Websites for New York Mavens  

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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    Extensive descriptions of 1964 World's Fair
5. 1964 World's Fair at NIGHT    A small, but lovely collection of nighttime images of the 1964 World's Fair
6. 1964 World's Fair: Disney at the 1964-65 World's Fair    A site addressing the Disney connections with the 1964-65 World's Fair
7. 1964-65 New York World's Fair Carousel    History of the Carousel at the 1964-65 World's Fair
8. African American History in Photos    Wide-ranging images. Very nice!
9. Alice Austen House    Historic home of one of America's first female photographers.
10. Alice Austen House Museum    The gingerbread cottage of one of America's first female photographers.
11. American Architectural Survey    Great site! Numerous images, drawings, etc. of historic New York and nationally noted buildings
12. 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)
13. Architectural Styles from Realtor Magazine    A simple and easy to comprehend description of basic architectural styles.
14. Architecture of New York City    Great details about major New York City buildings. Good photographs.
15. 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!
16. Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group (Upper West Side)    A local history organization with regular lectures, tours, and other public programs
17. Bridge and Tunnel Club    A fun photographic series of walks throughout all five boroughs of New York City.
18. Bridges of New York: Dave Frieder, Photographer    A photographer's website documenting the various bridges of New York City. Niice images.
19. BRIDGES OF NEW YORK: Photographer Dave Frieder    Amazing photographs of New York bridges!
20. Brill Building    An excellent site about many of the musicians who have worked at this famous Theatre District music-making cen ter.
21. Brooklyn Bridge: Wikipedia    
22. Brooklyn Historical Society    Magnificent building, magnificent collections, and one of America's finest genealogical collections.
23. Brooklyn Images Classic    This site has numerous Brooklyn photographs to purchase or to simply enjoy!
24. Brooklyn On-Line    Histories and fun
25. Brooklyn Pix.com    A remarkabletreasure trove of historic photographs of a wide range of Brooklyn neighborhoods.
26. Building Photographs: Search Engine for Historic American Buildings Survey    National Archive of Buildings. Excellent for photographs of historic buildings.
27. Building Style Identification    
28. Captain Bob's Coney Island    An introduction to the rich history of Steeplechase, Luna Park, DreamLand and all the wonderful fantasy surrounding Coney Island.
29. 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!
30. 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.
31. Chrysler Building Radiator Cap / Imperial Web Pages    Finally! The answer to the Radator Cap story!
32. Chrysler Building / Silver Spire: How Two Men's Dreams Changed the Skyline of New York    Lovingly written information about the Chrysler Building
33. Chrysler Building / The Social Construction of the Skyscraper    Remarkable website about the Chrysler Building and its interrelationship with its time. Great historic images.
34. Church of the Incarnation    Click on "Tour the Building" for a self-guided walking tour of this magnificent 19th century Murray Hill church.
35. City Hall Historic Images    
36. City Revies    A diverse website on numerous topics about New York. Particularly good for individual histories of buildings.
37. Colgate Clock in Jersey City, NJ    History of the Colgate Clock on the New Jersey waterfront
38. Conference House    Site where an historic, but failed conference to resolve the American Revolution took place
39. Curbed: An Edgy (or maybe "Quirky") Real Estate "Blog"    Diverse and often intersting articles and web-links about New York neighborhoods
40. Digital Archive of American Architecture    
41. Douglaston / Little Neck Historical Society    
42. Drive to Protect the LADIES' MILE District    
43. East Harlem Preservation    History, curent information, famous residents, landmarks with wonderful photos, links, and more.
44. Eldridge Street Synagogue    Includes Architectural Tour
45. 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!!
46. Five Points Archeological Website    
47. Forgotten New York: New York Neighborhoods    Illustrated tours of New York neighborhoods. Great websites!
48. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
49. Fort Greene Park Conservancy    Nice site with good historic information. Great postcard images of Fort Greene Park.
50. Frederic Schwartz Architects    A range of projects are posted on site including a number in NYC: Harlem, Gramercy Park, WTC Site, Chelsea, SoHo, etc.
51. Friends of Terra Cotta    
52. Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts    
53. Ganesh Hindu Temple, Flushing    Hand-built temple dedicated to the Hindu god, Ganesh.
54. Gargoyles of New York    
55. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum    Devoted to legendary Italian hero, Giuseppe Garibaldi and the inventor of the telephone, Antonio Meucci.
56. General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen    Great library
57. Germany in New York    A website pertaining to all things German in New York. Constantly changing. A very good site.
58. Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY    
59. GRAND CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP    Business Improvement District in Grand Central Neighborhood for whom I conduct a neighborhood tour every Friday.
60. GRAND CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP MIDTOWN TOUR    Tour of Neighborhood of Grand Central Terminal sponsored by Grand Central Partnership.
