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Open on Saturdays



    You can access the collections of the New York City Municipal Archives and Library on (the second and fourth) Saturdays between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    Or visit our new exhibit, Feeding the City: The Unpublished WPA Manuscript

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    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.

Apples and lemons. Text reads Feeding the City: the unpublished WPA manuscript.


    “New York City never stops eating,” wrote the authors of Feeding the City in 1940—as true then as it is today. 

    Vintage recipes and photographs, bold and colorful advertising brochures, and excerpts from the unpublished Feeding the City manuscript are featured in this exhibit of materials from the NYC Unit of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Writers’ Project.

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