Websites for New York Mavens  

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Architecture..101 Fun and Miscellaneous..64 Museums..19 Staten Island..36
Art..37 Harlem..27 Nature..7 Subways & Railroad..7
Bronx..40 Historic Houses..16 New Jersey..3 Times Square..20
Brooklyn..41 Historical Accounts..46 New York State..3 Upper East Side..21
Children..7 Hudson River Valley..3 Political History..4 Upper West Side..20
Downtown/Financial Dist...27 Landmarks..45 Queens..38 Vintage Photos..64
East Village..31 Long Island..6 Religious..9 Walking Tours..31
Event Listings..33 Lower East Side..31 Soho..20 West Village..22

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1. AMAZING Interactive New York City Map with a startling amount of planning information    Learn more about any address in NYC: lots, owners, tax info.. Click on "camera" to view site from 1924 to 2008.
2. American Architectural Survey    Great site! Numerous images, drawings, etc. of historic New York and nationally noted buildings
3. American Jewish Historical Society    Excellent site. Look at the historic collection of Early American Jewish Portraits!
4. American-Irish Historical Society    Historical, Cultural, and Social Organization for the Irish-American community
5. Architectural Photographs by Ezra Stoller, Peter Mauss & others    Various grand photographic images of noted architectural statements - a number of which are from New York City (including WTC)
6. Architecture of New York City    Great details about major New York City buildings. Good photographs.
7. Astor Place Riots    A written and audio description of the Astor Place Riots with Historic Images.
8. Audrey Munson: Muse, Model, Forgotten, Remembered    A website devoted to the model who posed for the female figure in many of the great Beaux Arts statues in Manhattan. Fascinating!
9. Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group (Upper West Side)    A local history organization with regular lectures, tours, and other public programs
10. Bridge and Tunnel Club    A fun photographic series of walks throughout all five boroughs of New York City.
11. Bridges of New York: Dave Frieder, Photographer    A photographer's website documenting the various bridges of New York City. Niice images.
12. BRIDGES OF NEW YORK: Photographer Dave Frieder    Amazing photographs of New York bridges!
13. Brill Building    An excellent site about many of the musicians who have worked at this famous Theatre District music-making cen ter.
14. Brooklyn Bridge: Wikipedia    
15. Bryant Park    
16. Building Photographs: Search Engine for Historic American Buildings Survey    National Archive of Buildings. Excellent for photographs of historic buildings.
17. Center for Jewish History    
18. Central Park Conservancy    walks, maps, pictures and e-cards
19. Central Park Zoo    Images and commentary from Joan Scheier's book about the Central Park Zoo,
20. Chelsea Art Galleries    A fairly comprehensive listing of galleries in the Chelsea area,
21. Children's Museum of Manhattan    
22. Children's Museum of the Arts    
23. Chinatown New York City    A blog about all things Chinatown
24. Chinatown: A Journey Through Chinatown: Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens    Excellent site about Chinatowns in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn with maps and photos. Even a chocolate tour! Intelligent commentary about Five Points.
25. Chocolate: New York Chocolate    Chocolate shops and sites throughout New York. Even maps!
26. Christo and Jean-Claude's Official Website    Extensive website with information about Christo's Gates and numerous other projects.
27. Christo Official Website from NYC    Lots of Valuable Information
28. Christo's Gates: Diagram and Self-Guided Walking Tour    
29. Chrysler Building Radiator Cap / Imperial Web Pages    Finally! The answer to the Radator Cap story!
30. Chrysler Building / Silver Spire: How Two Men's Dreams Changed the Skyline of New York    Lovingly written information about the Chrysler Building
31. Chrysler Building / The Social Construction of the Skyscraper    Remarkable website about the Chrysler Building and its interrelationship with its time. Great historic images.
32. Church of the Incarnation    Click on "Tour the Building" for a self-guided walking tour of this magnificent 19th century Murray Hill church.
33. City Hall Historic Images    
34. City Revies    A diverse website on numerous topics about New York. Particularly good for individual histories of buildings.
35. Columbus-Amsterdam BID Website    Neighborhood History and Walking Tours are included on website.
36. Curbed: An Edgy (or maybe "Quirky") Real Estate "Blog"    Diverse and often intersting articles and web-links about New York neighborhoods
37. Deitch Projects Gallery: SoHo and Long Island City, Queens    Deitch Projects is known for producing ambitious projects by contemporary artists.
38. Digital Archive of American Architecture    
39. Downtown Alliance    
40. Downtown Boathouse    
41. East Harlem Preservation    History, curent information, famous residents, landmarks with wonderful photos, links, and more.
