MCNY Blog: New York Stories

Iconic photos of a changing city, and commentary on our Collections & Exhibitions from the crew at MCNY.org

Monthly Archives: August, 2012

The Restoration of a Pilot House

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, cargo containers coming into New York Harbor were loaded from ocean-going vessels onto large barges with railroad tracks on the deck. Vessels like … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Peter Pan: over 100 years of the boy who wouldn’t grow up

Wendy Darling: Boy, why are you crying? Boy: What’s your name? Wendy: Wendy Moira Angela Darling. What is your name? Boy: Peter Pan. Wendy: Is that all? Peter Pan: Yes. … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Hidden in Plain Sight

New York is home to many humble cemeteries right on the beaten path, their presence unannounced by towering monuments. Many of the city’s parks, such as Madison Square and Bryant … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Fine Line: The Art of the Clothesline

Living in New York City, one becomes accustomed to the grey area between public and private space. Intimate details are exposed through the most mundane daily tasks. Laundry is one … Continue reading

August 7, 2012 · 8 Comments

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