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  • A scanned MTA bus map from www.nycsubway.org.
  • A scanned road map from nycroads.com.
  • A scanned road map from nycroads.com.
  • Expos, fairs and other events.
  • This museum, founded in 1945, seeks to preserve Tibetan culture by encouraging study in the art,history, and cultural artifacts of Tibet. The museum contains over 1,200 pieces of art from Tibet andother Buddhist cultures.
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center is the world's largest not-for-profit arts organization committed to promoting the appreciation and understanding of jazz through performance, education, and preservation.
  • The early years of Jazz.
  • Latin night club.
  • Directory and links to select Staten Island genealogical resources.
  • Getting to and from JFK, getting around JFK, airlines, terminal services, services for travelers with disabilities, links to other airports around the country and the world, and information on helicopter travel.
  • Includes Joyce Soho.
  • The Museum features monthly lectures, concerts and multi-media programs related to Jewish life and culture.
  • The New York Knickerbockers, known as the Knicks, are one of only two charter members of the National Basketball Association still in their original cities (the other being the Boston Celtics).
  • Jazz, rock, funk, poetry, performance art, dance, film and video are on the schedule at this unique space. Check out the calendar of upcoming events and purchase tickets online.
  • Getting to and from LaGuardia, getting around LaGuardia, airlines, terminal services, services for travelers with disabilities, links to other airports around the country and the world, and information on helicopter travel.
  • Official New York City agency website. Information given includes information on making changes to Landmark buildings, a public hearing calendar and other important Landmark information.
  • Landmark West! Is a non-profit community group working to preserve the best of the Upper West Side. Newsletter of this group published on-line. Great map of all the current and hopefully future landmark buildings, monuments, etc. on the Upper West Side.
  • A tour of Lighthouse Hill, its Frank Lloyd Wright designed home and the surrounding area from "Forgotten New York".
  • The School Volunteer Program is the leading citizens' organization providing tutoring and instructional enrichment to students in the New York City public schools.
  • Located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West the Center offers a wide variety of performing arts programs. Tickets may be purchased weekdays in person or by telephone at (718) 960-8833 using a major credit card. Tickets to eventssponsored by the Center are also available through TicketMaster at (212) 307-7171.
  • The Leo Baeck Institute is devoted to studying the history of German-speaking Jewry from its origins to its tragic destruction by the Nazis and to preserving its culture.The 60,000 volume library of the New York Institute is recognized as the foremost reference source in its field.
  • Women's Pro Basketball
  • Charter service from Manhattan to many locations, including the airports.
  • Provides service to the West Bronx. (718) 652-8400.
  • This online collection contains 45 films of New York City dating from 1898 to 1906 from the holdings of the Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, & Recorded Sound Division. Provides streaming short films from the Edison Company and the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, including footage of Ellis Island, Central Park, skyscrapers, and subways.
  • The Lighthouse Information and Resource Service (I & R) provides critically needed, timely information about vision impairment to thousands of people throughout the United States and internationally. Information is provided on: eye disorders, vision rehabilitation services, low vision care support groups, and other resources, including adaptive computer technology, reading and recreation options for people with impaired vision, nutrition, eye health and more.
  • Founded in 1983, the Literacy Assistance Center (LAC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides essential referral, training, information and technical assistance services to hundreds of adult and youth literacy programs in New York.
  • A clearinghouse for information on concerts in New York City and elsewhere searchable by Artist and Venue.
  • The 1st District Local Notice to Mariners is issued monthly, with weekly updates, announcing changes in harbor navigation due to dredging, movement of buoys, ice conditions, special events, etc. The 1st District spans New England to New Jersey.
  • News about local high school and college sports teams as well as national sports.
  • A collection of over 134,000 items serving the students of the Staten Island campus of St. John's University at 300 Howard Avenue.
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has fostered a cultural community downtown, which has contributed to Lower Manhattan's renaissance. LMCC programs serve artists and the public throughout the borough of Manhattan.
  • Throughout the past 30 years, the biggest names in the music industry have played Madison Square Garden, including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Elton John to name a few.
  • Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through Reconstruction.
  • MAC, The Manhattan Association of Cabarets &amp Clubs, Inc., provides members sites which include cabaret performers, jazz musicians, comedians and those who engage in all aspects of live entertainment.
  • This page provides a list of office addresses and phone numbers for the Manhattan Borough President and principal assistants in that office.
  • This page provides a list of Manhattan Community Board Offices, their addresses, phone numbers, Chairpersons, and District Managers, along with meeting schedules. Two of the Boards maintain websites which provide information on their neighborhoods and the composition and functions of community boards in general.
  • This organization is dedicated to the promotion and presentation of high quality theatrical productions, including experimental theater. It attracts a wide variety of playwrights and actors, from the well known to the unknown. In addition to plays, it presents readings and lectures in its Writers in Performance series. Information on upcoming events and ticket purchases is provided.
  • 19th-century prints celebrating the ever-changing face of a thriving, bustling, confident city trace Manhattan's urban evolution. Provided by The New York Public Library.
  • Map New York is a map-based information system developed by the Lewis Mumford Center at the University at Albany. It "connects communities with helpful information using data from the census as well as state and federal agency reports." It "provides city, town and tract level information and, in a separate mapping page, county level data as well."
  • The New York City Map Portal provides you with access to New York City data and NYC.gov applications with address level data and maps.
  • Map an address or get directions from Point A to Point B.
  • A collection of census and economic figures from the mid 1990s until the present.
  • Since 1919, Five Generations of Fine Italian Food Dining.
  • "Meals on Wheels of Staten Island, Inc. is a private not-for-profit agency whose mission is to provide two nutritious meals each day to those 60 years of age or older who can no longer shop for or prepare their own meals. The price is reasonable and the service is reliable."
  • Schedules for all Metro-North lines.
  • A comprehensive New York regional traffic information site.
  • This Website highlights the Met's many libraries, including the Uris Library and Teacher Resource Center, which is open to readers of all ages.
  • The Metropolitan Opera presents the world's most outstanding artists on one of the most important and impressive opera stages in the world. The Met is also reknown for its Saturday afternoon broadcast and televised opera performances.
  • The MTA oversees New York City busses. On their website, you can find maps, schedules, changes and diversions, facts and figures, fares, and telephone numbers.
  • Information on subway schedules, fares, routes, delays. Includes maps. Everything a straphanger needs to get around, except the fare.
  • Covers the issues surrounding the New York Metropolitan area waterfronts through the organizations current projects and news articles. Users can also learn about working waterfronts, world waterfronts and neighborhood waterfronts.
  • NYPL's collection of 30,000 digitized images (from the 1920s back to the 1600s), of all types. For Staten Island images select the folder "New York City-Staten Island". It includes 18 Island images: The Dongan Manor, The Quarantine, Standard Varnish Works in Elm Park, The Alice Austen House, The Billopp (Conference) House, Mount Hermon, Boardwalk at South Beach, the New York Yacht Club and more.
  • Includes a file on New York City - The Bronx.
  • An extensive history of Staten Island publiched in 1898. Over 300 pages of text with numerous illustrations. This volume covers Native American settlement through the American Revolution.
  • MovieLink provides movie information that is both browsable and searchable by theater, title, or time. Customized searching is available either by zip code or geographical area.
  • "Hel-lo and welcome to MovieFone." Show times and tickets for movie theaters all over town. Searchable by zip code or theater, and featuring links to popular movies, award winners, and video clips.
  • Local and Express Bus schedules for selected stops on Staten routes.
  • The Metropolitan Transportation Authority offers reduced fares on our subways, buses, and commuter railroads to customers with disabilities.
  • From the New York City Department of Records and Information Services.
  • Locations, rates, parking permit information, and management contact information for the Island's municipal lots.
  • 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.
  • The Museum Library is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. The non-circulating collection documents painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film and emerging art forms from 1880 to the present.
  • The Museum of Television & Radio is a nonprofit organization founded by William S. Paley in 1975 to collect and preserve television and radio programs and to make these programs available to the public.

