As the Palace is based within the geographic confines of New York City, we take it as one of our primary obligations to serve as an ambassador on behalf of the city we love. Yes, of course we have regaled Loyal Readers™ with plenty of sappy posts on this very subject. But as we were toiling around in the Palace library this morning, we realized that our online diplomatic efforts could be nicely supplemented with a concise collection of resources for the actual (or virtual) tourist.
In the process of gathering links I came across a video, which I think serves as a perfect introduction to both the city itself and to the new Palace library collection: Johnny T’s NYC Tourist Tips.
Hahaha. Sounds exactly right.
In case you’re interested, here is our new NYC section. Enjoy. Or get out of the way.
[Palace posts that reference NYC can be found here.]
- Apps. Dozens of smartphone apps for getting around, dining, museums, attractions and more. (via NYCgo.com)
- Famous Writers on New York: Timeless Private Reflections from Diaries, Letters & Personal Essays. Popova, M., Brainpickings.org (Sep. 2013)
- GrowNYC Greenmarket.
- History of New York. Links to articles and online resources about the history of New York City.
- Johnny T’s NYC Tourist Tips. (Sep. 2013) [VIDEO]
- NYCgo.com. Official New York City guide to attractions, dining, hotels and things to do. Accessibility information, free events, guides & maps, suggested itineraries for different time frames and interests, deals & special offers.
- NYC.gov. Official Website of the City of New York, including public event schedules, emergency news & contact information.
- NYC Parks. Includes accessibility information, event schedules and facility closing notices. NYC Parks “is the steward of approximately 29,000 acres of land—14 percent of New York City—including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens…We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 550 tennis courts, 66 public pools, 48 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 13 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums…650,000 street trees, and two million more in parks.” Awesome.
- Subway Map (html). pdf download here.
- Time Out New York. Event listings, reviews, special offers.