NYC Department of Records and Information Services Commissioner Brian Andersson is one of the two "talking heads" appearing in the Rikers segment of Jails of New York in the NYCTV Original Productions "Secrets of NY" series. Many of the fascinating old B&W photos and illustrations shown in that and the show's other segments come from the Municipal Archives, part of the Dept. of Records & Information Services. Commissioner Andersson recalled, "As a kid in the Bronx, one grew up with the notion that Rikers is where one winds up if ever arrested. Just the name strikes fear in the heart: 'Rikers.'"
This and the other views from the Jails of New York show in the "Secrets of NY" series are presented here by NYCHS through courtesy of NYCTV Original Productions that retains and reserves all rights. ©
'Jails of New York: Secrets Unlocked' in the NYCTV Original Productions 'Secrets of New York' series premiered May 23rd, and was scheduled to air again June 20th at 8PM, June 21st at 10:30PM and June 24th at 9PM on WNYE. That's Ch. 25 on Time Warner Cable. That's Ch. 22 on Cablevision. That's Ch. 25 in NY or Ch. 888 in NJ on Direct TV. See their broadcast listings for further airings. Click show's photo logo below for a virtual tour of the show's Rikers Island segment.
5th of 35 Rikers Island images from NYCTV Jails of New York show in "Secrets of New York" series.

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