The Great Bambino: In this September 30, 1936, Works Progress Administration, Federal Writerís Project, photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives, a man hands a program to baseball legend Babe Ruth, center, as he is joined by his second wife Clare, center left, and singer Kate Smith, front left, in the grandstand during Game One of the 1936 World Series at the Polo Grounds in New York Moment in history: The headline of the newspaper the man in this May 18, 1940 photo reads: 'Nazi Army Now 75 Miles From Paris.' This picture shows the corner of Sixth Avenue and 40th Street in Manhattan Among the known contributors to the collection was Eugene de Salignac, the official photographer for the Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures from 1906 to 1934.
A Salignac photograph, taken on October 7, 1914, and now online, shows more than a half-dozen painters lounging on wires on the Brooklyn Bridge.'A lot of other photographers who worked for the city were pretty talented but did not produce such a large body of work or a distinct body of work,' said Michael Lorenzini, curator of photography at the Municipal Archives and author of 'New York Rises' that showcases Salignac images.
But the database is still growing, and the department plans to add more images.It's been a little over a year since the Whitney Museum of American Art moved from the Upper East Side to its new Renzo Piano-designed home in the Meatpacking District.Now it sits in all its modern, geometric, glass-paneled glory on the southern end of the High Line, beckoning the downtown crowd to come in and view its innovative art exhibitions and impressive 21,000 -piece core collection.Every New York City building in the mid-1980s can be viewed in this collection.New York City may not actually be that large in square footage, but with thousands of stores, restaurants, museums and attractions packed into every block of every borough, it certainly feels like a lot of ground to cover.