Wikipedia:WikiProject New York City
Project New York City
WikiProject New York City
is a project
to better organize information in articles related to New York City
. This page and its subpages contain the suggestions and opinions of interested contributors; it is hoped that this project will help to focus and coordinate the efforts of all.
aims primarily to coordinate, organize and develop all Wikipedia activities concerning the Big Apple
The descendants of this WikiProject are:
Anyone who is interested in improving any New York City-related articles can join this project. Please feel free to add your name to the project here
- Standardization, building and consensus nomenclature for neighborhood articles.
- Standardization of articles relating to the New York City Subway.
General strategy and discussion forums
- This page has been created to help fill in some of the gaps in Wikipedia's coverage of the city. Some are persistent red links or unfortunate obvious omissions, others have been requested elsewhere on Wikipedia. There is also a list of those hopeful articles that fall just short of full greatness, and await only some finishing touches.
Editors are encouraged to add new requests in the appropriate section.
Please also help answer a large set of implicit requests by expanding some of the NYC-stubs
Requests for uncreated articles
- Laurie Beckelman, former Chair of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, worked with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to save Grand Central Terminal, Associate Director of The Shed (Hudson Yards). See http://www.nypap.org/oral-history/laurie-beckelman/, http://livable.org/livability-resources/best-practices/76-laurie-beckelman.
- Adrian Untermyer: Urbanist and historic preservation activist in New York City. Best known for creating performing arts center in Port Authority Bus Terminal, helping to lead the Historic Districts Council, and his transportation advocacy, including the fight to improve Pennsylvania Station (New York City) and the New York City Subway. Fought to landmark the Waldorf Astoria New York's interiors, preserve the Bronx's historic neighborhoods, and raise awareness about Untermyer Park and Untermyer Fountain. Organized the commemoration of Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City's 40th anniversary. Worked alongside Simeon Bankoff and Justice Rosalyn Richter. Named "Emerging Leader in Transportation" by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management. Descendant of historical figures Samuel Untermyer and Irwin Untermyer and related to Samuel Untermyer II. References: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/19/nyregion/port-authority-piano.html ; http://www.gothamgazette.com/opinion/6073-to-fix-penn-station-think-smaller ; https://untappedcities.com/2017/12/04/secret-piano-bringing-color-nycs-port-authority-bus-terminal/ ; http://www.alexblock.net/blog/2016/01/10/renovating-penn-station-as-an-institution-not-a-building/ ; https://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/17/opinion/nyus-expansion.html#addenda ; https://deskgram.org/p/1820743642547807861_2226932184 ; https://nylegalhistory.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/celebrating-penn-central-day-the-40th-anniversary-of-penn-central-v-city-of-new-york/; https://wagner.nyu.edu/rudincenter/2015/09/introducing-2015-emerging-leaders-transportation-fellows ; http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170727/TRANSPORTATION/170729907/the-mta-will-hike-subway-fares-in-2019-and-2021-despite-increased-delays ; http://hdc.org/prior-staff ; www.adrianuntermyer.com ; https://www.welcome2thebronx.com/2016/08/04/20th-century-bronx-tour/ ; https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrian-untermyer-41100445/ .
- United Neighborhood Houses, a membership organization of 28 settlement houses in New York City. It provides a collective voice for those agencies, performing advocacy to support policies and funding as well as political activism to benefit the settlement houses. UNH was founded in 1919 and Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the organization in 1966. [disclaimer: I am an employee of UNH] Lperryphoto (talk) 14:10, 6 April 2015
- Russian Samovar (ru:Русский самовар, web), restaurant formerly owned by Joseph Brodsky and Mikhail Baryshnikov, meeting point of Russian literary and art circles in NYC) --Off-shell (talk) 10:22, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
- Darlington Hotel collapse, a 1904 disaster which killed 5 people. A nine-story building under construction at 6th Av and 46th St collapsed while it was under construction. An enquiry blamed flaws in the cast iron construction technique. Pburka (talk) 01:34, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
- Thomas F. Prendergast (railroad executive), former president of the Long Island Rail Road and later the entire Metropolitan Transportation Authority ---------User:DanTD (talk) 18:22, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
- Urban Assembly, a not-for-profit network of 21 schools (non-charter public) https://urbanassembly.org/ --Orange Mike | Talk 03:03, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
- New Visions for Public Schools, one of the myriad "education reform" outfits https://www.newvisions.org/ --Orange Mike | Talk 03:03, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
- German Americans in New York City - article on the history and culture of German-Americans in the city. Bohemian Baltimore (talk) 23:17, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
- Estey Piano Company Factory, landmarked factory building in the Bronx . Or maybe Estey Piano Corporation  -- RoySmith(talk) 14:44, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
Requests for expansion or collaboration Requests for help with the near-featured or failed-featured
Articles for deletion
Categories for discussion
Files for discussion
Featured article candidates
Good article nominees
Requests for comments
Articles to be merged
Articles to be split
Articles for creation
In an effort to assess NYC articles for possible inclusion in Wikipedia:1.0
, an assessment page was started for this project. Details about how to assess an article and how to request an assessment are on the /Assessment
page. Information on articles is tabulated by a bot, resulting in a worklist
and the table we see at the right.
}} for use at stubby NYC-related articles.
}}, for stubs relating to the geography of NY State in general (including the city).
Featured article candidates
Reached maximum of 100 out of 698
Reached maximum of 100 out of 1547
Main page featured articles
Reached maximum of 100 out of 192
Picture of the day pictures If you have an article about a NYC subject that needs a photo, and you think one of our members may be able to take that photo themselves, add a request to the list of wanted photos here
. Note that this is not for all NYC articles needing photos, but requests that need someone local who may be able to take the picture.
Collaboration of the Month
Other WikiProjects covering individual cities can be a good source of mutual inspiration:
African citiesLagosAsian cities and city-states (non-Indian)Dubai
, Hong Kong
, SingaporeAustralian citiesAdelaide
, SydneyCanadian citiesMontreal
, St. John's
, VancouverEuropean cities and regionsBedfordshire
, Greater Manchester
, North East England
, Sussex (West and East)
, West Midlands
US cities and regions
, Cape Cod and the Islands
, Capital District (Albany, NY and vicinity)
, Columbia (MO)
, Dallas-Fort Worth
, Hudson Valley
, Kansas City
, KYOVA Region (KY, OH, WV)
, Las Vegas
, Lehigh Valley (PA, NJ)
, Los Angeles
, Myrtle Beach
, New Orleans
, New York City
, St. Louis
, San Francisco Bay Area
, San Diego
, Santa Barbara County (CA)
, Southern California
, Tampa Bay Area
, Washington, D.C.
, Western New York State
Last edited on 30 September 2021, at 19:20
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