Websites for New York Mavens  

Choose a category to narrow your search
Architecture..70 Fun and Miscellaneous..47 Manhattan..64 Soho..6
Art..16 Harlem..14 Museums..5 Staten Island..13
Bronx..9 Historic Houses..10 Nature..4 Subways & Railroad..11
Brooklyn..19 Historical Accounts..45 New Jersey..5 Times Square..4
Children..4 Hudson River Valley..3 New York State..4 Upper East Side..4
Downtown/Financial Dist...14 Landmarks..35 Political History..3 Upper West Side..4
East Village..12 Long Island..4 Queens..19 Walking Tours..6
Event Listings..11 Lower East Side..14 Religious..3 West Village..6

Showing: Top » Vintage Photos

1. 1964 (and 1939) World's Fair: Modern Ruins    A wonderful array of photographic images of the World's Fair site (often in ruins) and observations....
2. 1964 New York World's Fair: Wikipedia    A good overall article on the 1964 World's Fair.
3. 1964 World's Fair    Extensive descriptions of 1964 World's Fair
4. 1964 World's Fair at NIGHT    A small, but lovely collection of nighttime images of the 1964 World's Fair
5. 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
6. 1964-65 New York World's Fair Carousel    History of the Carousel at the 1964-65 World's Fair
7. African American History in Photos    Wide-ranging images. Very nice!
8. Alice Austen House    Historic home of one of America's first female photographers.
9. Alice Austen House Museum    The gingerbread cottage of one of America's first female photographers.
10. American Architectural Survey    Great site! Numerous images, drawings, etc. of historic New York and nationally noted buildings
11. American Jewish Historical Society    Excellent site. Look at the historic collection of Early American Jewish Portraits!
12. 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)
13. Architecture of New York City    Great details about major New York City buildings. Good photographs.
14. Asbury Park: Bruce Springsteen Landmarks    
15. Astor Place Riots    A written and audio description of the Astor Place Riots with Historic Images.
16. Bronx Nostalgia Photographs    Great images of historic Bronx!
17. Brooklyn Bridge: Wikipedia    
18. Brooklyn Genealogy Information    Brooklyn Information: Genealogy, Immigration, Religion, Brooklyn History, Saloons and many other topics
19. Brooklyn Historic Railway    The Brooklyn Historic Railway Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to returning trolleys to the streets of Brooklyn.
20. Brooklyn Images Classic    This site has numerous Brooklyn photographs to purchase or to simply enjoy!
21. Brooklyn On-Line    Histories and fun
22. Brooklyn Pix.com    A remarkabletreasure trove of historic photographs of a wide range of Brooklyn neighborhoods.
23. Bryant Park    
24. Building Photographs: Search Engine for Historic American Buildings Survey    National Archive of Buildings. Excellent for photographs of historic buildings.
25. Case Files of the New York Police Department 1800-1915    A New York City history website
26. Central Park Conservancy    walks, maps, pictures and e-cards
27. Central Park Zoo    Images and commentary from Joan Scheier's book about the Central Park Zoo,
28. 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!
29. 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.
30. Chrysler Building / Silver Spire: How Two Men's Dreams Changed the Skyline of New York    Lovingly written information about the Chrysler Building
31. City Hall Historic Images    
32. Digital Archive of American Architecture    
33. Drive to Protect the LADIES' MILE District    
34. eRuv    An examination with images of why the Third Avenuen El was important to the Hassidic Jewish community of the Lower East Side.
35. Five Points    An excellent description of Five Points.
36. Five Points Archeological Website    
37. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
38. Fort Greene Park Conservancy    Nice site with good historic information. Great postcard images of Fort Greene Park.
39. Fraunces Tavern Museum - New York Freedom Trail    
40. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum    Devoted to legendary Italian hero, Giuseppe Garibaldi and the inventor of the telephone, Antonio Meucci.
41. General Slocum Disaster    A basic site about this tremendous ship blaze
42. Gerritsen Beach    Photos and memories of fishing village
43. Get NJ!    
44. GLBTQ: "An Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture."    Enlightening site, which provides commentary on a wide-range of people including many New Yorkers in the arts, literature, social science and other topics.
45. Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY    
46. Great Gridlock    New York Skyscrapers; Development of Square-Rigged Ship
47. Great Images along the Sixth Avenue Elevated (Demolished in 1938)    
48. Greater Astoria Historical Society    
49. Greater Astoria Historical Society IMAGES    Great images of the Long Island City / Astoria area of Queens County
50. Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation    
51. Harlem 1900-1940    Photographs and Commentary
52. Harlem Prison: New York City's Oldest Prison    An armchair sightseeing tour of New York City's oldest prison: The Harlem Courthouse
53. Harlem: A Walk Aboout Sugar Hill    Site seems odd. Just place the cursor on the arrows and the information will start scrolling.
54. Harlem's 133rd Street Revisited    A delightful revisitation of one of America's greatest musical streets. Well done!
