Websites for New York Mavens  

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Brooklyn..25 Historical Accounts..21 New York State..3 Upper East Side..14
Downtown/Financial Dist...16 Hudson River Valley..2 Queens..23 Upper West Side..14
East Village..17 Landmarks..38 Religious..2 Vintage Photos..38
Event Listings..9 Long Island..3 Soho..14 Walking Tours..21
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1. American Architectural Survey    Great site! Numerous images, drawings, etc. of historic New York and nationally noted buildings
2. 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)
3. Architecture of New York City    Great details about major New York City buildings. Good photographs.
4. 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!
5. Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group (Upper West Side)    A local history organization with regular lectures, tours, and other public programs
6. Bridge and Tunnel Club    A fun photographic series of walks throughout all five boroughs of New York City.
7. Bridges of New York: Dave Frieder, Photographer    A photographer's website documenting the various bridges of New York City. Niice images.
8. BRIDGES OF NEW YORK: Photographer Dave Frieder    Amazing photographs of New York bridges!
9. Brill Building    An excellent site about many of the musicians who have worked at this famous Theatre District music-making cen ter.
10. Brooklyn Bridge: Wikipedia    
11. Building Photographs: Search Engine for Historic American Buildings Survey    National Archive of Buildings. Excellent for photographs of historic buildings.
12. 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.
13. Chrysler Building Radiator Cap / Imperial Web Pages    Finally! The answer to the Radator Cap story!
14. Chrysler Building / Silver Spire: How Two Men's Dreams Changed the Skyline of New York    Lovingly written information about the Chrysler Building
15. Chrysler Building / The Social Construction of the Skyscraper    Remarkable website about the Chrysler Building and its interrelationship with its time. Great historic images.
16. Church of the Incarnation    Click on "Tour the Building" for a self-guided walking tour of this magnificent 19th century Murray Hill church.
17. City Hall Historic Images    
18. City Revies    A diverse website on numerous topics about New York. Particularly good for individual histories of buildings.
19. Curbed: An Edgy (or maybe "Quirky") Real Estate "Blog"    Diverse and often intersting articles and web-links about New York neighborhoods
20. Digital Archive of American Architecture    
21. East Harlem Preservation    History, curent information, famous residents, landmarks with wonderful photos, links, and more.
22. Eldridge Street Synagogue    Includes Architectural Tour
23. 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!!
24. Forgotten New York: New York Neighborhoods    Illustrated tours of New York neighborhoods. Great websites!
25. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
26. Frederic Schwartz Architects    A range of projects are posted on site including a number in NYC: Harlem, Gramercy Park, WTC Site, Chelsea, SoHo, etc.
27. Friends of Terra Cotta    
28. Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts    
29. General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen    Great library
30. Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY    
31. GRAND CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP    Business Improvement District in Grand Central Neighborhood for whom I conduct a neighborhood tour every Friday.
32. GRAND CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP MIDTOWN TOUR    Tour of Neighborhood of Grand Central Terminal sponsored by Grand Central Partnership.
33. Grand Central Terminal 360 Degrees    360 Degree visual images of Grand Central
34. Great Gridlock    New York Skyscrapers; Development of Square-Rigged Ship
35. Great Images along the Sixth Avenue Elevated (Demolished in 1938)    
36. Historic House Trust    
37. Historic Photos of Early 20th Century Manhattan    
38. How The Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis    The complete text, including many of the original illustrations.
39. Hudson View Gardens    Learn about this remarkable 1920s Tudor-style Garden Apartment Complex overlooking the Hudson River.
40. James Maher New York Photographs - New and Old    A great series of web articles interspersing historic and new images of major NYC landmarks. Wow!
41. JOE ZITO: NYC Architecture & Musings by Joe Zito    Delightful articles about all sorts of New York topics! Very enlightening!
42. Landmarks Preservation Commission    
43. Lewis Hine: Construction of Empire State Building    Classic photographs of the building of the Empire State Building.
44. Library of Congress Gottscho-Schleisner Collection of Archtectural Images    Great Images of Works of Various Architects and Designers
45. Lower East Side Conservancy    
46. Lower Manhattan Walking Tour: National Geographic    SoHo, NoLIta, Lower East Side Interactive Map
47. Manhattan & Bronx Art Deco    A Berkley, California Real Estate website, by someone who really loves New York!
48. Manhattan Photographs: Historic American Buildings Survey    National surveyn with exellent historic photographs.
49. Manhattan Timeformations    Interactive skyscraper modeling
50. Mansions of Manhattan: Historic Photographs    Great photographs of some of the elite mansions of old Manhattan.
51. Mark Lentz: Roving Rube Galleries    A nice photographic website with lots of great New York Images!!!
52. Masters of Photograpy: Jacob Riis    Remarkable collection of images by reformer/photographer Jacob Riis.
53. 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.
