Websites for New York Mavens  

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Architecture..36 Fun and Miscellaneous..25 Museums..15 Staten Island..7
Art..14 Harlem..11 Nature..9 Subways & Railroad..3
Bronx..13 Historic Houses..18 New Jersey..8 Times Square..4
Brooklyn..12 Hudson River Valley..2 New York State..5 Upper East Side..7
Children..6 Landmarks..23 Political History..5 Upper West Side..4
Downtown/Financial Dist...11 Long Island..4 Queens..13 Vintage Photos..45
East Village..11 Lower East Side..11 Religious..4 Walking Tours..8
Event Listings..20 Manhattan..46 Soho..4 West Village..8

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1. 1964 New York World's Fair: Exploring America's Space Age World's Fair    An extensive site. Take a few minutes to learn how to navigate the site and then spend hours discovering its delights!
2. 1964 World's Fair: Disney at the 1964-65 World's Fair    A site addressing the Disney connections with the 1964-65 World's Fair
3. 1964-65 New York World's Fair Carousel    History of the Carousel at the 1964-65 World's Fair
4. Are We There Yet?    Places of Interest in New Jersey
5. Astor Place Riots    A written and audio description of the Astor Place Riots with Historic Images.
6. Back in the Bronx    
7. Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum    
8. Battle of Brooklyn    
9. Battleship New Jersey    
10. Black Historys Freedom Trail    
11. Brill Building    An excellent site about many of the musicians who have worked at this famous Theatre District music-making cen ter.
12. Bronx, History of Rap and Hip Hop    
13. Brooklyn Bridge: Wikipedia    
14. Brooklyn Genealogy Information    Brooklyn Information: Genealogy, Immigration, Religion, Brooklyn History, Saloons and many other topics
15. Brooklyn On-Line    Histories and fun
16. Bryant Park    
17. Case Files of the New York Police Department 1800-1915    A New York City history website
18. Center for Jewish History    
19. Central Park Conservancy    walks, maps, pictures and e-cards
20. Chicago World's Fair: World's Columbian Exposition of 1893    Al right! So it's a little odd to note the Chicago World's Fair - but it was very influential in New York City. FABULOUS SITE!
21. 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.
22. City Island, The Bronx    
23. Columbus-Amsterdam BID Website    Neighborhood History and Walking Tours are included on website.
24. Douglaston / Little Neck Historical Society    
25. Downtown Alliance    
26. Drive to Protect the LADIES' MILE District    
27. Early Films of New York: 1898-1906    
28. Eldridge Street Synagogue    Includes Architectural Tour
29. Five Points Archeological Website    
30. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
31. Fort Greene Park Conservancy    Nice site with good historic information. Great postcard images of Fort Greene Park.
32. Fraunces Tavern Museum    
33. Fraunces Tavern Museum - New York Freedom Trail    
34. Gerritsen Beach    Photos and memories of fishing village
35. Get NJ!    
36. Gomez Mill House    
37. Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY    
38. Gracie Mansion    
39. Grand Concourse -- The Champs Elysées of the Bronx    
40. Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation    
41. Harlem 1900-1940    Photographs and Commentary
42. Harlem Prison: New York City's Oldest Prison    An armchair sightseeing tour of New York City's oldest prison: The Harlem Courthouse
43. Harlem: What was the Harlem Renaissance?    A brief, but clear description of the Harlem Renaissance.
44. Historic Districts Council    
45. History of Fort Tilden, NY    
46. History of Sailors' Snug Harbor    
47. History of the Barge Canal of New York State    A series on the history of the NYS Barge Canal and its influences on the development of New York City as the world's preeminent port.
48. How The Other Half Lives    A web version of Jacob Riis' classic text about the poor of 19th century New York. A treasure!
49. Huntington Free Library - Native American Collections    A remarkable treasure, formerly located in the Bronx until the Library was financially ruined by the Smithsonian Museum. Blessedly, the Library now resides at Cornell University.
50. Images from the 1939 World's Fair    
51. Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum    
52. Jersey City History and Landmarks: Walking Tour of Van Vorst Park Historic District    
53. Judaism 101    
54. Louis Armstrong House & Archives    
55. Lower Manhattan Walking Tour: National Geographic    SoHo, NoLIta, Lower East Side Interactive Map
56. 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.
57. Manhattan Timeformations    Interactive skyscraper modeling
58. Marble Cemetery (Second Ave. Cemetery)    
59. Maritime Industry Museum    Maritime History at Fort Schuyler in the Bronx
60. Masters of Photograpy: Jacob Riis    Remarkable collection of images by reformer/photographer Jacob Riis.
61. 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.
62. Merchant's House Museum    
63. Museum of the City of New York    
64. National Academy of Design    
65. National Arts Club    Includes Interior Tour
66. Native American Library - formerly of the Bronx    A description of Cornell University's Native American Library - much of it formerly from the Bronx's Huntington Library.
67. New York City Genealogy and History    
68. New York City Subway Map    
69. New York City Tax Photographs of Buildings    
70. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
71. New York History Info    history, pictures and e-cards too
72. New York History Net    Good web links
73. New York, by Theodore Roosevelt    
74. Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan    Uptown Views
75. Noble Maritime Museum of Staten Island    
76. NYC Municipal Archives    Nice on-line photo gallery in various areas. Great research institution.
77. NYU: Architecture in NY/Self-guided Walking Tours    
78. Ocean Grove Historical Society    
79. Ocean Grove, New Jersey    Includes nice history section
80. Ocean Grove, New Jersey: A Brief History of the Community    Site of Historical Society of Ocean Grove
81. Old Bethpage Village Restoration    
82. Olde Yorkville    A Web-Log about old Yorkville with some useful links. A work in progress, so drop by and visit!
83. Queens Historical Society    Preserving and celebrating the history and heritage of Queens.
84. Roads of Metropolitan New York    Road and bridge information
85. Roosevelt Island    Includes History & Historic Sites
86. Sailor's Snug Harbor    This is an excellent book preview of a history of Sailor's Snug Harbor in Staten Island
87. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture    
88. St. George Civic Association    Very good site with Ferry Information, nice photographs of sites, and restaurants. Click on "St. George Historic District" for a very nice walking tour.
89. Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association    
90. 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.
91. 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
92. The Unofficial JFK Airport Anniversary Page    Aviation aficionados will like the photos from JFK's past: Stratocruisers, the Saarinen terminal under construction, and a female air traffic controller in 1948.
93. Theodore Roosevelt Association    
94. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1    
95. UK Replica Watches, Rolex Replica Watches    A website of replica watches
96. Van Cortlandt House Museum    
97. Washington Heights    
98. Weegee's World of Photographs: International Center for Photography    
99. Welcome to TriBeCa    History, Architecture, Maps, and more...
100. Why is New York Called "The Big Apple?" - Version 2    
101. World Trade Center Virtual Reality Photo Tour    The company has various Virtual Reality Tours on its website - many focusing on the WTC site

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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