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

Reading Room Closing



    Beginning at noon on Tuesday, October 15th, the Rebecca Rankin Reading Room (Suite 111) at 31 Chambers Street will be closed. All patrons should use the Reference Room (Suite 103) until it reopens on Monday, October 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience.

A book cover. Text reads The Central Park.

    The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure by Cynthia Brenwell – a conservator at the Archives - features hundreds of color photographs illustrations and plans, including the original winning entry for the park’s design by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calbert Vaux.

1940s image of Duffy Square in NYC


    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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    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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