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New York

Museum of the City of New York

Exhibition Detail
From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029


September 13th, 2012 - February 10th, 2013
Opening: 
September 13th, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
Panorama of the Harbor of New York, Staten Island and the Narrows,
Panorama of the Harbor of New York, Staten Island and the Narrows,
1854
© Courtesy the Library of Congress
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WEBSITE:  
http://www.mcny.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
upper east side
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info@mcny.org
PHONE:  
212.534.1672
OPEN HOURS:  
10 AM to 6 PM, Sunday through Friday, and 10 AM to 8:30 PM on Saturday
TAGS:  
photography, Maps, original artifacts, government documents, newspapers
> DESCRIPTION

Through maps, photographs, newspapers, government documents, and original artifacts, visitors will encounter Staten Island’s historical transformation and its changing roles as a farming center, as a rural retreat, as the site of rapidly residential communities, as a center for industry, and as an increasingly dense urban environment. From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012 will also enable visitors to explore current debates about land preservation, environmental sustainability, and redevelopment on the island, including through a special case study of the Fresh Kills landfill redevelopment.

 


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