My Archive - Spring 2019 Selections Announced!

Drum roll, please! The results are in from My Archive: our citywide project that tells the story of NYC through crowd-sourced photographs of New Yorkers. 

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With over 150 submissions, your enthusiasm made it impossible to just pick 20 images to add to our permanent archival collection of photographs as we initially announced back in February. Instead, our team decided to add every photograph that could be mapped to our platform. We also selected 25 photographs and stories to highlight that we felt reflect the diverse experiences of the city - like the one below!

"This picture was taken Thanksgiving weekend, 1985. In the time before cellphones and instant access, a group of college friends independently, coincidentally, descended upon the city to visit a mutual friend. Six months later, I moved into the very same building and began my career as a New Yorker." - Philip Mondello

"This picture was taken Thanksgiving weekend, 1985. In the time before cellphones and instant access, a group of college friends independently, coincidentally, descended upon the city to visit a mutual friend. Six months later, I moved into the very same building and began my career as a New Yorker." - Philip Mondello

My Archive is a quirky marriage of historical archives, storytelling, and your friend's 1970s Afro!

For the full My Archive roundup, click here to view them in the Urban Archive app or see below for image highlights.

Before we close this round, we want to thank our partners and everyone who participated. Our team is endlessly inspired by the stories of people and places that not only make New York City so special but home for so many of us. You can read about some of our favorite research findings and the notes that we collected along the way here.

We already can't wait for the next round - My Archive 2.0 - set for this June. Until then, stay tuned for updates and be in touch if you read a My Archive Story that touches you just as so many of them did for us.