Collage of vintage photos
Holiday Gifts

    Memorable gifts for every New Yorker interested in the city’s rich history can be found at the Municipal Archives. Search our digital gallery to select a historical photo of a meaningful New York City location or pick up an original redeemed vintage bond or stock certificate for the person who has everything. Use the promo code “NYC HISTORY” to get 20% off when you place an order now through January 7, 2021.

     

31 Chambers Street - originally built to house the Hall of Records.
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    The Municipal Library and Archives public reading rooms remain closed. Please check our website and social media for updates. We will continue to process vital record, photograph and property card copy requests submitted by mail and online. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
A book cover. Text reads The Central Park.
NEW RELEASE


    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 New York City
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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