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This web helps you explore New York, New York, USA; here, you'll find organized and annotated links to Web sites about NYC's current conditions, facts, activities, events, places, sports, civic life, media, education, commerce, and reference works. You can view and link to this information in a variety of ways, and your suggestions are welcome. Use the links at the top of this page to navigate and access this information.

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Current

See live conditions and views of NYC

  • Weather: Current weather observations and forecasts
    • Graphic; shows current weather conditions for NYC
      Click for Forecast for New York, New York from weatherUSA.net
    • Radar: National Weather Service radar; shows short range base reflectivity radar image for New York City area
    • New York radar -- click to enlarge
    • Forecast: National Weather Service forecast; Zone Forecast for NYC; shows forecast for day and then five days ahead as well as current conditions at New York/JFK Intl Airport
    • Satellite: Goestationary infrared image; satellite image for Eastern United States sector, infrared image; provided by National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Dept of Commerce
    • Air Quality: NY State Air Resources; Air monitoring page showing clickable map of current air quality information from monitoring sites in the five boroughs; provided by the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation
    • Snow: (Seasonal) map of 7-day snowfall in the state; National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Dept. of Commerce
    • Bouys: USA Recent Marine Data; get readings from marine buoys about water and weather conditions through a clickable, graphical map of the Atlantic off the Northeast USA coast; provided by the National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Dept. of Commerce
  • Cams: Live views of NYC; helpful for finding out about current weather and road conditions
    • Times Sq: Live views from Times Square; multiple camera view of areas in and around Times square with a streaming, near-live image; from EarthCam.com
    • 5th Ave: Live cam
    • Circle Line: Live views from the Circle Line Tour; cam on the Circle Line tour boat that sails down the Hudson, around the Statue of Liberty, up the East River, and under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges all the way to the United Nations; from earthcam.com
    • Columbus Circle: Live cam
    • Haze: Newark/NYC Haze Cam; shows realtime air pollution and visibility monitoring
    • Intrepid: Live views from the USS Intrepid; cam mounted on the USS Intrepid Museum, a 36 kiloton, 274-meter aircraft carrier on the West side of Manhattan Island at Pier 86 (46th St); from earthcam.com
    • Midtown: Live cam
    • State of Liberty: Live cam
    • Traffic: Real-time traffic cameras; NYC Department of Transportation
    • Village: Greenwich Village Live view; near Christopher Street and W 4th Street; Christopher Park; Stonewall Place
    • WTC: Live Camera
  • News: News and reports about what's going on in the city
    • Google News: Google news search for NYC; finds news and sports stories about NYC from a variety of news sources; includes photos
    • Yahoo News: Yahoo news search for New York City; finds news and sports stories from a variety of news sources; includes photos
    • Topix News: Topix news search for NYC; local news for NYC continually updated from thousands of sources on the web
    • Traffic: Five borough traffic conditions; clickable map showing traffic incidents, advisories, events, and alerts in the metro area; from Traffic.com
    • Gas Prices: New York Gas Prices; shows low and high gas prices; reported by users of NewYorkGasPrices.com Web site

Facts

Look up information about New York City such as maps, facts, and census information

  • Maps: Online mapping services; these allow you to zoom in and out and select specific features to view on the map
    • Crashstat: Traffic Crash Mapping and Analysis; shows areas of the five boroughs where people have been injured or killed by drivers of automobiles; highlights the danger of streets where traffic laws are not enforced, allowing drivers to speed through intersections without yielding to pedestrians and sometimes killing them
    • 596 acres: (241 hectares) map all of the publicly owned vacant land in New York City; shows master plans
    • Hot: City Map of New York; pannable, street map of NYC showing the locations buildings and museums; you can search by street
    • Map Quest: MapQuest's NYC map; integration with digitalcity.com city Internet guide
    • Yahoo: Yahoo's NYC map; integrated with Yahoo's Get Local city Internet guides
    • -USA Maps-: More online mapping services; you can use this list of sites to get more maps of the area or specialized maps such as historical, topographic, or satellite imagery
  • Info: Look up basic facts about NYC from online reference works
    • Almanac: Information Please Almanac; entry for New York City; gives a page of basic facts about the city, including a general description and current facts
    • Books: NYC Books; a page presenting books about NYC
    • Encycl: Information Please Encyclopedia; article about New York City giving a very brief overview of the city's economy, ethnic diversity, points of interest, history, and bibliography
    • Street Locator: Find cross streets and other info; given an address on an avenue, find the cross-street and subway stop; given the street, find the avenue; and find a named street
  • Census: Information from the United States Bureau of the Census
    • NYC: New York city; QuickFacts Sheet about the City of New York (which is made of five counties: Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, and Richmond County)
    • Bronx: Bronx County
    • Kings: Kings County
    • New York: New York County
    • Queens: Queens County
    • Richmond: Richmond County

NYC Living

Find out about things to do and places to see in New York City

Activities

New Yorkers take part in many clubs and organizations; activities include interest groups, clubs, hobbies, community centers, organizations, and groups

  • 92nd St Y: 92nd Street Y; community and cultural center; Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association; provides classes, events, lectures in arts, humanities, family, Jewish Life, fitness, and learning
  • Amateur Radio ES: New York City Amateur Radio Emergency Service; provides auxiliary radio communications to agencies and organizations for a variety of emergency situations and special events; part of the American Radio Relay League
  • Animal Adoption: Bide-A-Wee; companion animal welfare society with no-kill adoption centers; provides temporary shelter and finds homes for unwanted pets; provides adoption, shelters, pet tips, events
  • Animal-Dog Adoption: Stray from the Heart; dog adoption and rescue
  • Arm Wrestling: The New York Arm Wrestling Association; organizes events, promotes arm wrestling as a spectator, competitive sport
  • Art Dia: Dia Art Foundation; visual art organization that supports, presents, and preserves art projects and promotes interdisciplinary art and criticism
  • Art Kitchen: The Kitchen--art center for video, music, dance, performance, film, and literature; promotes the growth of artists and audiences
  • Art MAS: Municipal Art Society; a private, non-profit membership organization that encourages a more livable city through urban design, planning, contemporary architecture, historic preservation, and public art
  • Art YANY: Young Audiences New York; promotes artistic development of New York City public school students by bringing students together with professional artists to create and participate in the arts
  • Arts Alliance: Alliance for the Arts; research and advocacy for the arts community and cultural guides and calendars for the public (nyc-arts.org)
  • Asia Society: fosters understanding of Asia and communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific; art exhibitions and performances, films, lectures, seminars and conferences, publications, Web sites and assistance to the media
  • Beer: New York City Beer Guide; information about the beer community in New York City, including brewers, brewpubs, stores, and beer tastings
  • Better NY: Association for a Better New York
  • Blood Ctr: New York Blood Center; provides blood and blood products for transfusions; serves hospitals and people in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut; home to Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, center for basic and applied research in hematology and transfusion medicine
  • Brooklyn Artists: Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition; connects working Brooklyn artists with the community at large through shows, education, and an image library
  • CityKids: CityKids Foundation; programs that help young people ages 13 to 19 to use their voices for positive change
  • Clubbing: Club Planet night lifestyle; covers clubs, live music, nightlife
  • Commuting: CommuterLink; provides free transportation information and assistance to both businesses and commuters traveling in the New York City area; works for congestion reduction to improve air quality and area mobility
  • Discovery TSX: Discovery Times Square Exposition; exhibition center; space for entertainment, learning and adventure
  • Explorers: The Explorers Club; promotes exploration and field sciences; founded in 1904, serves as a meeting point for explorers and scientists
  • French: French Institute and the Alliance Française de New York; promotes French arts and the teaching of French
  • Fun: NYC Fun; a very brief list of ideas for New York shopping, restaurants, and unique activities
  • Fund: Fund for the City of New York; a private operating foundation launched by the Ford Foundation in 1968 with the mandate to improve the quality of life for New Yorkers
  • Garment: Garment Industry Development Corporation; a consortium of labor, industry and government dedicated to strengthening New York's apparel industry and keeping jobs in fashion
  • History: Gotham Ctr; Gotham Center for New York City History; at the City University of New York's Graduate Center, aims to boost the visibility of New York's historical assets
  • History-LESHP: Lower East Side History Project; educators, artists, activists and preservationists dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the history, culture and community of the Lower East Side
  • Imagine NY: Imagine New York; conceived in the days following September 11, 2001, to provide opportunities for meaningful public participation in the rebuilding process; planned and supported by numerous civic and cultural organizations, as well as government agency representatives
  • Internet: Internet Society of New York; promotes the beneficial, open evolution of the global Internet and its related internetworking; chapter of the Internet Society
  • Irish: American Irish Historical Society; center of scholarship and public education
  • Japan Society: Art, Culture, Education
  • Jewish History: Center for Jewish History; holdings of approximately 100 million archival documents, a half million books, and thousands of photographs, artifacts, paintings and textiles; a partnership of five major institutions of Jewish scholarship, history and art: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
  • LGBT Ctr: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center; works to support the LGBT community and culture
  • NYFA: New York Foundation for the Arts; helps artists turn inspiration into art by giving more money and support to individual artists and arts organizations than
  • Red Cross: American Red Cross in Greater New York; helps people avoid, prepare for, and cope with emergencies; promotes self-reliance and concern for others
  • Science: New York Academy of Sciences; promotes science and technology and their essential roles in fostering social and economic development
  • Shorewalkers: Walking and environmental group; annual Great Saunter
  • Singles: NYC Personals; connect with your soulmate or date in New York
  • Tenants: Resources for residential tenants; focuses on New York City and New York
  • Tech Comm: Society for Technical Communication Metro chapter; serves the members of the tri-state region of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for technical communication interests
  • Theater Dev: Theatre Development Fund; known for its TKTS discount booths in Times Square and South Street Seaport; provides audience development and financial assistance programs that encourage production of new plays and musicals
  • Transit Alt: Transportation Alternatives; group working for better bicycling, walking and public transit, fewer cars, safer, calmer neighborhood streets and car-free parks
  • United Way: United Way of New York City; mobilizes community partners to help New Yorkers in need lead more productive, self-sufficient lives
  • Volunteering-Christian: ChristianVOlunteering.org; matches volunteers with people who need them
  • Volunteers NYCares: New York Cares; mobilizes volunteers to address social problems that challenge New York City.
  • Writers NWU: National Writers Union; union for freelance writers working in US markets
  • YMCA: YMCA of Greater New York; service organization that builds spirit, mind, and body
  • -USA Directories-: NYC is home to thousands of organizations; search for associations, societies, and nonprofits in NYC covering many interests; many of these are based in NYC; these directories help you locate an organization

