Blogs, Podcasts, and Websites
blogs & podcasts
Co-hosts Azi Paybarah (former senior reporter, POLITICO New York), Christina Greer (political scientist, Fordham University), Harry Siegel (columnist, The Daily News) and Alex Brook Lynn (filmmaker and multi-media journalist) gather "the smartest and most interesting people" in NYC for a half-hour each week, to discuss "what’s happening now, how we got here and where we’re going next."
A bitterly nostalgic look at “a city in the process of going extinct.”
An opinionated podcast exploring the greatest city in the world, starring historian, tour guide, and former Gotham blog editor Daniel London.
All things New York for readers and writers.
(NYU) The Back Table
A blog highlighting the special collections at the libraries of NYU.
By editor and writer Caitlin Van Dusen. A monthly blog on a different sense and a different site in NYC. Van Dusen's work has appeared in the Believer, ReadyMade, Tricycle, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Salt, and the book Hidden New York: A Guide to Places that Matter.
The term explained, plus other words and phrases associated with NYC.
This blog is an extension of the "Digital Harlem" website, which maps everyday life in the 1920s. Intended as a forum that researchers involved in the project can use to provide news and ongoing analysis of its content.
The blog of Alex Vassifer; who has, "at one point or another, written for/contributed toThe New Yorker, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Creem, Irish Connection, Huh!, New York Perspectives, In-Fashion and The New York Review of Records."
Stories of immigrants and residents of the Lower East Side, by the Museum.
The last outpost of Bohemia.
Lower East Side History Project Blog (formerly East Village History Project)
Dedicated to researching and documenting the history of the greater Lower East Side.
Contains dozens of historical essays and images from the days of Henry Hudson to the present.
NYC Neighborhoods (NYPL)
Five boroughs, 300 square miles, 6,375 miles of streets, 8.3 million people... hundreds of neighborhoods. This NYPL blog covers the history, culture, people, hustle and bustle and goings-on of NYC.
history & education
The Schomberg Center's blog, highlighting events and material from the Harlem library and archive.
Exploring the library’s world-class and ever-growing archival holdings, and the works produced by researchers consulting them.
LGBT collections, programs, and expertise at the New York Public Library.
For Teachers (NYPL)
Opportunities and resources for teachers available throughout the New York Public Library system.
Greg Young and Tom Meyers's blog for the acclaimed podcast (as of early 2015, more than 175 episodes available via iTunes), maintained as companion to the recordings and for stand-alone "info-tainment."
An open forum featuring news, events and even the occasional report) from NYC's preservation community, collected and posted by the Historic Districts Council, the citywide advocate for historic neighborhoods.
Run by the library's staff to draw attention to its rich, diverse collections.
Based in New York City, the Urban Memory Project explores recent changes to the built environment in urban neighborhoods in transition, and presents our findings in public presentations of photography, oral history, research and writing.