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16 must-follow Instagram accounts for NYC history fanatics

The best accounts for NYC history lovers, whether you’re into old maps, old buildings, old subway photos, or all of the above.

The NYC blackout of 1977 happened 42 years ago today

The power outage on Manhattan’s west side provoked déjà vu: The big blackout of 1977 happened on the same date 42 years ago.

A field guide to NYC’s unseen infrastructure

Photographer Stanley Greenberg’s latest book is a "plea for everyone to just look up and see what’s around them"

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade floats from 1924 to today

Looking back at the iconic parade’s nine-decade history.

Get a glimpse at what NYC homes looked like in the 1940s

The NYC Municipal Archives have added 720,000 newly digitized photos to its online collection.

See the stunning views from SHoP’s skinny Midtown supertall

The skyscraper recently crossed the 1,000 feet mark on its way to its final height of 1,428 feet.

NYC’s post-Stonewall LGBTQ activism captured in vintage photos

Fred McDarrah’s iconic photos are being republished in a new book titled Pride: Photographs after Stonewall

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Visiting Louis Armstrong’s ‘Wonderful World’

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is a portal to the neighborhood’s past and a link to its future.

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Exploring the ‘Nantucket of the Bronx,’ an island of contradictions

Sailors, artists, fishmongers, and lawyers coexist on Hunter Avenue.

See Staten Island’s abandoned boat graveyard in the ’80s and 2000s

Photographer Shaun O’Boyle captured the yard when it was teeming with abandoned ships—a far cry from its current diminished state

Stanley Kubrick’s New York City

The director’s early work as a photographer for Look magazine is on view at the Museum of the City of New York.

In photos: Ridgewood Reservoir in its industrial heyday

A location that shaped the trajectory of Brooklyn gets its due.

Brooklyn's most festive Christmas light display, in photos

The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights are a ridiculous NYC tradition

Take in the stunning views from Manhattan West's 62-story rental

The Eugene, the megaproject’s first residential building, opened earlier this year

Helmut Jahn's Financial District skyscraper shows off its ritzy amenities

The amenities include a 60-foot tile pool, a cedar-lined sauna, and a private theater.

Midtown landmarks are rendered in miniature for the NY Botanical Garden's train show

The NYGB’s 26th annual train show features model trains zipping past 150 iconic NYC buildings .

Tour the stunning skybridge at Kips Bay's American Copper Buildings

The tri-level space is home to a pool, and lounge, and other plush amenities

NYC's most-Instagrammed locations of 2017 include Times Square, Central Park

Surprise, surprise: Instagram users posted a lot of photos of Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and other NYC icons in 2017.

Vintage photos of Jane Jacobs, Bob Dylan, and more Village icons now in print form

Buy a print, help support the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Photos: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade floats from 1924 to today

Take a look at some of the floats that have made the trek from the Upper West Side to Midtown, including Santa's iconic sleigh.

The birth, life, and death of old Penn Station

For 54 years, railroad passengers would enter New York City in a triumphant and stately Pennsylvania Station. In the ’60s, it was razed. Here’s why.

Relive the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in the 1980s

Photographer Scott Laperruque chronicled the spectacle’s 1980s heyday in his 2013 book, Treaters.

A new photo exhibit examines Queens's diverse, colorful architecture

Architect Rafael Herrin-Ferri has been conducting a photographic survey of the borough since 2012.

Open House New York launches Kickstarter to publish a book of NYC photos

The annual event, which opens up off-limits sites to New Yorkers, will publish a book of the best NYC photos submitted by participants.

New York Fashion Week takes over iconic NYC sites once again

The Met Breuer, the Cooper Hewitt, and other beloved New York locations have held shows this year

Here’s how New Yorkers watched the solar eclipse

As ever, Instagram provides a wonderful look at how New Yorkers experienced the event.

See the transformation of Lower Manhattan through an East Village photographer’s lens

Artist Carole Teller has donated over 500 personal photos to the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Century-old 7 train is the subject of New York Transit Museum's latest exhibit

A new exhibit at Grand Central Terminal examines the over 100 years of the 7 Train’s existence, from its start in 1915 as the Corona Line right up to its expansion to Hudson Yards in 2015.

First look inside Karim Rashid’s Day-Glo East Harlem rental

Get a peek at the apartments within the designer’s quirky, brightly colored building on Pleasant Avenue.

What 15 historic New York City scenes look like today

Trace a century of change in NYC with these before and after images of the city’s best-known landmarks.

Help build a Google Street View of old New York with the NYPL

Help the library build out its "digital time-travel service" by placing historical images on the map.

NYC’s dazzling Fourth of July fireworks display, as captured by New Yorkers

This year’s Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular really lived up to its name.

How New Yorkers kept cool at the city’s beaches and pools: in photos

Here’s an Instagram roundup of how New Yorkers celebrated the summer this past weekend.

Everyday life in postwar New York comes alive in these vintage photos

A City Seen: Todd Webb’s Postwar New York 1945 - 1960 is on view through September.

See how Snøhetta's transformation of Times Square made it more pedestrian friendly

Earlier today members of the design team, elected officials, and representatives from the city’s DOT and Department of Design and Construction officially celebrated the completion of the project.

Here's how today's winter storm transformed NYC, in photos

From Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge to the Flatiron Building, see how Winter Storm Stella transformed the city.

140 years of NYC blizzards, captured in historic photos

As New York is hit with another winter storm, take a look at how the city dealt with them in decades past

Exploring NYC's vibrant street art with photographer Billy Schon

Schon is the author of Fresh Paint NYC, a ten-year tour of NYC graffiti and the crews behind it; he also runs the blog Fresh Paint NYC and religiously posts to Instagram.

A final look inside the Waldorf Astoria before its renovation

The storied hotel is going condo