Websites for New York Mavens  

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Architecture..19 Fun and Miscellaneous..10 Museums..2 Staten Island..9
Art..4 Harlem..13 Nature..1 Subways & Railroad..3
Bronx..10 Historic Houses..5 New Jersey..2 Times Square..13
Brooklyn..10 Historical Accounts..11 New York State..2 Upper East Side..13
Children..2 Hudson River Valley..1 Political History..1 Upper West Side..13
Downtown/Financial Dist...16 Landmarks..9 Queens..8 Vintage Photos..14
East Village..24 Long Island..3 Religious..3 Walking Tours..12
Event Listings..1 Manhattan..31 Soho..12 West Village..15

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1. Astor Place Riots    A written and audio description of the Astor Place Riots with Historic Images.
2. Bridge and Tunnel Club    A fun photographic series of walks throughout all five boroughs of New York City.
3. Curbed: An Edgy (or maybe "Quirky") Real Estate "Blog"    Diverse and often intersting articles and web-links about New York neighborhoods
4. eRuv    An examination with images of why the Third Avenuen El was important to the Hassidic Jewish community of the Lower East Side.
5. Five Points    An excellent description of Five Points.
6. Forgotten New York: New York Neighborhoods    Illustrated tours of New York neighborhoods. Great websites!
7. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
8. 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.
9. General Slocum Disaster    A basic site about this tremendous ship blaze
10. How The Other Half Lives    A web version of Jacob Riis' classic text about the poor of 19th century New York. A treasure!
11. How The Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis    The complete text, including many of the original illustrations.
12. Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of the Lower East Side on the Web by Joyce Mendelsohn    Four Self-Guided Walking Tours by the noted Lower East Side historian, Joyce Mendelsohn
13. Lower East Side Conservancy    
14. Lower East Side History Project    History site for the Lower East Side
15. Marble Cemetery (Second Ave. Cemetery)    
16. Masters of Photograpy: Jacob Riis    Remarkable collection of images by reformer/photographer Jacob Riis.
17. 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.
18. New York City Walk    New Yorker, Caleb Smith's photographic walks through Manhattan. "Chock Full of Nuts" graphics and often captivating photographs.
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. Photographic Walking Tours of Manhattan Neighborhoods    A wide range of photographic walks throughout Manhattan
23. 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."
24. Property Shark    A web resource that includes an amazing amount of building information. Try free trial to see if you are satisfied.
25. Slavic Alphabet City: A Walking Tour    
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. 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.
30. 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
31. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1    
32. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 2    
33. UK Replica Watches, Rolex Replica Watches    A website of replica watches
34. 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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