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  • Offers contact information, answers to frequently asked questions, and special projects regarding the Criminal Court.
  • Provides brief profiles of facilities in all five boroughs. General statistics for the City as a whole are also available.
  • For programs in Region 1 or 2 call 718-585-7407.
  • The site offers information on the water supply, wastewater treatment, air and noise pollution and other issues under the jurisdiction of the department. Online payment of water bills, printable forms and applications and other customer services are also available.
  • Birth certificates post-1910 and death certificates after 1949.
  • A guide to New York City's housing programs with information for homeowners, tenants, landlords, apartment seekers and developers.
  • Users can learn about the organizations programs that give everyone free access to the Hudson River including walk-up public kayaking, kayaking trips on the harbor and a winter swimming pool program.
  • This is a simple list of sites designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Links are provided when available.

  • The Authority manages the Berry, Cassidy/Lafayette, Mariner's Harbor, Markham Gardens, New Lane Shores, Richmond Terrace, South Beach, Stapleton, Todt Hill and West Brighton Houses on Staten Island. The site provides guides to the developments, application procedures, events, etc.
  • Click on an area of the map to see the names of the different neighborhoods.
  • New York City Opera continues to produce innovative new productions, showcasing the best American talent, and to develop new opera audiences through its National Company, Live from Lincoln Center telecasts and educational programs in the public schools.
  • Find out what's happening at your local park.
  • Find out about restaurants, bars, movies, music, theater, dance, nightclubs, shopping, hotels,sports, museums, art galleries, classical music, opera, books, lectures, apartments, careers and news in this all-in-one searchable guide to New York City.
  • Schedules and descriptions.
  • Map of the New York City subway system
  • For birth certificates pre-1910 and death certificates pre-1949.
  • Under the leadership of Vincent La Selva The New York Grand Opera Guild frequently offers programs in various New York venues including CarnegieHall and Weill Recital Hall. The New York Grand Opera has been presenting free staged performances of operas at Central Park's SummerStage, regularly attracting audiences of several thousand.
  • A collection of photographs and commentary on New York Harbor Forts by Mike Casale
  • Learn about sailing events and races sponsored by the organization in New York Harbor. There is also information about an ongoing teen summer sailing program.
  • Web cam links provided by the World Ship Society of the Port of New York.
  • The New York Landmarks Conservancy provides news and information about building preservation in New York, including repair work and financing resources.

  • Short list of landmarks in New York. Some are actually Landmark designated buildings, others are historic.
  • The Metropolitans played in St. George for the 1886 and 1887 seasons. Team rosters and statistics are presented here. For images of three 1887 Metropolitan baseball cards see the "American Memory" page at http://memory.loc.gov.
  • Learn about NY/NJ Baykeeper and its efforts to preserve, protect and restore the ecological integrity of the Hudson/Raritan Estuary through current issues, news, programs, action alerts, events and recommended resources.
  • A conservation program for the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary with links to reports, fact sheets, newsletters, slide presentations and a teachers' guide to lessons, activities and field trips in the region.
  • A community-based orchestra founded in 1991. The NYRO is composed of professional, semi-professional, and talented amateur musicians. Upcoming concerts are listed and information about playing memberships is included.
  • Official site of the NY Road Runners Club, organizer of the annual New York City Marathon. The NYRRC is an "outdoor health club" offering information on upcoming races, race results, group runs, fitness classes, and training on their website for members and non-members alike.
  • Provides the organizations public boating course listings, a calendar of events, an online newsletter and useful nautical links.
  • The Delacorte Theater in conjunction with The Public Theater hosts free performances in Central Park in its open-air amphitheater,&nbsp during the months of June, July, and August, including at least one Shakespeare production each season.
  • Assists association members in maximizing the efficiency, cost competitiveness, safety and quality of marine cargo operations in the Port of New York and New Jersey. Users can also find the latest Port Economic Impact Study, a brochure of New York Harbor and other maritime issues related to the harbor.
  • Organized by neighborhood.
  • A clearinghouse of sports links from Arm Wrestling to Volleyball and everything in between.
  • One of the two law making bodies of the state legislature. Four of the Assembly's members represent Staten Islanders: Janele Hyer-Spencer - 60th DistrictMatthew Titone - 61st DistrictLou Tobacco - 62nd DistrictMichael Cusick - 63rd District
  • The New York State Department of Labor is New York States primary advocate for job creation and economic growth through workforce development. The department administers New Yorks unemployment insurance system, labor exchange system, and Welfare-To-Work programs. The department also oversees state worker protection programs, including enforcement of safety and health regulations in the public sector, state labor laws and federal statutes related to working conditions, wages and hours, and laws related to Public Work.

