Section: City Government
 

Directory: New York City History

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Sub Section: Its Organization
Article Name: Structure of the City Government
Article Name: Judiciary Department of the City Government
Article Name: The City Government: Sadly Managed Pre-1868
Article Name: Rules and Orders of the Board of Aldermen: Passed January 5, 1852

Sub Section: The Mayor
Article Name: Sketches of the Mayors of New York: From 1665-1834 Part I                       Posted 6/22/07
Article Name: Sketches of the Mayors of New York: From 1665-1834 Part II                      Posted 6/22/07
Article Name: Sketches of the Mayors of New York: From 1665-1834 Part III                     Posted 6/22/07
Article Name: Sketches of the Mayors of New York From 1665 to 1834 Part IV                 Posted 8/1/07
Article Name: The Mayors of New York City                                                                        Posted 12/21/07
Article Name: Mayors of the City of New York: Appointed by the Colonial                          Posted 2/1/08
Article Name: The Office Of The Mayor Of NYC 1915 Part I                                                Posted 2/21/08
Article Name: The Office Of The Mayor Of NYC 1915 Part II                                               Posted 2 /21/08
Article Name: The Office of The Mayor Of NYC 1915 Part III                                               Posted 2/21/08
Web Link: What should New York's next mayor do? : Specific evils to avoid, specific conditions to correct, specific steps to take, specific opportunities to realize. / Bureau of municipal research, May 10, 1909.  Pages: 3-19
Web Link: Elected Mayors of New York City 1898-1998
Web Link: New York City's First African-American Mayor Elected-1989


Sub Section: Aldermans, Commissioners and Other City Officials
Article Name: Commissioners of Deeds of the City of New York A-M 1869                                      Posted 1/30/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865 : Abeel-Bayard
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865: Bayles-Boyce
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653- 1865: Boyd-Byvanck
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653- 1865: Campbell - Cuyler
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865 : Darkins-De Riemer         Posted 10/29/06
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865: Desbrosses-Dyckman    Posted 6/22/07
Article Name: A List of the Members of the City Government 1653-1865: Earl-Furman                     Posted 7/03/07
Article Name: A List of the Members of the City Government 1653-1865 Gabrey-Harper                 Posted 11/15/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865 Harris-Howard                Posted 11/15/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865 Hoxie-Johnson                Posted 11/15/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865 Johnson-Kuyter               Posted 11/15/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865 Labagh-Lynsen               Posted 11/15/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865 Mabbatt-Merritt                Posted 11/16/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865 Meserole-Myer                Posted 11/18/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865 Nash-Owens                  Posted 12/5/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865 Palmer-Quackenbush      Posted 12/5/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865 Radcliff-Rynders             Posted 12/5/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865 Sammis-Smith                  Posted 12/17/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of The City Government 1653-1865  Smith-Tappen                 Posted 3/23/09
Article Name: Other City Gov't Members: Misc. 1865
Article Name: A List of the Members of the City Government 1653-1869 Abeel-Barry            Posted 2/12/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of the City Government 1653-1869 Baulch-Bogert         Posted 2/12/08
Article Name: A List of the Members of the City Government 1653-1869 Bogert-Brucks         Posted 2/19/08.
Article Name: Schedule of Officers, Whose Salaries are Paid From the City Treasury 1853
Article Name: Clerks of the City Council of New York From 1653-1835
Article Name: Interesting Proceedings of the Burgomasters & Schepens
Article Name: Biographical Sketches of All The Magistrates of New Amsterdam 1653-1678 Part I
Article Name: Biographical Sketches of All The Magistrates of New Amsterdam 1653-1678 Part II
Article Name: Biographical Sketches of All The Magistrates of New Amsterdam 1653-1678 Part III
Article Name: Biographical Sketches of All The Magistrates of New Amsterdam 1653-1678 Part IV
Article Name: Biographical Sketches of All The Magistrates of New Amsterdam 1653-1678 Part V
Article Name: Biographical Sketches of All The Magistrates of New Amsterdam 1653-1678 Part VI
Article Name: Biographical Sketches of All The Magistrates of New Amsterdam 1653-1678 Part VII  Last Part
Article Name: Officials: Personnel of the City Government 1875 Part I            Posted 11/19/08
Article Name: Officials: Personnel of the City Government 1875 Part II           Posted 11/19/08
Article Name: Officials: Personnel of the City Government 1875 Part III          Posted 11/19/08
Article Name: Officials: Personnel of the City Government 1875 Part IV         Posted 11/19/08 
Article Name: Officials: Personnel of the City Government 1875 Part V          Posted 11/19/08
Article Name: Rules of Order of the Board of Councilmen 1865 Part I             Posted 11/23/08
Article Name: Rules of Order of the Board of Councilmen 1865 Part II            Posted 11/23/08


