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92nd Street Y Blog

@149st. NYC Graffiti Blog
Documenting NYC Graffiti.

About Last Night (Terry Teachout's Blog)
Terry Teachout writes about culture in New York and elsewhere. Interesting blogroll of culture sites, too.

Across the Park
This is a blog dedicated to Prospect Lefferts Gardens, which is located across Prospect Park from Park Slope in Brooklyn, NY.

B61 Productions
B61 Productions is an independent news site dedicated to covering Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Bay Ridge Journal

Blather from Brooklyn

Bowery Boggie

Brooklyn Heights Blog

Brooklyn Historical Society Blog

Brooklyn Ron

Brooklyn Streets, Carroll Gardens

Brownstoner
An unhealthy obsession with historic Brooklyn brownstones and the neighborhoods and lifestyles they define.

Brownstoner

City Snapshots
This blog exists to share what one finds when living in the city, because that’s what life is all about: encounters. The goal of this site is to present what a person can discover in New York when looking outward, beyond his own existence. Faceshots are stories that belong to people. Placeshots are stories that belong to locations. The majority will be based in New York City.

Clinton Hill Blog

Colonnade Row
The historical and present day happenings in and around the landmark buildings known as Colonnade Row and NoHo, the surrounding neighborhood - and whatever the hell else I feel like writing about

Curbed
In New York City, it all comes back to real estate, rent, and the neighborhoods we inhabit. Since its launch in May 2004, Curbed has established itself as the center of the virtual conversation about real estate in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond.

Digital Harlem Blog
This blog is an extension of the ‘Digital Harlem’ website, which maps everyday life in the 1920s. The blog is intended as a forum that the researchers involved in the project can use to provide news of updates to the site and offer ongoing analysis of its content, and which users of the site can use to offer comments and feedback.

Downtownbeatons
The adventures of a couple of New Yorkers

Duffield Street Underground

Ephemeral New York

Express Train
I live in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I work in midtown Manhattan. 42nd & Lexington Ave., to be exact, right across from Grand Central Station. As the crow flies, that's just 6 miles. But on the tracks, it can be three trains, 11 stops, and 45 minutes each way. This is what I see every day commuting to and from work.

Flaming Pablum: Vanishing Downtown

Forest Hills 72

Found in Brooklyn

Friends of the Harlem Cultural Archives

Gerritsen Beach

Gothamist
Gothamist is a website about New York City and everything that happens in it. That means jonas news and events, restaurants and bars, happenings and goings-on. Gothamist has an avid and growing readership, and an even more avid and growing staff.

Greater Gotham
This blog is the virtual version of getting out and about in the city - and beyond. Not everyone can be here to see what’s happening in New York every day - events, news, oddities - and discover the new or forgotten bits that even long time residents delight in finding once again or for the first time. Greater Gotham is the arm chair guide to that process of discovery and being at the center of events.

Greater New York
The term "Greater New York� appeared in late nineteenth-century debates over the expansion of New York City into today’s five-borough metropolis. A New York Times editorial of 1891, "Greater New-York," endorsed the enlargement and affirmed that "it is an abhorrent hypothesis that New-York should stop growing." The same is true for dialogue about the city, the state, and the myriad issues that swirl around both. In the struggles for a democratic way of life, and in the battles of memory against forgetting, New York has long been the subject and source of ideas and actions with global consequences. “Greater New York� is dedicated to exploring the greatness (and the misery, contention, and achievements) that have always defined New York. We will focus on the five boroughs and the rest of the state. And if we spot something in the wider world that helps us understand New York, we’ll examine that as well. We are deeply interested in New York’s history, but we will also embrace the issues of the present. Greater New York is not so much a place on the map as a shared destiny and a common goal that we all hope to reach. We invite you to join us in a dialogue on our city, our state, and their significance.

Historic Districts Council Newstand
An open forum featuring News, Events and Alerts (and even the occasional Report) from New York City's Preservation Community - collected & posted by the Historic Districts Council, the citywide advocate for New York's historic neighborhoods.

Hotel Chelsea Blog

It's all the Streets you Crossed Not So Long Ago
In a feeble attempt to combat my constant homesickness, I compile tales of New York City rock & roll landmarks, most of 'em long gone. Moronic musings on various other enthusiasms are also thrown in for good measure.

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York

Joey in Astoria

Kensington (Brooklyn)

Kingston Lounge

LIC NYC

Lower East Side History Project Blog
(Formerly East Village History Project) LESHP is dedicated to researching and documenting the history of greater Lower East Side of New York City. Here we will post random and irregular notes on local history and news about the organization. Feel free to contribute. Visit leshp.org for more

My Inwood
MyInwood.net contains dozens of historical essays and numerous images from the days of Henry Hudson to the present. From Dyckman House to the long forgotten history of the Fort George Amusement Park..its here.

My Private Coney

NYC Bloggers Map
The idea is simple: A map of the city that shows where the bloggers are, organized by subway stop. Find out who's blogging in your neighborhood! There are no rings to join, no code to put on your page. Just fill out this form to add your blog to the map. You can click on the map to start exploring. The overview map will show you how many blogs are in each borough, and the borough maps will show you how many blogs are at each station. Click on the station to get the list of blogs. You can also browse by subway line, using the buttons on the right. And you can search for a specific blog by name using the search feature.

New York Bound Books
The New York Bound Books website is a new resource dedicated to all things New York for readers and writers. It is the online reincarnation of the dynamic, interactive community of New York personalities that revolved around the bookstore at Rockefeller Center, only expanded and enriched by the reach of the internet.

