OldNYC is the best way to explore more than 100 years of historical photos of New York City. Discover what was there at thousands of locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.
Created by Christina Leuci (@christinaleuci) and Orian Breaux (@orianbreaux).
Bigger maps and photos! iPhone X, XR, and XS users now see the app take up the entire screen.
NEW: iPad app now available.
Ratings and Reviews
My only suggestion is to continuously add new and uncovered materials and photos, for instance. If you click on51st and Madison, there are only a few construction photos, but here are many many sources that display earlier direct picture of a crucial coy landmark from the 1880s - the Villard Mansion. If there was any way to tie in additional sources to more completely display extant material it would be wonderful. Thank you
Fun glimpse of many streets and buildings
This app could be iterated on a lot more to show previews and highlights (like landmark dots different color).
But I'm pleased. I could look up the street I work on and see a lot of the same buildings, but with 1920s cars in front of them!
Fun, but could be so much better!
I love this sort of thing and have had hours of fun searching my Queens County neighborhood, but the app leaves so much to be desired.
1) RESOLUTION. Zooming on low-res scans of great photos is sooo unsatisfying. Signposts that could provide so much context are hopeless blurs.
2) ATTENTION TO DETAIL. So many photo captions begin "No Date," but if you read to the end of the caption, an exact date for the image is given....or the date has actually been inscribed in the image itself!
Still, a noble effort.
- Orian Breaux
- 92.1 MB
Requires iOS 12.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © OldNYC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.