42. East Harlem. COM    History, Community Boards, Photos, Politics, Links, and more.
43. Eldridge Street Synagogue    Includes Architectural Tour
44. Faded Signs in New York by Artist/Photographer Frank Jump    A delightful website of historic (hence, faded) painted wall advertising in New York City. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria!!
45. Five Points    An excellent description of Five Points.
46. Fodor's Travel Virtual Guide    
47. Forgotten Delights: Public Sculptures and More...    Very nice selection of representational scultpures in Manhattan
48. Forgotten New York: New York Neighborhoods    Illustrated tours of New York neighborhoods. Great websites!
49. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
50. Former Street Names in Manhattan    Old roads, lanes, alleys, courts, terraces, parks, squares, wharves, piers, slips, markets and other named urban features that have been demapped, obliterated, or renamed.
51. Fraunces Tavern Museum    
52. Fraunces Tavern Museum - New York Freedom Trail    
53. Frederic Schwartz Architects    A range of projects are posted on site including a number in NYC: Harlem, Gramercy Park, WTC Site, Chelsea, SoHo, etc.
54. Friends of Terra Cotta    
55. Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts    
56. General Slocum Disaster    A basic site about this tremendous ship blaze
57. General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen    Great library
58. Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY    
59. Gracie Mansion    
60. GRAND CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP    Business Improvement District in Grand Central Neighborhood for whom I conduct a neighborhood tour every Friday.
61. GRAND CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP MIDTOWN TOUR    Tour of Neighborhood of Grand Central Terminal sponsored by Grand Central Partnership.
62. Grand Central Terminal 360 Degrees    360 Degree visual images of Grand Central
63. Great Gridlock    New York Skyscrapers; Development of Square-Rigged Ship
64. Great Images along the Sixth Avenue Elevated (Demolished in 1938)    
65. Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation    
66. Harlem's 133rd Street Revisited    A delightful revisitation of one of America's greatest musical streets. Well done!
67. Historic House Trust    
68. Historic Photos of Early 20th Century Manhattan    
69. History of the New York Transit Museum: Brooklyn, New York + NYC Subway History    This site adresses much of the history of public transportation in NYC. It also includes virtual field trips.
70. HOP STOP: Your New York City Transit Guide    Plots easy routes for going to a desination by using subways, buses, or both. Easy to use.
71. How The Other Half Lives    A web version of Jacob Riis' classic text about the poor of 19th century New York. A treasure!
72. How The Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis    The complete text, including many of the original illustrations.
73. Hudson View Gardens    Learn about this remarkable 1920s Tudor-style Garden Apartment Complex overlooking the Hudson River.
74. Irish Pubs in New York    
75. James Maher New York Photographs - New and Old    A great series of web articles interspersing historic and new images of major NYC landmarks. Wow!
76. Jewish Harlem, Old Broadway Synagogue    
77. Jewish Museum    
78. Jewish People and History    A personal website with a wonderful and very personal array of Jewish-related photographs.
79. JOE ZITO: NYC Architecture & Musings by Joe Zito    Delightful articles about all sorts of New York topics! Very enlightening!
80. Landmarks Preservation Commission    
81. Laura's List: A Weekly Guide to NYC Happenings    A Weekly Guide to NYC Happenings
82. Lewis Hine: Construction of Empire State Building    Classic photographs of the building of the Empire State Building.
83. Library of Congress Gottscho-Schleisner Collection of Archtectural Images    Great Images of Works of Various Architects and Designers
84. Lower East Side Conservancy    
85. Lower Manhattan Street Names and the Stories They Tell    Excellent listing of Lower Manhattan street names and how they camed to be named. Takes time to download, but is worth the wait.
86. Lower Manhattan Walking Tour: National Geographic    SoHo, NoLIta, Lower East Side Interactive Map
87. Manhattan & Bronx Art Deco    A Berkley, California Real Estate website, by someone who really loves New York!
88. Manhattan and New York City History    A nice collection of articles pertaining to Manhattan and New York City history - some of which date back to 1930.
89. Manhattan Photographs: Historic American Buildings Survey    National surveyn with exellent historic photographs.
90. Manhattan Timeformations    Interactive skyscraper modeling
91. Mansions of Manhattan: Historic Photographs    Great photographs of some of the elite mansions of old Manhattan.
92. MAPPING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAST [MANHATTAN]    This Columbia University project has created a very informative site, mapping the locations and discussing the histories of numerous historic sites in African American history.
