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East Harlem »

Thomas Jefferson Called Dibs on Mammoth Skull, Historic Letters Show

The president wrote a letter asking to buy mammoth fossils, according to recently released letters.

East Harlem »

'Uptown Bounce' Summer Block Parties Hit Museo Del Barrio and MCNY

During the first three Wednesdays of August, Uptown Bounce features exhibits, live DJs and food trucks.

Upper East Side »

Festival Offers Free Admission to Fifth Avenue Museums

The Museum Mile Festival, now in its 36th year, transforms Fifth Avenue into a block party for the arts.

East Harlem »

Vintage Photos of Coney Island Shown for First Time

Aaron Rose took a series of photographs in Coney Island from 1961 to 1963.

Gowanus »

Get Out and Do This: Tie Making, Chelsea Handler and a Table Triathlon

We've got your schedule set with great events and activities for the week.

Midtown »

Get Out and Do This: K.D. Lang, Westminster and Graffiti Memories

The week's most exciting events are here for you in one handy guide.

Washington Heights »

Get Out and Do This: Snow Birds, Activists and Radical '70s Performance Art

The week's most exciting events are here for you in one handy guide.

East Harlem »

Never-Before-Seen Work by Top Graffiti Artists Published in New Book

"City as Canvas" showcases previously unseen artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and more.

Carnegie Hill »

Stairway Adorned with 'Heavenly Quotes' Unveiled at City Museum

A MCNY staircase has been adorned with quotes and images about the city's history.

Upper East Side »

Janet Ruttenberg's Central Park Paintings on Display at City Museum

The artist's paintings have been compared to the impressionist masters.

Upper East Side »

Museum Extends Micro-Apartment Exhibit, Raffles Off Space-Saving Furniture

The MCNY is also giving away a piece of furniture featured in the show.

Governors Island »

Photos of Hurricane Sandy Devastation Go on Display at Governors Island

"Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy" will run from Aug. 24 to Sept. 29.

Washington Heights »

Get Out and Do This: Outdoor Art, Summer Streets and Signs Of Our Times

A selection of things to do in New York City between Aug. 12 and 18.

South Street Seaport »

Sinking Seaport Museum Loses Its Operator

The Museum of the City of New York has jumped ship as operator of the troubled Seaport Museum.

Upper East Side »

'Dancing Dreams' Program for Disabled Girls Expands to Manhattan

Starting this fall, Dancing Dreams will begin offering classes at The Museum of the City of New York.