, socialites, and style icons together for the party of the century.
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month, the Museum of the City of New York is exhibiting a portrait of Dr. Aubré de Lambert Maynard - best remembered for his role in helping to save Dr. King life’s after an assassination attempt in New York in 1958.
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.