Events

New York City is famous for its diverse events year-round

  • Listings: Connect to online calendars and databases; show what's going on and where
    • NYC Arts: Listings of events and information about arts events in NYC; provided by the Alliance for the Arts
    • Broadway Guide: Guide to Broadway; lists shows, gives information about attending shows and tickets
    • Broadway Playbill: Theatre guide; find theatre performances, news, feature articles; Broadway, off-Broadway, regional
    • Entertainment-Link: guide to Broadway shows and tickets; independent, objective, and comprehensive information to get the best seats, the best prices, and the best service on Broadway tickets and more
    • Social Diary: New York social life and style; see what the beautiful people are doing
  • Performing: NYC is home to many performing arts and cultural groups
    • Ballet ABT: American Ballet Theatre; Professional dance company
    • Ballet NYC: New York City Ballet; Professional dance company; creates its own works; has two permanent homes, the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York
    • Dance Ailey: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; promotes the uniqueness of African-American cultural expression
    • Dance Joyce: Joyce Theater Foundation; serves and supports the art of dance and choreography
    • Film Society: Film Society of Lincoln Center; dedicated to film; New York Film Festival; Film Comment Magazine; Gala Tribute
    • Jazz@LC: Jazz at Lincoln Center; arts organization dedicated to jazz. With the world-renowned Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
    • Opera Met: The Metropolitan Opera
    • Opera NYC: New York City Opera; dedicated to the development of American opera
    • Philharmonic: New York Philharmonic; founded in 1842; performs in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center
    • Pops: New York Pops; popular American music
    • Queens Theatre: Queens Theatre in the Park; presents programs for adults and children by a host of international, national and local-based performing artists whose work reflects the diverse composition of the borough of Queen's population
  • Periodic: NYC has many annual or special events, ongoing summer concert series, and recurring art or trade shows
    • AIDS Walk: AIDS Walk New York; an annual, 10-kilometer fundraising walkathon
    • Antique: Antiques shows in NYC by Stella; Stella Show Management presents a variety of shows including the Triple Pier Antiques Show, Antiques at the Armory, The Modern Show, Gramercy Garden & Antiques Show
    • Art & Antique: art and antique shows in NYC by Sanford Smith; includes Ifpda print fair, modernism, 20th century art, outsider art (displays of self-taught, naive, and similar art), works on paper, and New York Antiquarian book fair
    • Auto Show: New York International Automobile Show
    • Belmont Stakes: Horse race; final trace of the Triple Crown, held at Long Island's Belmont Park racetrack
    • Bike Month: Celebrates bicycling; includes rides, movies, events, safety
    • Big Apple Circus: Performing-arts circus; classical circus with animals that have a traditional working relationship with people
    • Boat Show: New York National Boat Show; since the world's first boat show in New York in 1905, boats, yachts, and nautical-related stuff has been shown off in this annual event
    • Brasil Summerfest: Brazilian music and arts festival
    • Broadway: free, outdoor Times Square concert; previews new and long-running musicals and Broadway plays; co-produced by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the Times Square Alliance
    • Chinese New Year: Chinatown
    • Circus Amok: Circus-theater company; provides free public art addressing contemporary issues of social justice to the people of New York City
    • Columbus Parade: Columbus Day Parade; Columbus Citizens Foundation founded this parade; site includes information about other activities of the foundation
    • Crafts Festivals: at Lincoln Center for the Performing Art; American Crafts Festival, Autumn Crafts Festival, Craft and Fine Art Festival
    • Dance Parade: and festival down Broadway; free outdoor dance parade and festival; over 70 styles of dance, over 200 dance organizations, and over 10 thousand dancers will dance down Broadway; DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park
    • Dog Show Westminster: The Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show; Madison Square Garden, New York City
    • Fashion Week: Fashion Week; information about the annual display of fashion collections
    • Film Bryant: Bryant Park Summer Film Festival; classic films shown on the lawn behind the NY Public Library
    • Film Festival: NYC Film Festival at Lincoln Center; dedicated to film; New York Film Festival; Film Comment Magazine; Gala Tribute
    • Fireworks Macy's: Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks
    • Fleet Week: Events celebrating the US Navy; parade of ships; ship tours; parades; sponsored by the Commander Navy Region Northeast
    • Fringe Fest: New York International Fringe Festival
    • Harlem Week: music, shows, festivals; celebrates Harlem
    • HK Dragon: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
    • Horror Film Fest: New York City Horror Film Festival
    • Horse Show: National Horse Show; New York--The Metropolitan
    • Howl Fest: Howl Festival; celebration of East Village arts, culture, mayhem; fest named after eponymous Ginsberg poem
    • Human Rights/Film: Human Rights Watch International Film Festival; presents fiction, documentary and animated films and videos with a distinctive human rights theme
    • Lincoln Ctr Fest: Lincoln Center Festival; performances and art from around the world at Lincoln Center
    • Marathon: ING New York City Marathon; 42.195 kilometer running race through New York's five boroughs
    • Mermaid Parade: Parade at Coney Island celebrating the opening of the swimming season; includes mermaids, neptunes, sea creatures, antique cars and other oddities flooding Surf Avenue
    • Museum 1.6 km Fest: Annual museum festival; nine museums are open for free along Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 104th streets, known as "Museum Mile" (1.6 km) although it is actually about 2.2 km long
    • Music Washington Sq: Washington Square Music Festival; free outdoor classical and classic jazz concert series
    • Ninth Ave Food Fest: Ninth Avenue International Food Festival; culture and cuisine against the picturesque backdrop of Legendary Times Square
    • Open House: Open House NY; annual program of public access to significant buildings and sites in all five boroughs
    • Out of Doors: Lincoln Center Out of Doors; music, dance, and spoken word to the plazas of Lincoln Center
    • Pride Week: New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender; pride march, rally, dance and pridefest
    • Pulaski Day Parade: Polish-American hero Casimir Pulaski
    • Restaurant Week: New York's restaurants offer special meals for a fixed price
    • River 2 River: River (Hudson) to River (East) Festival; Free Arts festival--music, dance, art, architecture, museums, monuments; takes place over months in lower Manhattan
    • San Gennaro: Feast of San Gennaro; in Little Italy
    • St Pat's Parade: Saint Patrick's Day Parade; up Fifth Avenue, from 44th Street to 86th Street
    • Siren Music: Siren Music Festival; at Coney Island; outdoor indie rock festival
    • SOFA Expo: International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art; exhibits of one-of-a-kind three-dimensional works bridging the decorative and fine arts; artwork is for sale
    • Stuben Parade: German American Steuben Parade of New York
    • SummerStage: Central Park SummerStage; a program of the City Park Foundations, presents performances, free of charge, to serve the diverse communities of New York City
    • Thanksgiving Macy's Parade: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    • Vision Fest: Vision Festival; multi-arts festival devoted to the presentation of innovative American music and arts from an Afro-American perspective and tradition
    • W Indian Amer Day: West Indian American Day Carnival; parade and carnival; "West Indian" meaning West Indies, Caribbean; popularly known as the Labor Day Parade; weeklong festivities

Places

NYC has many neighborhoods, entertainment venues, museums, and other places with Web sites

