New York City Municipal Archives Digital Galleries

The Department of Records and Information Services preserves and provides public access to historical and contemporary records and information about New York City government.

31 Chambers Street, ca. 1940. Department of Finance Collection, NYC Municipal Archives.

tax photograph collection

The NYC Municipal Archives added over 720,000 photographs from the 1940s Tax Photograph collection to their online gallery. The collection consists of photographs of every building in the 5 boroughs, ca. 1940, taken for tax assessment purposes. Read about how we did it in our blog.

NEW AMSTERDAM STORIES

A digital dig to link 17th-century records between Amsterdam and New York City.

FROM THE VAULTS

Explore highlights from our collections.

Exhibits

View current and past exhibitions in these online galleries.