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City Lore

Based in New York, the City Lore organization is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting the cultural heritage of the city through a variety of programs and events. Two online exhibits dealing with the Puerto Rican Day parade and the making of lace highlight some of their more recent work. A resources link on the site leads to several helpful articles that highlight the study of urban...
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

While the search for closure and emotional healing continues for many New Yorkers and those who lost family in the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001, the work of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation moves on in an attempt to coordinate long term planning for the World Trade Center. Established by Governor Pataki and then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the LMDC is a joint state-city...
New York City Street Trees by Species

New Yorkers, tree lovers, and anyone interested in urban spaces will want to check out Jill Hubley's interactive map of New York City Street Trees by Species. Hubley, a web developer with a skill for data visualization, used data from the 2005 tree census to map out the presence of dozens of tree species across the five boroughs. Each species is color coded and labeled. Visitors can choose to zoom...
PlaNYC 2030

Started in 2007, PlaNYC was an effort spearheaded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to strengthen the economy, enhance the quality of life for all New Yorkers, and combat climate change. This ambitious initiative brought together 25 different city agencies, and the fruits of their labors can be seen on this website. The sections of the site include The Plan, Outreach, News and Events, and Publications....
The 3Cities Project

Based at the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham, the 3Cities Project is "an inter- and multi-disciplinary study of the iconography, spatial forms and literary and visual cultures of New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles in the period 1870s to 1930s." At present, the site hosts a collection of essays on the three cities, information on the project as a whole, and links and information for...
Times Square Celebrates its First Centenary

Like all great urban public spaces, Times Square in midtown Manhattan is many different things to many different people. Some dyed-in-the wool New Yorkers will talk disparagingly about its Disneyification over the past decade, while out-of-towners seem to feel that it embodies what is best (and worst) about American urbanism. Regardless of these perceptions, this hallowed place celebrated its...
Urban Neighbors.

Urban Neighbors, a New York Public Library (NYPL) Exhibition, raids the Library's vast collections for illustrations, dating from the mid-17th century to the 20th, showing the creatures that live side-by-side with humans in New York City. The show "celebrates ...the abundance of wildlife within its five boroughs. It refutes the canard that pigeons, cockroaches, and rats are the city's only local...