November 28, 2014

The New York 101 – 2011

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Whether you’re on the lookout for the coolest gigs in Brooklyn, the best Manhattan architecture, or hotshot contemporary art in Bronx, New York City is truly the city that has it all. If your interests are more intellectual, the city got you covered; its captivating films and enchanting plays are among the best in the world. Here is a list of the top 100 (in no respective order) blogs that could lead you into becoming a New Yorker in no time.

1-    Gothamist :

Gothamist is a website about New York City and everything that happens in it. That means news and events, restaurants and bars, happenings and goings-on. Gothamist has an avid and growing readership due to the quality of their content.

http://gothamist.com/

2-    NewYorkology :

NewYorkology is an independent news, event and travel site about NYC. Founded in 2004, it serves New Yorkers and frequent visitors. There is a beginner’s New York section, which is a great way to start using the site, but the emphasis is on what’s new.

http://www.newyorkology.com/index.php

3-    The Lo-Down :

The Lo-Down is a community web site dedicated to covering news, events and – most significantly – the people who live and work in one of the world’s greatest neighborhoods, the Lower East Side of New York. The site’s content is very diverse and straight-to-the-point.

http://www.thelodownny.com/

4-    Serious Eats: New York :

More than 2 1/2 years ago, Ed Levine started the blog Ed Levine Eats as a way to share all the deliciousness he discovered every day in New York. At the beginning of 2008 he invited other contributors to add their food finds to the site. A few months later, Serious Eats: New York was born. Their goal is to give you all the information you need to find New York deliciousness, whether you live in NYC or are just visiting.

http://newyork.seriouseats.com/

5-    NearSay New York :

This amazing site started with a simple question, “How can someone here about his neighborhood in New York?” and it continued to grow up until it became one of the main sources for NewYorkers. The site lets you personalize the news, to get exactly what interest YOU.

http://newyork.nearsay.com/

6-    Allny NewYork :

Written by New Yorkers for New Yorkers and serious New York tourists. The blog has valuable information on NYC, notably its New York to do list.

http://www.allny.com/

 

7-    Travel and Food Notes :

Madly addicted to New York City (theater, restaurants, architecture, energy), Meryl writes the “Stuff to Do” columns where she tells about the latest cool things in New York. She is also a passionate foodie who reviews the city’s restaurants.

http://www.travelandfoodnotes.com/

8-    Grub Street New York :

Daily news on a vast range of topics; food, art, neighborhood and many more. The site is a branch of Grub Street which has a dozen city-specialized blogs.

http://newyork.grubstreet.com/

9-    Off Manhattan :

OffManhattan is a travel guide for native New Yorkers and tourists alike, promoting a “greener” lifestyle. The editorial staff has mapped out and explored hot spots off the island – without a car. So embrace public transportation and welcome to New York.

http://offmanhattan.com/

10- The Cut: New York :

An up-to-date New York fashion; it misses nothing when it comes to fashion and the latest trendy clothes. The blog also has a good coverage on the fashion events that occur frequently in New York.

http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/

11- The Brooklyn Nomad :

Andrew Hickey is an avid traveler and New York fan, he speaks in his blog about his travels, as well as his beloved city. His blog has been featured in many major newspapers like NewYork Times and Huffington Post.

http://www.thebrooklynnomad.com/

12- City Room Blog :

Derived from The New York Times, this blog shares the passion for New York; with news and current New York related affaires, this site keep you up-to-date.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/

13- New York Cares :

New York Cares was founded by a group of friends who wanted to take action against serious social issues that faced New York in the late 1980s. Finding few options to help, they created their own organization to address the problems from the ground up.

New York Cares is now the city’s largest volunteer organization, running volunteer programs for 1,200 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools.

http://blog.newyorkcares.org/

14- Brooklyn Vegan :

BrooklynVegan is a NYC-centric mostly-music blog that focuses on reporting international music news, live show reviews, pictures, tour dates, gossip, tips, MP3′s, videos, and just about anything else a music fan could want.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/

15- Time Out: New York :     

Time Out New York is the go-to playbook for the savvy local, the night owl hipster and the cultured sophisticate. It’s the ultimate way to find out what’s happening in every inch of NYC.

http://newyork.timeout.com/

16- New York PhotoTrek :

PhotoTrek Tours was founded by native New Yorker Marc Samuels.  We have been in business for over 6 years, however, the tour was a lifetime in the making.  In addition to the wonderful photos of our guests with NYC landmarks as the backdrop; our tours give insights to our guests that can only be provided by a native…places to eat, buy discount Broadway tickets, hear live music, shop, enjoy quaint nyc neighborhoods,  etc.

