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Jackie Kennedy’s Life in New York City (Photos)

Following her husband’s assassination in 1963, the former First Lady moved to NYC to begin a new life. From walks in Central Park to concerts at Lincoln Center, a look at Jackie O’s always effortless style and grace.

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From jogging in Central Park to attending galas at The Met, Jackie Kennedy Onassis's style never failed to impress—it was simply natural and effortless. Her modernized fashion sense introduced women of her generation to relaxed pants, pillbox hats, and oversized sunglasses, creating an iconic look that is still admired today. Following JFK's assassination in 1963, Kennedy retreated to New York City to begin a new life. New York Jackie: Pictures From Her Life in the City (April 2014, Chronicle Books), is a new tome dedicated to the icon's city years, featuring images of the former First Lady working as book editor at Viking Press, preserving Grand Central Station from demolition, and strolling in Central Park. "In many ways, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a quintessential New Yorker," Nan A. Talese, senior vice president of Doubleday writes in the introduction. “She was gracious, elegant in the simplest way, and had a style that I will always think of as New York.”

Left, Mrs. Onassis is seen abord the Staten Island Ferry in the New York harbor, returning to Manhattan after touring the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1976.

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Arriving at a publishing event, 1991.


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Attending the Costume Institute Gala, "Fashions of the Hapsburg Era," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979.


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With Lord Fraser, late 1970s.


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As a newly hired editor at Viking Press, 1975.

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With the architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and Rose Kennedy in the audience at the Morosco Theatre for a performance of "Forty Carats," 1969.


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Outside the Chanel boutique, 1970.

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On Madison Avenue, 1961.


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Walking in Manhattan on the Fourth of July, 1984.

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In Manhattan, 1970.

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At Bonwit Teller, 1970.