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

Tag Archives: 23rd Street

The Evolution of Madison Square: From Potter’s Field to Eataly

In the early-1800’s, Madison Square was a swampy area far outside of the city. The park did not have an auspicious beginning, as its first uses were a potter’s  field … Continue reading

December 13, 2011 · 8 Comments

23 Skidoo

Today crowds gather around the Flatiron Building to admire its architecture and place in New York history, but back in the early part of the 20th century, men gathered there … Continue reading

September 6, 2011 · 14 Comments

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