Besides being a native New York, Marc is also a licensed NYC Tour Guide who has been taking photos for over 25 years.

http://blog.phototrektours.com/

17- NYC Mama :

Carol Cain is a freelance travel and food writer and native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn. She is bilingual, with a fluency in Spanish. NYCityMama.com, a travel and food site, has been nominated as Best NYC Blog, by Nickelodeon’s Parent’s Picks and NBC named Carol one of NYC’s “The 20“ most influential people to follow on Twitter. She lives with her husband and three boys.

http://nycitymama.com/

18- A Child Grows :

Brooklyn is a pretty amazing place: it has a small town feel with big city attractions.  You can walk to the playground and know someone along the way AND go to some of the coolest events in the world. There isn’t another city like it. And it’s home for the author. She made this site in the hopes that it would become a virtual “home” for Brooklyn parents.

http://www.achildgrows.com/

19- Village Voice :

When it was founded by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher and Norman Mailer in October of 1955, the Village Voice introduced free-form, high-spirited and passionate journalism into the public discourse. As New York’s first and largest alternative newsweekly, the Voice maintains the same tradition of no-holds-barred reporting and criticism it first embraced when it began publishing more than fifty years ago.

http://www.villagevoice.com/

20- Gotham City Stampers :

Heidi Bound is an artist from New York City. She loves teaching classes in the city. Her blog is all about the artistic side of New York, with showcases of her work and some photography from all around the city.

http://gothamcitystampers.com/

21- The New Yorker :

A very diverse blog about all the interests in a city like New York, however, it leans towards the fancy side of New York. With sections like Culture, Elections, and wine tasting, this blog may not be that appealing for the occasional backpackers, but the blog has very good information about New York.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/tny

22- Gotham Gals :

Joanne Wilson loves food, books, and music. She lives in New York City. Her husband Fred and children Jessica, Emily, and Josh are bloggers too.

http://www.gothamgal.com/

23- Grid Skipper :

One of many of sites specialized in various cities; this one is all about New York. Grid skipper is a blog about travel and leisure, written especially for urban dwellers who appreciate the need to get off the grid from time to time. The site’s strength is its city-specific maps.

http://gridskipper.com/tags/new-york

24- Broke-Ass Stewart’s Blog :

A funny blog about Stewart’s life in New York City with a touch of sarcasm and satire. His ability to captivate the moment and turn it into something hilarious is what makes him stand out in a crowd of other New York bloggers.

http://brokeassstuart.com/ny/

25- Go New York :

Travel guide to New York presented by Heather Cross, A New York expert. The site contains useful and interesting information about things to do in New York, and places to visit.

http://gonyc.about.com/b/

26- New York Journey :

The blog does reviews on New York’s attractions, like the Brooklyn Bridge Park, or the Queens Museum of Art. The posts are compiled by 4 New Yorkers: Daniel Harrison, Naomi Young, Rosalie Scott and Samantha Palmer.

http://blog.newyorkjourney.com/

27- Travelbuddy: New York :

A very famous site among travelers’ communities because it offers the feature of blogging about you own experience in travels. The new York section is very crowded with in-site blogs with very interesting posts.

http://www.travbuddy.com/New-York-travel-guide-82510

28- City Sight New York :

New York Tours, Sightseeing Cruises, Broadway Shows, New York Attractions & Helicopter tours. This website delivers unique  services to New York travelers and tourists. The site also has free sections of New York sightseeing goodness.

http://www.citysightsny.com/

29- Write Cost :

A lot of things about New York City may have changed since September 11, 2001. But whatever these changes are, they don’t change the fact that New York City—The Big Apple itself—remains one of the greatest cities in the world, bar none. Despite everything that the city has gone through for the past decade or so, New York still possess that certain quality that makes it a favorite destination for millions upon millions of foreign and American tourists alike.

