Urban Archive

The City is Your Museum

Urban Archive

We're building a mobile archive by combining open records and map data with the digital collections of NYC institutions.

Katie Smillie

iOS Developer at Breaker & Urban Archive

Sam Addeo

urbanist / @urbanarchiveny / www.samaddeoo.com

Latest Posts

Developing collection metadata for export and creative integrations

Quick metadata tips for getting your collections out in the open

Urban Archive: Beyond New York City

The Story of Urban Archive Newburgh

My Archive is Live on the Urban Archive App!

Last fall, Urban Archive received an email from a woman named Jill:

Making Museum Tech Meaningful

How we turned a mobile tool for collections into a collaborative medium for sharing, learning, and public engagement.

Bringing History to LinkNYC Kiosks

When technology, open city data, and history are combined.

Introducing a portal into your favorite museums and locations.

One of the most exciting facets of working on the Urban Archive app is testing new and exciting forms of engagement and digital…

Urban Archive 1.0: The Design

A few days ago, Urban Archive released version 1.0 to the App Store! This is our largest app update thus far and a build that we have been…

Our Year In Review

2017 was an exciting year for us at Urban Archive. We launched in the App Store in the spring with three institutions and now have 12…

Lost Buildings and How to Find Them

Location, location, location, goes the real estate saying.

Beth Hamedrash Hagodol and the Precarious State of Religious Landmarks

On Sunday, Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, the 167-year-old synagogue on Norfolk Street, caught fire. The building, without a congregation since…


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