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  • Provides links to area businesses, restaurants, and community organizations. Of particular interest is a unique listing of nautical Websites that offer information about shipbuilding, chartering, and navigation. In addition, this site provides access to a bulletin board that enables users to post and read messages that pertain to interests and issues of City Island residents.

  • This well-designed and appealing site includes information on the history, architecture and design of this water's edge neighborhood as well as directory listings for restaurants, shopping and hotels. You'll also find a list of current free events at the World Financial Center and other nearby venues, description of public art in the neighborhood and information on renting or buying.

  • See also: The Bronx on the Web: Books and Videos About The Bronx (Neighborhoods and Landmarks).

  • Websites of many Bronx colleges and universities provide information about their surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Websites of many Bronx high schools provide information about their surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Comprehensive Website that contains links to Bronx based businesses, professional services, community organizations, and cultural events.

  • List of Community Boards by borough, and police precincts, sorted by Community Board provided by the Mayor's Community Assistance Unit.

  • There is a Community Gazette for each of New York's 51 City Council districts. They are put together by concerned neighbors, posting ideas about their community, alerting residents of forthcoming events, and reporting problems in the neighborhood such as potholes and broken traffic lights. The gazettes also feature repostings of major news stories about the area from the commercial press and announcements from local officials.

  • Community health profiles for 42 NYC neighborhood areas from the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, NYC Dept. of Health. Search by zip code available.

  • This attractive site includes a searchable directory of restaurants, shops and services in the downtown area. Also includes maps, tourist attractions and real estate information.

  • A solo effort, this award winning, well organized and searchable site, has a real neighborhood feel and is very user friendly. Includes information on community boards, a calendar of local events, a chat area, East Harlem facts and history and much more.

  • Through responsive programs and services in a safe and supportive environment, East Side House empowers people of all ages in the South Bronx to improve the quality of their lives.

  • This site acts as a directory of East Village cultural life.

  • Links to local food pantries.

  • Established by local tenant and neighborhood leaders in 1980. Formed to prevent the spread of housing deterioration so prevalent in other parts of the Bronx and NYC at the time, the Housing Corporation now provides management and oversight for more than 70 tenant and community controlled buildings with 1400 affordable apartments.

  • A non-profit group dedicated to preserving the High Line, a 1.5 mile long historic elevated rail structure on the west side of Manhattan.

  • A guide to one of the world's greatest fashion centers, this elegant site includes a calendar of fashion industry events updated monthly, a clickable map of the area and a searchable directory of fashion related businesses in the Greater New York area.

  • From the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) Directory of Health Care Facilities. Includes links to adult day care facilities, certified home health agencies, diagnostic and treatment centers, hospices, hospitals, long-term home health agencies, and nursing facilities.

  • This site is composed of a series of pages that are the outgrowth of Highbridge residents working to re-establish their neighborhood as a viable, meaningful and safe haven for all who reside there. Here you will find parts of the story "Collective Inspiration" written by Highbridge residents ranging from 13 to 90 years of age. Also available are articles about Highbridge as well as historical and present-day photographs of the neighborhood.

  • Links to hospitals in the Bronx from NOAH (New York Online Access to Health).

  • A listing from Yahoo! Yellow Pages.

  • Features information on major sites such as the George Washington Bus Terminal, Church of the Intercession, Audubon Ballroom Complex and the Trinity Cemetery.

  • This free database created by the Childrens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc. provides statistical information on the well-being of children in New York City. Searches can be done by borough, community district, or school district. Statistics cover 200 different indicators, including child care, youth issues, and education.

  • Stately but accesible, the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association's website showcases the impressive local architecture as well as providing historical information, local events, important contact numbers and neighborhood information.

  • From the New York City's Mayor's Office.

  • 311 provides access to non-emergency City government services. All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and services are provided in over 170 languages. Dial 311 from within the City or (212) NEW YORK outside of the five boroughs. TTY service is also available by dialing (212) 504-4115.

  • A list of links to resources about New York City government.

  • The New York State Statistics website is designed to provide extensive statistical information about New York State and its people for the use of government officials, businesses, academics, the media, and interested citizens. It contains information covering demographics, economics, elections, government finance, public safety, housing, education, health, energy, and much more.

  • From the New York City's Mayor's Office.

  • Reliable and easy-to-use site sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine and The New York Public Library.

  • Community organization with a 25 year history of fighting for the northwest neighborhoods of the Bronx.

  • Directory of weblogs based in the Bronx, organized by subway stop.

  • Find maps of the City showing the 59 Community Districts & hundreds of neighborhoods. Click on links to access Community District Profiles and statistics.

  • Designation reports for individual landmarks, historic districts, and interior landmarks, as well as agency forms, guidelines, and brochures and information sheets are all available here.

  • Three to four-page photo essays of Central Park, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, SoHo, South Street Seaport and Times Square.

  • Created by the White Plains Road Business Improvement District. Lists addresses and telephone numbers for local stores, restaurants, and medical offices. Scroll to the bottom of the page for links to government officials, local resources, and history.

  • Find houses, coops, condos in the Bronx.

  • This stylish award winning site designed by an artist and a photographer leads you through Soho's famous art galleries and other establishments. Includes several ways of searching and excellent help.

  • The South East Bronx Neighborhood Centers (SEBNC), is a not-for-profit multi-service agency, with strong community roots that has been serving the Morrisania area of the Bronx since 1929. SEBNC provides a series of programs and services that focuses on youth, children, seniors and families using education, counseling, training, recreation, and day treatment as primary service delivery strategies.

  • Users must register in order to post messages to the Bronx Board. Other features, including photo galleries, school alumni databases, polls and surveys about Bronx related topics, do not require registration.

  • Founded in 1997, the Bronx Defenders is staffed by more than thirty criminal defense lawyers. Their staff of attorneys, social workers, investigators, administrative support, and community developers is committed to working with their clients, their clients' families, and their communities to address the problems that drive many into the criminal justice system

  • Focus on those who grew up in the Pelham Parkway neighborhood from 1930 to 1960. Some portions of the site, including a message board and a chat room, require registration. Other features, including links to photo albums of the Pelham Parkway neighborhood, class pictures, and area high school Websites, do not require registration.

  • THE POINT is an emergent non-profit organization dedicated to youth development and the cultural andeconomic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx.

  • This fresh and charming site, presented by the Turtle Bay Association, treats you to an illustrated historical narrative, local events, and other useful neighborhood information.

  • Not-for-profit community-grown human services agency providing a variety of social services in the South Bronx community and on a city-wide basis.

  • Founded in 1983, UNHP works to create, preserve, and finance affordable housing through community lending, neighborhood organizing around issues that impact affordable housing, and by providing technical assistance to tenant and not-for-profit housing groups.

  • Founded in 1987, New York Cares provides volunteer projects that are hands-on, team-based, and flexibly scheduled, embracing virtually every volunteer interest.

  • Provided by the Bronx Mall Website.

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