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  • Provided by the Busacom Corporation.
  • A history of the Island hospital that was the birthplace of the National Institute of Health
  • The S89 line connects Staten Island commuters to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail at the 34th Street station in Bayonne. The light rail connects to Path trains and New Jersey based ferry routes to Manhattan.
  • The Office of the State Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York's Report on Staten Island's economic development, population, employment and wages, personal income, public assistance, etc.
  • Provided by MyAreaGuide.com Inc.
  • Beautiful black and white photographs of the city's stone carvings -- from three New York neighborhoods including Harlem and Avenue C.
  • Listings from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Sundog Theatre intends to provide to Staten Island with "local main-stage productions with paid resident actors, stage crew, and staff and a local haven for original works to evaluate and experiment with new plays and playwrights.
  • The Maritime College of the State University of New York offers undergraduate and graduate programs in international business, engineering, science, and technology, with particular emphasis on the maritime industry. The campus is located near the Throgs Neck Bridge where the East River meets Long Island Sound.
  • Contact information for a public access law library open week-days 9:00 - 4:30. Select "R" for Richmond County. The Library is now located at 130 Stuyvesant Place, Room 300. The "Libraries" link leads to the LION catalog, which has a "location" limit in the "keyword searching" option.
  • Agency responsible for licensing and regulating New York City's taxicabs,limousines, neighborhood car services, vans and wheel-chair accessible ambulettes. Contacts for complaints, lost property and other consumer affairs.
  • A collection of materials for teachers, including: lesson plans, professional journals, author study materials, and other resources for the classroom.
  • Puerto Rican-American troupe from New York's South Bronx.
  • The Waterways Project of Ten Penny Players, an arts in education program, uses the arts to integrate literacy, creative expression, publishing, performance, computer skills, and critical thinking into a curriculum created for a network of schools, libraries, community based organizations, and distant learners.
  • "The Big Apple Fest is a philanthropic art exhibit designed to promote a revitalized image of New York City by capitalizing upon "The Big Apple" moniker, fostering creativity and stimulating the tourism trade. The goal is to raise money for New York City-based non-profit organizations."
  • Part of The New York Times NYC 100 project. Offers panoramic views of all five boroughs from the first decade of the 20th Century.
  • We feature contemporary, American cuisine including pastas, meats and seafood.
  • 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.
  • 3309 Bainbridge Avenue
    Bronx, NY&nbsp 10467
    (718) 881-8900
    Hours:&nbsp Monday - Friday,&nbsp 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., by appointment only
  • 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
  • The creators of the Bronx Mall and Bronx Sidewalks Websites feature such Bronx cultural institutions as the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Wave Hill, the Bronx Arts Ensemble, and the Bronx Opera Company in their Cultural Mosaic Web page. Check out Bronx Mall's Calendar of Events for upcoming programs as well.
  • Founded in 1971 to serve the diverse community of the Bronx and the metropolitan area. The Museum offers exciting exhibitions, provides quality education programs to children and adults, and presents popular public programs.
  • The Bronx Opera Company was founded in 1967. All its productions are sung in English and are performed at Lehman College's Lovinger Theatre. Bronx Opera's modest ticket prices allow its high quality professional productions to be accessible to all.
  • Bronx YMCA
  • Provides general zoo information, directions by both car and public transit, upcoming zoo events, a zoo map and animal information sites. There are also links to other Wildlife Conservation Society parks and centers around the city.
  • The 'newsies' form a union and challenge the city's major papers [1899].
  • The Grace Foundation was created to support and advocate for Staten Island and Brooklyn families of children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders. This support takes the form of social, educational and information resources.
  • The International Center of Photography is a museum, a school and a center for photographers and photography. ICP's mission is to present photography's vital and&nbsp central place in contemporary culture, and to lead in interpretation issues central to its development.
  • A look at life, health, and urban transformation from the Civil War to the end of World War I.
  • The story of how the bridge got its name.
  • Founded in 1977, the New Museum is the premier contemporary art museum in New York City and among the most important internationally. Dynamic solo exhibitions and landmark group shows define key moments in the development of contemporary art, reflect the global nature of art today, and span a vast array of cultural activities and media.
  • Provides links detailing this national historic landmark's botanical collections (such as the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's reopening), its educational programs, scientific research, and upcoming events.
  • Information about Genealogical Research in New York City. The Society is located in Manhattan but holds records for Staten Island as well.
  • "New York Harbor School was borne of the belief that the youth and maritime experience of New York City combine to form an untapped potential for excellence in secondary school public education." The School has a campus in Bushwick, Brooklyn and at the South Street Seaport, Manhattan.
  • Learn about the resources and services of the Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy.
  • The Branch Libraries provide a wide array of study manuals for the High School Equivalency Diploma exam in their Reference and Circulating collections. In addition, videos from the KET/GED television series are available for in-house viewing at the Donnell Media Center.