55. Historic New York Picture Album    
56. Historic Photos of Early 20th Century Manhattan    
57. History of Fort Tilden, NY    
58. How The Other Half Lives    A web version of Jacob Riis' classic text about the poor of 19th century New York. A treasure!
59. How The Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis    The complete text, including many of the original illustrations.
60. Hudson Valley: Illustrated Books and 19th Cent. Domestic Design    
61. Images from the 1939 World's Fair    
62. James Maher New York Photographs - New and Old    A great series of web articles interspersing historic and new images of major NYC landmarks. Wow!
63. Jersey City History and Landmarks: Walking Tour of Van Vorst Park Historic District    
64. Jersey City: Past and Present    
65. Jewish People and History    A personal website with a wonderful and very personal array of Jewish-related photographs.
66. Lewis Hine: Construction of Empire State Building    Classic photographs of the building of the Empire State Building.
67. Manhattan Photographs: Historic American Buildings Survey    National surveyn with exellent historic photographs.
68. Mansions of Manhattan: Historic Photographs    Great photographs of some of the elite mansions of old Manhattan.
69. Masters of Photograpy: Jacob Riis    Remarkable collection of images by reformer/photographer Jacob Riis.
70. Metropolitan Historic Structures Association    
71. New York Architecture Images    Images new and historic of buildings throughout Manhattan plus good commentaries. Also section on no-longer-extant buildings.
72. New York City in Black & White Photos: From 1890 on....    Magnificent photographs of old New York
73. New York City Reference    A Nice Compilation of New York Websites
74. New York City Signs from 14th Street to 42nd Street    What a fascinating site! What a remarkable treasure!
75. New York City Subway Map    
76. New York City Subway Tiles: Part Two - Heins and LaFarge    Nice site about NYC subway tiles and their makers
77. New York City Tax Photographs of Buildings    
78. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
79. New York History Info    history, pictures and e-cards too
80. New York Images    New York related art works by a range of artists, both well-known and lesser-known
81. New York Public Library Photo Archives    
82. New York Public Library: Catalog of Free Digital Images    
83. New York, The Nation's Metropolis    
84. New York's Original Subway: Alfred Ely Beach's Pneumatic Transit System    
85. Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan    Uptown Views
86. NYC Municipal Archives    Nice on-line photo gallery in various areas. Great research institution.
87. NYU: Architecture in NY/Self-guided Walking Tours    
88. Old Kew Gardens: A Picture History    What a beautiful and detailed site! Enjoy the vintage postcards,
89. Old Staten Island    Numerous historical images of Staten Island
90. 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!
91. Other Side of the Tracks: NYC Subway Site    Good photos of all subway stations
92. Park Slope (Brooklyn) Civic Council    The website for one of Brooklyn's oldest neighborhood civic groups.
93. Penny Postcards from New York    An excellent site with historic images of New York State and New York City sites.
94. Peter Cooper and the Cooper Union    
95. Photos of the Subway System: New York Times Archives    Amazing photographs of the NYC subway system from the New York Times Archives.
96. Postcards of the Past from Old New York    
97. Prospect Park Photograph Archives    Impressive historic photographs of Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
98. Queens, Long Island City: Historic Photographs    National survey with excellent historic photographs.
99. Roosevelt Island    Includes History & Historic Sites
100. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture    
101. Skyscraper Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan    Four nIce "download-able" descriptions and self-guided walking tours of some of the world's great skyscrapers.
102. Staten Island: Historic Photographs    National survey with historic photgraphs
103. STATEN ISLAND: Vintage Postcards    Vintage postcards of Staten Island
104. Steinway Pianos History    A brief history of this world-famous piano company.
105. Subway History    
106. 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.
107. 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
108. The Chrysler Building: Wikipedia    A remarkably detailed, yet brief, description of the Chrysler Building. Includes some interesting Chrysler web-links.
109. 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.
110. Theodore Roosevelt Association    
111. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1    
112. Tudor City History    A delightful site in the making. The note card images of Tudor City are wonderful!
113. UK Replica Watches, Rolex Replica Watches    A website of replica watches
114. URBAN TOURISM: Tour of Fifth Avenue in 1909    A delightful tour of turn-of-the-20th-century Fifth Avenue.
115. Vintage Diners in Miniature    A varied and wonderful selection!
116. Washington Heights    
117. Weegee's World of Photographs: International Center for Photography    
118. Welcome to TriBeCa    History, Architecture, Maps, and more...
119. World Trade Center Photo Tour    

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
Justin Ferate's Tours of the City    |    (212) 223-2777    |