Websites for New York Mavens  

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Art..8 Historic Houses..6 Museums..3 Subways & Railroad..2
Bronx..20 Historical Accounts..7 Nature..1 Times Square..7
Downtown/Financial Dist...5 Hudson River Valley..1 New Jersey..1 Upper East Side..8
East Village..7 Landmarks..16 New York State..3 Upper West Side..8
Event Listings..2 Long Island..2 Queens..21 Vintage Photos..15
Food..3 Lower East Side..8 Soho..7 Walking Tours..7
Fun and Miscellaneous..17 Manhattan..25 Staten Island..19 West Village..8

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1. Bridge and Tunnel Club    A fun photographic series of walks throughout all five boroughs of New York City.
2. Bridges of New York: Dave Frieder, Photographer    A photographer's website documenting the various bridges of New York City. Niice images.
3. BRIDGES OF NEW YORK: Photographer Dave Frieder    Amazing photographs of New York bridges!
4. Brooklyn Bridge: Wikipedia    
5. Brooklyn Historical Society    Magnificent building, magnificent collections, and one of America's finest genealogical collections.
6. Brooklyn Images Classic    This site has numerous Brooklyn photographs to purchase or to simply enjoy!
7. Brooklyn On-Line    Histories and fun
8. Brooklyn Pix.com    A remarkabletreasure trove of historic photographs of a wide range of Brooklyn neighborhoods.
9. Building Photographs: Search Engine for Historic American Buildings Survey    National Archive of Buildings. Excellent for photographs of historic buildings.
10. Captain Bob's Coney Island    An introduction to the rich history of Steeplechase, Luna Park, DreamLand and all the wonderful fantasy surrounding Coney Island.
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. Curbed: An Edgy (or maybe "Quirky") Real Estate "Blog"    Diverse and often intersting articles and web-links about New York neighborhoods
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. Forgotten New York: New York Neighborhoods    Illustrated tours of New York neighborhoods. Great websites!
15. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
16. Fort Greene Park Conservancy    Nice site with good historic information. Great postcard images of Fort Greene Park.
17. Green-Wood Cemetery Official Website    The website of my favorite New York area Garden Cemetery - and the prototype for Central Park.
18. Harbor Defense Museum    The only army museum in New York City - located in 19th century Fort Hamilton.
19. James Maher New York Photographs - New and Old    A great series of web articles interspersing historic and new images of major NYC landmarks. Wow!
20. Library of Congress Gottscho-Schleisner Collection of Archtectural Images    Great Images of Works of Various Architects and Designers
21. Metropolitan Historic Structures Association    
22. 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.
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 Website    Research NYC Building Finances (click "Property History"), learn buildings "Block and Lot," or tour Gracie Mansion...It's all here!
25. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
26. New York Like a Native with Tour Leader Norman Oder    Energetic, eclectic tours of Brooklyn and beyond
27. Noticing New York Blog Page    A blog page, by a Brooklyn-based Urban Planner, that addresses many New York topics.
28. NYC Municipal Archives    Nice on-line photo gallery in various areas. Great research institution.
29. nylocations.com - Panoramic Views of New York sites    A remarkable array of 360-degree panoramic images of unusual New York City sites.
30. Park Slope (Brooklyn) Civic Council    The website for one of Brooklyn's oldest neighborhood civic groups.
31. Penny Postcards from New York    An excellent site with historic images of New York State and New York City sites.
32. 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."
33. Port of New York: WORLD SHIP SOCIETY    Waterfront histories and images of the New York Port
34. Property Shark    A web resource that includes an amazing amount of building information. Try free trial to see if you are satisfied.
35. Prospect Park Photograph Archives    Impressive historic photographs of Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
36. The City Concealed: an online video series exploring the unseen corners of New York City.    An online video series exploring the unseen corners of New York City.
37. The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society: The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House    

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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