http://www.writecoast.com/articles/new-york-travel-guide.html

30- Urban Travel Blog: NYC Guide :

Discover the city behind the film locations with this insider’s guide to The Big Apple by actress Natalie Buster. Jazz, curry and cocktail bars are all on the menu.

http://www.urbantravelblog.com/guide/new-york

31- New York Traveler :

A traveler who lives in NY shares her experiences with the city. She also has many tips about NY and its surrounding, in a demystified way for newcomers.

http://newyorktraveler.net/

32- Not Eating out in NY Tonight:

This blog is all about food; the other shares advice regarding the top NY dishes in a way that makes you give up eating out. All the recipes in her blog are original and tested in her very own Brooklyn kitchen.

http://noteatingoutinny.com/

33- Why I love Brooklyn :

This blog actually began many years ago in a family home on the Eastside of Detroit. Listening to stories his grandmother told him, a love affair began. As he grew older, he appreciated many aspects of hip hop. To him, it represented a culture of adversity. The artists that he admired had made the most out of the few resources they possessed. The borough of Brooklyn didn’t create the culture but it’s contributions shaped it in a unique way. By the time Spike Lee’s work had an influence on him, it was obvious that he eventually created a project such as this one.

http://whyilovebk.com/

34- My New York :

In this mythical city called New York of over 8,000,000 wandering souls, this tiny corner of the vast tangled world wide web the author weave will share his New York via his eyes. You are also encouraged to share your photographs should because after all, mynewyork is also your newyork .

http://www.mynewyorkworld.com/wordpress/

35- Okie in The City :

The author moved to New York in the fall of 2007, he instantly fell in love with what he describes as the cosmopolitan aspect of the city. His blog has many NY-related posts, in which he honestly talk about the city and his experience, both happy and sad.

http://www.okieinthecity.com/

36- Underground Thoughts:

The name of the blog took its current form because Nathan, the author, shares all his posts while on a New York subway train. He experiments with New Yorkers, which he labeled them as the friendliest people on earth, about what’s truly great in New York, its diversity.

http://blog.nathanreagan.com/?tag=nyc

37- Curbed :

Curbed is a blog focused on real estate — its list of links includes real estate agents and ways to look at apartment listings. Its homepage has a map of Manhattan, which ends at the top of Central Park, divided into 11 neighborhoods. Each one has its own blog, covering a broad array of subjects it squeezes into the “real estate” category.

http://curbed.com/

38- Manhattan Guide :

“Find something to do in Manhattan” This is the blog’s tagline, which clearly convey the whole purpose of the site. It’s an organized and informative guide about how you can make your stay/life in Manhattan much more colorful and interesting.

http://www.manhattanusersguide.com/

39- Gawker:

Gawker, a media gossip blog whose beat is New York’s hipster crowd, publishes dozens of snarky entries daily. The site has arguably moved beyond blogdom — it now has ads, personals, and other things that give it the appearance of a serious operation (nothing like personal ads to make people take you seriously). Time magazine recently referred to the site as “among the most corrosively witty sites on the Web,” but adds that in becoming so “they’ve lost their amateur status forever.”

http://gawker.com/

40- The Politiker:

The New York Observer’s blog is run by the paper’s staff writer, Ben Smith. He gives regular updates on the kind of insider politics that the paper specializes in. A New York Times article on local political blogs during the 2005 campaign called this the most widely-read blog by the candidates.

http://www.politickernj.com/

41- Brian’s Blog:

This blog serves as an accompaniment to WNYC’s well-respected Brian Lehrer show. The content is a mix of what’s going on in the city’s politics and what’s going on the radio show. So one entry recaps Lehrer’s interview with Jared Diamond, who recently wrote a book about why civilizations fail, and the next one examines how the city is letting the subways fail. The blog also serves as a highlight reel of listener comments.

http://www.wnyc.org/blog/lehrer/

42- The Political itCH :

The political itCH (the CH is for City Hall), is a report on what’s being written about NYC politics in the city’s papers. Bob Hardt of NY1 squeezes it all into a narrative and throws in a bit of his own color each weekday.

