Website and App
Yet another aspect I enjoy upon returning to New York City is walking to where I am going. On the streets is where you feel the life and buzz of NYC. The city's landscape is always changing with new stores, restaurants, and buildings being born each day, and yet, with it all, it is nice to reflect on the past. Who and what used to be here, walking on the very same streets. Thanks to some generous programmer and a lot of hard/tedious work, the entire Millstein genealogical collection of photography at the New York Public Library has been published online and in an app. Now you can see what buildings/houses were there instead of your brand spanking new condo. I won't enter the debate on whether the Landmarks Preservation Commission is a blessing or a curse, but for a moment it is nice to appreciate the new while looking back at the old.