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New York City (NYC) Research Guide

Guide to researching New York City buildings, neighborhoods, history, and data.


If you're researching a neighborhood, a good starting point is the Encyclopedia of New York City.  To find books on a neighborhood, search Books & More, the library catalog. High-profile neighborhoods may have many books dedicated to them, while other neighborhoods may not have any -- in those cases, try searching for a book on the borough. You can also search the other databases below.


Neighborhood Maps