Websites for New York Mavens  

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Art..9 Fun and Miscellaneous..13 Museums..4 Subways & Railroad..1
Bronx..5 Harlem..3 Nature..3 Times Square..3
Brooklyn..7 Historic Houses..7 New York State..3 Upper East Side..5
Children..1 Hudson River Valley..1 Political History..1 Upper West Side..3
Downtown/Financial Dist...5 Landmarks..14 Queens..8 Vintage Photos..21
East Village..4 Long Island..3 Religious..1 Walking Tours..4
Event Listings..5 Lower East Side..4 Soho..3 West Village..4
Food..2 Manhattan..21 Staten Island..3

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1. 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!
2. 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
3. 1964-65 New York World's Fair Carousel    History of the Carousel at the 1964-65 World's Fair
4. Brill Building    An excellent site about many of the musicians who have worked at this famous Theatre District music-making cen ter.
5. Brooklyn Bridge: Wikipedia    
6. Brooklyn On-Line    Histories and fun
7. 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!
8. 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.
9. Douglaston / Little Neck Historical Society    
10. Drive to Protect the LADIES' MILE District    
11. Eldridge Street Synagogue    Includes Architectural Tour
12. Five Points Archeological Website    
13. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
14. Fort Greene Park Conservancy    Nice site with good historic information. Great postcard images of Fort Greene Park.
15. Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY    
16. Harlem Prison: New York City's Oldest Prison    An armchair sightseeing tour of New York City's oldest prison: The Harlem Courthouse
17. Historic Districts Council    
18. Lower Manhattan Walking Tour: National Geographic    SoHo, NoLIta, Lower East Side Interactive Map
19. Manhattan Timeformations    Interactive skyscraper modeling
20. Maritime Industry Museum    Maritime History at Fort Schuyler in the Bronx
21. Masters of Photograpy: Jacob Riis    Remarkable collection of images by reformer/photographer Jacob Riis.
22. 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.
23. National Academy of Design    
24. National Arts Club    Includes Interior Tour
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 History Info    history, pictures and e-cards too
27. Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan    Uptown Views
28. NYC Municipal Archives    Nice on-line photo gallery in various areas. Great research institution.
29. NYU: Architecture in NY/Self-guided Walking Tours    
30. Old Bethpage Village Restoration    
31. Olde Yorkville    A Web-Log about old Yorkville with some useful links. A work in progress, so drop by and visit!
32. Sailor's Snug Harbor    This is an excellent book preview of a history of Sailor's Snug Harbor in Staten Island
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. Welcome to TriBeCa    History, Architecture, Maps, and more...
36. 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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