Bagels, Subway Tokens, Checker Cabs: New York History in 101 Objects

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No. 76, a checkered cab, in "A History of New York in 101 Objects," by Sam Roberts.

What iconic objects do you associate with New York City? Sam Roberts joins us to talk about his book, A History of NY in 101 Objects and shares 101 things that he believes embody the cultural narrative and people of NYC including the bagel, the checkered cab, the Automat and the “I Love NY” logo designed by Milton Glaser in 1977.

What objects are quintessential parts of New York culture for you? Give us a call at 212-433-9692, write to us on Twitter or Facebook, or leave your answers in the comments below!