  • The museum covers all five boroughs of NYC. Use the "Search" box to find Staten Island information.

  • Music Stores Directory - Bronx, NY
  • Comprised primarily of young high-caliber musicians, MCCE is a consortium dedicated to the craft of chamber music.
  • Provided by Time Warner Cable.
  • "A" Company is headquartered at the armory on Manor Road on Staten Island.
  • Links to National Parks in New York Harbor, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, New Jersey and Mount Vernon, New York.
  • The online catalog of the NUCMC lists manuscripts, letters, business, government and historical records in Research Libraries, Museums and Historical Societies across the nation. Many of the materials contained in the Staten Island Historical Society Library and Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences are listed here as well as items about Staten Island held in other cities and states.
  • Established in 1977 and based on Staten Island, the NRPA is a consortium of conservation groups, yacht clubs, sportsmen clubs, and concerned citizens dedicated to the protection of the marine environment of Raritan Bay, and Lower New York Harbor.
  • Resources for the purchase of homes, home maintenance and improvement, senior loans, etc.
  • An organization founded in 1981 to foster the development of new and experimental work for radio and sound arts.
  • New York / New Jersey Harbor Physical Oceanographic Real Time System (PORTS) data for Bayonne Bridge, Bergen Point, Sandy Hook, The Battery, Robbins Reef, the Narrows and Kings Point. Includes currents, water levels, winds, air and water temperatures and salinity. Also available by telephone at 866-21-PORTS
  • The New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world. Currently, the Company has approximately 90 dancers, making it the largest dance organization in America. It has an active repertory of over 150 works, principally choreographed by George Balanchine,&nbsp Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins.
  • The New York City Council is the legislative branch of city government. Made up of 51 elected members, Staten Island has 3 representatives on the Council: Michael McMahon (49th District, or "North Shore"), Minority Leader James Oddo (50th District, or "Mid-Island"), and Andrew Lanza (51st District, or "South Shore").

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