Municipal Archives is collecting neighborhood oral histories

I thought this was worth a full post because we do love our Tribeca history — especially from our longtime neighbors.

The Municipal Archives — an amazing city resource for me and any of us who enjoy looking back — has started an oral-history project called Neighborhood Stories and is seeking input from local folks. You can register here to be interviewed, and you can also volunteer to be an interviewer as well. See more on that here.

It’s part of the NYC Department of Records and Information Services and the idea is permanently preserve the stories of New York City community members and connect that local history with city records maintained in the collections of the Municipal Archives and Library.

The video below is a sample based on BedStuy.



  1. I hope they include that the Matthew Brady Studio was at 359 Broadway. The faded sign for the studio which adorned the side of the building for more than 100 years was painted over by the landlord when discussions started about making the Tribeca area landmarked. :{

    • I was unaware that the owner painted over history. 359 Broadway is outstanding. As recently as 15 years ago, the pyramidal skylight was intact which illuminated the daguerreian studio.