  • Information on driving in New York including getting a driver's license, registering a vehicle, and Manhattan office hours and locations.
  • A guide to the housing and community renewal programs of the NY state government.
  • Contains many links to New York state government information, World Trade Center Emergency information, and Governor David Paterson's homepage.
  • Senator Andrew J. Lanza was elected to represent Staten Islands 24th New York State Senate District on November 7, 2006
  • The New York Public Library has created this site to make rare images and texts available to researchers, students and lovers of Hudson River history and art. These resources bring together some of The Library's most celebrated materials from the heyday of the Hudson River in the 19th century.
  • Sponsored by The New York Times, nytoday.com offers information on recreation, entertainment, news, weather and everything else going on in New York City with links to maps, events and cultural institutions around town.
  • The PBS Series.
  • The crumbling remains of the once grand New York Yacht Club is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The Harbor Estuary Program (HEP) is a National Estuary Program authorized in 1987 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The HEP was convened as a partnership of federal, state, and local governments scientists civic and environmental advocates the fishing community business and labor leaders and educators.
  • From the New York City's Mayor's Office.
  • Getting to and from Newark, getting around Newark, airlines, terminal services, services for travelers with disabilities, links to other airports around the country and the world, and information on helicopter travel.
  • A Greek Revival temple houses Snug Harbor Cultural Center's own Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art which has exhibitions in 15,000 feet of gallery space, plus outdoor and off-site projects, educational programs, 30 artists studios on site and an international artist residency program.
  • "The Staten Island Advance Newspaper in Education program's primary mission is to encourage young people to become lifelong newspaper readers. The newspaper's broad goals are to promote literacy and support education on Staten Island."
  • Updated daily, this site aims to be a clearinghouse of interesting and useful things to do and see in New York City.
  • Reliable and easy-to-use site sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine and The New York Public Library.
  • The Noble Maritime Collection is one of the country's most significant maritime collections. A maritime museum and education center with galleries, children's programs, library, archives and a working lithography studio. The collection focuses on the history of Sailor's Snug Harbor and maritime artist John A. Noble.
  • Community organization with a 25 year history of fighting for the northwest neighborhoods of the Bronx.
  • Founded by the Moshulu Preservation Corporation, a not-for-profit affiliate of Montefiore Medical Center. Websitecontains feature articles, opinion columns, and a six-month archive of previous issues.
  • A local cable channel serving all five boroughs of New York City. Website features include news stories about The Bronx, local weather forecasts, movie reviews, and restaurant reviews by Zagat.
  • Staten Island news from the 24 hour New York City cable news station.
  • Located in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.
  • Directory of weblogs based in the Bronx, organized by subway stop.
  • The online version of the City Building Code.
  • The New York City Cultural Guide & Calendar is a project of the Alliance for the Arts, which brings together information about all of the arts in NYC.
  • DORIS, which includes the municipal archives, collects reports of city agencies, files on neighborhoods, and records of Staten Island towns before their consolidation into New York City in 1898. The website allows you to order WPA "tax photos" of almost every house on Staten Island that existed in 1939/1940. Order photos of your Staten Island home here (or print them from microfilm at the St. George Branch Library).
  • To find out what the refuse and recycling collection days are for your location, enter your street address, select your borough from the drop down list, then click on the "Submit" button.
  • Information on New York City roadways, bridges and parking.
  • This site includes a list of Manhattan streets that are good for skaters.
  • Photos, maps, and essays on the history of New York's subways.
  • This is the city's official tourism website with information about hotels, restaurants, museums, attractions, and events happening in The Big Apple. The site offers links to maps and neighborhoods and is searchable by date and event.
  • Three to four-page photo essays of Central Park, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, SoHo, South Street Seaport and Times Square.
