Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

Book Fund

Best of the Web: New York City

  • Officially designated cultural agency of Bronx County. Promotes community interest in the arts through programming, technical assistance, and grants. Sponsors several projects and facilities, including the Longwood Arts Project, The Bronx Writers' Center, The Business Center for the Arts, and Arts in Education. Information provided through the site includes an events calendar.
  • Includes information about crime, annual reports, current news, press releases, community outreach programs, a biography of the District Attorney, and contact information.
  • The Bronx County Historical Society was founded in 1955 to preserve the heritage of this thriving community. The Society administers the colonial era Valentine-Varian House, which serves as the Museum of Bronx History The Bronx County Archives an extensive Research Library and Poe Cottage, the final home of America's great 19th century poet and author, Edgar Allan Poe.
  • 851 Grand Concourse, Room 829
    Bronx, NY 10451
    (718) 590-3678
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Links to a full-text searchable database of decisions, calendars, official court rules, judicial biographies, jurisdiction and history, and phone directories.
  • Comprehensive Website that contains links to Bronx based businesses, professional services, community organizations, and cultural events.
  • Includes Bronx Empowerment Zone and information on special loan programs and services.

  • Learn about the organizations efforts to preserve the Bronx River corridor and greenway through links to its Ecological Restoration & Management team, special programs, outreach, events, meetings and an online newsletter. Users can also learn about the rivers natural and social history.
  • Local News from the Bronx with custom views for Throgg'sNeck and Morris Park
  • Identifies major highways and roads, bridges, attractions, parks, and parking facilities.
  • The mission of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) is to promote educational equity and excellence for students with disabilities while ensuring that they receive the rights and protection to which they are entitled assure appropriate continuity between the child and adult services systems and provide the highest quality vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to all eligible persons as quickly as those services are required to enable them to work and live independent, self-directed lives.

  • A not-for-profit organization located on the campus of Lehman College. Administers four access channels and produces programs for, by, and about The Bronx. Website provides information about current programming and training.
  • Although not an official NYC site, this web page offers information about and images of the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Bus maps for all five boroughs of New York City
  • Schedule and information about the public carousel located at Eton Place off Richmond Terrace.
  • A national clearinghouse for information on women and work for more than 15 years. Collection covers topics including leadership development, statistics on women in the workforce, managing diversity, work and family, women on corporate boards, and flexible work arrangements.
  • Staten Island schools include the Seton Foundation for Learning and the Joan Ann Kennedy Memorial Preschool.

  • Staten Island cemetery lists and links to other local genealogical resources.
  • The official site for New York City's Central Park. You'll find information about everything going on in the park including music, walking tours, flowers in bloom, animal life, family programs, large events, sports and education. There are links to information on ball fields, pools, basketball and tennis courts, Shakespeare in the Park, Summer Stage, New York Grand Opera performances, and classical music under the stars.
  • This 30-acre "sports village" built on four Hudson River piers, is "Manhattan's premier destination for family fun and fitness." A variety of athletic and other participatory activities is available.
  • Goodhue Center is a community center that has been providing services to the Staten Island community since 1912. The Center's beautiful 42 acre facility, made up of woodlands, ballfields, outdoor pool, pond, gymnasium, computer Learning Center and Center building, is the perfect setting for the many recreational, educational and mental health services offered which include Afterschool, Summer Day Camp, Teen, Tutoring, Nature, Sports and School Vacation Programs.
  • The Children's Museum offers 5 floors of interactive exhibits for learning and family fun. Consult this website to find out about the exhibits, classes and programs scheduled at the museum.
  • Manhattan is, after all, an island. One of the best ways to see and learn about it is to circle it on a boat. Investigate this opportunity and other adventures on the harbor offered by Circle Line Tours.
  • A directory of Staten Island's public beaches and swimming pools from the NYC Parks Department. (Does not include federal or state facilities.)
  • Theater information, movie show times and tickets for the eight City Cinemas locations in Manhattan.
  • District: 50. Represents: Arrochar, Bulls Head, Concord, Dongan Hill, Emerson Hill, Fort Wadsworth, Grant City, Graniteville, Grasmere, Island of Meadows, Midland Beach, New Drop, Prall's Island, Richmondtown, South Beach, Todt Hill, Travis, Westerleigh, Willowbrook and parts of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
  • District: 49. Represents: Rosebank, Westerleigh, New Brighton, West Brighton, Mariners Harbor, Stapleton, St. George, Park Hill, Port Richmond, Clifton, Grymes Hill and Dongan Hills.
  • District 51. Represents: Arden Heights, Annadale, Bay Terrace, Tottenville, Oakwood, Great Kills, Richmondtown, Charleston, Rossville, New Drop, New Sprinville, Eltingville, Woodrow, Richmond Valley, Huguenot, Princes Bay, Pleasant Plains
  • Welcome to the City Island Historical Societys new Website. We are delighted to be able to introduce you to one of the most interesting communities in New York City, a small island with a rich nautical history.
  • City Lore was founded in 1986 to produce programs and publications that convey the richness of New York City's cultural heritage.
  • Provides information about facilities and activities in the Bronx, including: beaches, computer resource centers, dog runs, interactive park maps, nature centers, recreation centers, special events, and sports facilities: baseball fields, basketball courts, bocce courts, cricket fields, football fields, golfcourses, roller hockey, soccer fields, tennis courts (indoor/outdoor), and swimming pools.
  • You can search for city parks in the Bronx using this site.
  • A schedule of upcoming free programs for children in local parks.
  • The City University of New York system includes 6 community colleges and 11 institutions offering four-year and graduate programs throughout the five boroughs. The three institutions in the Bronx are Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, and Lehman College.

