Press Releases

April 22, 2019
The New York City Department of Records & Information Services announced the availability of a new book:  The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure (Abrams 2019).
Drawn from the collections of the NYC Municipal Archives, and much of it never before published, the book is a virtual time machine that takes the reader on a journey through the park as it was originally envisioned. 
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April 8, 2019
NYC Department of Records and Information Services welcomes Femke Halsema, the Mayor of the City of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to celebrate New Amsterdam Cultural Heritage Day.
The New York City Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) today welcome Femke Halsema, the Mayor of the City of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to celebrate the shared cultural heritage of two great cities—Amsterdam and New York City.
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November 1, 2018
New York City Adds 720,000 Images Showing Every House and Building in Five Boroughs, ca. 1940, to Its Online Collection
The New York City Department of Records & Information Services announced completion of a long-awaited project that digitized more than 720,000 photographs.
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September 21, 2018
2018 Best of New York and Hugh Carey Awards Announced
Award winners include Theresa L. Egan, NYS Information Technology Services, NYC Department of Records and Information Services and more.
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September 13, 2018
NYC: Work and Working WPA Photographs
The New York City Department of Records & Information Services-Municipal Archives opens a new exhibit at PHOTOVILLE in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
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August 31, 2018
Feeding the City: The Unpublished WPA Federal Writers’ Project Manuscript, 1935-1942
The New York City Department of Records & Information Services opens a new exhibit: Feeding the City: The Unpublished WPA Federal Writers’ Project
Manuscript, 1935-1942.
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June 14, 2018
NYC Municipal Archives to crowd-source Young Lord History using historical NYPD Surveillance records.
Participants will view and discuss materials connected to the Young Lords, a Puerto Rican civil rights organization based in New York City.
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April 5, 2018
Special Event: The New York Archival Society and former Mayor David N. Dinkins honor Idilio Gracia-Peña, former Commissioner of the NYC Department of Records & Information Services for his lifetime of dedicated service in preserving and sustaining the invaluable documentary history of New York City.
Hired by the Municipal Archives as a clerk in 1964, Mr. Idilio Gracia-Peña rose to become Director of the Municipal Archives in 1978.
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November 2, 2017
NYC Department of Records and Information Services and the Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer announce a searchable public portal to official New York City agency social media posts.
The New York City Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) and the Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO) advance transparency in City government information through the creation of an online archive of all official New York City agency social media posts using the Archive Social platform.
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