Bronx Boys: life in a tough neighbourhood – in pictures
Photographer Stephen Shames followed the lives of a group of young men over two decades for Bronx Boys, capturing their brutality and humanity as they smoke, rob, kiss and sleep
This coder used old photographs to create a beautiful Google Street View map of New York City in the 1800s
Developer Dan Vanderkam collaborated with the New York Public Library the plot old photos of New York City on an interactive map.
Little Girl Near Stove, Family in Next Room - Community Service Society Photographs
An online presentation of photographs and illustrations from the Community Service Society at Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
1970s photos reveal the pimps and prostitutes of Times Square
Sheldon Nadelman, 80, was working as a bartender when he captured thousands of images of New Yorkers that would seem out of place in the glitz of today's Midtown Manhattan.
New York City subway crime: 1980s - Photos - New York City's subway crime through the decades
Transit police officer Bruce Brenner and his police dog patrol a marked-over subway car in the 1980s.
New York crime-fighting gang back on patrol after subway slashings
The Guardian Angels gained fame in the 1980s as they fought against rampant crime that was synonymous with New York City right up until the mid-nineties.