Ebb & Flow

Tapping into the History of New York City's Water

Spring 2020

“Ebb & Flow: Tapping into the History of New York City’s Water” examines over 200 years of the city’s efforts to deliver clean water to residents and how the city built such an impressive water system. The story of Aaron Burr's Manhattan Company--predecessor of the nation's largest bank--is highlighted, shedding light on a tumultuous time in the city’s water history.

Please note: This exhibit is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the virtual exhibit is available at www.archives.nyc/ebb-flow.