  • Users can learn about the organizations goal to improve the quality of marine waters off the New Jersey/New York coast through legislative action alerts, issues & campaigns, education programs and featured articles.
  • COAST, a New York/New Jersey legislative committee created for the conservation of the marine resources of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary and New York Bight. Contains links to major projects, issues, and regional organizations that impact the marine and coastal waters of NY and NJ, a virtual estuary with real time data, charts, maps and images of the NY/NJ Estuary and NY Bight.
  • Click on the "Calendar" section for the most complete listings of cultural events on Staten Island. Presented by the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island.
  • CSI is a senior college within the City University of New York system. Located on a 204 acre campus at 2800 Victory Boulevard the college offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • This state-of-the-art facility presents concerts, theatrical productions, lectures, films, and exhibits. It ishoused on the largest and newest urban campus in New York City.
  • Website of the History Department of the College of Staten Island (CUNY). Information about the Department, student projects, and links.
  • A complete academic library located on the CSI campus at 2800 Victory Boulevard. The web page includes many electronic databases, which are available for use by CSI students only.
  • The Special Collections unit collects in several primary subject areas related to Staten Island, including political history, immigration, and public policy. Major components of the Special Collections include The Senator John J. Marchi Papers, The Assemblywoman Elizabeth A. Connelly Papers, The Eric N. Vitaliano Papers, The Theodora Dubois Papers, and The Staten Island Collection.

    The primary collecting focus of the Archives is on the official (administrative) records of the College of Staten Island and its predecessor institutions, Staten Island Community College and Richmond College.

