Story Maps

Girl walking by National Headquarters for March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom sign in the Central Harlem West 130-132nd Streets Historic District

Preserving Significant Places of Black History

This interactive story map celebrates New York City's African American history through designated landmarks and historic districts. It highlights landmarks and historic districts that illustrate the experiences and achievements of African Americans.

The New York City skyline with the Empire State Building front and center

Fifty-Five Years of LPC

This interactive story map includes a decade-by-decade history of the Commission, highlighting designations, Commission-approved new design, legal milestones, and a timeline of NYC history.

Winter scene in Brooklyn in the early-19th century

New York City and the Path to Freedom

This interactive story map highlights landmarks associated with the city's abolitionist history, from buildings that housed people and institutions engaged in the anti-slavery movement to free black communities.

People enjoying the summer in Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village Historic District

Fifty Years in the Greenwich Village Historic District

This interactive story map celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District's designation. It illustrates how the district was created and how LPC regulation has guided its protection and enhancement of its special character over the past 50 years.

Rowhouses on West 131st Street in the Central Harlem West 130-132nd Streets Historic District

Explore the Central Harlem – West 130th-132nd Streets Historic District

This interactive story map outlines the architectural and social development of the district, as well as the people and institutions that shaped Harlem's history and culture, and brought social change in the United States.

NYC Landmarks and the Vote at 100

NYC Landmarks and the Vote at 100

This interactive story map commemorates the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State through the lens of New York City landmarks.

People walking down Fifth Avenue towards the Washington Square Park arch in 1903

Taking Pride

This interactive story map celebrates 150 years of LGBT history through the lens of New York City landmarks.

3-D map of Morningside Heights Historic District with a pop-up highlighting the period of construction for buildings via a graph and photo

Morningside Heights Historic District Explorer

This interactive 3D map allows users to learn more about the buildings that make up the Morningside Heights Historic District.