Websites for New York Mavens  

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Architecture..18 Fun and Miscellaneous..11 Manhattan..27 Staten Island..6
Art..3 Harlem..8 Museums..5 Subways & Railroad..1
Bronx..6 Historic Houses..5 Nature..2 Times Square..9
Brooklyn..7 Historical Accounts..11 New Jersey..1 Upper East Side..8
Children..2 Hudson River Valley..1 New York State..2 Upper West Side..8
East Village..13 Landmarks..9 Political History..1 Vintage Photos..14
Event Listings..4 Long Island..2 Queens..5 Walking Tours..11
Food..2 Lower East Side..16 Soho..12 West Village..10

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1. American Architectural Survey    Great site! Numerous images, drawings, etc. of historic New York and nationally noted buildings
2. Brooklyn Bridge: Wikipedia    
3. City Hall Historic Images    
4. Curbed: An Edgy (or maybe "Quirky") Real Estate "Blog"    Diverse and often intersting articles and web-links about New York neighborhoods
5. Downtown Alliance    
6. Downtown Boathouse    
7. Five Points    An excellent description of Five Points.
8. Five Points Archeological Website    
9. Forgotten New York: New York Neighborhoods    Illustrated tours of New York neighborhoods. Great websites!
10. Fraunces Tavern Museum    
11. Historic New York Picture Album    
12. How The Other Half Lives    A web version of Jacob Riis' classic text about the poor of 19th century New York. A treasure!
13. How The Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis    The complete text, including many of the original illustrations.
14. 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.
15. Lower Manhattan Walking Tour: National Geographic    SoHo, NoLIta, Lower East Side Interactive Map
16. New Amsterdam Trail: Free Map and Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour with Russell Shorto    Excellent walking tour map and/or audio tour of Old Dutch New Amsterdam
17. New York Architecture Images    Images new and historic of buildings throughout Manhattan plus good commentaries. Also section on no-longer-extant buildings.
18. New York City Contemporary Photographs by Galen Singer    These are interesting photographs by a visitor to New York...well conceived and well executed.
19. New York City Walk (With photographs)    Between May 2002 and December 2004, I walked every street on the island of Manhattan. Every darn street.
20. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
21. New York Songlines: A Virtual Walking Tour of Manhattan neighborhoods    A site-map and virtual walking tour guide of Manhattan south of 48th Street
22. NYU: Architecture in NY/Self-guided Walking Tours    
23. Photographic Walking Tours of Manhattan Neighborhoods    A wide range of photographic walks throughout Manhattan
24. 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."
25. Skyscraper Museum    Includes Downtown New York Webwalk
26. South Street Seaport Museum    
27. Street Easy    A street finder and real estate tool. Can prove useful for address and location finding.
28. Streets That Bend: New York City streets built before the "Grid Plan"    A fun photographic sightseeing tour of streets that bend in Manhattan
29. 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
30. UK Replica Watches, Rolex Replica Watches    A website of replica watches
31. Weegee's World of Photographs: International Center for Photography    

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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