Websites for New York Mavens  

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Bronx..7 Harlem..4 Museums..3 Subways & Railroad..2
Brooklyn..8 Historic Houses..7 Nature..1 Times Square..4
Children..1 Historical Accounts..9 New York State..4 Upper East Side..6
Downtown/Financial Dist...3 Hudson River Valley..2 Political History..2 Upper West Side..5
East Village..5 Landmarks..15 Queens..10 Vintage Photos..14
Event Listings..6 Long Island..5 Soho..3 Walking Tours..8
Food..1 Lower East Side..4 Staten Island..7 West Village..4
Fun and Miscellaneous..19 Manhattan..22

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1. 1964 (and 1939) World's Fair: Modern Ruins    A wonderful array of photographic images of the World's Fair site (often in ruins) and observations....
2. 1964 New York World's Fair: Exploring America's Space Age World's Fair    An extensive site. Take a few minutes to learn how to navigate the site and then spend hours discovering its delights!
3. 1964 New York World's Fair: Wikipedia    A good overall article on the 1964 World's Fair.
4. 1964 World's Fair at NIGHT    A small, but lovely collection of nighttime images of the 1964 World's Fair
5. 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!
6. Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group (Upper West Side)    A local history organization with regular lectures, tours, and other public programs
7. Bridge and Tunnel Club    A fun photographic series of walks throughout all five boroughs of New York City.
8. Chicago World's Fair: World's Columbian Exposition of 1893    Al right! So it's a little odd to note the Chicago World's Fair - but it was very influential in New York City. FABULOUS SITE!
9. Chrysler Building / Silver Spire: How Two Men's Dreams Changed the Skyline of New York    Lovingly written information about the Chrysler Building
10. Chrysler Building / The Social Construction of the Skyscraper    Remarkable website about the Chrysler Building and its interrelationship with its time. Great historic images.
11. Church of the Incarnation    Click on "Tour the Building" for a self-guided walking tour of this magnificent 19th century Murray Hill church.
12. City Revies    A diverse website on numerous topics about New York. Particularly good for individual histories of buildings.
13. 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!!
14. Germany in New York    A website pertaining to all things German in New York. Constantly changing. A very good site.
15. Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY    
16. Green-Wood Cemetery Official Website    The website of my favorite New York area Garden Cemetery - and the prototype for Central Park.
17. Hudson Valley: Illustrated Books and 19th Cent. Domestic Design    
18. Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art    Staten Island's noted TIbetan Art Museum
19. Lewis Hine: Construction of Empire State Building    Classic photographs of the building of the Empire State Building.
20. Metronome Clock at Union Square    
21. National Academy of Design    
22. National Arts Club    Includes Interior Tour
23. New York City Subway Art Guide    Great photographic selection of the Arts for Transit projects in the New York City subway system.
24. New York City Subway Tiles: Part One - Guastavino Tiles    Nice site about NYC subway tiles and their makers
25. New York City Walk (With photographs)    Between May 2002 and December 2004, I walked every street on the island of Manhattan. Every darn street.
26. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
27. New York History Info    history, pictures and e-cards too
28. Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan    Uptown Views
29. Old Bethpage Village Restoration    
30. Photographs of New York Art, Architecture, Holiday Windows, and more    A wonderful website by New Yorker Mark Lentz
31. 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."
32. Prospect Park Photograph Archives    Impressive historic photographs of Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
33. Public Art in the Bronx    An excellent site with lots of tips for teachers and students.
34. Skyscraper Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan    Four nIce "download-able" descriptions and self-guided walking tours of some of the world's great skyscrapers.
35. Snug Harbor Cultural Center    Staten Island's noted Cultural Complex at historic Sailor's Snug Harbor
36. The Chrysler Building: Wikipedia    A remarkably detailed, yet brief, description of the Chrysler Building. Includes some interesting Chrysler web-links.
37. The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society: The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House    
38. Victorian Homes in Elmira, New York (Chemung County, in the Finger Lakes)    Very nice website about Elmira, New York's Victorian Home Historic District
39. Walking Tours of Manhattan: Self-Guided    An interesting array of self-guided Manhattan walks with Google Maps and photographs and sometimes explanatory text.
40. Women's City Club of NY    

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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