93. Marble Cemetery (Second Ave. Cemetery)    
94. Mark Lentz: Roving Rube Galleries    A nice photographic website with lots of great New York Images!!!
95. Masters of Photograpy: Jacob Riis    Remarkable collection of images by reformer/photographer Jacob Riis.
96. Medieval New York    A wonderful student site that consists of a range of artices about numerous churches, plus Temple Emanu-El, the Woolworth Tower, the Kingsbridge Armory, and many others.
97. Merchant's House Museum    
98. Metronome Clock at Union Square    
99. Metropolitan Historic Structures Association    
100. Morningside Heights Historic District Committee    
101. Morris-Jumel Mansion    
102. Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden    
103. Murray Hill Neighborhood Association    Dedicated to the preservation, beautification and improvement of Murray Hill.
104. Murray Hill Neighborhood Association    Dedicated to the preservation, beautification and improvement of Murray Hill.
105. Murray Hill Neighborhood Association    Dedicated to the preservation, beautification and improvement of Murray Hill.
106. Museum of Chinese in the Americas    Celebrates the history, heritage, culture, and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the US.
107. Museum of the City of New York    
108. National Academy of Design    
109. National Arts Club    Includes Interior Tour
110. New Netherland and Beyond    A remarkable site with numerous maps, articles, and even maps of where individual families lived. Great Upper West Side maps!
111. New York Architecture Images    Images new and historic of buildings throughout Manhattan plus good commentaries. Also section on no-longer-extant buildings.
112. New York City Building Department    A good source of information about individual buildings in all five boroughs. Click on "Certificates of Occupancy" for PDFs of original documents.
113. New York City in Black & White Photos: From 1890 on....    Magnificent photographs of old New York
114. New York City Reference    A Nice Compilation of New York Websites
115. New York City Signs from 14th Street to 42nd Street    What a fascinating site! What a remarkable treasure!
116. New York City Subway Art Guide    Great photographic selection of the Arts for Transit projects in the New York City subway system.
117. New York City Tax Photographs of Buildings    
118. New York City Walk    New Yorker, Caleb Smith's photographic walks through Manhattan. "Chock Full of Nuts" graphics and often captivating photographs.
119. New York City Walk (With photographs)    Between May 2002 and December 2004, I walked every street on the island of Manhattan. Every darn street.
120. New York City Website    Research NYC Building Finances (click "Property History"), learn buildings "Block and Lot," or tour Gracie Mansion...It's all here!
121. New York Dynamic: New York History / Baseball History    The website of Tour Guide and Lecturer, Peter Laskowich, who LOVES baseball. For baseball aficionados, please visit this site.
122. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
123. New York Images    New York related art works by a range of artists, both well-known and lesser-known
124. New York Post Cards from the Past    
125. New York Public Library: Catalog of Free Digital Images    
126. New York Songlines: A Virtual Walking Tour of Manhattan neighborhoods    A site-map and virtual walking tour guide of Manhattan south of 48th Street
127. New Yorkled: A Web Events Magazine    New York City 's Parks, Museums, Bridges, Sights, Events and more. Good for NYC Visitors and Residents.
128. New-York Historical Society    
129. Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan    Uptown Views
130. NoshWalks: Culinary Walking Tours with Myra Alperson    Excellent food tours that focus on ethnic neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.
131. Noticing New York Blog Page    A blog page, by a Brooklyn-based Urban Planner, that addresses many New York topics.
132. NYC Atelier    An incredible printable interactive map series of Greenwich Village and SoHo with art, architecture, restaurants and more.
133. NYC Municipal Archives    Nice on-line photo gallery in various areas. Great research institution.
134. NYC Visitor Discounts    
135. NYCplayground    
136. nylocations.com - Panoramic Views of New York sites    A remarkable array of 360-degree panoramic images of unusual New York City sites.
137. NYU: Architecture in NY/Self-guided Walking Tours    
138. Old Streets: A Guide to Former Street Names in Manhattan    A fascinating site that also includes such topics as Gardens, Canals, Ropewalks, and such communities as Harlem, Five Points, Trinity Church Farm, and the Warren Estate.
139. Old York Library    A wewb version of developer Seymour Durst's New York collection, now located at CUNY Graduate Center. Great e-mailable post cards!
140. Olde Yorkville    A Web-Log about old Yorkville with some useful links. A work in progress, so drop by and visit!
141. Our Lady of Mount Carmel    History of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in New York City
142. Penny Postcards from New York    An excellent site with historic images of New York State and New York City sites.
143. Peter Cooper and the Cooper Union    
144. Photo Tour of Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island    This site is in German, but is very nicely done with a range of images. SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL FIVE BOROUGHS!
