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New York: Your Oyster

Museum of the City of New YorkMuseum of the City of New York
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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