Websites for New York Mavens  

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Art..15 Fun and Miscellaneous..28 Museums..11 Subways & Railroad..3
Bronx..7 Harlem..7 Nature..1 Times Square..11
Brooklyn..16 Historic Houses..11 New Jersey..1 Upper East Side..8
Children..3 Historical Accounts..14 New York State..2 Upper West Side..7
Downtown/Financial Dist...7 Hudson River Valley..2 Queens..15 Vintage Photos..27
East Village..7 Long Island..6 Religious..3 Walking Tours..9
Event Listings..5 Lower East Side..8 Soho..8 West Village..9
Food..3 Manhattan..38 Staten Island..13

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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. Alice Austen House    Historic home of one of America's first female photographers.
3. Alice Austen House Museum    The gingerbread cottage of one of America's first female photographers.
4. American Architectural Survey    Great site! Numerous images, drawings, etc. of historic New York and nationally noted buildings
5. 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)
6. BRIDGES OF NEW YORK: Photographer Dave Frieder    Amazing photographs of New York bridges!
7. Brill Building    An excellent site about many of the musicians who have worked at this famous Theatre District music-making cen ter.
8. Brooklyn Historical Society    Magnificent building, magnificent collections, and one of America's finest genealogical collections.
9. Captain Bob's Coney Island    An introduction to the rich history of Steeplechase, Luna Park, DreamLand and all the wonderful fantasy surrounding Coney Island.
10. 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.
11. Chrysler Building Radiator Cap / Imperial Web Pages    Finally! The answer to the Radator Cap story!
12. Chrysler Building / Silver Spire: How Two Men's Dreams Changed the Skyline of New York    Lovingly written information about the Chrysler Building
13. Chrysler Building / The Social Construction of the Skyscraper    Remarkable website about the Chrysler Building and its interrelationship with its time. Great historic images.
14. Colgate Clock in Jersey City, NJ    History of the Colgate Clock on the New Jersey waterfront
15. Conference House    Site where an historic, but failed conference to resolve the American Revolution took place
16. Drive to Protect the LADIES' MILE District    
17. East Harlem Preservation    History, curent information, famous residents, landmarks with wonderful photos, links, and more.
18. Eldridge Street Synagogue    Includes Architectural Tour
19. Forgotten New York: New York Neighborhoods    Illustrated tours of New York neighborhoods. Great websites!
20. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
21. Fort Greene Park Conservancy    Nice site with good historic information. Great postcard images of Fort Greene Park.
22. Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts    
23. Ganesh Hindu Temple, Flushing    Hand-built temple dedicated to the Hindu god, Ganesh.
24. GRAND CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP MIDTOWN TOUR    Tour of Neighborhood of Grand Central Terminal sponsored by Grand Central Partnership.
25. Grand Central Terminal 360 Degrees    360 Degree visual images of Grand Central
26. Great Images along the Sixth Avenue Elevated (Demolished in 1938)    
27. Greater Astoria Historical Society IMAGES    Great images of the Long Island City / Astoria area of Queens County
28. Harbor Defense Museum    The only army museum in New York City - located in 19th century Fort Hamilton.
29. Historic Photos of Early 20th Century Manhattan    
30. Historic Richmond Town    The site of Staten Island's remarkable collection of very historic houses. Like Williamsburg, Virginia - only authentic.
31. James Maher New York Photographs - New and Old    A great series of web articles interspersing historic and new images of major NYC landmarks. Wow!
32. JOE ZITO: NYC Architecture & Musings by Joe Zito    Delightful articles about all sorts of New York topics! Very enlightening!
33. John Bowne House Historical Society    Bowne House (ca. 1661) is the oldest house in Queens and among the oldest in New York City. Inspired Religious Freedom in the US.
34. Landmarks Preservation Commission    
35. Lewis H. Latimer House    Home of the African American inventor of the carbon filament lightbulb and other major creations.
36. Long Island Attractions and Places of Interest    
37. 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.
38. New York City Contemporary Photographs by Galen Singer    These are interesting photographs by a visitor to New York...well conceived and well executed.
39. New York City in Black & White Photos: From 1890 on....    Magnificent photographs of old New York
40. New York City Subway Tiles: Part One - Guastavino Tiles    Nice site about NYC subway tiles and their makers
41. New York City Walk    New Yorker, Caleb Smith's photographic walks through Manhattan. "Chock Full of Nuts" graphics and often captivating photographs.
42. New York City Walk (With photographs)    Between May 2002 and December 2004, I walked every street on the island of Manhattan. Every darn street.
43. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
44. New York History Info    history, pictures and e-cards too
45. New York Landmarks Conservancy    Excellent site that also includes a comprehensive list of diverse Historic Preservation organizations.
46. New York Songlines: A Virtual Walking Tour of Manhattan neighborhoods    A site-map and virtual walking tour guide of Manhattan south of 48th Street
47. NYC Atelier    An incredible printable interactive map series of Greenwich Village and SoHo with art, architecture, restaurants and more.
48. NYC Municipal Archives    Nice on-line photo gallery in various areas. Great research institution.
49. nylocations.com - Panoramic Views of New York sites    A remarkable array of 360-degree panoramic images of unusual New York City sites.
50. Old Bethpage Village Restoration    
51. Old Staten Island    Numerous historical images of Staten Island
52. 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!
53. Olde Yorkville    A Web-Log about old Yorkville with some useful links. A work in progress, so drop by and visit!
54. Park Slope (Brooklyn) Civic Council    The website for one of Brooklyn's oldest neighborhood civic groups.
55. Photographic Walking Tours of Manhattan Neighborhoods    A wide range of photographic walks throughout Manhattan
56. Photographs of New York Art, Architecture, Holiday Windows, and more    A wonderful website by New Yorker Mark Lentz
57. Prospect Park Photograph Archives    Impressive historic photographs of Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
58. Sailor's Snug Harbor    This is an excellent book preview of a history of Sailor's Snug Harbor in Staten Island
59. Skyscraper Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan    Four nIce "download-able" descriptions and self-guided walking tours of some of the world's great skyscrapers.
60. Snug Harbor Cultural Center    Staten Island's noted Cultural Complex at historic Sailor's Snug Harbor
61. Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance    History, Neighborhood Plans, and other items about this remarkable planned community in Queens.
62. The Chrysler Building: Wikipedia    A remarkably detailed, yet brief, description of the Chrysler Building. Includes some interesting Chrysler web-links.
63. The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society: The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House    
64. The Unofficial JFK Airport Anniversary Page    Aviation aficionados will like the photos from JFK's past: Stratocruisers, the Saarinen terminal under construction, and a female air traffic controller in 1948.
65. Welcome to TriBeCa    History, Architecture, Maps, and more...
66. Women's City Club of NY    
67. 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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