The U.S. Census for New York City
The 1990 census numbers from the U.S. Bureau of the Census. For further
information on the U.S. Census, see Guide to
Using 1990 United States Census Data at EDS from Columbia University's
Electronic Data Service
The City's Neighborhoods
Internet Resources for the City's History
- Central Park
History - a part of the Central Park Web Site.
- Coney Island
History - a wonderful site with historical articles and maps of New York's
most famous amusement center.
- Discovering the Bronx: Social
Problems and Achievements in a Major Urban Area - from The Bronx Data Center
at Lehman College - statistics, maps et al.
- Ellis Island: Through
Gottscho-Schleisner Collection - from the Library of Congress - over 29,000
images, primarily of architectural subjects, many from the New York Area - the
New York World's Fair of 1939-40 is featured.
Mansion - the Mayor's House
of Jazz in New York City
- History of Radio City
- History of the Lake, Central
- How the Other Half
Lives - courtesy of TenantNet, this is an html version of Jacob Riis's
- Images from New York
Album published by Wittemann Bros. in 1883
- Joseph Brennan's
"Rails and Transit" - an amazing array of information about the history,
technology and operations of New York City transit.
- New York: A Documentary
Film - the Web Site of the PBS documentary.
- New York City Motion
Pictures Home Page: the collection contains forty-five films dating from
1898 to 1906 from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress. There
is a search option as well as a selected bibliography.
- New York City Subway
Resources - the History and Operations of the Subways
- New York State Newspaper
Project - a project to catalog and preserve New York State's newspapers
coordinated by the New York State Library.
- The New York 1964 World's
Fair - articles and maps on the city's last internations fair.
- On the Lower East
Side: Observations of Life in Lower Manhattan at the Turn of the Century -
an html version edited by Wes Miller and Chad Massey of this collection of
articles, documentary sources, and study guides was compiled to accompany the
course, An Urban Experience: New York City's Lower East Side, 1880-1920.
Post-World War II Civil Rights Struggles: An Introduction to Web Resources -
A demonstration resource page created at the Institute for Learning
Technologies, Columbia University. It is a veritable text book together with
speeches, writings, and a photo collection.
- Preserve & Protect, Inc. - A New
York not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing space on the World Wide
Web for Historic Preservation and Environmental Protection Organizations -
includes the Historic Districs Council & the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
- The Seneca
Village Website - cooperative project of the New-York Historical Society,
the New York Public Library, the Office of Young Adult Services and Columbia
University's Institute for Learning Technologies - a wonderful collection of
materials on the history of Central Park and the African American community that
pre-dated the park
- The Society for New York City
History - established in 1983 as a forum for discussion of current research
in New York City History
- The Tenant
Movement in New York City, 1904-1984 - Edited by Ronald Lawson with the
assistance of Mark Naison, this html version of the Rutgers University Press
monograph comes courtesy of the TenantNet
Libraries, Museums & Other New York City Cultural Institutions
Note: For basic information about a whole host of New York City
cultural institutions, link to: New
York City Culture Guide & Calendar
Histories of New York Institutions