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Best New Yorker Covers Capture a Changing City Over 90 Years

The New Yorker published its first issue on February 21, 1925. Ninety years later, we still look to the magazine as the gold standard for reporting, fiction, and criticism. More than that, the publication's longevity, coupled with its commitment to art—from covers to cartoons—makes for some very poignant insights about its namesake city... and how it's changed. In fact, the covers over time serve as a highlight reel of crucial events that re-shaped the skyline: the George Washington Bridge opens (1931); the Pan Am (now MetLife) building is completed (1963), changing the view down Park Avenue (1963); the Twin Towers open (1974); and, years later, its replacement, One World Trade Center, is finally done (2015).

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