Websites for New York Mavens  

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1. Astor Place Riots    A written and audio description of the Astor Place Riots with Historic Images.
2. Brooklyn Bridge: Wikipedia    
3. Bryant Park    
4. Central Park Conservancy    walks, maps, pictures and e-cards
5. 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.
6. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
7. Fraunces Tavern Museum - New York Freedom Trail    
8. Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY    
9. Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation    
10. How The Other Half Lives    A web version of Jacob Riis' classic text about the poor of 19th century New York. A treasure!
11. Masters of Photograpy: Jacob Riis    Remarkable collection of images by reformer/photographer Jacob Riis.
12. New York City Tax Photographs of Buildings    
13. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
14. Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan    Uptown Views
15. NYC Municipal Archives    Nice on-line photo gallery in various areas. Great research institution.
16. NYU: Architecture in NY/Self-guided Walking Tours    
17. Roosevelt Island    Includes History & Historic Sites
18. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture    
19. 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.
20. 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
21. Theodore Roosevelt Association    
22. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1    
23. UK Replica Watches, Rolex Replica Watches    A website of replica watches
24. Washington Heights    
25. Weegee's World of Photographs: International Center for Photography    
26. Welcome to TriBeCa    History, Architecture, Maps, and more...

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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