61. Grand Central Terminal 360 Degrees    360 Degree visual images of Grand Central
62. Great Gridlock    New York Skyscrapers; Development of Square-Rigged Ship
63. Great Images along the Sixth Avenue Elevated (Demolished in 1938)    
64. Greater Astoria Historical Society IMAGES    Great images of the Long Island City / Astoria area of Queens County
65. Green-Wood Cemetery Official Website    The website of my favorite New York area Garden Cemetery - and the prototype for Central Park.
66. Harbor Defense Museum    The only army museum in New York City - located in 19th century Fort Hamilton.
67. Harlem Prison: New York City's Oldest Prison    An armchair sightseeing tour of New York City's oldest prison: The Harlem Courthouse
68. Harlem: A Walk Aboout Sugar Hill    Site seems odd. Just place the cursor on the arrows and the information will start scrolling.
69. Historic Districts Council    
70. Historic House Trust    
71. Historic Photos of Early 20th Century Manhattan    
72. Historic Richmond Town    The site of Staten Island's remarkable collection of very historic houses. Like Williamsburg, Virginia - only authentic.
73. How The Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis    The complete text, including many of the original illustrations.
74. Hudson Valley: Illustrated Books and 19th Cent. Domestic Design    
75. Hudson View Gardens    Learn about this remarkable 1920s Tudor-style Garden Apartment Complex overlooking the Hudson River.
76. Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art    Staten Island's noted TIbetan Art Museum
77. James Maher New York Photographs - New and Old    A great series of web articles interspersing historic and new images of major NYC landmarks. Wow!
78. Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of the Lower East Side on the Web by Joyce Mendelsohn    Four Self-Guided Walking Tours by the noted Lower East Side historian, Joyce Mendelsohn
79. JOE ZITO: NYC Architecture & Musings by Joe Zito    Delightful articles about all sorts of New York topics! Very enlightening!
80. 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.
81. Landmarks Preservation Commission    
82. Lewis H. Latimer House    Home of the African American inventor of the carbon filament lightbulb and other major creations.
83. Lewis Hine: Construction of Empire State Building    Classic photographs of the building of the Empire State Building.
84. Library of Congress Gottscho-Schleisner Collection of Archtectural Images    Great Images of Works of Various Architects and Designers
85. Long Island Attractions and Places of Interest    
86. Long Island Motor Parkway    The first motor parkway in the nation to use reinforced concrete, landscaping, banked turns for high-speed driving, safety guard rails, and more.
87. Lower East Side Conservancy    
88. Lower Manhattan Walking Tour: National Geographic    SoHo, NoLIta, Lower East Side Interactive Map
89. Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue): A Virtual Tour    Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue): A Virtual Tour
90. Manhattan & Bronx Art Deco    A Berkley, California Real Estate website, by someone who really loves New York!
91. Manhattan Photographs: Historic American Buildings Survey    National surveyn with exellent historic photographs.
92. Manhattan Timeformations    Interactive skyscraper modeling
93. Mansions of Manhattan: Historic Photographs    Great photographs of some of the elite mansions of old Manhattan.
94. Maritime Industry Museum    Maritime History at Fort Schuyler in the Bronx
95. Mark Lentz: Roving Rube Galleries    A nice photographic website with lots of great New York Images!!!
96. Masters of Photograpy: Jacob Riis    Remarkable collection of images by reformer/photographer Jacob Riis.
97. Medieval New York    A wonderful student site that consists of a range of artices about numerous churches, plus Temple Emanu-El, the Woolworth Tower, the Kingsbridge Armory, and many others.
98. Metronome Clock at Union Square    
99. Metropolitan Historic Structures Association    
100. Morningside Heights Historic District Committee    
101. Murray Hill Neighborhood Association    Dedicated to the preservation, beautification and improvement of Murray Hill.
102. Murray Hill Neighborhood Association    Dedicated to the preservation, beautification and improvement of Murray Hill.
103. Murray Hill Neighborhood Association    Dedicated to the preservation, beautification and improvement of Murray Hill.
104. National Academy of Design    
105. National Arts Club    Includes Interior Tour
106. New York Architecture Images    Images new and historic of buildings throughout Manhattan plus good commentaries. Also section on no-longer-extant buildings.
107. 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.
108. New York City Contemporary Photographs by Galen Singer    These are interesting photographs by a visitor to New York...well conceived and well executed.
109. New York City in Black & White Photos: From 1890 on....    Magnificent photographs of old New York
110. New York City Subway Art Guide    Great photographic selection of the Arts for Transit projects in the New York City subway system.
111. New York City Subway Tiles: Part One - Guastavino Tiles    Nice site about NYC subway tiles and their makers
112. New York City Walk    New Yorker, Caleb Smith's photographic walks through Manhattan. "Chock Full of Nuts" graphics and often captivating photographs.
113. New York City Walk (With photographs)    Between May 2002 and December 2004, I walked every street on the island of Manhattan. Every darn street.
