New-York Historical Society

Location: 170 Central Park West

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Who Used to Live in Your Apartment? Here's How to Check

New York's librarians share tips on how to research your home's past.

Upper West Side »

NYC's Former Pro-Slavery Stance Examined in Governors Island Exhibit

"NYC & the Civil War," organized by the NY Historical Society, looks at the city's ambivalent history.

Upper West Side »

'Madeline' Exhibit Comes to New-York Historical Society

A New-York Historical Society exhibit on the author of the beloved "Madeline" book series opens July 4.

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Best Upper West Side Activities for Kids During Spring Break

The neighborhood is teeming with exhibits and activities for families staying in NYC for spring break. 

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Civil War Artifacts Go on Display to Mark 150th Anniversary

The New-York Historical Society is showcasing quilts, flags, uniforms, and other objects in a new show.

Upper West Side »

Basketball's African-American Forefathers Take Center Court in Exhibit

A NY-Historical Society exhibit celebrates African-American basketball teams that predated the NBA.

Upper West Side »

Famed Photographer Bill Cunningham's Views of 1970s NYC Put On Show

Cunningham's exhibit was first shown at the New York Historical Society in 1976.

Riverdale »

Beyond Camp: Five Cool Summer Internships and Jobs

There are summer internships and youth jobs at some of the city's most fascinating institutions.

Upper West Side »

Matisse, Picasso Highlight UWS Exhibition Commemorating 1913 Armory Show

The New-York Historical Society's exhibition delves into the history and power of the 1913 Armory Show. 

Upper West Side »

From Burlesque Shows to Coney Island, New Exhibits Capture City's Past

"Jane's Jaunts" and "Swing Time" showcase 20th century artists who vividly painted everyday New Yorkers.

Upper West Side »

Top 10 Non-Tourist Spots to Take Visitors on the Upper West Side

Looking to avoid the hordes at places such as the Natural History Museum? We've got some alternatives.

Upper West Side »

New York's Beer History on Tap in New Exhibit

A new exhibit at the New York Historical Society showcases the city's beer brewing history.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Teens to Study History of Hip-Hop at New-York Historical Society

This New-York Historical Society will give teens a free course in the history of hip-hop this spring.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Stringer Positions Himself as Defender of Middle Class Ahead of Mayoral Run

The Manhattan Borough President delivered his State of the Borough address Thursday night.

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For Sale: Pieces of New York's Architectural History, Rescued From Ruin

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has auctioned its salvage inventory to local resellers.