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On the 'A' w/Souleo: Hip-Hop's Past on Display in New Photo Exhibit

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

When photographer Joe Conzo reflects on hip-hop's early days one word comes to mind: innocence. During the late 1970s, he began to document the birth of hip-hop in New York City, prior to the culture becoming a global commercial force.

Paul Rand: The Father of Graphic Design at the Museum of the City of New York

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Perhaps the most recognizable poster created by Paul Rand is the one he made for IBM, with its clean iconic triad, the eye, the bee, with the alphabet letter M, striped to match the body of the bee, to complete the rhebus.

PHOTOS: Stunning, Aerial Views Of Sandy's Destruction

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.30.2013 | New York

Photographer Stephen Wilkes's haunting images of Superstorm Sandy's aftermath are available for public viewing in the photo exhibition "Rising Waters,...

Photos Taken By Survivors Of Sandy

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 12.24.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — With her home on Long Island's Long Beach swamped by Superstorm Sandy's unyielding surge, Christina Tisi-Kramer poi...

Exhibit Showcases Benefits Of Living Small In NYC

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 08.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Many New Yorkers live in small apartments, yet most of them don't camp out in a micro-unit at a museum in order to demonstrate the virtues...

PHOTOS: Green-Wood Cemetery Turns 175

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 07.13.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Decades before New York's Central Park was created, Green-Wood Cemetery's ponds, hills and winding paths provided not only a pastoral fina...

Style In The Wild: 'Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced' Opening

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Black Voices

The New York Times once called Stephen Burrows "the brightest star in American fashion," and for good reason. Burrows' career has spanned over 50 year...

WATCH: NYC Wants Even Smaller Apartments

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Sam Neuman jokes that he doesn't casually throw off his coat when he gets home at night – it would take up half his apartment. Such...

His Designs Are All About Great Function And Meaning

Ron Barth | Posted 03.10.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ron Barth

This Italian architect gives us the scoop.

Humanities and Technology Unite

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 11.20.2012 | Technology
Tiffany Crawford

The Museum was facing a key challenge. The team had the capacity to scan and process up to 700 digital images per day. However, its three catalogers, faced with a more tedious task, could only annotate up to 150 records per day.

PHOTOS: A History Of NYC's Forgotten Borough

Posted 09.25.2012 | New York

A new exhibition opening at the Museum of the City of New York is hoping to illuminate the unique history of Staten Island, New York's oft-forgotten b...

PHOTOS: London And NYC, Side By Side

Posted 07.14.2012 | New York

Two upcoming exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York will be showcasing the very best in London and New York City street photography. "Lond...

PHOTOS: When Penn Station Was Beautiful

Posted 05.11.2012 | New York

Penn Station wasn't always a claustrophobic, cement labyrinth of chain stores and lost tourists. The original Penn Station was a towering and grand en...

PHOTOS: Stanley Kubrick's NYC Subway Photography

Posted 05.07.2012 | New York

Following in the footsteps of Walker Evans, a young Stanley Kubrick, during his tenure as a staff photographer for Look magazine in the 1940s, capture...

The Faithful Shopper: April Antiques

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.16.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The Spring Show, (May 3 to 6 at the Park Avenue Armory, sponsored by the Art and Antique Dealers League of America) led me to make a list of some of New York City's great shops for furniture, jewelry and objets d'art.

NYC Rapped Up In Transgender Birth Certificate Case

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — He had been through sex-change surgery and wanted his birth certificate to reflect the man he'd become, at nearly 70. City health of...

PHOTOS: New Gritty Exhibit On '70s Cops

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.14.2012 | New York

The tragic shooting death and funeral of New York City cop Peter Figoski this week brought into focus the dangers of patrolling the city's streets, an...

LOOK: 8 Urban Planning Designs For The Future Of NYC

Posted 12.15.2011 | New York

Earlier this year we marked the 200th anniversary of the Manhattan grid plan, that easy-to-navigate layout of streets and avenues that gives us Manhat...

SLIDESHOW: Stanley Kubrick's NYC Photography

Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

Before Stanley Kubrick was a master filmmaker (Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining) he was a teenager i...

Ireland Punching Above its Weight in Design, Too

John Lee | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home
John Lee

The vision of the World Design Capital project is to promote and encourage the use of design to further the social, economic and cultural development of the world's cities.

Steve Mnuchin, Meet Rose Gudiel

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Peter Dreier

Gudiel would like Mnuchin to visit her at her home, because his OneWest Bank is trying to evict her and her family. If Mnuchin won't come to visit Gudiel, she will visit him, and bring some of her neighbors and friends with her.

Bicycling in New York City: Historic Photos from the Museum of the City of New York

Lacy Schutz | Posted 07.13.2011 | New York
Lacy Schutz

May is National Bike Month and we are pleased to offer a look back at the heyday of bicycling in city. Don't forget to ride your bike to work during Bike to Work Week, May 16 through 20.

Comics of the Past: Appreciated on Many Levels

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kate Kelly

Fifty years ago, parents outright discouraged children from reading comics because they "took up time that could be used reading real literature." But children knew all along that comics had value.

The Apollo Theater and How It Shaped American Entertainment: New Exhibit at Museum of the City of New York

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

Long before there was television's American Idol, there was Amateur Night at the Apollo, and aspiring performers knew what the reward was.

Black New York: Historic Photos From the Museum of the City of New York

Lacy Schutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lacy Schutz

There are countless stories in our collection. We're proud to celebrate Black History Month with this selection of photographs about the movement of the African American community within Manhattan.