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HistoryDash charts interesting New York "what happened here" historic entries and then weaves each entry into an
100 Years of New York City History
Web pages created by the NY Times. An overview of the past hundred years in NYC, decade by decade, including both narrative text and images.
1934 West Side Improvement
9/11 Paper Ephemera Collection
Beginning the morning of September 11, 2001, I started a unique event-specific paper ephemera and autograph collection - zeroing in on New York City area occasions I would be working at or attending on my own from then on - events which I knew were going to be created and held throughout the area to address a myriad of approaching 9/11-related issues (recovery, security, war, health, costs, war deaths, civil liberties, media coverage, prisoner abuse, etc.).
The history, vocabulary, and ethics of grafitti art on subway cars. This site seeks to preserve the culture and work that proliferated in the 1970s and early 80s but has since been hampered by the "clean train movement" a policy whereby the MTA does not run trains that have been grafittied.
@149thSt.: Documenting New York City Graffiti
Documenting the history of writing is inevitably subjective. Due to the fact that it is an underground movement and the life span of works can be as brief as days, most of history is limited to word-of-mouth accounts. We here @149st have made a modest attempt to encapsulate the history. In addition to witnessing history first hand, we have spoken directly with many participants. Keep in mind that this site is a work in progress and its aim is to build towards an accurate telling of history.
A City Symphony Underground
In homage to classic documentaries such as Berlin: Symphony of a City (1927), by Walter Ruttman and Manahatta (1921), by Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler, A City Symphony Underground is arranged in movements to evoke the New York City Subway’s daily shifting timbre. Blending footage shot in 1905, six months after the subway opened, with present day scenes this film captures the spirit, energy and rhythms of the people and the textures and colors of this underground marvel, in all its gritty beaut...
A Great Day in Harlem / Jazz History Through One Photograph
This site is based on a bigraphical/musical/historical analysis of the famous 1585 photograph in which most of the jazz world congretated in front of a Harlem stoop for a group shot. Visitors can click on individuals to find out who's who, what instrument they played, who they played with, etc.
A Journey Through Chinatown
Images, and text capturing some aspects of what makes this vibrant community thrive, and to document the constant growth and renewal
that is ongoing.lucky_dog
There is also a page on the Five Points.
A Picture History of Kew Gardens
Photos, articles, and other descriptions of the Kew Gardens, Queens neighborhood.