  • The New York Public Library's literacy program, the Centers for Reading and Writing (CRW), offers free tutoring in reading and writing to English-speaking adults, 16 years of age and older, through small group instruction. Centers located in Manhattan including the Harlem, St. Agnes and Seward Park Branches. Please call to verify program times and service hours.

  • This site allows you to search for New York City restaurants by name, cuisine, location, price, rating, and meal.
  • The New York Times Learning Network is a free service gathering, organizing and presenting information emphasizing the particular needs and interests of students, teachers and parents. The site is updated Monday through Friday throughout the year.
  • Includes the Yankees' regular season schedule (under Game Day). The Seating Map/Stadium Viewer (under Ticket Central) allows you to preview an approximate photo vista from yourchosen section.
  • The history and other interesting information about the NYC subway system.
  • A variety of Seafood and more.
  • 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 CDC Theater is a lively 100-seat, Black Box performance venue. This versatile 352 square foot performance space can be adapted to meet the needs of many types of performing and visual arts events.
  • 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.

  • Comprehensive list of politicians who were born, lived, or died in Bronx County. Also arranged by cemetary or memorial site.
  • Since its organization in 1977, the Preservation League of Staten Island has supported the preservation of Staten Island's historic built environment through a variety of activities.
  • The Riverdale Garden welcomes you with a comfortable fine dining experience in the tree-lined Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York.
  • Covers the community of Riverdale. Website includes a one-year archive of previous issues.
  • Presenting a series of concerts in New York City featuring music in open forms often involving electronics, graphic notation, performance art, fluxus, computers, and other experimental forms.
  • Index to the Staten Island Historical Society's publication "The Staten Island Historian". Contains hundreds of articles about Staten Island history and is available on Staten Island at the St. George Library Center and the Staten Island Historical Society Library at Historic Richmond Town. (PDF Format)
  • Learn the history of these national monuments and find visitor information such as hours of operation, ferry schedules and other practical details.
  • A comprehensive history of tenant organizing in Manhattan, from the first World War through the 1980's.
  • The Winter/Spring 2001 issue of the Staten Island Historian describing the development of forests and agricultural trees in Historic Richmond Town and on Staten Island.
  • Twice a year this amateur group puts together a very professional operetta or musical play, often from the repertoire of Gilbert and Sullivan. Whether you want to join the production activities or simply enjoy the shows, the VLOG is certain to entertain you. Information is provided on upcoming events and past performances.
  • Provides information on the history of the museum and the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, links to ongoing programs and a bibliography of Brooklyn-related books.
  • Theater.com is one of the most comprehensive destinations for live theater on the Internet. The site also features theater reviews, interviews, visual exerpts, show synopses, online ticket purchasing, and more.
  • An article about Henry David Thoreau's stay on Staten Island from "Literary Traveler".
  • Important events in the history of New York Harbor and vicinity.
  • Theatre Development Fund is the largest not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts in the country.TDF's website offers information on TKTS booths, TDF vouchers, ticket programs and more.
  • An article from the Staten Island Register by Angie Mangino
  • The second part of Angie Mangino's article.
  • Distinctive ways to get to know New York. Description and schedule of upcoming tours with online reservations.
  • Manhattan based non-profit advocacy organization for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Travel advisories provided by the MTA.
  • Working conditions exposed [1911].
  • Users can learn about the history of the tugboat Pegasus, built in 1907, current programs for children and teens, view photographs of the boat and link to tugboat related sites.
  • 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.
  • Contact Representative McMahon, explore his legislative initiatives, or read his biography.
  • The mission of the United States Merchant Marine Academy is: "To educate and graduate professional officers and leaders of honor and integrity, who are dedicated to serving the economic and defense interests of the United States in our Armed Forces and Merchant Marine...." Located at King's Point, New York, the Academy has an extensive museum of maritime art and artifacts.
  • More information on Kirsten Gillibrand or Charles Schumer. Select New York from the menu of states, or by picking their name from an alphabetical list.
  • Locate information on your favorite Supreme Court Justice, or on a recent opinion.
  • 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.
  • Learn about the history, mission, and current projects of the army corps. The site also provides information on geospatial data systems and activities in the New York District
  • Includes information from the US Geological Survey's studies on Geologic Background, Sea Floor Maps, Fate of Pollutants, Sand Resources, Circulation, Coastal Vulnerability, and the Historic Area Remediation Site in the New York Bight Area.
  • Van Cortlandt House located in Van Cortlandt Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and its interior and exterior are designated New York City Landmarks.
  • History, statistics, and photos of the bridge.
  • Described as the "Carnegie Hall of Jazz clubs" and "The Mecca of Hip", the Village Vanguard has servered as the heart and soul of live jazz in Manhattan for many years.
  • This guide features cultural and entertainment events and more in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. It covers both commercial and non-commercial activities and is searchable by category, day, and borough.
  • Vital Records application forms from the Official New York City Website.

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