Websites for New York Mavens  

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Architecture..35 Food..10 Museums..2 Subways & Railroad..4
Art..11 Harlem..7 Nature..2 Times Square..9
Bronx..14 Historic Houses..4 New Jersey..1 Upper East Side..6
Brooklyn..18 Historical Accounts..9 Political History..1 Upper West Side..5
Children..3 Hudson River Valley..1 Queens..13 Vintage Photos..20
Downtown/Financial Dist...8 Landmarks..15 Religious..1 Walking Tours..12
East Village..8 Long Island..2 Soho..7 West Village..8
Event Listings..6 Lower East Side..10 Staten Island..12

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1. American Architectural Survey    Great site! Numerous images, drawings, etc. of historic New York and nationally noted buildings
2. Audrey Munson: Muse, Model, Forgotten, Remembered    A website devoted to the model who posed for the female figure in many of the great Beaux Arts statues in Manhattan. Fascinating!
3. Bridges of New York: Dave Frieder, Photographer    A photographer's website documenting the various bridges of New York City. Niice images.
4. Central Park Conservancy    walks, maps, pictures and e-cards
5. Central Park Zoo    Images and commentary from Joan Scheier's book about the Central Park Zoo,
6. 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.
7. Chocolate: New York Chocolate    Chocolate shops and sites throughout New York. Even maps!
8. Christo and Jean-Claude's Official Website    Extensive website with information about Christo's Gates and numerous other projects.
9. Christo Official Website from NYC    Lots of Valuable Information
10. Chrysler Building Radiator Cap / Imperial Web Pages    Finally! The answer to the Radator Cap story!
11. City Revies    A diverse website on numerous topics about New York. Particularly good for individual histories of buildings.
12. Faded Signs in New York by Artist/Photographer Frank Jump    A delightful website of historic (hence, faded) painted wall advertising in New York City. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria!!
13. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
14. 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.
15. GRAND CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP    Business Improvement District in Grand Central Neighborhood for whom I conduct a neighborhood tour every Friday.
16. GRAND CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP MIDTOWN TOUR    Tour of Neighborhood of Grand Central Terminal sponsored by Grand Central Partnership.
17. Grand Central Terminal 360 Degrees    360 Degree visual images of Grand Central
18. Harlem's 133rd Street Revisited    A delightful revisitation of one of America's greatest musical streets. Well done!
19. History of the New York Transit Museum: Brooklyn, New York + NYC Subway History    This site adresses much of the history of public transportation in NYC. It also includes virtual field trips.
20. Irish Pubs in New York    
21. James Maher New York Photographs - New and Old    A great series of web articles interspersing historic and new images of major NYC landmarks. Wow!
22. Jewish People and History    A personal website with a wonderful and very personal array of Jewish-related photographs.
23. JOE ZITO: NYC Architecture & Musings by Joe Zito    Delightful articles about all sorts of New York topics! Very enlightening!
24. Landmarks Preservation Commission    
25. 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.
26. Manhattan Timeformations    Interactive skyscraper modeling
27. Mansions of Manhattan: Historic Photographs    Great photographs of some of the elite mansions of old Manhattan.
28. MAPPING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAST [MANHATTAN]    This Columbia University project has created a very informative site, mapping the locations and discussing the histories of numerous historic sites in African American history.
29. Mark Lentz: Roving Rube Galleries    A nice photographic website with lots of great New York Images!!!
30. 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.
31. Metronome Clock at Union Square    
32. Metropolitan Historic Structures Association    
33. Museum of Chinese in the Americas    Celebrates the history, heritage, culture, and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the US.
34. New York City in Black & White Photos: From 1890 on....    Magnificent photographs of old New York
35. New York City Reference    A Nice Compilation of New York Websites
36. New York City Signs from 14th Street to 42nd Street    What a fascinating site! What a remarkable treasure!
37. New York City Subway Art Guide    Great photographic selection of the Arts for Transit projects in the New York City subway system.
38. New York City Tax Photographs of Buildings    
39. New York Dynamic: New York History / Baseball History    The website of Tour Guide and Lecturer, Peter Laskowich, who LOVES baseball. For baseball aficionados, please visit this site.
40. New York Images    New York related art works by a range of artists, both well-known and lesser-known
41. New York Post Cards from the Past    
42. New York Public Library: Catalog of Free Digital Images    
43. New York Songlines: A Virtual Walking Tour of Manhattan neighborhoods    A site-map and virtual walking tour guide of Manhattan south of 48th Street
44. New Yorkled: A Web Events Magazine    New York City 's Parks, Museums, Bridges, Sights, Events and more. Good for NYC Visitors and Residents.
45. NYC Atelier    An incredible printable interactive map series of Greenwich Village and SoHo with art, architecture, restaurants and more.
46. NYC Visitor Discounts    
47. NYCplayground    
48. nylocations.com - Panoramic Views of New York sites    A remarkable array of 360-degree panoramic images of unusual New York City sites.
49. Old Streets: A Guide to Former Street Names in Manhattan    A fascinating site that also includes such topics as Gardens, Canals, Ropewalks, and such communities as Harlem, Five Points, Trinity Church Farm, and the Warren Estate.
50. Photographic Walking Tours of Manhattan Neighborhoods    A wide range of photographic walks throughout Manhattan
51. Piccirilli Brothers Studio    Fantastic website with great images of the works of the Piccirilli Brothers of the Bronx.
52. 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."
53. Port of New York: WORLD SHIP SOCIETY    Waterfront histories and images of the New York Port
54. Postcards of the Past from Old New York    
55. Pushcart NYC    A great Food Review site for the pushcarts of Manhattan and Queens. May the writers expand their search to the other boroughs, as well!
56. Roundabout New York    An interesting blog site that is devoted to New York neighborhoods.
57. Slavic Alphabet City: A Walking Tour    
58. Starbuck's in New York City: For the Politically Incorrect    A Description and phot-listing of the various Starbuck's coffee shops in New York City
59. Streets That Bend: New York City streets built before the "Grid Plan"    A fun photographic sightseeing tour of streets that bend in Manhattan
60. 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.
61. The Schubert Archive    An impressive website sponsored by this remarkable Theatre collection and research library.
62. UK Replica Watches, Rolex Replica Watches    A website of replica watches
63. Walking Tours of Manhattan: Self-Guided    An interesting array of self-guided Manhattan walks with Google Maps and photographs and sometimes explanatory text.
64. 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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