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Alone at the Wheel: Driving in Manhattan


Skyscraper Souls: Warren William and the Working Girl


Anonymous, New York: Ursula Parrott





Color of Postwar New York

Windows, Shopping, and Christmas Past, NYC


General Pershing’s Welcome in New York City, 1919

August 14, 1945: Times Square and a Couple of Kisses


One Night at Sherry’s: James Hazen Hyde Has a Ball (and Some Cake)


Signs of the Time: Federal Art in NYC

Street Scenes: Cropping Into History 

The Washingtons in New York: The Nation, the Publick, and the Enslaved

Jackie, A New Yorker


Bright Lights, Big City: Early 1980s New York 

  Coney Island on Their Mind

The Beauty of the Miniature: Helena Rubinstein in New York City

 A Decisive Moment: Marilyn Monroe in New York

  The Chrysler Building: A Symbol of the Times

Thanksgiving Day Menus  & Traditions: New York City

 Dustin Hoffman’s New York 

  Mid-Century Modern: Inside the Mad Men’s Living Room

  Summer Retreats: New York Style

  Mary Lincoln in New York

  How the Other Half Lived … and Lives

New York (on film): A View from a Window

  A (New Yorker’s) Christmas Poem

  Crystal Palace

  Food, NYC

  Storm Clouds

  Fashion on the Foot in Old Manhattan

  “The Clock”-a New York Story

High Class Apartments

  A Time To Be Born: Dawn Powell

  “I ♥ New York”

  Touring Greenwich Village


  New York Seen/Taught from a Distance

  E.B. White’s New York

  Central Park: Studied in Black and White

  Letter from New York: Helene Hanff

  Cosmopolitan Standards of Virtue

NYC: Being a Guide Book as Well as a City

Location, Location