  • Sites: Places such as parks, buildings, public gardens and zoos, notable buildings, libraries, interesting places; see also the listings for Venues, Museums, Neighborhoods, Dining, and Housing; see Activities for cultural centers
    • Album: NYC Album; a collection of digital images of NYC
    • Aquarium: New York Aquarium; education about the ocean
    • Bot Grdn NY: New York Botanical Garden; 100 hectares; presents collections of plants, educational programs about gardening and horticulture, and conducts plant research
    • Bot Grdn Brooklyn: Brooklyn Botanic Garden; collection of plants; public programs, tours, concerts, dance performances, and symposia
    • Bot Grdn Queens: Queens Botanical Garden; 15 hectres of gardens
    • Bowery Msn: Bowery Mission; offers meals, shelter, showers, clothing, and a residential program for job training
    • Bryant Pk: Bryant Park; green space for relaxation, concerts, a film festival, wireless Internet access just behind the main branch of the New York Public Library; site of the 1853-54 Crystal Palace (iron and glass structure) Exhibition
    • Bronx: I Love The Bronx!; a thorough overview of this borough; includes calendar, map links, video postcards; The Bronx Tourism Council
    • Brooklyn: Brooklyn Borough President; a thorough run-down on this NYC borough; includes details about citizen services and highlights of Brooklyn
    • Brooklyn Br Pk: Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation; official site showing the ongoing plans to develop a 28-hectare park on the Brooklyn side of its eponymous bridge stretching for 2 kilometers along the waterfront
    • Buildings: Architecture of New York City; shows off notable architectural landmarks in NYC; section of Great Buildings Online, presented by Architecture Week Magazine
    • Castle Clinton: Castle Clinton National Monument; a fort built to defend New York harbor between 1808 and 1811; named in honor of Mayor of New York City, DeWitt Clinton in 1817; National Parks Service
    • Chelsea Piers: Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex; a 12-hectare waterfront sports complex between 17th and 23rd Streets along Manhattan's Hudson River on Piers 59, 60, 61 and 62; offers golf, health club, roller rink, bowling, movies, and marina
    • Central Park: Central Park Conservancy; 341-hectare park in central Manhattan, 6% of the total land area of Manhattan; designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux; Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, Tisch Children's Zoo, Wollman Rink; Central Park information--things to do, history, a virtual tour, jobs, support information
    • Central Synagogue: Historic synagogue; National and New York City historic landmark; oldest Jewish house of worship in continuous use in the city
    • City Hall: City Hall; historic building is the seat of NYC government
    • Coney Island: Amusement area in Brooklyn; rides, games, food, folks, fun
    • Covenant House: Youth shelter; provides shelter and service to homeless and runaway youth
    • Empire St Bldg: Empire State Building; a 443.2-meter tall office building between Fifth Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets; site includes information for visitors and prospective tenants
    • Federal Hall: Federal Hall National Memorial; 26 Wall Street; site of where the First US Congress met to write the Bill of Rights; George Washington was inaugurated on the site in 1789; site of New York City's 18th century City Hall; National Parks Service
    • Food, Local: local food farmers markets; a guide to what's available from local farmers at farmers markets around New York City
    • Forgotten: Guide to the often overlooked places and their history; includes street scenes, subways and trains, old advertising, streetlamps, alleys, and unique and interesting places
    • Gardens: GreenThumb; urban gardening program
    • Gateway NRA: Gateway National Recreation Area; a 10,000-hectare recreation area in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island in New York and in Monmouth County, New Jersey; includes Jamaica Bay Unit, Staten Island Unit, Sandy Hook Unit
    • Goethe Inst: Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes New York; organization for the teaching and the spread of German language and culture worldwide.
    • Governors Isl: Governors Island; 70-hectare island in New York Bay; part of borough of Manhattan; offers parks and recreation; Fort Jay, Castle Williams, Governors Island National Monument
    • Grand Central: Grand Central Terminal; information about this transit gateway, including events, dining, markets, tours; gave rise to the phrase "it's like Grand Central Station in here" to denote a bustling, busy place
    • Grant's Tomb: General Grant National Memorial; Who is buried here? The man on the $50 bill, the 18th President of the United States, the commander in chief of the Union army in the Civil War, Ulysses Simpson Grant, and his spouse, Julia; National Parks Service
    • Hamilton Mem: Hamilton Grange National Memorial; 287 Convent Avenue; home of Alexander Hamilton from 1802 until his death in a duel with Aaron Burr in 1804; named "The Grange" after the Hamilton family's ancestral home in Scotland; National Parks Service
    • High Line: a public park built on an elevated rail structure running from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street on Manhattan's West Side; Section 1 of the High Line (from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street) opened to the public on June 9, 2009; the second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011
    • Hudson River Pk: Hudson River Park; working to create an 8 km, 222-hectare park along the Hudson River in Manhattan, from Battery Park on up to 59th Street
    • Libraries Metro: Metropolitan New York Library Council; works to meet the research and informational needs of the residents of the five boroughs and Westchester County
    • Library Hispanic: The Hispanic Society of America; free museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America
    • Library Masonic: The Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library of Grand Lodge; a free, public museum and library, focusing on the history of Freemasonry in New York; tours of the Masonic Hall are also free
    • Library Morgan: Pierpont Morgan Library; a museum and a center for scholarly research
    • Library NYPL: New York Public Library; a network of community libraries and scholarly research collections; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    • Library NY Soc: The New York Society Library; a subscription library
    • Library UN: United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library
    • Lowline: The Lowline; a project to illuminate an historic trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of New York City
    • Moynihan Station: under development; a grand new train station on the site of the existing Penn Station and Post Office Building
    • NY State: State of New York tourism and business information; I Love New York; from the New York State government
    • One WTC: 417-meter (roof height) office tower; developed by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and The Durst Organization; a cable-supported antenna on top of building makes the total height to the tip at 541.33 meters; its public observation deck is the third-highest in the Western Hemisphere (but the highest in Manhattan!)
    • Parking-Spot Hero: Parking spots around town; rent by the day or longer
    • Parks NYC: City of New York Parks and Recreation; list of all city parks, things to do, volunteer opportunities
    • Planetarium Rose Ctr: Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space Featuring the Hayden Planetarium; part of the American Museum of Natural History
    • Prospect Park: A 212-hectare park in Brooklyn; designed by landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux; Prospect Park Alliance works for the restoration and preservation of Prospect Park
    • Rockefeller Ctr: Office towers complex and public spaces; home to Radio City Music Hall and NBC Television (television show broadcasts and tapings), famous Holiday tree and skating rink in winter
    • Roosevelt Birthplace: Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site; 28 East 20th Street; Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, lived here from his birth on October 27, 1858 to age 14; National Parks Service
    • St John: World's largest gothic cathedral; 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan; Feast of St. Francis blessing of the animals
    • Socrates Sculpture Pk: Socrates Sculpture Park; outdoor exhibition area for large-scale sculptures; interaction encouraged in Queens, Broadway and Vernon Blvd
    • South St Seaport: Lower Manhattan entertainment complex; shop, dine, enjoy the East River
    • Skyscrapers: Diagram of Skyscrapers in NYC
    • Skyscrapers-Emporis: tall buildings; NYC office and other buildings from Emporis
    • Statue of Liberty: Statue Of Liberty National Monument; gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States; dedicated in 1886; National Parks Service
    • Subway: Unofficial site about the NYC subway; includes review of rolling stock, maps, technical aspects and museum displays; David Pirmann, developer, notes that this is not an official site, nor does it contain current schedule or fare information
    • UN: United Nations; International organization with its headquarters in Manhattan on the East River
    • Visitor's Bureau: NYC & Company; official tourism Web site for New York City Convention and Visitors Bureau
    • Wave Hill: Public garden; garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the Bronx
    • Wildlife: Wildlife Conservation Society; saves wildlife and wild lands; manages urban wildlife parks, including the Bronx Zoo
    • World Fin Ctr: World Financial Center; located in lower Manhattan, Battery Park City; consists of four office towers with the world headquarters of American Express, Merrill Lynch, Dow Jones, CIBC World Markets, and other corporations; public spaces include the Winter Garden and the outdoor Plaza
    • WTC: World Trade Center; plans for rebuilding the World Trade Center; plan includes buildings (1 WTC, Freedom Tower; Towers 2, 3, 4, and 5); National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center; World Trade Center Transportation Hub; Retail Complex; Performing Arts Center
    • WTC Memorial: World Trade Center Site Memorial; remembers and honors the loss of life at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993
    • Zoo Bronx: Bronx Zoo; includes Congo Forest, Himalyan Highlands, Asian rain forest; part of the Wildlife Conservation Society
    • Zoo Central Pk: Central Park Zoo; animals in tropic, temperate, and polar habitats
    • Zoo Staten Isl: Staten Island Zoo
  • Museums: Displays of objects; includes planned educational activities related to art, history, culture, or science
    • 911: National September 11 Memorial and Museum; "will build, program, own and operate the Memorial & Museum at Ground Zero that have been planned by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), a city-state entity established after 9/11 to guide the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan."
    • Armstrong: Louis Armstrong House and Archives "Satchmo"; preserves and promotes the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong
    • Art Alt: The Alternative Museum; online museum only; also known as The Alternative Center For International Arts
    • Art Americas: Americas Society Council of the Americas; displays of Latin American culture and art
    • Art Asia: Asia Society; art exhibitions and performances, films, lectures, seminars and conferences, publications, Web sites and assistance to the media
    • Art Asian American: Asian American Arts Centre; contemporary American and Asian art forms, utilizing performance, exhibition, and public education
    • Art Barrio: El Museo del Barrio; represents art and culture in the Caribbean and Latin America
    • Art Bronx: Bronx Museum of the Arts; twentieth-century and contemporary art museum
    • Art Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum of Art
    • Art Cloisters: Medieval art; the branch of the Metropolitan Museum devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe; located on 1.6 hectares overlooking the Hudson River in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan; incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters
    • Art Dahesh: Dahesh Museum of Art; dedicated to collecting and exhibiting 19th- and early 20th-century European academic art
    • Art Dia Ctr: Dia Art Foundation; visual art organization that supports, presents, and preserves art projects and promotes interdisciplinary art and criticism
    • Art Drawing: The Drawing Center; focuses on the exhibition of drawings, both historical and contemporary
    • Art Folk: American Folk Art Musuem; exhibits and preserves folk art
    • Art Frick: The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library; Western painting, sculpture, and decorative art, displayed in the New York mansion built by Henry Clay Frick; library provides documentation and visual study of Western Art
    • Art Galleries: Directory of Art Galleries; many in NYC
    • Art Guggenheim: Soloman R Guggenheim Museum; 19th and 20th century art; spiral building design by Frank Lloyd Wright; also has museums in Bilbao, Las Vegas, Berlin, Venice, and planned in Rio de Janeiro
    • Art Hispanic: The Hispanic Society of America; free museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America
    • Art Irish: Irish Arts Center; promotes an awareness of Irish Arts and Culture
    • Art Japan: Japan Society Gallery of Japanese art
    • Art MAD: Museum of Arts & Design; objects in clay, glass, wood, metal and fiber
    • Art Met: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; two million works of art from all over the world, from ancient through modern times
    • Art MoCCA: Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art; comic and cartoon art; animation, anime, cartoons, comic books, comic strips, gag cartoons, humorous illustration, illustration, political illustration, editorial cartoons, caricature, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and computer-generated art
    • Art MoMA: Museum of Modern Art; paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects
    • Art NA: National Academy Museum; and school of fine arts; collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art
    • Art Neue Galerie: Museum for German and Austrian Art; early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design
    • Art New Museum: Contemporary art
    • Art Noguchi: Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum; a comprehensive collection of artwork by sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)
    • Art PS1: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center; contemporary art; affiliated with MoMA
    • Art Roerich: Nicholas Roerich Museum; exhibits paintings by Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947), a Russian-born artist
    • Art RMA: Rubin Museum of Art; the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions
    • Art QMA: Queens Museum of Art; presents visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area and particularly for the residents of Queens
    • Art Sculpture: SculptureCenter; contemporary sculpture
    • Art Studio: Studio Museum in Harlem; collects, researches, and interprets the work of African American artists and artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally
    • Art Terrain: Terrain Gallery; Aesthetic Realism Foundation
    • Art Tibetan: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