145. Photographic Walking Tours of Manhattan Neighborhoods    A wide range of photographic walks throughout Manhattan
146. Photographs of New York Art, Architecture, Holiday Windows, and more    A wonderful website by New Yorker Mark Lentz
147. Piccirilli Brothers Studio    Fantastic website with great images of the works of the Piccirilli Brothers of the Bronx.
148. Place Matters    Places of social and cultural importance in New York City. Not your usual landmarks. Click on "Tours" or "Featured Place of the Week."
149. Port of New York: WORLD SHIP SOCIETY    Waterfront histories and images of the New York Port
150. Postcards of the Past from Old New York    
151. Property Shark    A web resource that includes an amazing amount of building information. Try free trial to see if you are satisfied.
152. Pushcart NYC    A great Food Review site for the pushcarts of Manhattan and Queens. May the writers expand their search to the other boroughs, as well!
153. Republican Walking Tour of Manhattan    A New York Magazine Walk prepared for the National Republican Convention 2004
154. Restaurants from the New York Times: Greenwich Village    Various restaurant options in Greenwich Village
155. Restaurants: Manhattan    
156. Roosevelt Island    Includes History & Historic Sites
157. Roosevelt Island Historical Society    
158. Roundabout New York    An interesting blog site that is devoted to New York neighborhoods.
159. Sailor's Snug Harbor    This is an excellent book preview of a history of Sailor's Snug Harbor in Staten Island
160. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture    
161. Secret New York    Yellow arrows point the way to secrets of the city. This 2005 art project created a repository of unusual places in all five boroughs.
162. Skyscraper Museum    Includes Downtown New York Webwalk
163. Skyscraper Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan    Four nIce "download-able" descriptions and self-guided walking tours of some of the world's great skyscrapers.
164. Slavic Alphabet City: A Walking Tour    
165. South Street Seaport Museum    
166. Starbuck's in New York City: For the Politically Incorrect    A Description and phot-listing of the various Starbuck's coffee shops in New York City
167. Street Easy    A street finder and real estate tool. Can prove useful for address and location finding.
168. Streets That Bend: New York City streets built before the "Grid Plan"    A fun photographic sightseeing tour of streets that bend in Manhattan
169. Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association    
170. Sunshine Theater: A History    From church, to immigrant meeting hall, to boxing venue, to nickelodeon, Yiddish theater, to hardware shop, to graffiti showcase, and an indie-rock playroom to hip movie theater.
171. Take a Walk, New York!    A component of the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygienes "Listen to Your Heart" Campaign
172. Tenement Life and Tenement Photographs    An excellent list of web-links about life in the tenements. Includes vintage photographs, articles, and even the text of Maggie, Girl of the Streets
173. The Chrysler Building: Wikipedia    A remarkably detailed, yet brief, description of the Chrysler Building. Includes some interesting Chrysler web-links.
174. The City Concealed: an online video series exploring the unseen corners of New York City.    An online video series exploring the unseen corners of New York City.
175. The Schubert Archive    An impressive website sponsored by this remarkable Theatre collection and research library.
176. Theodore Roosevelt Association    
177. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1    
178. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 2    
179. Tudor City History    A delightful site in the making. The note card images of Tudor City are wonderful!
180. UK Replica Watches, Rolex Replica Watches    A website of replica watches
181. Undercity    Photographs and Commentary with wide-ranging topics from the World's Fair Site to Fort Totten, to the Croton Aqueduct and numerous other topics.
182. URBAN TOURISM: Tour of Fifth Avenue in 1909    A delightful tour of turn-of-the-20th-century Fifth Avenue.
183. Vintage Diners in Miniature    A varied and wonderful selection!
184. Walking Tours of Manhattan: Self-Guided    An interesting array of self-guided Manhattan walks with Google Maps and photographs and sometimes explanatory text.
185. Washington Heights    
186. Waterfront Alliance    
187. Weegee's World of Photographs: International Center for Photography    
188. Welcome to TriBeCa    History, Architecture, Maps, and more...
189. World Trade Center Photo Tour    
190. World Trade Center Virtual Reality Photo Tour    The company has various Virtual Reality Tours on its website - many focusing on the WTC site
191. Yiddish Theatre: The Folksbiene    The Official Folksbiene website

Frequently I am asked for a list of my favorite New York web-sites.

Presented here are varied sites, broken up into categories ranging from exceptionally informative to somewhat esoteric (perhaps even eccentric).

Choose a category that interests you and enjoy!
- Justin
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