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NYC Interactive Maps
Bytes of the Big Apple
Bytes of the Big Apple is a family of software data and geographic base map files for the City of New York. The Department of City Planning offers these products for free download or by a license.
Digital HOLC Research Project ("redlining maps")
Links to a collection of digitized Home Owners' Loan Corporation (HOLC) maps of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and various other U.S. cities.
FEMA Advisory Base Flood Elevations (ABFEs)
"ABFEs can serve as a guide to understanding current coastal flood hazard risk and the elevations that communities should build to in order to protect themselves from future flood events."
How Manhattan's Grid Grew
The New York Times maps the growth of Manhattan's grid from 1642 to 1942. The website also includes map overlays of Randel's 1811 Comissioners' map, 1836 farms map and historical census data from 1910, 1940, 1970 and 2000.
Hurricane Sandy Flooding
A survey of the flooding in NYC after hurricane Sandy, October 30, 2012.
Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909
The iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909 : compiled from original sources and illustrated by photo-intaglio reproductions of important maps, plans, views, and documents in public and private collections by I.N. Phelps Stokes.
Manhattan Farm Maps
89 maps from NYC's Municipal Archives Online Gallery showing early 19th century Manhattan farm lines with names of property owners under street grid overlays.
The aim of the Mannahatta Project is to reconstruct the ecology of Manhattan when Henry Hudson first sailed by in 1609 and compare it to what we know of the island today.
Mapping Staten Island
The Museum of the City of New York presents a collection of historic Staten Island maps.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority maps
PDFs of the current NYC subway system and 5 borough bus maps.
New York City Census FactFinder
The New York City Census FactFinder provides easy access to US Census Bureau population information for NYC.
New York City Hurricane Evacuation Map
Enter a NYC address to see which evacuation zone it is located in.
New York Times: Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census
Browse population growth and decline, changes in racial and ethnic concentrations and patterns of housing development.
New York Congressional Districts
The New York Times maps the old and new (2012) NY congressional dsitricts.
New York City Council Districts
The Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center maps the old and new (2012) NYC council districts .
New York City Election Atlas 2013
This Election Atlas, designed by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, provides background for understanding the 2013 mayoral election in New York City.
NYS Orthos Online
NYS Orthos Online is a part of New York's Statewide GIS Coordination Program, orthoimagery has been produced annually for a portion of the State starting in 2000. This site brings together that entire collection plus orthoimagery from a mid-1990's statewide program for viewing and download. In addition, users can learn how to connect to web services to load the imagery into desktop GIS and other applications.
NYC AD/ED 1890 -1925
New York City census records are arranged by and are only available on microfilm. In order to locate a person, you first need to know their address and then you need to convert that address into Assembly District (AD) and Election District (ED). This website will help you obtain the AD/ED numbers.
NYC: a city of neighborhoods
Geographically, New York is a city with 5 boroughs, 59 community districts and hundreds of neighborhoods.
Nycsubway.org - Historical Maps
A collection of NYC commuter rail, subway and bus maps from the 1880s to the present.
Nycsubway.org - Subway Track Maps
A collection of track maps, showing the physical tracks making up the subway system.
NYC zoning maps
Zoning maps show the boundaries of zoning districts throughout the city. The maps are regularly updated after the City Planning Commission and the City Council have approved proposed zoning changes.
NYCityMap is New York City’s online map portal. The application provides a wealth of information including the locations of schools, day care centers, senior centers, libraries, hospitals, subways, and more, as well as links to Web sites for these facilities.
The Open Accessible Space Information System (OASIS) website provides the richest source of community maps for New York City. The website is guided by a collaborative partnership of private and public sector representatives that seek to sustain an accessible information system that helps enhance the stewardship of open space so these areas are linked, diverse and sustainable for the benefit of all people, organisms, and ecosystems in and around New York City.
Obtaining Street Name Changes in One Step
Cities grow and change over time. Part of that process may involve changing the street names. The further back in time one goes, the greater the chance that the street has been renamed or the houses renumbered. The creators of this website have generated tables that show the changes for all the boroughs of New York.
Old Street Names of New York
Oldstreets.com will help you identify Manhattan locations mentioned in old books, articles and documents relating to New York City. It contains more than 1,600 old names of streets and other urban features that are no longer on the map.
"Randel Farm Maps" : Museum of the City of New York
Drafted between 1818 and 1820 by John Randel, Jr., this set of one-of-a-kind documents has long been in the care of the Office of the Manhattan Borough President. The maps, which are hand-drawn and hand-colored, document the island of Manhattan—stretching from today’s Houston Street to the northernmost tip--in meticulous detail. Drawn at an impressively large scale of 100 feet to 1 inch, the so-called “Farm Maps” display the island’s natural and manmade features down to individual buildings. They provide an incomparable online record of the young, growing city.
Urban Re Viewer ("urban renewal plans")
The City of New York has adopted over 150 master plans between 1952 and 2014, you can see which areas have been affected and learn information about each project.
Artis Q. Wright, Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building