DOT launches a new pedestrian wayfinding program today! The easy-to-read "heads up"-style maps will feature local landmarks and more. The maps are already being used on Citi Bike stations.
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Some history. The word "Manhattan" has been translated as "island of many hills" from the Lenape language

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Before and After: The New York State Pavilion Gets a Paint Job
World's first underground park to open in New York by 2018
Clusterf*ck on Varick Street - Brooklyn Spoke - @BrooklynSpoke
Fun Maps: Find The Best NYC Bars Near Each Subway Station
The Worst Day Of My Life Is Now New York’s Hottest Tourist Attraction
The Ages of 1 Million New York Buildings, Mapped in Explosive Color
Inside New York City’s eleven tourism Twitter accounts - Skift


New York City - Google News

NY Travel Festival #NYTF @NYtravfest

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February 13-19 Responsible Travel Week 2017 #rtweek17

April 19-23 NY Travel Festival
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The Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park
American Museum of Natural History






Tourism Portal

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Iconic Buildings: TWA Terminal, New York - Tulip chair creator Eero Saarinen's exercise in the fluid line, NY's TWA Terminal, is a stunning yet functional building that anticipated the needs of future travellers.

Green spaces go underground
What if the subterranean world was not only inhabitable, but life-giving and restorative.

Making NYC denser and greener - Jeffrey Shumaker has a leading role in reducing the carbon footprint of New York City. The plans there are to increase the population of New York by one million, but reduce the overall carbon footprint by 30 percent. Where will these extra one million people live, and how can a city as dense as NYC become denser, yet more sustainable?

i-heart-ny-tm - By now, the story is well known. A man sits in the backseat of a cab, sketching on a notepad as night falls over a crumbling city. He scribbles the letter I. He draws a heart. And then an N, and then a Y. Right away he knows he’s got something. This is it, he thinks. This is the campaign. The man was a designer named Milton Glaser. The city was New York. The year was 1977.


Where to Stay - @AirbnbNYC

Where to eat


Parks - @NYCParks

Highline - @highlinenyc

High Line Meadow


Queens Botanical Garden - @queensbotanicl


Biking and Cycling - Download the 2015 NYC Bike Map (pdf) (14 MB)
Ride the City


Brooklyn Bird Club: Rare /uncommon Bird sightings and exceptional circumstances in Brooklyn and Queens.

World Heritage: Statue of Liberty

Bars - facebook - @TheAustralianNY


Guides Association of New York City (GANYC)


Signs (PDF)


Untapped Cities

Brooklyn Vegan


Did you know the name Manhattan is from the Algonquian Language meaning "isolated thing in water"?

New York: The Game is a fun, exciting new way to experience New York, where NYC becomes your game board and you become the game piece. Explore the city's famous sights and landmarks, amazing neighborhoods, and hidden gems off the beaten path, just by playing an easy, fun game using your very own cell phone.

75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16th Streets)

Council on the Environment of New York City
Big Apple Greeter
A New York City Weekend for $100


Meal Sharing in NYC


Greenmarket promotes regional agriculture and ensures a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for New Yorkers. Greenmarket has organized and managed open-air farmers markets in NYC since 1976.


National Museum of the American Indian (Heye)
- formerly the Customs House

World's Fair Tourism

At the Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office as the first President, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. The current structure, a Customs House, later served as part of the US Sub-Treasury. Now, the building serves as a museum and memorial to our first President and the beginnings of the United States of America.


Natural History Museum

Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights


Embedded Tweets


New York City Subway Stairs from Dean Peterson on Vimeo.

AERIAL NYC - RANDY SCOTT SLAVIN - DJI PHANTOM from director. randy scott slavin on Vimeo.

Indigenous Cultures
Welikia Project

Mannahatta Project


Empire State Building