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New York: People, Places and Things

Iconic NYC

A History of New York in 50 objects : Did they get it right? What's missing?
Yankee Stadium AdvertisementAn Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese and LoxWater Tower On Top of a BuildingMTA Metro CardBooksold sewing machine

Related 2014 exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects

The Oldest Stuff in New York City

"...The City's been around since 1624, and plenty of historical landmarks are still standing. The following slides catalog some of the oldest, sorted by category"

Brooks Brothers Clothing Store

Oldest Clothing Store: Brooks Brothers 
346 Madison Ave., Midtown East, Manhattan
Founded: 1818
Photo: Joe Buglewicz

About this guide

Are you looking for information on a New York City neighborhood, unique place, recent or historic event, or iconic local personality? This guide will help you find books, articles, essays, and images.

While the guide focuses on NYC-specific people, places, and things, you can use some of the suggestions to find similar kinds of information for other locations.   

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