New York, NY

Important Announcement

As of November 1, 2011, StoryCorps scaled back its NYC-based operations due to funding challenges. Public interviews ended on October 31st.

Over the past 8 years, StoryCorps New York has had the privilege of collaborating with hundreds of organizations throughout NYC and collecting the stories of thousands of voices in NYC. We have worked hard to make it possible for so many New Yorkers to record and preserve the diverse and extraordinary stories of their lives.

Until we re-establish our public programming in New York City, we encourage you to learn about other ways that you can participate in the StoryCorps experience, including recording your story for the National Day of Listening, renting a StoryKit or scheduling a Door-to-Door for your community. We invite you to continue listening to our stories and watching our animations. Help us spread the word about StoryCorps by joining us on Facebook and Twitter. And sign up for our weekly newsletter.




The StoryBooth is located in Foley Square (also known as Thomas Paine Park) a few blocks north of City Hall Park in downtown Manhattan on Centre Street between Duane & Worth Streets, across from the U.S. Courthouse. Map & directions below.

Directions & Parking


Public Transportation


  • 4, 5, or 6 line to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall
  • 1, 2, 3, J, M, or Z line to Chambers Street
  • R or W line to City Hall

Bus: M1, M6, M15, M22, M103, or B51 to City Hall

Parking Garage

Nearest parking is located on Worth St. between Broadway and Lafayette available through Icon Parking.


The Lower Manhattan StoryBooth was launched in July of 2005 on the concourse of the World Trade Center PATH station. We celebrated its reopening on April 3, 2008 at its new location in Foley Square.
Read the press release about the opening event.

StoryCorps began with a StoryBooth in Grand Central Terminal, which opened on October 23, 2003, and closed on May 17, 2008. We hope to reopen it at another location in New York City. Read more about StoryCorps in Grand Central Terminal.

Special support for StoryCorps in New York City is provided by

  • Major Funding Provided By

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  • National Broadcast Sponsors

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  • National Partners

    NPR American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
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