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  • Fitness classes, spinning, yoga, swimming, basketball, racquetball and more.
  • Explore jazz history through one photograph [1958].
  • Wonderful photos and walking tours of Manhattan's gargoyles and other architectural ornaments.
  • Web page from the Tenement Museum tells the story of 97 Orchard Street. [1864]
  • A complete inventory of existing underground stations in the New York area that are not in use.
  • Under the direction of Anthony and Sally Amato, The Amato Opera Theater, provides a platform for aspiring young artists to perform grand opera.
  • One of the largest libraries devoted to dogs in the world, the AKC Library contains approximately 17,000 volumes including bound periodicals, foreign and domestic Stud Books, art, literature, juvenile books, videos, a stamp collection, and a bookplate collection.
  • The collection contains over 485,000 volumes, including books, journals, pamphlets, and reprints and is rich in retrospective materials, some dating to the 15th century. Major topics covered in the collection are zoology, geology and mineral sciences, paleontology, history of science, anthropology and astronomy.
  • The American School Directory offers background information on schools and links to official school Websites.
  • Excerpted from William Dean Howells *Impressions and Experiences* [1896].
  • Founded in 1952 by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, Minor White, Beaumont Newhall and Nancy Newhall, Aperture is dedicated to advancing fine photography through its exhibitions and publications.
  • Aperture is a not-for-profit public foundation devoted to photography and related visual arts.
  • Information on requesting birth certificates as well as how to make corrections to these documents.
  • Gallery Guide is the most comprehensive source of gallery and museum exhibitions nationwide. It has established a highly respectable place in the art world by providing a targeted audience (museums, art galleries, collectors, curators, journalists, art dealers, bookstores, art fairs, and the general art enthusiasts) with the most up to date information pertaining to the art world. The site contains an online version of Gallery Guide magazine.
  • Artists Space was founded in 1972 as a non-profit institution supporting unaffiliated contemporary artists working in the visual arts, including the media of video, performance, architecture and design.
  • Artists Space was founded in 1972 to support contemporary artists working in the visual arts, including video, electronic media, performance, architecture and design. See the Submisssions link under Exhibitions.
  • The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessorito maintain the integrity of her life's work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death. The following is a list, taken from the AMI webisite, of Montessori schools located in New York City.
  • Links from NYC's Parks Department to baseball, tennis, skating, basketball, swimming pools, beaches, and golf. Find out how to reserve a ball field or court in NYC.
  • 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.
  • Since 1991 licensed tour guides from Big Onion Walking Tours have been leading groups through New York City's ethnic and historic neighborhoods. Two-hour walking tours are scheduled seven days a week all year round.
  • The official website for Birdland, the Jazz Corner of the World, features the club's schedule, menu, CDs and a history of this important jazz landmark.
  • The Branch Libraries in the Manhattan Borough offer many standard educational resources in their Reference and Circulating collections. All Manhattan Branch Libraries will have the following titles available to the public in their non circulating Reference collections: The College Handbook REF 378.1057 C Index of Majors and Graduate Degrees REF 378 I
  • Although not an official NYC site, this web page offers information about and images of the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Theater information, movie show times and tickets for the eight City Cinemas locations in Manhattan.
  • City Lore was founded in 1986 to produce programs and publications that convey the richness of New York City's cultural heritage.
  • 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.
  • The only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • This site acts as a directory of East Village cultural life.
  • 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.
  • The official site for this skyline landmark.
  • A NYC Department of Transportation site listing public and privately owned ferries to and from New York City.
  • Film Forum is a nonprofit 3-screen cinema located in SoHo. NYC premieres of American independent and foreign art features are presented along with a wide array of repertory and genre programming. This full-service movie house presents challenging, unusual and entertaining films.
  • Information on all Film Society's programs and events, ranging from screenings at Walter Reade Theater to summaries of major events such as the New York Film Festival
  • Archaeologists and historians rediscover a famous 19th century neighborhood.
  • Archaeologists and historians rediscover a famous nineteenth-century New York neighborhood.
  • The hidden city: in advertisements, buildings, signs, and old maps.

  • The Foundation Center Library is a central part of the Foundation Center's mission to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. The library offers many services including research, grant-writing education programs and other useful programs for non-profit organizations and grant seekers. The website has links to specialized directories and important electronic resources in philanthropy.
  • The Library's mission is to provide access to the varied aspects of the French language and culture. Holdings include 35,000 French-language books on all subjects for all ages and interests, new book releases including all recent French bestsellers, paperbacks, 100 current magazine and newspaper subscriptions, circulating CD-ROMs, audio-cassettes and CDs and fiction and documentary videos.
  • Its mission has always been to gather photographs of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and illuminated manuscripts executed between the fourth and the mid-twentieth century by European and American artists to collate with each photograph facts relating to the objects history and present location and to create a comprehensive research library for the study of Western art.
  • 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.
  • Home page for the Friends of the Upper East Side. This group encompasses five historic districts: Upper East Side, Metropolitan Museum Historic District, Carnegie Hill Historic District, Treadwell Farm Historic District and Henderson Place Historic District. The site is supported by Preserve and Protect.
  • A festival of independent theater.
  • 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.
  • Site includes testing schedules, FAQ's and other valuable information.
  • The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, and by supporting research libraries and other institutions that preserve the resources which transmit this cultural heritage.
  • New York City news and policy.
  • A community orchestra established in 1986 featuring players from all walks of life who bring great music to audiences at affordable ticket prices. Information is provided for talented musicians looking to play with a community orchestra, people interested in volunteer work with a performing musical group, and music lovers in search of schedule information.
  • Community organization founded in 1980 to preserve the architectural and cultural history of the Village. The site includes information about preservation leadership, public programs, education, preservation awards and a history of the village.
  • Daily motorcoach service between Manhattan and Long Island beaches.
  • An online exhibition from The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library.
  • An exhibition from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture that includes a timeline, biographies, a section for teachers and other information about the African American community in Harlem.
  • The Library collects material on practical horticulture, garden design, and garden history. Represented within these broad categories are: Specific Plants and Groups of Plants, Urban Horticulture, Gardening with Children, Indoor Gardening, Folklore of Flowers and Plants, Botanical Illustration, Flower Arranging, Careers in Horticulture, Plant Exploration, and Basic Botany. The collection contains nearly 12,000 volumes, subscriptions to 125 periodicals, more than 200 current nursery, seed and supply catalogues and hundreds of ready-reference files.
  • The library houses a collection of more than 600,000 items including books, periodicals, videos, records, tapes and digital material with a focus on Spain and Latin America.
  • Features information on major sites such as the George Washington Bus Terminal, Church of the Intercession, Audubon Ballroom Complex and the Trinity Cemetery.
  • Expos, fairs and other events.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • The School Volunteer Program is the leading citizens' organization providing tutoring and instructional enrichment to students in the New York City public schools.
  • As part of the New York Institute, the library's mission is to "provide and preserve source material and services to support research on the collective history and culture of German-speaking Jewry." It includes a Family Research Department.
  • 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.

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