    • Art Whitney: Whitney Museum of American Art; paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs, providing an overview of twentieth-century American art
    • Art Williamsburg: Williamsburg Art & Historical Center; art exhibitions as well as performances
    • Austen House: Alice Austen House; Clear Comfort, cottage of photographyer Alice Austen (1866-1952); National historic landmark; Staten Island
    • Bartow-Pell: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum; land purchased by Thomas Pell in 1654; Robert Bartow built house circa 1842
    • Brooklyn History: Brooklyn Historical Center; urban history center dedicated to the exploration and preservation of documents, artwork and artifacts representative of Brooklyn's diverse cultures past and present
    • Children Manhattan: Children's Museum of Manhattan; engages children and families through interactive exhibits and educational programs through arts, literacy, media and communications, science and the environment and early childhood education
    • Children Jewish: The Jewish Children's Museum
    • Children Staten Isl: Staten Island Children's Museum
    • Chinese MoCA: Museum of Chinese in the Americas; presents the experience and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere
    • City Island: Nautical Museum; City Island Historical Society; in the old Public School 17 building at 190 Fordham Street on City Island, The Bronx
    • Design: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution; devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design
    • Discovery TSX: Discovery Times Square Exposition; exhibition center; space for entertainment, learning and adventure
    • Ellis Island: American Family Immigration History Center and Ellis Island Immigration Museum; island in New York Harbor where 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924
    • Financial: Museum of American Financial History; tells the story of how the free market economy creates growth and opportunity
    • Fire: New York City Fire Museum; houses collections of fire-related art and artifacts from the late 18th century to the present; holdings include painted leather buckets, helmets, parade hats and belts, lanterns and tools, pre Civil War hand pumped fire engines, horse drawn vehicles and early motorized apparatus
    • Fraunces Tavern: Fraunces Tavern Museum; tavern that was a location for notable colonial and revolutionary war events;
    • Gracie Mansion: City-owned historic house; had been the official residence of the NYC mayor in past years; named after merchant named Archibald Gracie who built it in 1799
    • Harbor Defense: Harbor Defense Museum of Fort Hamilton; US Army Museum in Brooklyn; 175 year-old fortress
    • Historical Society: New-York Historical Society
    • House: Historic house museums; Historic House Trust's house museums in New York City parks: Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, Morris-Jumel Mansion, Van Cortlandt House, Dyckman Farmhouse, and others
    • Indian: National Museum of the American Indian; located at the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House in lower Manhattan; music and dance performances, films, and symposia explore the diversity of the people who came early to the Americas
    • Intrepid: USS Intrepid Museum; a 36 kiloton, 274-meter aircraft carrier, a National Historic Landmark, on the West side of Manhattan Island at Pier 86 (46th St); exhibits include the destroyer USS Edson, the submarine USS Growler and over twenty-five aircraft
    • Jewish: Jewish Museum; explores the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture
    • Jewish Heritage: Museum of Jewish Heritage--a Living Memorial to the Holocaust; educates people about the 20th century Jewish experience before, during, and after the Holocaust
    • Maritime: Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler; maritime history including the port of NY; in Fort Schuyler on campus of State University of New York Maritime College in Throgs Neck
    • Masonic: The Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library of Grand Lodge; a free, public museum and library, focusing on the history of Freemasonry in New York; tours of the Masonic Hall are also free
    • Mathematics: The Museum of Mathematics (opening 2012); exhibits and programs about mathematics
    • Merchant House: 19th family home preserved intact inside and out; the name "Merchant" comes from the profession of this house's former residents--a prosperous merchant family, Seabury and Eliza Tredwell and their children; house museum includes original furniture, decorative arts, clothing, and personal memorabilia
    • Morgan: Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum; a museum and a center for scholarly research
    • Morris-Jumel: Mansion; Manhattan's oldest house; headquarters to General Washington in September and October of 1776
    • Mt Vernon: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden; historic structure built in 1799 and converted into a hotel in 1826; fromerly Abigail Adams Smith Museum
    • Moving Image: Museum of the Moving Image; dedicated to educating the public about the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media and to examining their impact on culture and society
    • Museum "Mile": a 1.8 km (1.1 statuate miles) stretch of museums along Fifth Avenue; El Museo del Barrio at 104th Street, Museum of the City of New York at 103rd Street, Jewish Museum at 92nd Street, Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design at 91st Street, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts at 89th Street, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum at 88th Street, Metropolitan Museum of Art from 82nd to 86th Streets, and Goethe House German Cultural Center at 82nd Street
    • Natural History: American Museum of Natural History
    • NYC: Museum of the City of New York; presents the history of New York City and its people as a significant learning resource
    • Nordic: Scandinavia House; presents the culture of Scandinavian countries--Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden
    • Paley Ctr: Paley Center for Media; presents programs from the collection in screening rooms and theaters, exhibitions and screening series; formerly Museum of Television and Radio
    • Photography: International Center of Photography; a museum, school, and center for photographs and photography; presents photography in exhibitions and a collection
    • Police: New York City Police Museum; captures and preserves the long and rich history of the department as well as a present-day look at the world of law enforcement through the eyes of its officers
    • Richmond Town: Historic Richmond Town; historic village and museum complex; Staten Island
    • Science Liberty: Liberty Science Center; explores nature, humanity and technology, and promotes an informed stewardship of the world.
    • Science NY Hall: New York Hall of Science; science and technology center; exhibits in biology, chemistry and physics
    • Seaport: South Street Seaport Museum; historic ships and twelve-square-block historic district in lower Manhattan showing off 18th and 19th century buildings, stone-paved streets, and an operating wholesale fish market; Schermerhorn Row, Fulton Street
    • Sex: Museum of Sex; preserves and presents the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality
    • Skyscraper: Skyscraper Museum; celebrates the city's architectural heritage; exhibitions, programs and publications, that explore tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence
    • Snug Harbor: Cultural Center; historic Greek Revival, Beaux Arts, Italianate and Victorian style buildings; Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
    • Tenement: Lower East Side Tenement Museum; presents a variety of immigrant and migrant experiences on Manhattan's Lower East Side showing how the immigrant experience illuminates the present
    • Transit: New York Transit Museum; explores the development of the greater New York metropolitan region through exhibitions, tours, educational programs and workshops dealing with the cultural, social and technological history of public transportation; exhibits of trolleys and buses
    • Ukranian: Ukranian Museum; presents the Ukranian experience
    • Van Cortlandt: House Museum; mid-18th century Georgian dwelling; focal point of grain plantation and milling operation; The Bronx
    • Wax Tussaud's: Madame Tussaud's New York City Wax Museum; see famous and infamous persons preserved in wax
  • Venues: Places for performances, concerts, athletics, conventions, tradeshows, gatherings
    • Apollo Theater: The Apollo; Harlem theater that launched many African American artists
    • Beacon Theatre: Live music/entertainment; also known as the Beacon Theater and Hotel; built 1929
    • Best Buy Theatre: Times Square; 2,100 capacity multi-use theater that can accommodate concerts, live television and web broadcasts, live recordings, award shows, and cocktail receptions; formerly Nokia Theatre
    • Bowery Ballroom: Music venue; 1929 original construction
    • Carnegie Hall: Famous concert hall; presents a range of performing arts and educational events
    • Citi Field: 42,000-seat baseball stadium; constructed 2009 replacing the Shea Stadium; home of the New York Mets; Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens
    • Cotton Club: Famous nightclub; at 42nd Street and Lenox Avenue
    • Film Forum: Movie house; shows independent premieres and repertory programming
    • Garden, The: Madison Square Garden; entertainment stadium above Penn Station hosting a wide variety of sports and entertainment events
    • Javits Center: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center; exhibit space over 6 hecatres; named after four-term US Senator Jacob Koppel Javits (1904-1986); I. M. Pei designed
    • Kupferberg Ctr: auditorium and concert hall; located on the campus of Queens College in Flushing; 2127-seat Colden Auditorium, the region's largest indoor performance space; 489-seat LeFrak Concert Hall; formerly Colden Center for the Performing Arts
    • Lincoln Ctr: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; world's largest cultural complex; home to a dozen independent resident performing arts companies; hundreds of live performances yearly including music, opera, theater, dance, puppetry, circus, and cultural expression from around the globe; special festival and concert series; Facilities include: Avery Fisher Hall, Metropolitan Opera House, New York State Theatre, Guggenheim Bandshell, Alice Tully Hall, Walter Reade Theater, the Rose Building, Beaumont Newhouse Theaters; Resident companies include: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and School of American Ballet; Mostly Mozart Festival
    • MCU Park: Minor league baseball stadium; home of New York Mets-affiliated Brooklyn Cyclones; Coney Island; formerly KeySpan Park
    • Meadowlands/IZOD Ctr: IZOD Center; Meadowlands Sports Complex; multi-use, multi-venue sports complex in New Jersey; includes Izod Center (formerly Brendan Byrne Arena; formerly Continental Airlines Arena), Giants Stadium, Meadowlands Racetrack; operated by New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority
    • Public Theater: Performance space; Joe's Pub; Shakespeare in the Park; on Lafayette Street; formerly the Astor Library
    • Radio City: Radio City Music Hall; famous theater for a range of entertainment events, Christmas Spectacular; opened in 1932
    • Richmond Co: The Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St George; Home of minor league Staten Island Yankees; concerts and special events
    • Roseland: Roseland Ballroom; events such as concerts or boxing
    • Town Hall: Theater; concerts, lectures, drama, radio shows; National Historic Landmark
    • Yankee Stad: Baseball park approx 58,000 seats; home of the Major League Baseball New York Yankees; opened 1923; The Bronx; new stadium under development across street
  • Neighborhoods: Areas of town with a distinct identity or official status as a business improvement district (BID), neighborhood association, or other designation
    • Battery Pk City: Battery Park City; mixed use business, residential, entertainment, retail district in lower Manhattan along the Hudson River
    • Chinatown: New York City's Chinatown; the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere; located on the lower east side of Manhattan
    • Coney Island: Amusement area; beach and boardwalk; Nathan's Hot Dogs; New York Aquarium; Coney Island Museum; Brooklyn
    • Downtown: Downtown New York; lower Manhattan; home of the nation's financial industry and Wall Street as well as mixed neighborhoods
    • Ethnic: Walking Around; New York City's Ethnic Neighborhoods; list of neighborhoods by borough and ethnic group, with description of areas and points of interest
    • FAB: Fourth Arts Block; Cultural District, East Fourth Street, East Village
    • Fashion Ctr: Fashion Center Business Improvement District; promotes New York City's apparel industry and to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of Manhattan's garment district; Fashion Walk of Fame
    • Flatiron BID: Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District
    • Garment District: Garment District Alliance; in the heart of Midtown Manhattan
    • Greenwich Village: Guide to Greenwich Village; information about dining, nightlife, shopping, and the wild side of the area around Washington Square Park
    • Harlem E: East Harlem; information about the East Harlem/El Barrio/Spanish Harlem Community
    • Little Italy: Little Italy District; neighborhood in lower Manhattan
    • Morningside Heights: maintained by the West 112th St. Block Association
    • Soho: Art Scene in SoHo
    • Staten Island: Staten Island Web; Information and services
    • Times Square Alliance: Times Square District Management Association
    • Tudor City: Mixed-use development; 1920's; Tudor Gothic Style; just south of UN
    • Upper East: Upper East Side of Manhattan directory; area ranges from 59th Street to 96th Street and 5th Avenue to the East River; information directory of business, recreation, shopping, and entertainment
    • Village Alliance: Business Improvement District located in the heart of Greenwich Village one block north of Washington Square Park
  • Housing: Find a place to stay or work for a couple nights or a lifetime
    • Apts Top: Top NYC apts; New York Apartment Rentals, New York Real Estate For Sale, Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey; No fee, broker apartments, real estate, mortgages, Movers
    • Apts Rent Direct: Rent-Direct; No Broker Fee Apartments; New York City Apartments, Brooklyn Apartments, Queens Apartments and New Jersey Apartments
    • Naked Apts:
    • Streeteasy:
    • Urbansherpany:
    • NYBits:
    • CityRealty: NYC real estate market
    • Hecht Group: Apartment rentals Manhattan
    • Hotels: Compare and save on hotels here
    • Nest Seekers: Condos and Apartments for sale and for rent; New York, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Hamptons
    • NY Offices: Office Space in NYC; use a simple, map-driven system to find office suites and temporary office space available to rent
    • NYC Apts: Rental properties in New York City
    • Real Estate NYT: New York Times Real Estate Section
    • -USA Housing-: National lodging and housing directories; there are national directories you can use to locate area lodging, housing, and real estate
  • Dining: Find a place to eat in NYC
    • Menu Pages: Restaurant listings; find restaurants, ratings, reviews of restaurants all over the city
    • Menupix: Restaurants and their menus in NYC; browse restaurants by area, neighborhood, cuisine, delivery, etc.
    • -USA Dining-: National Dining directories; you can use this link to locate restaurants in the area that may not be listed in the local guides

