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    The 1940 Census was released today! NYPL Labs created Direct Me NYC, digitizing the 1940 phone books for all 5 boroughs to help users discover the enumeration districts needed for census research.

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    Find your British ancestors in the phone book! One of our largest collections, the British Phone Books Collection, starts in 1880 when the public telephone service was introduced in the UK and contains records until 1984. These records can be useful in placing your ancestor in a particular place and time, so start searching here: [note, you will need a World Explorer membership]

    Unknown, American. Manhattan Trust Company, United States Sub-Treasury, and United States Assay Office, 1890s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Florance Waterbury, in memory of John I. Waterbury, 1968 (68.724.1) #newyork #nyc

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    Toffenetti's Italian Restaurant........Times Square 1940.....43rd and Broadway.