Blogs, Podcasts, and Websites


blogs & podcasts


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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."

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York

A bitterly nostalgic look at “a city in the process of going extinct.”

London's New York

An opinionated podcast exploring the greatest city in the world, starring historian, tour guide, and former Gotham blog editor Daniel London.


New York Bound Books 

All things New York for readers and writers. 

New York Daily News Daily Politics Blog 

(NYU) The Back Table

A blog highlighting the special collections at the libraries of NYU.

Sense and the City 

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 BelieverReadyMadeTricycleSan Francisco Bay GuardianSalt, and the book Hidden New York: A Guide to Places that Matter.

The Big Apple 

The term explained, plus other words and phrases associated with NYC. 

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Bay Ridge Journal

Bowery Boogie

Brooklyn Heights Blog

Brooklyn Ron 

A veteran journalist teaching at Brooklyn College reports on the borough.


An unhealthy obsession with historic Brooklyn brownstones and the neighborhoods and lifestyles they define.


Digital Harlem Blog 

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.

Flaming Pablum: Vanishing Downtown 

The blog of Alex Vassifer; who has, "at one point or another, written for/contributed toThe New YorkerTIMEEntertainment WeeklyCreemIrish ConnectionHuh!New York PerspectivesIn-Fashion and The New York Review of Records."

Tenement Museum Blog 

Stories of immigrants and residents of the Lower East Side, by the Museum.

Hotel Chelsea Blog

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. 

My Inwood 

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.



92nd Street Y Blog 

About Last Night 

Terry Teachout writes about culture in New York and elsewhere. Interesting blogroll of culture sites, too. 

@149st. NYC Graffiti Blog 

Documenting NYC graffiti. 

BAM Blog

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history & education


9/11 Memorial Blog

Africa and the African Diaspora (NYPL)

The Schomberg Center's blog, highlighting events and material from the Harlem library and archive.

Archives (NYPL)

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.


The Bowery Boys: New York City History 

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."

Brooklyn Historical Society Blog 

Historic Districts Council Blog 

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. 

Merchant's House Museum Blog 

Museum of the City of New York Blog


New-York Historical Society From the Stacks

Run by the library's staff to draw attention to its rich, diverse collections.

The Urban Memory Project Blog 

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.