Sports

NYC is home to major-league basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer, and NCAA sports

  • Pro: Professional sports in New York
    • Knicks: New York Knicks National Basketball Association team
    • Yankees: New York Yankees Major League Baseball team
    • Mets: New York Mets Major League Baseball team
    • Giants: New York Giants National Football League team
    • Jets: New York Jets National Football League team
    • Rangers: New York Rangers National Hockey League team
    • Islanders: New York Islanders National Hockey League team
    • Liberty: New York Liberty Women's National Basketball Association team
    • US Open: Annual professional tennis match; United States Tennis Association
    • Cyclones: Brooklyn Cyclones Minor League Baseball team; an affiliate of the New York Mets
    • SI Yanks: Staten Island Yankees; New York Yankees-affiliated
  • College: Area colleges with athletic activities
  • Community: Amateur, organized sports clubs, and special community sporting events
    • Bicycling: Ebikes Web; lists area bicycle clubs, organizations, publications, touring and ride information
    • Run HHH: NYC's Hash House Harriers; "NYC's Drinking Club with a Running Problem"
    • Run NYRRC: New York Road Runners Club; offers classes, events
    • SK8 CPSP: Central Park Skate Patrol; provides classes and instruction; assists the Police and Parks Department with traffic control during special events; chapter of the International Inline Skating Association's (IISA) National Skate Patrol
    • SK8 NYC: New York City Inline Skating Guide; information about events, where to skate, clubs and leagues, skate shops, lessons, the law, and links
    • SK8 ESC: Empire Skate Club of New York; inline skaters dedicated to having fun and improving the skating environment in New York

