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Masters of Social Gastronomy: The Flavor Battles!

On February 25, MSG will take on the history and science of imitation ingredients at the brand-new Museum of Food and Drink

Sarah will explore the history of artificial food, covering medieval "meat pitchers" and the early 20th-century chemists known as the "Poison Squad" who tested the safety of food additives by ingesting them in large quantities. Soma will dig into the science behind artificial flavorings, from what...

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Introducing: Vintage Visualizations

Did you want awesome prints of age-old maps and data viz? No sweat, we've got you covered with a brand-new project: Vintage Visualizations

Once upon a time, long long ago, the United States had just fought the Civil War and was terribly embarrassed about it. "Oh goodness gracious," the government thought. "What did Europe think?"

We needed to do something that made us seem awesome, and so the Census Bureau released a series of...

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Gifts for New York City History Buffs

I haven't even begun to think about gifts yet, and if you're in the same boat, we thought we'd share some of our favorite ideas for New York City centric gifts. Lots of them can be given and received instantly, perfect if you're a procrastinator like me. 

Tenement Museum membership: I cannot say enough amazing things about the Tenement Museum. Their tours are engaging and a lot of fun, led by a really great group of museum educators....

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Visiting the Brooklyn Army Terminal

Yesterday, we had the awesome experience of visiting the Brooklyn Army Terminal on a tour with the great folks at Turnstile Tours

The Army Terminal is located along the Brooklyn waterfront in Sunset Park, around 1st Avenue and 58th Street. If you've never been to 1st Avenue in Brooklyn, you're definitely not alone. 


Built as a distribution center for troops and supplies heading to Europe during World War I, the...

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