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Maps and photos of 1943 New York by neighborhood.  Also, check out the link to the New York Public Library's 1940's phone directories!

Maps and photos of 1943 New York by neighborhood. Also, check out the link to the New York Public Library's 1940's phone directories!

By geographically matching an 18th-century map of Manhattan's landscape to the modern cityscape, combing through historical and archaeologic...

By geographically matching an 18th-century map of Manhattan's landscape to the modern cityscape, combing through historical and archaeologic...

City of New York - NYC Public WiFi Hotspots - foursquare

City of New York - NYC Public WiFi Hotspots - foursquare

Brooklyn Public Library is always a place of inspiration #jcrew #myshoestory

Brooklyn Public Library is always a place of inspiration #jcrew #myshoestory

Named by the New York Public Library as "one of the books of the century," A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan -- and her erratic, eccentric family -- in the turn-of-the-century Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn. Originally published in 1943, this true American classic has sold millions of copies worldwide, and includes a foreword by Anna Quindlen.

Named by the New York Public Library as "one of the books of the century," A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan -- and her erratic, eccentric family -- in the turn-of-the-century Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn. Originally published in 1943, this true American classic has sold millions of copies worldwide, and includes a foreword by Anna Quindlen.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- "Who wants to be a drag queen when they grow up?" That's the question a man dressed as a woman recently asked children attending "Drag Queen Story Hour" (DQSH) at a public library in New York. Since last fall, the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope has been offering the storytime for…

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- "Who wants to be a drag queen when they grow up?" That's the question a man dressed as a woman recently asked children attending "Drag Queen Story Hour" (DQSH) at a public library in New York. Since last fall, the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope has been offering the storytime for…

1960s canarsie | Flatlands Library - Local History & Photos | Brooklyn Public Library

1960s canarsie | Flatlands Library - Local History & Photos | Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn: Bergen Street - Vanderbilt Avenue From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Brooklyn: Bergen Street - Vanderbilt Avenue From New York Public Library Digital Collections.

From NYPL's Blogs: The New York City Historical GIS Project http://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/06/13/nyc-historical-gis-project

From NYPL's Blogs: The New York City Historical GIS Project http://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/06/13/nyc-historical-gis-project

When it comes to New York City, there are a few must-do experiences you won’t want to miss. Catch a live show at famed Lower East Side music venue The Bowery Ballroom or sample quality oysters at the Grand Central Oyster Bar. Don’t forget that many of New York City’s must-do experiences are actually free, like walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and wandering through the grand halls at the New York Public Library.

When it comes to New York City, there are a few must-do experiences you won’t want to miss. Catch a live show at famed Lower East Side music venue The Bowery Ballroom or sample quality oysters at the Grand Central Oyster Bar. Don’t forget that many of New York City’s must-do experiences are actually free, like walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and wandering through the grand halls at the New York Public Library.

What to see at the NYC Public Library! This is a great FREE tourism stop on your New York City Walking Tour

What to See at the NYC Public Library

What to see at the NYC Public Library! This is a great FREE tourism stop on your New York City Walking Tour

(Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library -- Brooklyn Collection)

29 vintage photos from 110 years of the New York subway

(Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library -- Brooklyn Collection)

(Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Collection)

29 vintage photos from 110 years of the New York subway

(Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Collection)