New York is a transitional serif typeface designed in 1983 for the
Macintosh computer by
Susan Kare, and re-worked in 1988 by
Charles Bigelow and
Kris Holmes. The typeface was the standard bitmap
serif font for the early Macintosh operating systems. Originally titled “Ardmore”, it was renamed to New York before its initial release as part of the "World Class Cities" naming scheme by Apple Computer cofounder Steve Jobs.
Designed as a bitmap face, New York was later released in
TrueType format, though the design differed from the bitmap version.