  • This searchable collection of over a quarter million online historical images of all types includes over 1,000 Staten Island images as well as many more from around New York City.
  • "The Official New York City Website" is a repository of information on Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his administration.
  • The NYC Department of Transportation's official ferry time table.
  • The Oratorio Society of New York has been an essential part of New York City's cultural fabric. Founded in 1873 by Leopold Damrosch, the Society is the city's second oldest cultural organization.The Official Website of The Oratorio Society of New York offers information about concerts, singing opportunities, society history, and more.
  • History, statistics and photos of the bridge.
  • Performance Space 122 is a not-for-profit arts center serving the New York City dance and performance community. P.S. 122 is committed to supporting the development of work by individual artists who create live art with an authentic vision.
  • Parent Guide News provides a directory of Manhattan nursery, preschools, and private schools. Although this directory is not complete, there are links to many organization websites (when available) or to information about the organization including address, director, class size, and curriculum.
  • Maps and schedules for the PATH trains. The Port Authority's official site.
  • 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.
  • The online counterpart to the illustrious Mid-Manhattan Librarys Picture Collection, this resource is a collection of 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923. Browse under the subject New York City
  • The McCormick Library has a collection of more than 5,000 volumes, more than 19,000 articles and pamphlets, and 125 scholarly journals, each cataloged and indexed in its unique classification system. This highly specialized collection provides the fields of family planning, population, sexual health, and sexuality education.
  • Playbill On-Line is the world's largest source of theater information via any medium. Published by the same company that has printed Playbill Magazine on Broadway for 114 years.. At Playbill On-Line you can get the latest theatre news, purchase tickets to Broadway shows, obtain discounts on theatre tickets as well as&nbsp search an extensive listing of casting calls and job listings, order the latest theatrical merchandise from Broadway Gift Shop and much, much more.
  • Information about politicians who were born, lived on or are buried on Staten Island with some details about their lives .
  • New York & New Jersey seaport information including ferry routes, marine terminals and transportation, port redevelopment, statistics, industry links, and operations and tariff.
  • Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Special Report On the State of Transportation - 10/28/04. Concerning Staten Island's transportation system and its economic future. The key question this report discusses is whether this system is extensive enough, efficient enough, and effective enough to meet the needs of the Staten Island community, the Staten Island economy, and the New York City region as a whole.
  • The Preservation League of New York State is dedicated to the protection of New York's diverse and rich heritage of historic buildings, districts, and landscapes. It actively encourages historic preservation by public and private organizations, agencies, and individuals in local communities throughout New York State and provides the united voice for historic preservation.
  • This non-profit organization for historic preservation provides national and local resources for locating, designating, and maintaining historic buildings.

  • All kinds of information on President Barack Obama and his administration.
  • Short biographies of government officials, businessmen and religious leaders of the day with many photos. Published in 1893, the book includes a supplement of additional entries for 1894.
  • Staten Island's largest environmental organization works to protect natural areas from overdevelopment and pollution.
  • Sound Playground is a place where children are able to create music with bronze drum seats and tables, speaking tubes and wind bells. There is also an echo chamber which allows childrento experiment with acoustic properties and other interesting features. PS 23 is located at 2151 Washington Ave. The Bronx, NY 10457.
  • Radio City Music Hall offers one of the most diverse line-ups of shows, concerts and special events, not to mention the world famous Rockettes.
  • Letters to and from the great writers, who both spent time on Staten Island. Thoreau's stay on the Island (1843-44) occurred shortly before moving to his more famous residence, the cabin at Walden Pond (1845).

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