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New York City (NYC) Research Guide

Find resources on researching neighborhoods in the 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island


Historical Societies

Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at New-York Historical Society is open by appointment.  All Klingenstein Library patrons must register before conducting research and will be asked to provide current government-issued photo identification. All researchers must register and create an account using their online collections request system.

Center for Brooklyn History at the Brooklyn Public Library (formerly Brooklyn Historical Society) is located at 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn.  Its collections include books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, atlases, images, oral histories, and archives.