114. New York City Website    Research NYC Building Finances (click "Property History"), learn buildings "Block and Lot," or tour Gracie Mansion...It's all here!
115. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
116. New York History Info    history, pictures and e-cards too
117. New York Landmarks Conservancy    Excellent site that also includes a comprehensive list of diverse Historic Preservation organizations.
118. New York Like a Native with Tour Leader Norman Oder    Energetic, eclectic tours of Brooklyn and beyond
119. New York Post Cards from the Past    
120. New York Public Library Photo Archives    
121. New York Public Library: Catalog of Free Digital Images    
122. New York Songlines: A Virtual Walking Tour of Manhattan neighborhoods    A site-map and virtual walking tour guide of Manhattan south of 48th Street
123. New York's Original Subway: Alfred Ely Beach's Pneumatic Transit System    
124. Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan    Uptown Views
125. Noticing New York Blog Page    A blog page, by a Brooklyn-based Urban Planner, that addresses many New York topics.
126. NYC Atelier    An incredible printable interactive map series of Greenwich Village and SoHo with art, architecture, restaurants and more.
127. NYC Municipal Archives    Nice on-line photo gallery in various areas. Great research institution.
128. nylocations.com - Panoramic Views of New York sites    A remarkable array of 360-degree panoramic images of unusual New York City sites.
129. NYU: Architecture in NY/Self-guided Walking Tours    
130. Old Bethpage Village Restoration    
131. Old Kew Gardens: A Picture History    What a beautiful and detailed site! Enjoy the vintage postcards,
132. Old Staten Island    Numerous historical images of Staten Island
133. 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!
134. Olde Yorkville    A Web-Log about old Yorkville with some useful links. A work in progress, so drop by and visit!
135. Park Slope (Brooklyn) Civic Council    The website for one of Brooklyn's oldest neighborhood civic groups.
136. Penny Postcards from New York    An excellent site with historic images of New York State and New York City sites.
137. Photographic Walking Tours of Manhattan Neighborhoods    A wide range of photographic walks throughout Manhattan
138. Photographs of New York Art, Architecture, Holiday Windows, and more    A wonderful website by New Yorker Mark Lentz
139. 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."
140. Port of New York: WORLD SHIP SOCIETY    Waterfront histories and images of the New York Port
141. Postcards of the Past from Old New York    
142. Property Shark    A web resource that includes an amazing amount of building information. Try free trial to see if you are satisfied.
143. Prospect Park Photograph Archives    Impressive historic photographs of Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
144. Public Art in the Bronx    An excellent site with lots of tips for teachers and students.
145. Queens Websites    This unfortunately named website has a remarkable list of weblinks for Queens Neighborhood and Preservation organizations.
146. Queens, Long Island City: Historic Photographs    National survey with excellent historic photographs.
147. Sailor's Snug Harbor    This is an excellent book preview of a history of Sailor's Snug Harbor in Staten Island
148. Save America's Clocks    pictures of National & NYC clocks
149. Skyscraper Museum    Includes Downtown New York Webwalk
150. Skyscraper Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan    Four nIce "download-able" descriptions and self-guided walking tours of some of the world's great skyscrapers.
151. Skyscrapers.com    
152. Slavic Alphabet City: A Walking Tour    
153. Snug Harbor Cultural Center    Staten Island's noted Cultural Complex at historic Sailor's Snug Harbor
154. Staten Island: Historic Photographs    National survey with historic photgraphs
155. STATEN ISLAND: Vintage Postcards    Vintage postcards of Staten Island
156. Streets That Bend: New York City streets built before the "Grid Plan"    A fun photographic sightseeing tour of streets that bend in Manhattan
157. Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance    History, Neighborhood Plans, and other items about this remarkable planned community in Queens.
158. 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.
159. The Chrysler Building: Wikipedia    A remarkably detailed, yet brief, description of the Chrysler Building. Includes some interesting Chrysler web-links.
160. 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.
161. The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society: The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House    
162. 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.
163. Tudor City History    A delightful site in the making. The note card images of Tudor City are wonderful!
164. Victorian Homes in Elmira, New York (Chemung County, in the Finger Lakes)    Very nice website about Elmira, New York's Victorian Home Historic District
165. Vintage Diners in Miniature    A varied and wonderful selection!
166. Voelker Orth Museum Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden    Historical middle-class home with excellent gardens. An unexpected delight!
167. Walking Tours of Manhattan: Self-Guided    An interesting array of self-guided Manhattan walks with Google Maps and photographs and sometimes explanatory text.
168. Welcome to TriBeCa    History, Architecture, Maps, and more...
169. Women's City Club of NY    
170. World Trade Center Photo Tour    
171. World Trade Center Virtual Reality Photo Tour    The company has various Virtual Reality Tours on its website - many focusing on the WTC site

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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