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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow...

I've been a New Yorker now for 12+ years and in that time the city has changed quite a bit from where it was was I planted roots here, and different yet from the first time I visited in the early 90's.  

Thunder Lingerie (now closed), 2009. Photo by Kari Hansbarger

Thunder Lingerie (now closed), 2009. Photo by Kari Hansbarger

New York City is constantly changing in such a way that before long your favorites will be lost and new gems will take their place and become favorites in their own right. To live here is to adapt to change and embrace it, but that doesn't mean that the oldschool NYC that is vanishing is not missed. It is.

From gritty Times Square to CBGB's to Empire Dinner and more...chances are if you've lived here for a while you have a favorite that may not be around anymore.

Thankfully, a few online resources are keeping the vanishing past alive through photos and stories so we can remember and appreciate how we got here.

Here are a few of my go-to's:

- Vanishing New York
Lost City
Forgotten NY
Scouting NY
Ephemeral New York
Gotham Lost and Found

Do you have a favorite blog or website that chronicles NYC (or your city) that you want to share? Leave me a comment or send me an email, I would love to hear from you!