About New York
New York State Home Page
- The official state Web site is a first stop for information about New York.
New York QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
- If you’re looking for data about New York, check out this page. County information is available as well.
New York State Government
- This site features direct links to an array of New York-related information, including official government Web sites, laws, taxes, and other general resources.
Education Resources for New York
New York State Education Department
- The state’s Department of Education Web site is an invaluable resource. Here you will find information on assessment, grants, and more.
Educational Resources for New York
- The U.S. Department of Education provides this list of links to state and federal educational resources.
Maps of New York
New York City Map
- This interactive map from NYC.gov allows users to choose aerial or street views of New York City at multiple scales. Maps can also be customized to show points of interest, such as schools and police stations.
- Here you will find a political map showing major towns and rivers.
Color Landform Atlas: New York
- This site contains topographical and political maps to the county level for New York, as well as a menu of links to other online information about the state.
Guggenheim Museum — New York
- Access the online collections of this famous museum, and experience its unique presentation: instead of grouping artwork by era or medium, the Guggenheim integrates the artwork in such a way that new talent and a historical perspective enhance each other.
MoMA.org Museum of Modern Art
- The museum’s collection of over 100,000 rich and varied pieces of artwork offers a comprehensive perspective on modern art.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- Founded in 1870, this museum boasts a collection ranging from Lower Paleolithic flints to today’s modern art. It also houses The Cloisters, the acclaimed branch devoted to the art and architecture of Medieval Europe.
American Museum of Natural History
- The museum’s Web site is an excellent resource for teachers, with engaging information on topics from fossils, dinosaurs, and ancient peoples, to Einstein, butterflies, and space.
Nature and Environment
Catskill Center Home Page
- Take a virtual hike through the Catskills, or read up on the balance between environmental conservation and sustainable economic development.
The Eagle Institute
- A nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of the bald eagle, The Eagle Institute presents this Web site with a wealth of information for teachers and students. The Student Page is a great research tool for learning all about eagle habitat, anatomy, and behavior.
New York History Net
- Here, you can investigate many aspects of New York history, from the Civil War to genealogy to government.
New York State Museum, Albany, New York
- This is the place to go to learn what makes the E mpire State great, from its ancient history to the most modern challenges.
- Read short articles on state history and culture, from the article “Rochester, New York’s Lilac Festival” to article, “Walking Onto Ellis Island, New York.”
New York City
New York: A Documentary Film Online
- For an in-depth look at New York City, visit this PBS Web site. Select Learning Adventures in Citizenship for brief historical summaries and for lesson plans based on New York City history.
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
- Visit the icon that symbolizes the United States throughout the world and explore the gateway to the country through this National Park Service Web site.
New York History
- Explore New York City with 19th century photographs and etchings, read accounts of the burning of the General Slocum, and send a vintage e-card.
The Official Site of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum
- Learn about how many immigrants lived in the 19th century upon arriving in Manhattan.
Welcome to TIME.com: America on Alert
- For information on the September 11 attacks, visit the archives of Time magazine.
America Attacks: The War on Terrorism
- The New York Times provides lesson plans for exploring the September 11 attacks and the events that followed them.
For New York Kids
Quick Facts: New York
- “Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government,” from the U.S. Printing office, runs down fun state facts, including the state motto, flower, and song.
New York State for Kids – I Love New York – The Official New York State Tourism Website
- The New York kids’ site gives students a look at their state and its government.
New York Fun Facts
- This is a great resource for kids, with census info made kid-friendly!
On-Lion for Kids
- Students will find links on favorite books, holidays and celebrations, New York City, and much more at this New York Public Library Web site.
Get the Facts about New York State
- This site for kids is a fun place to learn about New York history, state symbols, and trivia.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Explore & Learn
- There is something fun for everyone to do and learn in this special art and sculpture section for kids.
New York Philharmonic
- Your students can learn about composers and musicians, and they can even design their own musical instrument at this Web site.
NYC LINK, the Official New York City Web, provides the public with quick and easy access to information about New York City agencies, programs and services. The City’s homepage also provides, through links to external sites, information about cultural, educational, and recreational activities in New York City.
Flight Schedules at JFK, EWR and LGA airports
Also link to other information about the airports.
MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) has information about where to go in NYC and how to go there.
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West and 79th Street, New York City
Rose Center for Earth and Space
featuring the New Hayden Planetarium.
Museum of the City of New York
Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, New York City.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York City
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, New York City
New York Times on the Web
The New York Times online edition.
The Central Park Web Site is your guide to the worlds most famous park.
The Bronx Zoo
Fordham Road and the Bronx River Parkway, Bronx, New York City.