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1. American Architectural Survey    Great site! Numerous images, drawings, etc. of historic New York and nationally noted buildings
2. American Jewish Historical Society    Excellent site. Look at the historic collection of Early American Jewish Portraits!
3. 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)
4. Architecture of New York City    Great details about major New York City buildings. Good photographs.
5. Astor Place Riots    A written and audio description of the Astor Place Riots with Historic Images.
6. Brooklyn Bridge: Wikipedia    
7. Bryant Park    
8. Building Photographs: Search Engine for Historic American Buildings Survey    National Archive of Buildings. Excellent for photographs of historic buildings.
9. Central Park Conservancy    walks, maps, pictures and e-cards
10. Central Park Zoo    Images and commentary from Joan Scheier's book about the Central Park Zoo,
11. 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.
12. Chrysler Building / Silver Spire: How Two Men's Dreams Changed the Skyline of New York    Lovingly written information about the Chrysler Building
13. City Hall Historic Images    
14. Digital Archive of American Architecture    
15. Five Points    An excellent description of Five Points.
16. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
17. Fraunces Tavern Museum - New York Freedom Trail    
18. General Slocum Disaster    A basic site about this tremendous ship blaze
19. Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY    
20. Great Gridlock    New York Skyscrapers; Development of Square-Rigged Ship
21. Great Images along the Sixth Avenue Elevated (Demolished in 1938)    
22. Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation    
23. Harlem's 133rd Street Revisited    A delightful revisitation of one of America's greatest musical streets. Well done!
24. Historic Photos of Early 20th Century Manhattan    
25. How The Other Half Lives    A web version of Jacob Riis' classic text about the poor of 19th century New York. A treasure!
26. How The Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis    The complete text, including many of the original illustrations.
27. James Maher New York Photographs - New and Old    A great series of web articles interspersing historic and new images of major NYC landmarks. Wow!
28. Jewish People and History    A personal website with a wonderful and very personal array of Jewish-related photographs.
29. Lewis Hine: Construction of Empire State Building    Classic photographs of the building of the Empire State Building.
30. Manhattan Photographs: Historic American Buildings Survey    National surveyn with exellent historic photographs.
31. Mansions of Manhattan: Historic Photographs    Great photographs of some of the elite mansions of old Manhattan.
32. Masters of Photograpy: Jacob Riis    Remarkable collection of images by reformer/photographer Jacob Riis.
33. Metropolitan Historic Structures Association    
34. New York Architecture Images    Images new and historic of buildings throughout Manhattan plus good commentaries. Also section on no-longer-extant buildings.
35. New York City in Black & White Photos: From 1890 on....    Magnificent photographs of old New York
36. New York City Reference    A Nice Compilation of New York Websites
37. New York City Signs from 14th Street to 42nd Street    What a fascinating site! What a remarkable treasure!
38. New York City Tax Photographs of Buildings    
39. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
40. New York Images    New York related art works by a range of artists, both well-known and lesser-known
41. New York Public Library: Catalog of Free Digital Images    
42. Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan    Uptown Views
43. NYC Municipal Archives    Nice on-line photo gallery in various areas. Great research institution.
44. NYU: Architecture in NY/Self-guided Walking Tours    
45. 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!
46. Penny Postcards from New York    An excellent site with historic images of New York State and New York City sites.
47. Peter Cooper and the Cooper Union    
48. Postcards of the Past from Old New York    
49. Roosevelt Island    Includes History & Historic Sites
50. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture    
51. Skyscraper Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan    Four nIce "download-able" descriptions and self-guided walking tours of some of the world's great skyscrapers.
52. 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.
53. 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
54. The Chrysler Building: Wikipedia    A remarkably detailed, yet brief, description of the Chrysler Building. Includes some interesting Chrysler web-links.
55. Theodore Roosevelt Association    
56. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1    
57. Tudor City History    A delightful site in the making. The note card images of Tudor City are wonderful!
58. UK Replica Watches, Rolex Replica Watches    A website of replica watches
59. URBAN TOURISM: Tour of Fifth Avenue in 1909    A delightful tour of turn-of-the-20th-century Fifth Avenue.
60. Vintage Diners in Miniature    A varied and wonderful selection!
61. Washington Heights    
62. Weegee's World of Photographs: International Center for Photography    
63. Welcome to TriBeCa    History, Architecture, Maps, and more...
64. 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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