54. Metronome Clock at Union Square    
55. Metropolitan Historic Structures Association    
56. Morningside Heights Historic District Committee    
57. Murray Hill Neighborhood Association    Dedicated to the preservation, beautification and improvement of Murray Hill.
58. Murray Hill Neighborhood Association    Dedicated to the preservation, beautification and improvement of Murray Hill.
59. Murray Hill Neighborhood Association    Dedicated to the preservation, beautification and improvement of Murray Hill.
60. National Academy of Design    
61. National Arts Club    Includes Interior Tour
62. New York Architecture Images    Images new and historic of buildings throughout Manhattan plus good commentaries. Also section on no-longer-extant buildings.
63. 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.
64. New York City in Black & White Photos: From 1890 on....    Magnificent photographs of old New York
65. New York City Subway Art Guide    Great photographic selection of the Arts for Transit projects in the New York City subway system.
66. New York City Walk    New Yorker, Caleb Smith's photographic walks through Manhattan. "Chock Full of Nuts" graphics and often captivating photographs.
67. New York City Walk (With photographs)    Between May 2002 and December 2004, I walked every street on the island of Manhattan. Every darn street.
68. New York City Website    Research NYC Building Finances (click "Property History"), learn buildings "Block and Lot," or tour Gracie Mansion...It's all here!
69. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
70. New York Post Cards from the Past    
71. New York Public Library: Catalog of Free Digital Images    
72. New York Songlines: A Virtual Walking Tour of Manhattan neighborhoods    A site-map and virtual walking tour guide of Manhattan south of 48th Street
73. Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan    Uptown Views
74. Noticing New York Blog Page    A blog page, by a Brooklyn-based Urban Planner, that addresses many New York topics.
75. NYC Atelier    An incredible printable interactive map series of Greenwich Village and SoHo with art, architecture, restaurants and more.
76. NYC Municipal Archives    Nice on-line photo gallery in various areas. Great research institution.
77. nylocations.com - Panoramic Views of New York sites    A remarkable array of 360-degree panoramic images of unusual New York City sites.
78. NYU: Architecture in NY/Self-guided Walking Tours    
79. 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!
80. Olde Yorkville    A Web-Log about old Yorkville with some useful links. A work in progress, so drop by and visit!
81. Penny Postcards from New York    An excellent site with historic images of New York State and New York City sites.
82. Photographic Walking Tours of Manhattan Neighborhoods    A wide range of photographic walks throughout Manhattan
83. Photographs of New York Art, Architecture, Holiday Windows, and more    A wonderful website by New Yorker Mark Lentz
84. 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."
85. Port of New York: WORLD SHIP SOCIETY    Waterfront histories and images of the New York Port
86. Postcards of the Past from Old New York    
87. Property Shark    A web resource that includes an amazing amount of building information. Try free trial to see if you are satisfied.
88. Sailor's Snug Harbor    This is an excellent book preview of a history of Sailor's Snug Harbor in Staten Island
89. Skyscraper Museum    Includes Downtown New York Webwalk
90. Skyscraper Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan    Four nIce "download-able" descriptions and self-guided walking tours of some of the world's great skyscrapers.
91. Slavic Alphabet City: A Walking Tour    
92. Streets That Bend: New York City streets built before the "Grid Plan"    A fun photographic sightseeing tour of streets that bend in Manhattan
93. 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.
94. The Chrysler Building: Wikipedia    A remarkably detailed, yet brief, description of the Chrysler Building. Includes some interesting Chrysler web-links.
95. The City Concealed: an online video series exploring the unseen corners of New York City.    An online video series exploring the unseen corners of New York City.
96. Tudor City History    A delightful site in the making. The note card images of Tudor City are wonderful!
97. Vintage Diners in Miniature    A varied and wonderful selection!
98. Walking Tours of Manhattan: Self-Guided    An interesting array of self-guided Manhattan walks with Google Maps and photographs and sometimes explanatory text.
99. Welcome to TriBeCa    History, Architecture, Maps, and more...
100. World Trade Center Photo Tour    
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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