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Museum of the City of New York

New York: Your Oyster

From the Lenape Indians to present day Manhattanites, residents of New York know that oysters are a local delicacy. Once home to more than half of the world's oyster population, New York was basically built on oysters. More than just a tasty treat, this mighty mollusk has near-magical powers, filtering up to 50 gallons of water a day while living in shells that help solidify shorelines. Adventure through the fascinating history of a New York that was once abundant with oysters and hopes to be again in the future.

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