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Gifts to the City is a series of online auctions of select items gifted to previous New York City mayors. This rare opportunity to own a piece of history features items from the City’s Municipal Archives, including art, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and other keepsakes.

Proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Municipal Archives Reference and Research Fund (MARRF). MARRF supports projects to preserve and provide access to historical and contemporary records in the Municipal Archives and Library.

Gifts received by mayors remain the property of the City of New York and are managed by the NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS). The auctions are being conducted by the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).

Gifts to the City auctions will occur on a rolling basis, with a first batch of auctions launched in November 2022.


  • Mayor Edward I. Koch

    Mayor Edward I. Koch's photograph by Gregory Heisler
    Mayor Edward I. Koch's photograph by Gregory Heisler

    Edward I. Koch was the 105th Mayor of New York City, serving three terms in office from 1978 to 1989. Prior to his time in office, Mayor Koch was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a member of the New York City Council.

    Check out the available items from Mayor Edward I. Koch.


  • Mayor David N. Dinkins

    Mayor David N. Dinkins' painting by Hughie Lee-Smith
    Mayor David N. Dinkins' painting by Hughie Lee-Smith

    David N. Dinkins was the 106th Mayor of New York City, serving in office from 1990 to 1993. Prior to his time in office, Mayor Dinkins was Manhattan Borough President, President of the New York City Board of Elections, and a member of the New York State Assembly.

    Check out the available items from Mayor David N. Dinkins.


  • Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani

    Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's painting by Everett Raymond Kinstler
    Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's painting by Everett Raymond Kinstler

    Rudolph W. Giuliani was the 107th Mayor of New York City, serving two terms in office from 1994 to 2001. Prior to his time in office, Mayor Giuliani served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and United States Associate Attorney General.

    Check out the available items from Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.


  • Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's painting by Jon R. Friedman
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's painting by Jon R. Friedman

    Michael R. Bloomberg was the 108th Mayor of New York City, serving three terms in office from 2002 to 2013. Prior to his time in office, Mayor Bloomberg was an entrepreneur and founder of Bloomberg LP.

    Check out the available items from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.


View all Gifts to the City items on the DCAS Surplus Auction website.