April 25, 2012 12:43 PM Subscribe
posted by Phire (29 comments total)
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NYC's Department of Records has officially announced the debut of its photo database, releasing 870,000 photos of the city and its operations to the public. Here are some of the best ones
. Here is the link to the gallery itself
(though good luck getting in right now)."Culled from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the photographs feature all manner of city oversight -- from stately ports and bridges to grisly gangland killings."