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Telling New York City's History In 101 Objects: A Q&A With Sam Roberts

If you want to really understand New York City, talk to Sam Roberts. A reporter at the New York Times for over 30 years, urban affairs correspondent for the past 11, and host of the NY1 show The New York Times Close Up, Roberts knows the city like the back of his hand. In 2012, he curated "A History of New York in 50 Objects," a multimedia NYT project featuring 50 objects of historical significance to the city.
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