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GOOD NEWS


    Our new facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn at Industry City is now welcoming patrons – by appointment. This major investment in state-of-the-art storage and a research space will ensure preservation of and access to the City’s heritage for generations to come. Click here to learn more.

31 Chambers Street - originally built to house the Hall of Records.
Announcement


    The Municipal Archives and Library has reopened for researchers by appointment only. Click here to find out how to schedule an appointment.

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UNIQUE GIFTS


    Check out our digital catalog of vintage city artifacts, photos, and novel small gifts that will delight any proud New Yorker or avid city buff.

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NEWLY DIGITIZED

     

    More than 720,000 newly digitized historical photographs of every house and building in the 5 boroughs can be searched and viewed in the gallery.

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ADOPT NYC's Past



    Help preserve New York City’s historical treasures by adopting an item for conservation treatment.

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