New York City Housing Bubble

New York Daily News Daily Politics Blog

New York Photos from Gotham

New York Portraits

New York Sky Watch

New York Wanderer

Old Elmhurst

Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn
Serving Park Slope, New York, and Beyond.

Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn

Opening the Way: Women's History, Behind the Scenes
Opening the Way is a walking tour celebrating women's history in downtown Manhattan. It is a multifaceted new project developed by the award-winning nonprofit organization Women's eNews. The walk honors the achievements of women such as Margaret Sanger, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Ida B. Wells -- 21 women in all. This blog has been created to update fans of the walk on its exciting developments and expansion. It offers more in-depth women's history in New York City and the world. Please join us in revitalizing history that has been ignored or forgotten! The entire Opening the Way project includes guided tours by its authors, an audio tour featuring today's female leaders, an official website, video footage, a downloadable map listing all the tour stops, a forthcoming book, and more. Read more at http://www.womensenews.org/openingtheway.

Overheard in New York: The Voice of the City
Conversations overheard in New York.

Planet PLG
The online guide to Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

Property Grunt
This is a blog by a soldier in the trenches of the Manhattan real estate war presenting information and commentary on the market.

Queens Crap
A website focused on the overdevelopment and "tweeding" of the borough of Queens in the City of New York

Queens and More

Rambling Digital Humanist

Reclaimed Home

Room Eight New York Politics
Co-founded by Ben Smith and Gur Tsabar, Room Eight is the imaginary neighbor to New York City Hall's legendary press room, Room 9. Technically speaking, it's a group blog, or an online community. It's a place for insiders and informed outsiders to have a running conversation about New York politics. Anyone can write -- just set up a blog here. The editors, Smith and Tsabar will, at least initially, choose which posts appear on the site's homepage. The headlines for all blog items appear in the left hand column in the Recent Posts block. We encourage bloggers and commenters to choose a "handle" or two -- like some in our first group, "Gatemouth" or "Yoda" -- and stick with it, so we can get to know you. Or just use your real name. The house rules boil down to this: Don't be defamatory or hateful. We'll delete offending content and ban its authors without notice. Kos has a pretty good, fuller set of guidelines for the blogs on his site. The software we're using, Drupal, has an almost unlimited capacity for user participation, so we hope the site will change and grow as readers figure it out and suggest improvements. Enjoy!

Roosevelt Island 360

Roosevelt Islander

Save Manhattan Beach Architecture!

Save the Lower East Side!
web community for the lower east side and east village

Second Avenue Sagas

Sense and the City
Sense and the City is written by editor and writer Caitlin Van Dusen. Each post to this blog will focus on a different sense and a different site in New York City - from the sound of the sea in winter in Far Rockaway to the taste of arroz con leche poured from a thermos and sipped from a styrofoam cup in Sunset Park. Caitlin's work has appeared in the Believer, ReadyMade, Tricycle, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Salt magazine, and the book "Hidden New York: A Guide to Places that Matter."

Set Speed

Shooting Brooklyn

Subway Blogger

Tenement Museum Blog
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum tells the stories of immigrant families. Located in the heart of Manhattan's Lower East Side, which has been an immigrant portal for 200 years, 97 Orchard Street was home to an estimated 7,000 people from over 20 nations from 1863 to 1935. Inside, visitors view restored apartments and learn about the struggles of past generations in the hope of providing historical perspective on the experiences of today's newcomers. Email us at press-inquiry, domain name tenement.org.

The Archivist's Mailbag
Trinity Wall Street has played a pivotal role in the religious and civic life of the city and nation since its founding in 1697. This blog will answer readers’ questions and provide a glimpse into the fascinating and provocative history of the parish.

The Back Table: Archives and Special Collections at New York University
Welcome to The Back Table, a blog which highlights special collections at the libraries of New York University. This blog was born out of a collective interest among library staff in forging a stronger connection between the NYU special collections libraries, the departments that act in accordance with them, and the larger archival community. Our goal is to maintain a virtual space for exploring our professional interests as archivists and examining how those interests apply to our work at NYU Libraries. Although the subject matter of each post will be determined by each individual contributor, potential topics include archival collections currently being processed at NYU, how archival theory plays out in practice, current and emerging trends in archives, or particular challenges encountered through the course of daily work.

The Big Apple
"The Big Apple" term explained, plus thousands of other words and phrases associated with New York City.

The Bowery Boys: New York City History

The Gowanus Lounge

The High Line Blog

The Other Side of the Guardrail
New York City. Where the automobile stops and transportation alternatives, urban planning and design begin.

The Urban Memory Project
Based in New York City, the Urban Memory Project explores recent changes to the built environment in urban neighborhoods in transition, and presents our findings in public presentations of photography, oral history, research and writing.

WORDSnPIXELS
This is the photoblog of Paul Takeuchi, a writer & photographer living in Brooklyn, NY

Washington Square Park Blog

Who Walk in Brooklyn

Who Walk in Brooklyn
whowalkinbrooklyn.com is a collaborative website published by Brian Berger. It is dedicated to the exploration, culture & history of Brooklyn– and New York City– as a whole. The opinions herein do not necessarily reflect those of anyone, not even their authors. Caveat lector.

With a Brooklyn Accent
The Blog of Dr. Mark Naison of Fordham University.

bqephoto.com
I always had an interest in architecture, specifically the modern style, and when I started taking pictures I approached a building as if it were a sculpture. I also tried to capture the rhythm and density of the city, show how time affects objects and tried to see art in the commonplace. With this website I hope to offer a worthy document of my surroundings and share with you the culmination of my creative process. This is an on-going site so check back from time to time to see new images.

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