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  • 9th Avenue Elevated, The(95 clicks)
    An Early History of New York City's First Elevated Railway By G. J. Christiano
  • Bathers, Steel Pier, Coney Island(80 clicks)
  • Boats (1938)(84 clicks)
    Trip down the Hudson River from Albany to New York City.
  • Brooklyn Collection(89 clicks)
    Treasures from Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Collection, dedicated to the rich history of the Borough of Brooklyn. Visit us at Brooklynology for in-depth narrative.
  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1841-1902(96 clicks)
  • Brooklyn History(96 clicks)
  • Brooklyn Photos(125 clicks)
  • Buffalo History Works' Photographic Collection(87 clicks)
  • Burned Over District(82 clicks)
    "Throughout the 1800s religious fervor roiled Western New York. Shakers, Spiritualists,Mormons and others found solace in a land of free thinkers."
  • Coney Island(75 clicks)
  • Coney Island History(117 clicks)
  • Coney Island: The Ups and Downs of America’s First Amusement Park(100 clicks)
    From PBS
  • Cornell Daily Sun(94 clicks)
    "The Cornell University Library and the Cornell Daily Sun are collaborating on an ambitious new digitization project to provide online access to the Sun's historical files. All of the original newspapers will be scanned and made available on a web site maintained by the Cornell University Library."
  • Drums Along the Mohawk(93 clicks)
  • Early Rapid Transit in Brooklyn, 1878-1913(108 clicks)
  • Enclosure: Photographs of Manhattan, 1964-69(75 clicks)
  • Experiences of a Street Car Conductor(74 clicks)
    Independent, LV (Aug, 13, 1903), 1920 24. From Digital History
  • Fort Niagara(80 clicks)
    Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY. A Registered National Historic Landmark
  • Fun American Style!(96 clicks)
    Coney Island.
  • Greater Astoria Historical Society(82 clicks)
  • Historiography of Coney Island(84 clicks)
  • Hitler's LI Legion(87 clicks)
  • Home Movies: Medicus collection: New York World's Fair, 1939-40] (Reel 1)(75 clicks)
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    The Erie Canal is over 300 miles long, stretching across the whole state of New York from Albany to Buffalo. But we don't have to travel the whole length of the canal to learn about it — although it might be fun! The canal came right through the city of Rochester. By looking at the canal here, maybe we can find out how the canal worked in those far-away places.
  • Levittown Historical Society Newspage(74 clicks)
  • Levittown: Documents of an Ideal American Suburb(80 clicks)
    Photographic essay with links.
  • Local Bus Companies of Manhattan(83 clicks)
    by Joe Brennan
  • Long Island History(77 clicks)
    "Long Island: Our Story, the most extensive series ever undertaken by Newsday, documents local history from the Ice Age to the Space Age. In addition to the hundreds of pages produced for Newsday's print editions, this site offers a wealth of additional photos, source documents, audio, video and more."
  • Long Island Rail Road(85 clicks)
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum(111 clicks)
    Interesting site concerning a tenement which has been preserved sinvce 1935.
  • Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair(93 clicks)
  • Middletown: A Photographic History(87 clicks)
    New York. By Peter Laskaris
  • New York and Manhattan Beach Railway(88 clicks)
  • New York canals(117 clicks)
    Guide to the canals, the most famous of which was the Erie Canal.
  • New York City Subway(136 clicks)
    "Welcome to the premiere unofficial site about the history of New York City's subway system-- and other transit systems around the world."
  • New York City Subway(80 clicks)
  • New York City--1930s(86 clicks)
    Flickr photos
  • New York History Net(99 clicks)
    Historians, material for kids, jobs, genealogy, and more!
  • New York Military Affairs Symposium(76 clicks)
  • New York Public Library Digital Collections(93 clicks)
  • New York Public Library Digital Library Collection(82 clicks)
    Great collection of materials. More than New York.
  • New York State Archives(124 clicks)
    Well-organized site by a powerful state archive.
  • New York: Historic Images(83 clicks)
  • Notable Men of Central New York(79 clicks)
  • NYC: Walker Evans Photographs(112 clicks)
    Walker Evans had a reputation, if not a steady income, as a photographer when Roy Stryker hired him at the Resettlement Administration in October 1935. Evans had taken up photography in 1928, at the age of twenty-five. He lived, in his own words, "very shabbily" in New York City, where he began to experiment with the medium by photographing city street life and vernacular architecture and by making portraits of his artist and intellectual friends. During the late 1920s and early 1930s, his paid projects included illustrating a book that exposed the evils of Cuba's Machado regime and photographing African sculpture for the Museum of Modern Art.
  • NYNY(90 clicks)
    NYNYm a series of ever-expanding timelines covering New York City and State, from approximately 1,100,000,000 BC to 1990 AD.
  • Oneida Community Collection(82 clicks)
    Syracuse University Library
  • People of Colonial Albany(99 clicks)
    The official website of the Colonial Albany Social History Project. It is intended to introduce everyone to the people of colonial Albany and their world. It is also the best contact point for the operations and programs of the Colonial Albany Project.
  • Rochester Historical Society(82 clicks)
  • Syracuse China, History of(94 clicks)
    Onondaga Pottery Company
  • The 1939 Dairy Farmers Union Milk Strike in Heuvelton and Canton, New York(93 clicks)
    The Story in Words and Pictures. Part I. by Thomas J. Kriger
  • The Colonial Frontier of New York(95 clicks)
    PowerPoint presentation.
  • The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906(87 clicks)
  • The Lost Museum(102 clicks)
    Barnum's New York City Museum, 1841
  • The Making of New York(80 clicks)
  • The New York Approach(85 clicks)
    Robert Moses, Urban Liberals, and Redevelopment of the Inner City Joel Schwartz
  • Their Sisters' Keepers: Prostitution in New York City, 1830-1870(81 clicks)
    Scholarly books by Marilynn Wood Hill
  • Time Freeze Photos(82 clicks)
    New York City
  • Twenty Years in New Yorkers' Lives: 1900 to 1920(76 clicks)
    Fascinating information about a set of about 50 people who lived in New York City in 1920. See hoe people lived!
  • Virtual New York History(90 clicks)
    WELCOME to Virtual New York, a website devoted to the history of New York City and its people. Produced by the New Media Lab at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, VNY offers resources on New York City's past unavailable elsewhere on the Web and, informed by the latest scholarship, new ways to understand that history. Virtual New York's inaugural exhibit "DISASTER!" examines the worst of times and how they changed the city.
  • Weeksville, NY(119 clicks)
    "Historic Weeksville was a nineteenth century community located in the Ninth Ward of Brooklyn, New York. It was named for James Weeks, an African American who purchased land there in 1838 from Henry C. Thompson (another free African-American)."
  • Yestercuse(84 clicks)
    Snapshots of Syracuse history. The rise and fall of a city center.