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What might be different? #WhatIfWednesday

What if... these two small words open up a world of future possibilities unconstrained by today's realities. Guests in our Future City Lab gallery are invited to pose their own questions about what the future could hold for life in New York City. What could you imagine?


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Today we reflect on the legacy of #DrMartinLutherKingJr and the lasting impact of his activism and leadership in New York City and across the country. Dr. King led marches and gave speeches in NYC on several occasions, perhaps his best-known appearance being his "Beyond Vietnam" speech at Riverside Church condemning the Vietnam War on April 4, 1967. Exactly one year later, he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was supporting the striking African American city sanitation workers. This photograph by Benedict J. Fernandez was taken in Memphis two days after Dr. King's assassination at a mass gathering of mourners.
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📷: untitled [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.], April 6, 1968. ©Benedict J. Fernandez. Museum of the City of New York, 99.150.13. @benedictjfernandez_photography #mlkday #martinlutherkingjrday #martinlutherkingday


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“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” - Abraham Lincoln

Did you know that Lincoln’s words are inscribed on the molding above Starlight? Thanks to @devon.yeon for the capture!


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Opening on the 100th anniversary of his birth, "In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend" is an exhibition focused around 30-some images of Robinson and the Dodgers taken for Look magazine. All from the Museum's collection, many of these stunning photographs have never been exhibited to the public before! Celebrate the birth of a legend with us beginning Jan 31. #JackieRobinson100
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Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider in conversation–Sequence I, 1953. Photograph by Kenneth Edie. Museum of the City of New York, The LOOK Collection. Gift of Cowles Magazines, Inc.


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Who wants 2-for-1 tickets? 🙋‍♂️ We're part of @nycgo's #NYCMustSeeWeek, when you can visit the Museum and bring a buddy for free! Join us Jan 21-Feb 10. More info at nycgo.com.


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Broadway lost a legend this week with the death of Carol Channing. A little whacky, a wonderful singer, and always charismatic, Channing made an unforgettable impact on NYC theater history. She first broke onto the scene with her performance in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in 1949, a role that she would reprise several times, including in a reworked version of the show called "Lorelei" in 1974. Her whimsical comedic talent was on full display as she sang as a tray of pastries. 😂 Swipe right to see the rendering for her elaborate costume from our theater collection, complete with cake, ice cream, and chocolate covered desserts.
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📷: unknown photographer. ["Lorelei" theater still.], 1974. Museum of the City of New York, F2013.41.4072; Alvin Colt. “Lorelei,” Carol Channing as Show girl, 1973. Museum of the City of New York, 85.148.314. #carolchanning #gentlemenpreferblondes #broadway #broadwayhistory #lorelei


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It's all about those angles 🤳#MuseumSelfieDay


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Samuel Fraunces purchased the mansion at 54 Pearl Street on this day in 1762, turning it into a tavern that he called the Sign of Queen Charlotte (Queen's Head Tavern). Today, of course, we all know this as the historic Fraunces Tavern, a New York City landmark that still serves pints. 🍺


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Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was born on this day in 1929. Dr. King planned, organized, spoke, and marched in New York City on multiple occasions, including at the April 1967 mobilization against the war in Vietnam that attracted hundreds of thousands of participants. This portrait by Benedict J. Fernandez from the Museum's collection caught Dr. King amidst the crowd of supporters outside the United Nations just before he gave his anti-war speech on April 15, 1967. #MartinLutherKingJr
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untitled [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.], April 16, 1967. ©Benedict J. Fernandez. Museum of the City of New York, 99.150.7. @benedictjfernandez_photography


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What’s a wedding without a beautiful venue? We have a sweeping marble staircase, striking Starlight chandelier, and ample stunning backdrops. Visit mcny.org/venues to learn more!
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📷: Steven Young at @getstak; Design by @botanicainc


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#Starlight is always ready for a close-up! ✨ Happy #StarlightSunday from visitor @quentinwalcott!
Don’t forget to tag us in your photos of Starlight to be featured here! 📷


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Happy Birthday to this handsome devil! 🥳

Did you know that #AlexanderHamilton went on a little spa vacation last winter? 🧖‍♂️ Learn more about the conservation process our bronze Hamilton statue went through via the link in our bio!


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