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From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012

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Panorama of the Harbor of New York, Staten Island and the Narrows, 1854 © Courtesy the Library of Congress
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

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mcny.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
upper east side
EMAIL:  
info@mcny.org
PHONE:  
212.534.1672
OPEN HOURS:  
Museum and Museum Store: Sun-Sat 10-6
TAGS:  
newspapers, government documents, original artifacts, Maps, photography

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.