The New York Real Estate Brochure Collection is an invaluable resource for studying and conducting research about New York City apartment buildings. You can browse or search by address, building name, neighborhood, architect, and owner/agent. Buildings are also encoded with GIS coordinates so that locations and neighborhoods can be displayed using the Google Maps application. We invite you to contribute comments about individual buildings, creating an even richer set of descriptions and potentially valuable historical context.
Columbia University Libraries is in the process of digitizing the entire collection of New York City real estate brochures. Brooklyn is now complete with over 3,000 images for approximately 800 buildings. The Real Estate Brochures collection is divided into places, such as buildings or neighborhoods, and people, such as architects or owners/agents.
Digitized images for Manhattan are scheduled to be released in early 2010.