Old NYC is a website that has geographically linked the New York Public Library's collection of digitised historical photographs to a map of the city.
This site provides an alternative way of browsing the NYPL's incredible Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s-1970s collection. Its goal is to help you discover the history behind the places you see every day.
Select a time period (slider control in top left) and drag the map (or use the address box in the bottom left) to select a location and click on one of the red dots. So, for example, this link shows 1915-1935 on Broadway, specifically a series of five photos starting with:
Kent Ave., west side, at the foot of Broadway. View shown is the Brooklyn Ferry Co., to Grand Street, New York. Overhead is the Broadway Elevated Brooklyn Line. March 24, 1931.
Useful for local colour in historical New York scenarios, say with Melody Malone.
Time, time,time, see what’s become of me. While I looked around for my possibilities... My AITAS files.