New York is a city of nicknames—the Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, Empire City, The City So Nice They Named It Twice... but let's just concentrate on one: Gotham.
Whether you’re a teacher, researcher, or just a subway lover, you can truly piece together a visual history of our city’s century-old transportation system in the Digital Collections.
New York City encompasses over 400 neighborhoods of varying size and structure. Learn about how the city’s neighborhoods are continuously growing, declining, and resurfacing anew.
The historic trees of New York City are some of our most venerable and impressive landmarks, literally forming the roots of our great city. So let's take a little nature walk to admire these living landmarks—some still standing and some that live on only in memory.
These particularly crowded multi-family dwellings have had a significant effect on New York City’s character and history.
Late trains, crowds, fare increases: commuters have been complaining about the same problems since the late 1800s. Learn more about the history of commuting in NYC.
New York City is many things: powerful, resilient, funny, fascinating, a center of culture and literary life—a city that contains multitudes. As the Library wraps up its 125th anniversary year, we pay tribute to the city we call home with a book list that reflects its diversity, energy, and life, plus city-centric storytimes for young readers, programs with famous New Yorkers, and more.