"I was so much older then/I'm younger than that now." We'll be celebrating Bob Dylan's 71st birthday with a series of posts this week. As mercurial as Dylan has always been, there is one thing we do know: for as long as Dylan has been writing songs, he has been writing to, for and about New York City.

So far, we've listed our favorite Dylan covers, looked at the Freewheelin' album cover art, explored songs written about Robert Zimmerman, seen how Dylan has been depicted in comic books, and listed the worst Dylan covers ever. Today on his actual birthday, we'll dive into our archives to take a tour of his New York life through video, songs, and story.