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  The Last County: The Bronx, 1914 - 2014
You are cordially invited to an exhibition showcasing the history and evolution of the Bronx during the past 100 years. To learn more about the exhibition, please visit our events page.

Please Note: The Visitor Center will be closed from Thursday, September 25th until the opening night of our new exhibit, “The Last County: The Bronx, 1914 – 2014,” at 4 pm on Tuesday, September 30th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  The Department of Records Celebrates Women's Equality Day
Between Women’s Equality Day in 2014 and 2020, the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, DORIS will coordinate a multi-year series of events celebrating the empowerment of women in New York City. Learn more on our launch page, our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter
  Municipal Library Monthly Book Club - The Alienist by Caleb Carr

The Alienist, is a murder mystery set in 1896 New York involving the pioneering use of psychological profiling. A real-life historical figure plays a role in the efforts to find a dangerous serial killer. Come and join us for what promises to be a lively discussion about this intriguing book. Feel free to contribute your ideas and impressions.

Learn more on our events page.
  FOIL Requests

If you would like to file a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Request with the NYC Department of Records and Information Services, please contact our FOIL Officer, Ken Cobb via email (
  30,000 Photos Added to Online Gallery

The New York City Department of Records and Information Services, announced the addition of 30,000 photographs to its on-line gallery. The new additions consist of pictures drawn from the Municipal Archives vast holdings and include 187 historical pictures from the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Alien Squad.

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That's So New York: Department of Records Visitor Center
City History is on display for the public at the Department of Records Visitor Center in Downtown Manhattan. They feature an often-changing museum series that highlights artifacts, photos and other treasures direct from the City’s archives. With more than 400 years of civic history, and over 221,000 cubic feet of historic City documents, you never know what you’re going to find at the Visitor Center exhibits.

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Tax Photographs
Between 1939 and 1941, and again in the mid-1980s, the city photographed every house and building in the five Boroughs. Copies of these unique images are now available for purchase.

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Government Publications
Official City of New York government publications are now available in electronic format.

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Collections Archives
With records dating back to the earliest days of European colonial settlement, the Municipal Archives houses 150,000 cubic feet of historical government records.

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Report and Advisory Board


Report and Advisory Board Review Commission
The Report and Advisory Board Review Commission is evaluating the continued usefulness of certain City reports and advisory bodies.

For more information on the Commission, a schedule of upcoming public hearings, or to provide feedback go to the Reports and Boards website.

Learn more about the Report and Advisory Board Review Commission 

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