The New York Times has published an interesting article by Jim Dwyer concerning the preservation of valuable records from New York City. A a shredding truck was about to shred a rare, powerful trove of the history of working-class New York: the archives of the Bowery Savings Bank, which was founded in 1834 for the benefit of its depositors. These records could be valuable to genealogists, historians, property title search professionals, and probably many others. The papers were among the materials being cleaned out of the basement of a Capital One branch in Brooklyn that is closing next month.
At what seemed to have been the last minute, the records were given a stay of destruction, apparently when archivists and others began appealing to Capital One.
You can read the story at: https://nyti.ms/2WKdktY.
My thanks to newsletter reader James Henderson for telling me about this story.