MCNY Blog: New York Stories

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

Author Archives: Mia Moffett

Diana, by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

The gilded statue of Diana, Goddess of the Hunt, adorned the tower of Madison Square Garden and held watch over New York City for over three decades. She is arguably … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

What lies beneath New York- the Minetta Brook

It is difficult to view this image of Manhattan from 1953 and imagine it as the idyllic island of Mannahatta that Henry Hudson first stepped onto in September 1609, but … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

Wurts Bros. New York City Photography

Many photographers have captured New York City architecture over the years, but few have been so prolific, nor have they documented the construction of so many iconic New York City … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Photographing Our Painting Collection

Here in the Museum of the City of New York’s Collections Department we have embarked on an exciting new project to digitize selected objects from our paintings holdings. This is … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Construction of the 74th Street Power Station

For the past two weeks I’ve had the pleasure of digitizing our photographs of the construction of the 74th Street Power Station located on the East River between 74th and … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

Photographing the Postcard Collection

Ever wonder how much work goes into digitizing a collection for view on our Collections Portal?  Here at MCNY, the digital team has been hard at work numbering, shooting, and … Continue reading

November 1, 2011 · 77 Comments

The Digital Team Gets New Digs!

The Museum of the City of New York’s digital team is proud to announce that we have moved into our new digital lab!  For almost two years we have been … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · 3 Comments

Marching Ghosts

This striking photograph by Lois Hobart of several ghostly legs and blurred bodies was shot during the New York City Columbus Day Parade of 1945. The camera was set up … Continue reading

July 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

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