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Previously, we shared the photos from Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan; now we're closing things out with The Bronx.

The ball drop tradition began in 1907, and from its very first outing until 1996, the design firm Artkraft Strauss constructed the ball and managed its operation.

As part of our Dear NYC series, we've been recreating old photos from the New York Public Library's sprawling collection.

The reader witnesses brief moments in the lives of neighbors and passersby, as though a guest at an exclusive dinner party or resident of a New York City brownstone.

We've been recreating old photos of the city, next up: Brooklyn.

Further, and for reasons we'll never fully understand, Dickens's sister-in-law affixed the paw to a letter opener as a gift for the author. An ivory blade now shoots out just beyond Bob's paw pads.

Abbott began documenting the city for the Federal Art Project, a New Deal agency set up to help unemployed artists.

At a gathering around the laying of the new library’s cornerstone, Mayor Low was presented with this Tiffany trowel.

Each page is scanned, so you can view the notes in the margins that he used for readings.