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

Monthly Archives: October, 2015

Affordable New York: Queensbridge Houses

At the beginning of 1934, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia founded the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). It was a moment of great need in the city, as its poorer residents … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

R.D Smith, the Bowery, 1970

The Bowery, like Broadway to its west, follows an original Lenape footpath spanning the island of Manhattan from south to north. In the Colonial era the area was filled with … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sporting Life: A look at Harry T. Peters as huntsman

  Harry Twyford Peters was born in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1881, and entered the coal business after graduating from Columbia College in 1903. He worked at Williams and Peters, his … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

The New York City Marathon: The Great Race

The New York City Marathon began humbly in 1970, with 127 participants running laps around Park Drive in Central Park. On that day a total of only 55 runners crossed … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

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