NYC Civic

New York's civic life

Government

New York City's government and representatives at all levels

  • Local: City government
    • NYC.gov: Portal for NYC government information; provides details on government, services, agencies, and Office of the Mayor
    • Police: New York City Police Department; NYPD; "New York's Finest"
    • Fire: New York City Fire Department; FDNY; "New York's Bravest"
    • Advocate: The Public Advocate for the City of New York; an independently elected citywide official, who answers complaints about people's problems with city government, investigates agencies and programs, proposes solutions, and helps communities gain access to government
    • Council: New York City Council; the lawmaking body of the City of New York; consists of 51 members from 51 different Council Districts in the five boroughs; monitors city agencies, makes land use decisions and has sole responsibility for approving the city's budget; legislates on a range of subjects
    • Comm Bds: Community Boards; a list of Community Boards by borough, and police precincts, sorted by Community Board number
    • Fraud Report: Report fraud against the City of NY and you may be entitled to a monetary reward; based on the New York City False Claims Act which allows people who file with evidence of fraud against the City of New Tork to be eligible to get money in return; qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequiter
    • Voting: Board of Elections in the City of New York; includes information on how to register, where to vote, when to vote, and who is on the ballot
  • State: State of New York access
    • NY: New York State government; portal to state government information and services
  • Federal: The United State's government has a presence in NYC through elected representatives and some facilities
    • US Sen Gillibrand: US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
    • US Sen Schumer: US Senator Charles E. Schumer
    • EPA: Environmental Protection Agency; Region 2; serves New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and 7 Tribal Nations
    • FBI: New York Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation; responsible for conducting criminal and counterintelligence investigations within the five boroughs of New York City and the counties of Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, and Westchester
    • FEB: New York City Federal Executive Board; exchanges information between Washington and the local area; coordinates Federal programs
    • FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency Region II; serves the federal emergency management needs of the State of New York, the State of New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands
    • Goddard ISS: Goddard Institute for Space Studies; at Columbia University; studies Global Change, an interdisciplinary look at natural and man-made changes in the environment that affect the habitability of Earth; a division of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center Earth Sciences Directorate and a unit of the Columbia Earth Institute; upstairs of Tom's Restaurant, exterior shots of which were used in the NBC-TV program Seinfeld
    • NARA: National Archives and Records Administration Facilities New York; maintains archival records from Federal agencies and courts in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.Virgin Islands
    • Social Sec: Social Security Administration New York Region; field offices, teleservice centers, Northeastern Program Service Center, offices of hearings and appeal, state disability determination sites, and regional office support staff
    • USACE: North Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn; plan, design and build for the Army and Air Force in the northeastern states and Europe; develop and manage water resources
    • US Ct: United States District Court Southern District of New York
    • -USA Federal-: USA Federal Government links; links to major top-level Web sites related to the United States government; you can use these to locate federal services available in the area not listed here
  • World: NYC is home to major international organizations and representatives
    • UN: United Nations
    • -More-: Electronic Embassy Web; gives information about embassies in Washington, DC; many of these have a New York City presence

Services

Support for human needs and infrastructure

  • Human: Health and human services
    • -USA Human-: National Health and Human services; you can use these directories to find doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other health and human services
  • Transport: New York City offers a dizzying array of transit options; it is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and is part of the transit-rich eastern seaboard corridor from Boston to Philadelphia to Washington
    • citibike: Bicycle-sharing network; self-service system; stations throughout the city; lead sponsor is Citibank; an excellent way to get around the city; gives freedom to many people who wish to have transportation alternatives; colorful kiosks conveniently placed provide healthy transportant to a wide range of people
    • BikeNYC: all things bicycling in New York City; calendar and daily tips and deals; source to connect with the vibrant world of bicycling in New York City; Five Boro Bike Tour
    • Alternatives: Transportation Alternatives; group working for better bicycling, walking and public transit, fewer cars, safer, calmer neighborhood streets and car-free parks
    • Google Transit: map your transit route and schedule; can plan trips on the following agencies in this area: Long Island Bus, Long Island Railroad, Metro-North Railroad, MTA Bus, NYC Transit, Staten Island Ferry, PATH Rail, AirTrain JFK, AirTrain Newark
    • Port Authority: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; transportation mega-agency which develops transportation infrastructure throughout the metropolitan region; including airports, bridges, tunnels, marine terminals, industrial parks, heliports, bus terminals, and trains; PATH Rail, Port Authority Bus Terminal, George Washington Bridge Bus Station, Journal Square Transportation Center, E-ZPass, Airports (JFK, EWR, LGA, SWF, TEB), George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Bayonne Bridge, Geothals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, World Trade Center
    • MTA: Metropolitan Transportation Authority; a New York State agency; divisions include New York City Transit (city buses, subways, and railroads) and commuter railroads (MetroNorth and Long Island Railroad) and Long Island Bus
    • PATH: heavy rail rapid transit system; links Manhattan and Jew Jersey; PATH = Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation; established 1962; subsidiary of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
    • NJTransit: New Jersey's public transportation corporation; services include bus, rail and light rail transit, linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia
    • Amtrak: Amtrak passenger train service; from New York's Penn Station at 33rd and 8th Streets; train service to the eastern seaboard
    • SI Ferry: Staten Island Ferry; ferryboat service between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan
    • NY Waterway: Ferry and excursion fleet
    • Seastreak: Ferry service; runs from Manhattan (E 34th St and Wall St Pier 11) to Highlands, New Jersey (Keyport, Sandy Hook)
    • GotoBus: Bus reservation system; buses connecting many cities including NYC
    • 511NY: Transit info and planning; telephone and Web service offering information on transportation services and conditions throughout New York State
    • Auto-Free: Auto-Free New York; a group that works to improve the livability of the city through pedestrian spaces
    • Car Free: Possible in NYC; with exceptional walkability and extensive transit systems, you could easily live without a car in NYC
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
    • Straphangers: Straphangers Campaign; coalition of transit activists who want better subways and buses
    • TRANSCOM: Regional coalition; consists of transportation and public safety agencies in the New York - New Jersey - Connecticut metropolitan region; created in 1986 to provide a cooperative, coordinated approach to regional transportation management
    • NYC DOT: New York City's Department of Transportation; manages much of the city's transportation infrastructure, including city streets, highways, sidewalks, and bridges
    • Council: New York Metropolitan Transportation Council; planning organization for region including New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley; site includes links to transit services
    • JFK: JFK International Airport
    • LGA: La Guardia Airport
    • EWR: Newark Liberty International Airport
    • AirTrain JFK: JFK airport train service; connects JFK International Airport and MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) trains, MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) subways, and local buses; operated by the Port Authority of NY & NJ
    • AirTrain EWR: Newark airport train service; connects EWR Newark Liberty International Airport with NJ TRANSIT commuter and Amtrak regional trains and is an on-airport service taking travelers between the airline terminals, rental car facilities, hotel shuttles and central parking lots; operated by the Port Authority of NY & NJ
    • NY Airport Svc: New York Airport Service; provides transportation service to and from Manhattan (New York City), JFK Airport, LGA Airport, and Midtown Hotels.
    • LimoLiner: NYC-Boston luxury bus; bus service with a focus on amenities, comfort, and productive travel time as well as avoiding delays from air or train travel; between the Hilton Boston Back Bay and the Hilton New York in Midtown Manhattan; stop in Framingham, MA (on request)
    • Roads: Guide to NY, NJ roads; gives information, pictures, and links to help you use roads and highways in the metro area
    • EZPass: an electronic toll collection system; drivers prepay tolls and attach a small electronic device to their vehicles; tolls are automatically calculated and deducted from the prepaid accounts as E-ZPass customers pass through the toll lanes
  • Facilities: Institutions, units, organizations, or systems that build, distribute, plan, or and keep area resources or infrastructure working
    • Con Ed: Consolidated Edison Company of New York; a regulated utility, provides electric service in New York City, gas service, steam
    • Castle Oil: Independent distributor of heating oil
    • Planning: Regional Plan Association; works on long-term regional plans for 31-counties in NY-NJ-CT
    • NYCWastele$$: New York City Partnership for Waste Prevention; with and support from the New York City Department of Sanitation; learn how to reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle when necessary
    • Sanitation: NYC Sanitation Dept; collects residential and institutional refuse and recyclables

NYC Media

Access information about and in many cases read (or listen to) New York's media outlets

Publishing

NYC is a major publishing center of periodicals for local and national markets and a book publishing center for the entire USA

  • Periodicals: NYC's many publications offer Web sites with online content
    • NY Times: New York Times; metro daily
    • Wall St Journal: Wall Street Journal; national business daily
    • Barron's: Barron's; national business weekly
    • NY Daily News: New York Daily News; metro daily
    • NY Post: New York Post; metro daily
    • NY Observer: New York Observer; metro weekly
    • AM NY: Am New York
    • NY Press: New York Press; alternative newspaper; arts, music, food, movies, opinion
    • NY Resident: New York Resident; weekly magazine
    • Time Out: Time Out New York; weekly magazine with the rundown on "where-to-go what-to-do"
    • Steppin Out: Steppin' Out Magazine; metro entertainment weekly
    • Village Voice: Village Voice; metro weekly; distributed free in New York
    • New Yorker: New Yorker; art and culture weekly magazine
    • New York: New York Magazine and Metro TV; Pop culture and trendy city guide
    • Vice Magazine: Culture and lifestyle
    • Gotham Gazette: NYC politics and news
    • Inner City Press: Activist
    • Readio: Readio.com; entertainment and travel Web-based
    • Urban Omnibus: a project of the Architectural League; covers building design and New York City
    • Little India: Largest circulated Indian publication in the United States; largest circulated overseas Indian publication in the world
    • NY Rock: New York Rock; entertainment Web-based
    • The Onion: Satire weekly; started in Madison, Wisconsin; headquartered now in NYC
    • Newsweek: Newsweek Magazine; national news weekly
    • Papermag: Papermag; entertainment monthly
    • Forbes: Forbes Magazine; national business weekly
    • Fortune: Fortune Magazine; national business biweekly
    • Scientific Amer: Scientific American; national science monthly
    • USNews &WR: US News and World Report; national news weekly magazine
  • Publishers: NYC has long been a major center for book publishing in the United States
    • HarperCollins: HarperCollins Publishers; literary and commercial fiction, business books, children's books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, reference, religious and spiritual books; unit of News Corporation
    • McGraw-Hill: McGraw-Hill Companies; education, financial services, information and media services; 2002 sales $4.7 billion
    • Penguin: Penguin Group; imprints Putnam, Viking, Dutton, Puffin, Dorling Kindersley, Rough Guides; unit of Pearson
    • Random House: Publishing operation of Bertelsmann; imprints Random House, Alfred A. Knopf, Ballantine, Bantam, Dell, and Doubleday
    • Simon & Schuster: Publishing; imprints include Pocket Books, The Free Press, and Scribner
    • Scholastic: Scholastic Inc; global children’s publishing and media company
    • W W Norton: W. W. Norton and Company; fiction, nonfiction, and poetry
    • Wiley: John Wiley & Sons; publishes textbooks, professional books; 2003 sales $854 million