http://www.ny1.com/

43- The Gutter:

The Gutter is a spin-off of Curbed, a popular NYC real estate blog. The two sites have slightly different focuses: Curbed is involved in real estate and the related gossip, while the Gutter claims to offer “ill-mannered commentary on the architectural arts.” However, the two sites share an interest in things like the continuing chaos in the Ground Zero rebuilding process, and an affinity for the cleverly worded snide remark.

http://gutter.curbed.com/

44- New York Connection:

Here is their self-description: “We’re a bunch of frustrated New Yorkers who believe that this city should be the model for progressive change. We think that Mayor Bloomberg is a bad choice, that destroying neighborhoods for a new stadium is awful, and that the brain-dead political machine could use some shaking up.”

http://www.newyorkconnection.blogspot.com/

45- Corente New York:

Dominic Basulto, journalist covering technology and finance, writes this New York-centric blog. Basulto is fairly prolific (several posts each day), and eclectic (everything from New York’s biotech brain drain to Dan Rather to Brooklyn’s broadband black holes). More than just industry insiders and stock speculators will find interest in this site.

http://newyork.corante.com/

46- NY Civic:

Founded in 2002 by former Parks Commissioner Henry Stern, this one-man good-government group offers regular opinion pieces about an eclectic mix of public policy issues, and invites reader response.

http://www.nycivic.org/

47- The Daily Gotham:

This blog consists of several authors’ interpretations of local and national politics, coming from a liberal perspective. The blog also seeks to provide ammunition and motivation for potential political activists. On three consecutive days, Daily Gotham lamented the Parks Department’s failure to keep up its out-of-the-way properties, advised its readers about a forum focused on lobbying for secure voting, and feared the impending retirement of a Supreme Court Justice.

http://dailygotham.com/

48- New York Hack:

This fairly young blog depicts — in words and photographs — the life of a female New York City cab driver. There’s the confrontation with a fare-skipper in front of a restaurant full of hostile teenagers, a point-by-point analysis of Taxi Driver Continuing Education course handbook, and, of course, ruminations about gas and traffic.

http://newyorkhack.blogspot.com/

49- Overheard in New York:

This site is a digest of the snippets of conversation that people overhear on the streets of the city, in entries that take about three seconds to read. There is a special focus on the profane or the idiotic. If you hear something that you want to share, you can also send it in — the site is, as its editor’s claim, run by 8 million of their closest friends.

http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/

50- The Big Apple Festival:

The Big Apple Blog Festival is a weekly feature that moves from blog to NYC blog, in which the host puts together a digest of what other bloggers in the city have written about over the last week. Clicking on this link will take you to whatever site is currently hosting the festival. The idea is to introduce readers of the host blog to new sites, and the mixture is pretty eclectic.

http://www.bigappleblogfestival.com/

51- Brooklyn Views:

Since November 2005, Brooklyn architect Jonathan Cohn has been blogging about the Brooklyn Nets project. Cohn is critical of the plans, but he writes about why it’s a bad piece of urban planning. Posts are fairly long, fairly sober, and some have charts!

http://brooklynviews.blogspot.com/

52- Starts and Fits:

This blog, written by urban planner Aaron Donovan, is focused on land use and transportation. It’s a little bit chaotic in both design and form (one post relates a conversation overhead on the subway, and several, for some inexplicable reason, even talk about things happening outside of New York City). Along with this silliness, however, is serious discussion about planning and traffic issues.

http://www.startsandfits.com/

53- Brown Stoner:

Brownstoner is the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses. Launched in October 2004 by Jonathan Butler, Brownstoner currently has over 200,000 unique visitors and almost two million pageviews per month. The site has been featured numerous times in publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and New York Magazine and was honored in 2008 by the Historic Districts Council for its role in preservation.

http://www.brownstoner.com/

54- The Daily Heights of Brooklyn:

New York is worldly knows by its magnificent skyscrapers, they represent its economic power and growth, This blog features the most famous Skyscrapers, giving valuable information on them and sometimes, even protesting why a certain building I being demolished.

http://www.dailyheights.com/

55- About Last Night in New York:

