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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: Wikipedia    A good overall article on the 1964 World's Fair.
3. 1964 World's Fair    Extensive descriptions of 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. 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
6. 1964-65 New York World's Fair Carousel    History of the Carousel at the 1964-65 World's Fair
7. African American History in Photos    Wide-ranging images. Very nice!
8. Alice Austen House    Historic home of one of America's first female photographers.
9. Alice Austen House Museum    The gingerbread cottage of one of America's first female photographers.
10. American Architectural Survey    Great site! Numerous images, drawings, etc. of historic New York and nationally noted buildings
11. 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)
12. Architecture of New York City    Great details about major New York City buildings. Good photographs.
13. Brooklyn Bridge: Wikipedia    
14. Brooklyn Images Classic    This site has numerous Brooklyn photographs to purchase or to simply enjoy!
15. Brooklyn On-Line    Histories and fun
16. Brooklyn Pix.com    A remarkabletreasure trove of historic photographs of a wide range of Brooklyn neighborhoods.
17. Building Photographs: Search Engine for Historic American Buildings Survey    National Archive of Buildings. Excellent for photographs of historic buildings.
18. 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!
19. 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.
20. Chrysler Building / Silver Spire: How Two Men's Dreams Changed the Skyline of New York    Lovingly written information about the Chrysler Building
21. City Hall Historic Images    
22. Digital Archive of American Architecture    
23. Drive to Protect the LADIES' MILE District    
24. Five Points Archeological Website    
25. Forgotten NY    Fantastic series of websites with historic street scenes, neighborhoods, buildings, and oddities. You'll spend hours touring on these sites!
26. Fort Greene Park Conservancy    Nice site with good historic information. Great postcard images of Fort Greene Park.
27. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum    Devoted to legendary Italian hero, Giuseppe Garibaldi and the inventor of the telephone, Antonio Meucci.
28. Gotham Center for New York City History at CUNY    
29. Great Gridlock    New York Skyscrapers; Development of Square-Rigged Ship
30. Great Images along the Sixth Avenue Elevated (Demolished in 1938)    
31. Greater Astoria Historical Society IMAGES    Great images of the Long Island City / Astoria area of Queens County
32. Harlem Prison: New York City's Oldest Prison    An armchair sightseeing tour of New York City's oldest prison: The Harlem Courthouse
33. Harlem: A Walk Aboout Sugar Hill    Site seems odd. Just place the cursor on the arrows and the information will start scrolling.
34. Historic Photos of Early 20th Century Manhattan    
35. How The Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis    The complete text, including many of the original illustrations.
36. Hudson Valley: Illustrated Books and 19th Cent. Domestic Design    
37. James Maher New York Photographs - New and Old    A great series of web articles interspersing historic and new images of major NYC landmarks. Wow!
38. Lewis Hine: Construction of Empire State Building    Classic photographs of the building of the Empire State Building.
39. Manhattan Photographs: Historic American Buildings Survey    National surveyn with exellent historic photographs.
40. Mansions of Manhattan: Historic Photographs    Great photographs of some of the elite mansions of old Manhattan.
41. Masters of Photograpy: Jacob Riis    Remarkable collection of images by reformer/photographer Jacob Riis.
42. Metropolitan Historic Structures Association    
43. New York Architecture Images    Images new and historic of buildings throughout Manhattan plus good commentaries. Also section on no-longer-extant buildings.
44. New York City in Black & White Photos: From 1890 on....    Magnificent photographs of old New York
45. New York Heritage Digital Library Collections    More than 160 digital collections from New York State, via libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
46. New York History Info    history, pictures and e-cards too
47. New York Public Library Photo Archives    
48. New York Public Library: Catalog of Free Digital Images    
49. New York's Original Subway: Alfred Ely Beach's Pneumatic Transit System    
50. Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan    Uptown Views
51. NYC Municipal Archives    Nice on-line photo gallery in various areas. Great research institution.
52. NYU: Architecture in NY/Self-guided Walking Tours    
53. Old Kew Gardens: A Picture History    What a beautiful and detailed site! Enjoy the vintage postcards,
54. Old Staten Island    Numerous historical images of Staten Island
55. 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!
56. Park Slope (Brooklyn) Civic Council    The website for one of Brooklyn's oldest neighborhood civic groups.
57. Penny Postcards from New York    An excellent site with historic images of New York State and New York City sites.
58. Postcards of the Past from Old New York    
59. Prospect Park Photograph Archives    Impressive historic photographs of Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
60. Queens, Long Island City: Historic Photographs    National survey with excellent historic photographs.
61. Skyscraper Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan    Four nIce "download-able" descriptions and self-guided walking tours of some of the world's great skyscrapers.
62. Staten Island: Historic Photographs    National survey with historic photgraphs
63. STATEN ISLAND: Vintage Postcards    Vintage postcards of Staten Island
64. 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.
65. The Chrysler Building: Wikipedia    A remarkably detailed, yet brief, description of the Chrysler Building. Includes some interesting Chrysler web-links.
66. 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.
67. Tudor City History    A delightful site in the making. The note card images of Tudor City are wonderful!
68. Vintage Diners in Miniature    A varied and wonderful selection!
69. Welcome to TriBeCa    History, Architecture, Maps, and more...
70. 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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