  • A history of the college.
  • Events from the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.
  • The organization offers a variety of services to Staten Islanders living with HIV/AIDS, their families and others affected by the disease, including HIV testing, housing assistance, job counseling and addiction treatment. The website includes information on becoming a client and a Community Resource Manual.
  • Local statistics on population, transportation, postal delivery and education.
  • CommuterLink provides free transportation information and assistance to both businesses and commuters traveling in the New York City area.
  • The Conference or Billopp House, located in Tottenville, was the host of a Revolutionary War peace conference between Americans Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge and British Representatives led by Admiral Lord Howe. Today the house, surrounded by a large bayside park, serves as a museum commemorating the unsuccessful negotiations.
  • Operating since 1999, the library collects material about the colonial and Revolutionary War periods.
  • 23 Sephardic Jews seek asylum in New Amsterdam [1654] and later form first congregation.
  • The Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Memorial Study Center, a branch of Smithsonian Institution Libraries, contains 55,000 volumes, including 5,000 rare books pertaining to ornament, architecture, and decorative arts. The library's collections focus on interior, graphic, and industrial design, along with books on textiles, wallcoverings, architecture, and design.
  • The only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to the study of historical and contemporary design, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum recognizes that individuals, societies, and the natural environment are linked through design.
  • Search the full text of hundreds of documents relating to New York State. Local documents include: Proceedings of the bi-centennial celebration of Richmond county, Staten Island, New York. November 1st, 1883 (includes hundreds of names of participants and descriptions of the festiviites) and Facts against rumor: being a brief statement, without note or comment, of the most important facts which transpired in the late difficulties between the vestry and the people of St. Andrew's and Trinity parishes, Staten Island, N.Y., prior to the 5th of February, 1857. By order of committee.
  • Provided by the New York State Department of Health, includes socio-demographic, perinatal health, mortality, hospitalization, and disease mortality data for Bronx County.
  • Located at Pier #6 in Tompkinsville, the Cromwell Center includes fitness rooms, sports and craft programs, after school programs and a computer resource center, all at lower prices than many other organizations.
  • CUNY ON THE CONCOURSE is a newly designed, state-of-the-art education facility, conveniently located in the Bronx at the corners of Fordham Road and The Grand Concourse. A 50,000 square-foot facility, CUNY ON THE CONCOURSE boasts computer, health, and nursing labs, video conferencing, and administrative offices. The programs and courses offered at CUNY ON THE CONCOURSE are held in collaboration with Lehman College, Hostos and Bronx Community colleges, and form an outstanding partnership of talented faculty from all three institutions.
  • Information from NOAA, National Ocean Service, New York Harbor Operational Forecast System.
  • Founded in 1969, Dance Theatre of Harlem established new horizons in the history of classical ballet, bringing to it a uniquely American perspective - one born and nurtured in New York City.
  • An account of the rambles of William T. Davis (1862-1945) through the fields and forests of Staten Island at the end of the nineteenth century. c1892
  • The Lenapes lived on Staten Island before its settlement by Europeans. This site covers the larger Delaware Tribe, which included the Lenapes.
  • More information about the tribe that lived on Staten Island and the surrounding area, including: History, traditional clothing, foods, dances, stories, games, and audio files of Lenape words (with their English translations).
  • Dicapo Opera Theater's internationally-acclaimed&nbsp productions attract distinguished singers from the stages of The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, as well as opera companies in San Francisco, Italy, and Germany.
  • The Making of America is a digital library of primary sources in American social history . Items are currently located in two separate databases at the University of Michigan and Cornell University. Search each of these databases for "Staten Island" to find the full text of hundreds of books and articles that mention Staten Island. The Cornell database spans the years 1815-1926.
  • District 75 is a citywide school district that administers the special education schools and many special education programs on Staten Island.
  • The Learn Your Way Center for Teenagers (LYWCT) is a Learner's Advisory Service specifically geared towards the young adult. The LYWCT provides information on college admissions, financial aid, alternatives to school, high school equivalency preparation, careers, recreational and leisure-time activities for those aged 12-21. Staff is available to speak to groups about educational resources and career information for young adults and be contacted at (212) 621-0633.
  • 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.
  • Restaurant, bar, lounge, and live music.
  • The toll paying system used for New York's tunnels, bridges and highways. Sign up and account information. Links to automobile related sites.
  • Films from the period 1898-1906, from the collections of Library of Congress. You can watch them online or order from their website.
  • 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.
  • Statistics from the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation on population demographics, labor force, employment/firms by industry and real estate.
  • A page dedicated to the Staten Island poet from Wagner College Library, which maintains a large collection of Markham's papers.
  • El Museo's collections and programs respond to substantial growth in the Mexican, Central and South American, and Caribbean communities, both in New York and nationally.
  • Download current and historical charts of New York Harbor (1800s to present) along with full text navigational information and photos from Coast Pilot 2. Also includes charts and information for all U.S. coastal waters.
  • The official site for this skyline landmark.

Pages

Chat with a librarian now