Radio

New York's radio dial; shows stations with Web sites; many of these radio stations offer live, streaming audio of their broadcast, so you can listen on the Internet anywhere in the world; please let me know your knowledge about updates to this list as radio stations change format, Web site addresses, and ownership often; HD = HD Radio programming

  • -AM-: Click here for the AM stations sorted by frequency
  • -FM-: Click here for the FM stations sorted by frequency
  • -HD-: Click here for the HD stations sorted by frequency
  • WABC: AM 770 News Talk=HD1
  • WADO: AM 1280 Spanish News Sports=HD1
  • WAWZ: FM 99.1 Contemporary Christian Music; Zarephath, NJ
  • WAXQ: FM 104.3 Classic Rock=HD1 HD2=Deep Cuts HD3=Classic Rock
  • WBAB: FM 102.3 Rock
  • WBAI: FM 99.5 Public
  • WBAR: FM 87.9 College; Barnard College Radio
  • WBBR: AM 1130 Business News; Bloomberg Radio
  • WBGO: FM 88.3 Jazz=HD1; Newark, NJ
  • WBLS: FM 107.5 R&B
  • WCBS: AM 880 News Talk
  • WCBS: FM 101.1 Variety=HD1 HD2=Oldies
  • WEPN: AM 1050 ESPN sports
  • WFAN: AM 660 Sports=HD1
  • WFAS: FM 103.9 Variety=HD1; White Plains
  • WFDU: FM 89.1 Public; Fairleigh Dickinson University; Teaneck, NJ
  • WFME: FM 106.3 Religious; Mount Kisco
  • WFMU: FM 91.1 Variety; East Orange, NJ
  • WFNY: FM 92.3 Talk=HD1 HD2=New Rock
  • WFUV: FM 90.7 Public=HD1 HD2=City Folk; Fordham University
  • WGBB: AM 1240 Talk; Chinese during the day, English after sundown; Freeport, NY
  • WHCR: FM 90.3 College; City College of New York
  • WHLI: AM 1100 Nostalgia; Hempstead
  • WHPC: FM 90.3 Public; SUNY - Nassau Community College; Garden City, NY
  • WHTZ: FM 100.3 Top 40=HD1 HD2=New Top 40; Newark, NJ
  • WHUD: FM 100.7 Adult Contemporary; Peekskill, NY
  • WINS: AM 1010 News
  • WKCR: FM 89.9 Student media; Columbia University
  • WKRB: FM 90.9 College; Kingsborough Community College; Brooklyn
  • WKTU: FM 103.5 Urban Contemporary
  • WKXW: FM 101.5 Talk; Trenton, NJ
  • WLIB: AM 1190 Gospel Music
  • WLTW: FM 106.7 Adult contemporary=HD1 HD2=Lite Classics
  • WMCA: AM 570 and AM 970 Religious; Christian Radio
  • WNSH: FM 94.7 Country; Newark, NJ
  • WNNJ: FM 103.7 Classic Hits; Newton, NJ
  • WNYC: AM 820 Public=HD1
  • WNYC: FM 93.9 Public=HD1 HD2=Classical HD3=?
  • WNYM: AM 970 Talk; Hackensack, NJ
  • WNYU: FM 89.1 Public; New York University
  • WOR: AM 710 News Talk=HD1
  • WPAT: FM 93.1 Spanish; Paterson, NJ
  • WPLJ: FM 95.5 Hits=HD1 HD2=70's Hits HD3=WABC News Talk
  • WQEW: AM 1560 Radio Disney
  • WQHT: FM 97.1 Hip Hop=HD1 HD2=Hot97 Throwback HD3=Gold
  • WQXR: FM 105.9 Classical=HD1
  • WRCN: FM 103.9 Classic Rock; Riverhead, NY
  • WRDR: FM 103.1 Religious; Fort Lee, NJ
  • WRHU: FM 88.7 Student media; Hofstra University; Hempstead, NY
  • WSIA: FM 88.9 Student media; The College of Staten Island, part of the City University of New York
  • WSKQ: FM 97.9 Spanish
  • WSNR: AM 620 Ethnic; Jersey City, NJ
  • WSOU: FM 89.5 College; Seton Hall University; South Orange, NJ
  • WSTC: AM 1400 Public; Stamford, CT
  • WTHE: AM 1520 Gospel; Mineola
  • WVNJ: AM 1160 Nostalgia; The Station of the Stars, Oakland, NJ
  • WVOX: AM 1460 Community; New Rochelle
  • WWFS: FM 102.7 Adult Contemporary=HD1 HD2=News WINS
  • WWPR: FM 105.1 Hip Hop R&B=HD1 HD2=Power Español
  • WWRV: AM 1330 Religious
  • WWZY: FM 107.1 and FM 99.7 Variety; Long Branch, NJ
  • WXPK: FM 107.1 Rock; Briarcliff Manor

TV

Television stations in New York

  • Local TV: New York area television stations
    • MNN: Manhattan Neighborhood Network
    • MSG: Madison Square Garden Network
    • NY1: Time Warner's 24-hour newschannel
    • NYCTV: Cable 73 and 74; Arts, culture, government, history, and other aspects of New York
    • WABC: ABC 7
    • WCBS: CBS 2
    • WEDW: PBS 49 Connecticut
    • KYW: CBS 3 Philadelphia
    • WLIW: PBS 21
    • WLNY: Channel 55
    • WNBC: NBC 4
    • WNET: PBS 13
    • WNJU: Telemundo 47
    • WNYW: Fox 5
    • WPIX: WB 11
    • WTNH: ABC 8 New Haven
    • WWOR: UPN 9
    • WXTV: Univision 41
  • National TV: National television based in New York; cable and affiliate networks
    • A&E: Arts and Entertainment
    • ABC: ABC Television Network
    • CBS: CBS Television Network
    • Fox: Fox Television Network
    • Fuse: Fuse TV
    • HBO: Home Box Office cable
    • NBC: NBC Television Network
    • Nick: Nickelodeon cable
    • MTV: Music Television cable
    • MAX: Cinemax cable
    • USA: USA Television Network
    • VH1: Video Hits 1
    • WB: Warner Brothers Television Netkwork

NYC Education

New York's educational opportunities

Higher

The New York City area has many institutions for higher learning offering degrees

  • Bank St: Bank Street College of Education; graduate programs in education
  • BLS: Brooklyn Law School
  • CMSV: College of Mount Saint Vincent; private, Catholic, undergraduate degrees
  • Columbia: Columbia University; independent; offers bachelor degrees
  • Concordia: Concordia College; liberal arts college located in suburban Westchester County, New York; institution of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod; offers undergraduate degrees
  • Cornell Med: Weill Medical College of Cornell University; independent clinical and medical research center; offers degrees in medicine and PhD's
  • CUNY: City University of New York; urban public; 11 colleges, 6 community colleges, graduate school, law school, adult and continuing education; Institutions of CUNY include: Baruch College, Borough of Manhattan CC, Bronx CC, Brooklyn College, City College, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, CUNY Baccalaureate, CUNY School of Law, Graduate Center, Honors College, Hostos CC, Hunter College, John Jay College, Kingsborough CC, LaGuardia CC, Lehman College, Medgar Evers College, NYC College of Technology, Queens College, Queensborough CC, College of Staten Island, York College
  • Cooper Union: Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; private, full-scholarship; undergraduate degrees
  • Fordham: Fordham University; independent Jesuit; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, PhD's
  • Globe: Globe Institute of Technology; information technology; offers undergraduate degrees
  • GTS: General Theological Seminary; offers theological and advanced degrees
  • Hofstra: Hofstra University; independent; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • JTSA: Jewish Theological Seminary; Jewish university with; offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees
  • ITT Tech: ITT Technical Institute; technical career training including electronics, web technician, computer programming, computer networking, and computer drafting and design; offers graduate degrees
  • Keller: Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University; masters degrees for professionals; campuses across the USA; Manhattan campus near Times Square
  • LIU-Brooklyn: Long Island University, Brooklyn; independent; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, PhD's
  • Manhattan: Manhattan College; Independent, Catholic; offers undergraduate and graduate
  • Metropolitan: Metropolitan College of New York; information and service-centered economy education; Purpose-Centered System of Education; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • MSSM: Mount Sinai School of Medicine; center for medical and scientific training, research; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, PhD's
  • New School: New School University; independent; offers undergraduate degrees
  • NYCPM: New York College of Podiatric Medicine; college of podiatric medicine
  • NYIT: New York Institute of Technology; private, independent; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • NYSID: New York School of Interior Design; independent; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • NYU: New York University; private; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, PhD's
  • Pace: Pace University; independent; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, PhD's
  • Polytechnic: Polytechnic University; private engineering university; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, PhD's
  • Pratt: Pratt Institute; offers undergraduate degrees
  • Rockefeller: Rockefeller University; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, PhD's
  • St John's: St. John's University; independent, Catholic; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • St Joseph's: St. Joseph's College; independent liberal arts; offers undergraduate degrees
  • SUNY Downstate: The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center; academic medical center
  • SUNY FIT: Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York; public; offers undergraduate degrees
  • SUNY Mar: Maritime College State University of New York; public maritime; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • SUNY SI: College of Staten Island; public, offers undergraduate and graduate
  • SVA: School of Visual Arts; art; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • USMMA: US Merchant Marine Academy; federal, of the five service academies functioning under a Congressional Appointment system; maritime; offers undergraduate degrees; Kings Point, NY
  • Yeshiva: Yeshiva University; independent, Jewish; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, PhD's
  • Wagner: independent; offers undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Wood TC: Wood Tobe-Coburn; career; offers undergraduate degrees