This is a blog about the arts in New York City and the rest of America, written by Terry Teachout, Laura Demanski (otherwise known as Our Girl in Chicago, or “OGIC” for short), and Carrie Frye (who signs her postings “CAAF”). Terry, who lives in New York, is the drama critic of The Wall Street Journal and the chief culture critic of Commentary.

http://artsjournal.com/aboutlastnight/

56- Room Eight:

Room Nine is the room in City Hall where the political reporters hang out; this group blog hopes to be the cyber equivalent. Run by Ben Smith (now of the Daily News) and former Gifford Miller aid Gur Tsabar, it is intended to be an open forum where City Hall insiders can post freely.

http://www.r8ny.com/

57- Yankee Stadium:

This Web page has a quick overview of the plan for a new Yankee Stadium, part of a general site about baseball stadiums. It has a history of the politics behind it, links to news stories being published about its progress, and a list of recommended readings about historic stadiums and the economics of sports.

http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/american/nyybpk.htm

58- Tropolism:

According to the author, Tropolism (completely made-up) means making the hidden city visible, and appreciating beauty everywhere it exists.

The blog covers New York from an architect’s perspective; that means buildings and spaces in NY.

http://www.tropolism.com

59- Journal of a Photographer:

This blog documents the life and career of Martin Fuchs, an Austrian born photojournalist living in New York. There is a mixture of photographs of stories he has covered in the. Additionally, Fuchs posts items he hopes will “bring you insight views into the lives of professional photographers in NY.”

http://www.journalofaphotographer.com/

60- True Gotham:

On this blog, a group of real estate brokers and writers give readers “dispatches from the front lines of New York City Real Estate.” Updates cover the movement of property values, policy related to real estate in NYC (like how to keep artists in their apartments) and the psychology of real estate brokers.

http://www.truegotham.com/

61- Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn:

His blog, serving “Park Slope, New York, and Beyond,” focuses more on the Brooklyn social life and less on, well, the proposed basketball arena, than many of the other blogs based in this area. The author is a mother, and one of her main concerns is how the Brooklyn baby boom is playing out in Park Slope.

http://onlytheblogknowsbrooklyn.typepad.com/

62- Why Leave Astoria:

Blog and social media site about Astoria, New York. The site’s community makes it the go-to source for the latest on Astoria. The blog has also many great photographs of the city.

http://www.whyleaveastoria.com/

63- Eating in Translation:

Blog covers ethnic restaurant and markets in NYC region with lots of great gems in Queens. The author visited thousands of venues, from white-linen restaurants to elbows-on-the-table eateries, as well as street vendors, fairs, festivals, grocers, and greenmarkets — and her “to eat” list is longer than ever.

http://www.eatingintranslation.com/

64- Edible Queens:

Edible Queens celebrates food and restaurants in the borough. The site and magazine cover the best in local restaurants, farmers markets, and home cooking. There are many great review, for both food or restaurants, as well as mouth-watering recipes.

http://www.ediblecommunities.com/queens/

65- Project Woodhaven:

More than a blog, Project Woodhaven is a work of love for the community of Woodhaven, located in Queens NY. Lots of interesting posts and photos.

http://www.projectwoodhaven.com/

66- About Manhattan NY:

About.com’s Manhattan page is a guide to the borough, but also features citywide news prominently (something the other borough’s pages don’t do). Find out how to get married at City Hall, or read an article about finding a no-fee apartment.

http://manhattan.about.com/

67- Forgotten New York:

FNY began principal photography throughout 1998 and launched in March 1999.  Within weeks, it was profiled by David Kirby in the New York Times, and FNY began a slow yet steady build in readership.

http://forgotten-ny.com/

68- Queens Buzz:

Queens Buzz.com was created by Mike Wood, the web magazine’s publisher.  The company started development on the concept in early 2007 and opened the test version of the site under the name Queens Webzine.com in September of 2007.

