New York Get-Aways — and more

Places of Interest

Nolan Park

The houses in Nolan Park on Governors Island are distinctive by their bright yellow color. Several of these houses are open to the public with art exhibits during the public access season.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy:
Central Park Conservancy:
oney Island:
Governors Island:
Harlem One Stop:
placeMATTERS: (a joint project of City Lore and the Municipal Art Society)
Prospect Park:
Riverside Park:


blue whale

Much-loved whale at
Museum of Natural History

arrowAmerican Museum of Natural History:
Brooklyn Historical Society:
Brooklyn Museum:
Guggenheim Museum:
Metropolitan Museum
Museum of City of New York
Museum of Modern Art:
National Academy of Design:
New-York Historical Society
Queens museum of Art.
Transit Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art:
and lots more museums!: 

Tours, Lectures, Lore

Grave of inventor Elias Howe
at Green-Wood Cemetary

Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment:
Bronx River Alliance:
Bus & Walking Tours (Justin Ferate. Register to receive communications regarding NYC history, events, more. Highly recommended by Louis Kleinman):
Center for the Living City:
City Lore:
Gotham Center for New York City History (sponsored by CUNY Graduate Center):
Gowanus Dreders Canoe Club:
Green-Wood Cemetary:

Harlem Discover (Harlem Chamber of Commerce):
Historic Districts council (advocacy org): 
Historic House Trust:
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Park West Block Association:
Municipal Arts Society:
Newtown Creek Alliance:

History & Architecture
See also: Resources: Environment & Preservation

Historic House Trust:
The Morris-Jumel Mansion in
Washington Heights is the oldest
house in the borough
of Manhattan.

Forgotten New York: This sylvan setting is in the Riverdale area. Delafield Avenue was named after a family that owned large tracts of land here in the mid 1800s.

Forgotten New York:
General Society of Mechanics & Tradesman (NYC architectural presentations):
Greater Astoria Historical Society:
Roosevelt Island Historical Society:
New York Architecture: