Websites for New York Mavens  

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Architecture..21 Food..3 Museums..7 Staten Island..4
Art..8 Fun and Miscellaneous..9 Nature..4 Subways & Railroad..2
Bronx..5 Harlem..8 New Jersey..1 Times Square..4
Brooklyn..6 Historic Houses..10 New York State..1 Upper East Side..7
Children..2 Hudson River Valley..1 Political History..2 Upper West Side..4
Downtown/Financial Dist...10 Landmarks..13 Queens..4 Vintage Photos..26
East Village..11 Long Island..2 Religious..3 Walking Tours..6
Event Listings..14 Lower East Side..11 Soho..3 West Village..8

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1. Astor Place Riots    A written and audio description of the Astor Place Riots with Historic Images.
2. Brill Building    An excellent site about many of the musicians who have worked at this famous Theatre District music-making cen ter.
3. Brooklyn Bridge: Wikipedia    
4. Bryant Park    
5. Center for Jewish History    
6. Central Park Conservancy    walks, maps, pictures and e-cards
7. 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.
8. Columbus-Amsterdam BID Website    Neighborhood History and Walking Tours are included on website.
9. Downtown Alliance    
10. Eldridge Street Synagogue    Includes Architectural Tour
11. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
12. Fraunces Tavern Museum    
13. Fraunces Tavern Museum - New York Freedom Trail    
14. Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY    
15. Gracie Mansion    
16. Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation    
17. How The Other Half Lives    A web version of Jacob Riis' classic text about the poor of 19th century New York. A treasure!
18. Lower Manhattan Walking Tour: National Geographic    SoHo, NoLIta, Lower East Side Interactive Map
19. 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.
20. Manhattan Timeformations    Interactive skyscraper modeling
21. Marble Cemetery (Second Ave. Cemetery)    
22. Masters of Photograpy: Jacob Riis    Remarkable collection of images by reformer/photographer Jacob Riis.
23. 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.
24. Merchant's House Museum    
25. Museum of the City of New York    
26. National Academy of Design    
27. National Arts Club    Includes Interior Tour
28. New York City Tax Photographs of Buildings    
29. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
30. Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan    Uptown Views
31. NYC Municipal Archives    Nice on-line photo gallery in various areas. Great research institution.
32. NYU: Architecture in NY/Self-guided Walking Tours    
33. Olde Yorkville    A Web-Log about old Yorkville with some useful links. A work in progress, so drop by and visit!
34. Roosevelt Island    Includes History & Historic Sites
35. Sailor's Snug Harbor    This is an excellent book preview of a history of Sailor's Snug Harbor in Staten Island
36. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture    
37. Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association    
38. 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.
39. 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
40. Theodore Roosevelt Association    
41. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1    
42. UK Replica Watches, Rolex Replica Watches    A website of replica watches
43. Washington Heights    
44. Weegee's World of Photographs: International Center for Photography    
45. Welcome to TriBeCa    History, Architecture, Maps, and more...
46. 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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