New York City can be overwhelming — to visit, live in, or study. This page gives some ways to counter the confusion. The list is idiosyncratic and neither exhaustive nor complete, but the resources offer a way to begin to understand this dense maze.
Various resources and materials about the city in transition, and the many attempts to define and preserve what is valuable.
From Blitzer’s 1905 short film about a newly opened subway line, to RadioLab’s podcasts on what makes cities tick, New York has been explored through a variety of media formats.
A collection of resources recording, mapping, and analyzing the sensory experiences of the city.
Various resources studying and documenting the many complex infrastructures that sustain urban life.