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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. Brooklyn Bridge: Wikipedia    
5. Building Photographs: Search Engine for Historic American Buildings Survey    National Archive of Buildings. Excellent for photographs of historic buildings.
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. Chrysler Building / Silver Spire: How Two Men's Dreams Changed the Skyline of New York    Lovingly written information about the Chrysler Building
8. City Hall Historic Images    
9. Digital Archive of American Architecture    
10. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
11. Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY    
12. Great Gridlock    New York Skyscrapers; Development of Square-Rigged Ship
13. Great Images along the Sixth Avenue Elevated (Demolished in 1938)    
14. Historic Photos of Early 20th Century Manhattan    
15. How The Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis    The complete text, including many of the original illustrations.
16. James Maher New York Photographs - New and Old    A great series of web articles interspersing historic and new images of major NYC landmarks. Wow!
17. Lewis Hine: Construction of Empire State Building    Classic photographs of the building of the Empire State Building.
18. Manhattan Photographs: Historic American Buildings Survey    National surveyn with exellent historic photographs.
19. Mansions of Manhattan: Historic Photographs    Great photographs of some of the elite mansions of old Manhattan.
20. Masters of Photograpy: Jacob Riis    Remarkable collection of images by reformer/photographer Jacob Riis.
21. Metropolitan Historic Structures Association    
22. New York Architecture Images    Images new and historic of buildings throughout Manhattan plus good commentaries. Also section on no-longer-extant buildings.
23. New York City in Black & White Photos: From 1890 on....    Magnificent photographs of old New York
24. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
25. New York Public Library: Catalog of Free Digital Images    
26. Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan    Uptown Views
27. NYC Municipal Archives    Nice on-line photo gallery in various areas. Great research institution.
28. NYU: Architecture in NY/Self-guided Walking Tours    
29. 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!
30. Penny Postcards from New York    An excellent site with historic images of New York State and New York City sites.
31. Postcards of the Past from Old New York    
32. Skyscraper Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan    Four nIce "download-able" descriptions and self-guided walking tours of some of the world's great skyscrapers.
33. 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.
34. The Chrysler Building: Wikipedia    A remarkably detailed, yet brief, description of the Chrysler Building. Includes some interesting Chrysler web-links.
35. Tudor City History    A delightful site in the making. The note card images of Tudor City are wonderful!
36. Vintage Diners in Miniature    A varied and wonderful selection!
37. Welcome to TriBeCa    History, Architecture, Maps, and more...
38. 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
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