Throughout 2008 the company refined the concept and business model by talking to residents and merchants in the Queens market.  During this time the company also had a lot of site configuration, design and debugging issues to address. In July of 2008, the company transitioned the site to its current name, and finally opened the site as Queens Buzz.com.  And in late April of 2009 the company began testing advertisements on the site and in September of 2009 Queens Buzz began selling advertising throughout its Queens market area.

http://www.queensbuzz.com/

69- Morningside Heights:

Site contains information on the architecture, history, as well as current zoning and planning issues for the almost gentrified area near Columbia.

http://www.morningside-heights.net/

70- Noho Manhattan:

A place to go to find out what’s going down in the North of Houston neighborhood. The website includes a listing of upcoming community board hearings, the history of NoHo, pictures and descriptions of landmarks, cultural listings, and links to get involved with NoHo activism.

http://www.nohomanhattan.org/

71- Upper East Side:

A wealth of links and information on all things Upper East Side – art, dining, shopping, health, finance, and even pets. Light on text, but heavy on links.

http://www.uppereast.com/

72- 1010 President Street           

Brooklyn, New York, cradle of tough guys and Nobel laureates, fourth largest city in the United States, proof of the power of marginality, and homeland of America’s most creative diasporic culture.

http://www.brooklyn.net/index.html

73- I Love New York:

New York State features 11 beautiful vacation regions. New York’s attractions span from landmarks such as Niagara Falls, to the wine trails of Hudson Valley and treasures like the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Whether it’s wide-ranging outdoor activities for the whole family like fishing, hiking and boating, culinary wonders and farm-to-table fresh foods, or the rich history and culture of one of the 13 original colonies, New York State offers diverse activities for all travelers.

http://www.iloveny.com/Home.aspx

74- Places to See in New York

This is a more of a webpage than a blog, but it is organized so that you can see a simple but diverse list on the front page of the site. The list has all the major places and New York visitors everyone should see when they go to New York.

http://www.placesinnewyork.com/

75- Visit Tioga:

A full website dedicated just to Tioga County, NY, where you can learn about Native American history as well as fun things like places to visit and the nightlife in Tioga.

http://www.visittioga.com/

76- Brooklyn Botanic Garden:

Visiting this site is the next best thing to visiting the garden, with virtual tours and everything you would ever want to know about Brooklyn’s horticultural mecca. Also you find there gardening information and access to the library and resource center.

http://www.bbg.org/

77- BrooklynX:

A project of Brooklyn Information and Culture. Extensive links about all things Brooklyn, with community calendar, bulletin boards, map and neighborhood links.

http://www.bricartsmedia.org/

78- Hello Brooklyn:

An on-line Brooklyn guide covering everthing from community events and entertainment to news and weather.

http://www.hellobrooklyn.com/

 

79- Prospect Park:

Places to go and things to do in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, from the private-public partnership that oversees the park’s operations.

http://www.prospectpark.org/

80- Story Time New York:

Full of fun information about the numerous neighborhoods in New York City, its rich history and all those “underground” and off the beaten track places that the author discovered and she’s now sharing with you.

http://storytimenewyork.com/

81-Back in the Bronx:

Back In THE BRONX is about growing up in a moment in history that was so unique, only those that experienced it could possibly understand what those days were like. Back in THE BRONX magazine is designed to rekindle a very special brand of happy memories for you to enjoy.

http://www.backinthebronx.com/index.php

82- The Point:

The website for a youth organization based in the Hunt’s Point Area of the South Bronx. There is a good deal of information on this attractive site – information on the group’s fifteen-or-so youth programs, musical tours of the area, an updated calendar of events, and lots of photographs.

http://www.thepoint.org/

83- Bronx News:

This site offers a diverse, if somewhat haphazardly compiled, range of stories about happenings in the Bronx. The witty headlines are wildly sensational, but the reporting and photos are not.

http://www.bxnews.net/http%3A__www.bxnews.net/Bronx_News.html

84- Urban Spoon New York Restaurants:

Urbanspoon is the world’s leading provider of time-critical dining data, a major division of a very important multi-national corporation, and an all-around BIG PLAYER in the multi-billion dollar restaurant information industry.

http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/3/New-York-restaurants

85- Daily Candy: New York Edition:

The insider’s guide to your city. DailyCandy is a handpicked selection of all that’s fun, fashionable, food related, and culturally stimulating in the city you’re fixated on (and all over the Web).

http://www.dailycandy.com/new-york/

86- Ephemeral New York:

