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

Open on Saturdays



    You can access the collections of the New York City Municipal Archives and Library on Saturdays between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

    Or visit our new exhibit, Feeding the City: The Unpublished WPA Manuscript.

    Note: We are open on Saturday, October 6th.

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 Text reads Feeding the City: the unpublished WPA manuscript.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    Vintage recipes and photographs, bold and colorful advertising brochures, and excerpts from the unpublished Feeding the City manuscript are featured in this exhibit of materials from the NYC Unit of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Writers’ Project.

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    From historical introductions to a sample of our archival and library holdings to curated digital galleries of our exhibitions, Archives.NYC offers dynamic content and spotlights the current projects and events at the Municipal Library and Archives.

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    OpenRECORDS is a quick, simple way for individuals to submit Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests to a NYC agency. The web application also allows government employees to manage, respond to, and fulfill incoming requests. By providing more information about records requests, members of the public may find what they need without having to create a new public record request.

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