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

Monthly Archives: December, 2012

The World of Yiddish Theater, As Seen By Alter Kacyzne

While cataloging the Museum’s Yiddish theater collection, I stumbled across some photographs that stood out among the thousands I had seen. They are beautiful, expertly lit yet not artificial, as … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 3 Comments

Beefsteaks – A 19th-century Dining Craze

Do you remember several years ago when some New York restaurants actually had their patrons dining on beds? That short-lived phenomenon is just one of many dining fads that have … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Great Crystal Palace Fire of 1858

The New York Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and steel structure completed in 1853  on the site of current day Bryant Park, located between 42nd and 40th streets to the … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

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