Ephemeral New York chronicles a constantly reinvented city through photos, newspaper archives, and other scraps and artifacts that have been edged into New York’s collective remainder bin. Here we remember forgotten people, places, and relics of the way New Yorkers used to live. We get a big kick out of present-day urban weirdness and idiosyncrasies too.

http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/

87- We Heart New York:

Covers why it’s great to live in New York City. Anything from food to style, The author says: “The crowds. The noise. The rents. Life in this city isn’t always easy, but here are all the reasons why we heart New York.”

http://whrtny.blogspot.com/

88- City Room:

A news blog of live reporting, features and reader conversations about New York City. The blog derives from The New York Times blog empire, it shows a lot of promise by its posts’ quality and readers’ contribution.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/

89- New York Historical Society:

The regularly updated homepage of New York Historical Society includes a daily “This Day in New York History,” as well as illustrated descriptions of past, present and future exhibitions. Also available is information about the group programs and an online store.

http://www.nyhistory.org/

90- Joe’s NYC:

All the beauty of New York is captured by the magnificent photos of Joseph. As a New Yorker, Joseph finds the city fascinating. Carrying his wide range of camera lenses, Joe commits to delivering the very best images of The Big Apple.

http://streetnine.com/blog/

91- Markus Hartel NY Photography:

Born in Germany, Markus developed love for photography when he was a kid. Coming to New York City in 2003 was a great inspiration and he started documenting everyday people in the urban jungle with his camera – He would roam the streets for hours, longing for the next great photograph.

http://www.markushartel.com/

92-NYC Family Fun:

Intriguing posts what can New York as a family city offer. You can find a wide range of activities to be done with you family around the Big Apple. The blog is managed by a New York wife and mom.

http://nycfamilyfun.blogspot.com/

93- Gotham Gazette:

Gotham Gazette provides independent coverage of the important issues facing New York City and state and the policies and politics that shape life for the city’s 8 million residents. Through original reporting, analysis and commentary and aggregation of news from other sources, The site informs New Yorkers and enriches and enlivens the debate over the decisions that affect everyone who lives or works here — or simply cares about America’s largest city.

http://www.gothamgazette.com/

94- American Towns: New York:

AmericanTowns offers communities a single online location for everything–and everyone — needed to navigate daily life in their town. The AmericanTowns site is an indispensable practical tool and the most effective way to bring neighbors together.

http://www.americantowns.com/ny/newyork

 

95- Midtown New York:

Founded in 2006 by fans of ethnic food, Midtown Lunch used to exclusively cover the food in Midtown Manhattan. But starting in January of 2010, we expanded our reach and now seek out “Midtown Lunches” in Downtown NYC, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.

http://midtownlunch.com/

96- New York Press:

The New York Press has remained true to its identity, an alternative to the established weeklies, with a clear sense of independence and identity, committed to the cause of narrative journalism at its best. With an average age of 39.7 and average income of $130,000, the New York Press captures an intelligent, well-read audience that works hard and has the disposable income to enjoy the city and all it has to offer.

http://www.nypress.com/

97- Sky Scrapers of New York:

Tour the historic buildings in New York that are known as icons of the city and learn about contemporary architecture that keeps New York at the leading-edge of style and green technology.

http://www.squidoo.com/new-york-city-skyscrapers

98- NYC in Black and White:

New York in Black and White your source for unique New York City prints and black and white film photography. Find out about new items available in the  catalog and get exclusive info on promotions and discounts on unframed and framed prints, or peruse the items already in our extensive catalog of New York themed images.

http://brooklynprints.com/blog/

99- Scene by Laurie

Travel blog by Laurie DePrete, sharing unique finds in NYC and around the world that locals know about and visitors want to learn. She says “Luckily New York offers so much of the world right here in my own backyard for when I’m not traveling. It’s like no other city and thankfully discovering all of its treasures is a never ending journey.”

http://www.scenebylaurie.com/

100- Central Park:

When you pay a visit to Central Park you will discover that there is something for everyone. From guided tours and sports to sightseeing or just plain relaxing, Central Park is New York’s backyard.

http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/

101 – NewYork101.net

And of course us! A free New York travel guide covering living, working and visiting New York.

http://www.newyork101.net/

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