Urban Archive is a technology nonprofit that creates new connections between people, places, and historical institutions.
Our mission is to inspire learning that's rooted in what's local — the architecture, culture, and unique stories of New York City.
We are a community of New Yorkers, tourists, students, researchers, and educators who share a passion for learning and exploring.
Our platform is designed to get people excited about the history of New York in a way that aligns with how technology is used to consume content and navigate cities.
By mapping the city’s history block-by-block, we provide users with an in-depth view into the places that are a part of their daily lives, inspiring them to:
We're working with historical institutions to integrate their collections and content into our platform. For more information, please contact us.
We’re an independent, nonprofit organization working out of a Lower East Side tenement. We’re passionate about history, technology and data. We love New York and want to uncover its past.