Schools

New York's primary, secondary, career, and trade schools

  • Directory: Search for public and private schools
  • Public: New York City Department of Education
  • Special: New York Institute for Special Education; private, nonprofit, nonsectarian educational facility which provides quality programs for children who are blind or visually disabled, emotionally and learning disabled and preschoolers who are developmentally delayed
  • Private: Private schools directory
  • AMDA: American Musical and Dramatic Academy; professional training programs in theatre; offers a Professional Performance Certificate of training
  • BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music; BAM Next Wave Festival
  • Chubb: Chubb Institute; Information technology
  • FCI: French Culinary Institute; culinary school teaching classic French techniques
  • Gotham Writers: Gotham Writers' Workshop; creative writing school in NYC or online
  • Juilliard: The Juilliard School; music academy
  • NAD Arts: National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts; studio system and certificate program; museum houses collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art
  • NYFA: The New York Film Academy; acting, filmmaking, screenwriting, directing, computer animation
  • Studio: New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture; teaches drawing, painting, sculpture and art history in depth

NYC Commerce

New York's business community

Groups

Organizations promoting business, opportunities, and markets in the NYC area

  • World Trade Ctr Assoc: World Trade Centers Association; an organization of hundreds World Trade Centers around the world connected to expand global business
  • Fed: Federal Reserve Bank of New York; one of 12 regional Reserve Banks of the Federal Reserve System, the "Fed," an independent governmental entity created by Congress to be the central bank of the United States
  • Greater NY Chamber: Greater New York Chamber of Commerce; forms alliances with members, business leaders, other chambers, associations, agencies government officials and foreign dignitaries to accomplish goals of business and community service
  • Lower Manhattan DC: Lower Manhattan Development Corporation; created on September 11, 2001 to rebuild lower Manhtattan south of Houston Street
  • Manhattan: Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; a resource for small and medium-sized firms doing business in Manhattan; offers seminars, events, networking and referrals
  • NY EDC: New York City Economic Development Corporation; information aimed to help business work effectively, cost-efficiently and profitably in New York City
  • AMEX: American Stock Exchange; auction market for trading stocks, bonds, and other financial instruments; centralized on trading floor; managed by the Nasdaq-AMEX Market Group
  • NASDAQ: The Nasdaq Stock Market; market for trading stocks; lists many smaller or less established companies; no central location where trading takes place, over-the-counter market; managed by the Nasdaq-AMEX Market Group
  • NYSE: New York Stock Exchange; market where stocks in publicly traded companies are bought and sold on trading floor
  • NYMEX: New York Mercantile Exchange; market for energy products, precious metals,and other commodities; bought and sold on a trading floor

Notable

Large or well-known companies with headquarters or major operations in NYC; revenue figures, where shown, are from hoovers.com

  • AIG: American International Group; insurance company; property, casualty, specialty, life; financial services, asset management; 2012 revenue $65.6 billion
  • AmEx: American Express Company; travel services, financial services, brokerage, asset management, charge cards, magazine publishing; 2012 revenue $33.8 billion
  • Assurant: insurance; 2012 revenue $8.5 billion
  • Bloomberg: financial information; news, market data, analysis, books, and magazines; via Bloomberg terminals, TV, radio, and the Internet
  • BNYMellon: Bank of New York Mellon; financial services; 2011 revenue $15.3 billion
  • CBS: CBS Corporation; Media and entertainment; CBS Television, Showtime, CBS Radio, CBS Records, Simon & Schuster; 2011 revenue $14.2 billion
  • CIT Group: financial services; 2011 revenue $4.8 billion
  • Citigroup: financial services; 2011 revenue $102 billion
  • ConEd: Consolidated Edison; utility holding company; electricity, natural gas, energy marketing, telecommunications; 2011 revenue $12.9 billion
  • Deloitte: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu; accounting and services; units Deloitte & Touche, Deloitte Consulting
  • Dreyfus: The Dreyfus Corporation; financial services; unit of Bank of New York Mellon
  • HSBC: HSBC USA Inc; banking; unit of HSBC Holdings (London)
  • IBM: International Business Machines Corporation; computers, software, semiconductors; Armonk, NY; 2011 revenue $106.9 billion
  • J&J: Johnson & Johnson; health care products; New Brunswick, NJ; 2011 revenue $65 billion
  • McGraw-Hill: McGraw-Hill Companies; education, financial services, information and media services; 2011 revenue $6.2 billion
  • Morgan Stanley: financial services; 2011 revenue $39.3 billion
  • NBC Uni: NBCUniversal Media, Inc.; television (National Broadcasting Company)
  • Philip Morris: Philip Morris International; tobacco products; 2011 revenue $31 billion
  • JPMorganChase: J.P. Morgan Chase and Co; financial services; 2011 revenue $110.8 billion
  • MetLife: insurance; 2011 revenue $70.2 billion
  • Merrill Lynch: Merrill Lynch and Company; financial services; 2011 revenue $33 billion; unit of Bank of America (Charlotte, NC)
  • NY Life: New York Life Insurance Company; insurance, financial services
  • Pfizer: pharmaceuticals; 2011 revenue $67.4 billion
  • PwC: PricewaterhouseCoopers; Accounting and services
  • Sony: Sony Corporation of America; media and entertainment; unit of Sony (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Time Warner: Time Warner Inc; online, magazines, books, cable, movies, television, broadcasting, music; owns AOL, Time Inc, Warner Bros, HBO, Turner Broadcasting (CNN, etc); 2011 revenue $28.9 billion
  • Verizon: Verizon Communications; telecommunications services; 2011 revenue $110.8 billion
  • Viacom: Viacom Inc; media and entertainment; Paramount Pictures, MTV; 2011 revenue $14.9 billion

NYC Reference

Works to help you find out more about New York

Guides

Learn more about NYC with online guides that describe area attractions

  • NewYork: Guide; covers hotels, restaurants, theaters, shopping, and attractions
  • CitySearch: Entry for New York
  • AskNYer: Ask a New Yorker: information sources from New Yorkers
  • NYCInsider: NYC Insider Guide; things to do in NYC, monthly events, coupons, half price Broadway tickets, tourist attraction secrets, and a free printable guide
  • TheInsider: New York City Insider; covers sights and museums, but also practical information from a resident's perspective
  • New YorkLed: Information and Pictures; information on events and happenings in NYC; covering New York City's parks, museums, bridges, sights, and events
  • NFT: Not For Tourists; great tourist guide to NYC
  • MUG: Manhattan User's Guide
  • NYCabbie: streets and sights of New York City through the eyes of a cab driver
  • NYT Travel: NY Times section on NYC; links to New York Times destinations section for New York City, offering a comprehensive set of information
  • NYC Tourist: NYC Tourism; guide to attractions, Broadway, dining, events, hotels, maps, museums, shopping, tours, and vacations
  • NYC Visit: NYC & Company; official tourism Web site for New York City Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Offbeat: Guide to NY; not all that offbeat, but many mainstream and well-known attractions, restaurants, services, and information
  • Paperless: NY.com; "The Paperless Guide to New York City"; covers practical information, interesting sites, and current information
  • Songlines: a street-by-street guide to Manhattan
  • WorldWeb: WorldWeb entry for New York; covers travel information, lodging, car rentals, activities

Indexes

Access online information about NYC through general and specialized indexes

  • CitiDex: Yellow-pages style index of Manhattan
  • NYC.com: New York City directory; includes information about tickets, reservations, attractions, entertainment
  • Yellow Pages: Search form; find businesses and organizations using the SMARTpages.com directory

General

Find more information related to NYC

  • USA index: An index for the United States; resources to help you locate information about activities, events, places, sports, government, media, commerce, and reference information in the USA; You can use this page to locate information on other cities or information you couldn't find here
  • -USA General-: General reference section of USA Index; lookup information in national directories for classified ads, jobs, discussion, or lookup resources
  • craigslist: Community bulletin board; Web-based classified advertisements and information on community, housing, jobs, for sale, personals, discussions, and services
  • Jobs: Sites to help locate employment opportunities
    • Times: New York Times job market
    • NYJobs: New York Jobs; connecting job seekers with employers in New York
    • Job Hunt NY: Entry for New York State on job-hunt.org; a well-organized and comprehensive set of links to search for jobs
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