Sub Section: Mayors Of Brooklyn
Article Name: Mayors of Brooklyn From 1834 to 1872  #1                          Posted 8/10/07
Article Name: Mayors Of Brooklyn From 1834 to 1873: #2                         Posted 8/11/07
Article Name: Mayors Of Brooklyn From 1834 to 1873 #3                          Posted 8/22/07
Article Name: Mayors Of Brooklyn From 1834 to 1873: #4   (last one)       Posted 10/5/07


Sub Section: Business Of The Day
Article Name: Erection of the First Merchants' Exchange of N.Y. 1869                               Posted 2/1/08


Sub Section:  Courts
Article Name: Supreme Court of New York City 1869                                                          Posted 2/12/08


Sub Section: Acts
Article Name: An Act to Amend the Charter of the City of New York 1857 Part I                Posted 11/23/08
Article Name: An Act to Amend the Charter of the City of New York 1857 Part II               Posted 11/23/08
Article Name: An Act to Amend the Charter of the City of New York 1857 Part III              Posted 11/23/08
Article Name: An Act to Amend the Charter of the City of New York 1857 Part IV             Posted 11/23/08
Article Name: An Act to Amend the Charter of the City of New York 1857 Part V              Posted 11/23/08  (final Part)
Article Name: An Act Relating to the Board of Supervisors of the City of New York 1837       Posted 11/23/08

Sub Section: Police Department
Article Name: The Police Force of New York City Pre-1885
Article Name: The Police, Its Strength and Effectiveness 1869 Part I
Article Name: The Police, Its Strength and Effectiveness 1869 Part II
Article Name: Watch and Police Regulations In New York City 1676
Article Name: Police Precincts 1865                                      Posted 3/23/09
Article Name: NYC's Detective Force
Article Name: The Morgue Pre-1868
Article Name: The Police Department , An Act: For The Establishment & Regulation of the Police of the City of New York Pre: 1853
Article Name: An Ordinance Regulating The Police of the City of New York 1853
Article Name: Police Department: Miscellaneous Information 1853
Article Name: Policemen and Station-Houses: First-Twentieth Patrol District 1853
Article Name: The Police Force of New York 1869 Part I                   Posted 6/10/08
Article Name: The Police Force of New York 1869 Part II                  Posted 6/10/08
Web Link: "New York's Finest" They Died in the Performance of Their Duty.
Web Link: About the History of the New York Police Department
Web Link: Police Brutality, Charles Becker, Tombs Killer Cop
Web Link: New York City's Suffragist Commissioner
Web Link: Department of Correction
Web Link: The Evolution of the New York Prison System, Parts I, II and III
Web Link: New York Police Adopt Fingerprinting-1906
Web Link: New York City Hires Its First Police Matrons-1891
Web Link: NYPD Harbor Unit-History
Web Link: NYPD Harbor Unit Photo Archives
Web Link: A History of Surveillance In New York City
Web Link: The Genesis of American Law Enforcement in New York City
Web Link: NYC Police Allowed to live outside the city: 1962
Web Link: Women Report For Duty As Queens Midtown Tunnel Officers: 1943
Web Link: NYC Police Force Totals 10,847: 1913
Web Link: Police Commissioner Valentine orders Policewomen to Shoot Guns: 1935
Web Link: 1845: NYC Police are Nicknamed "Cops".
Web Link: E-Book "Our Police Protectors (History of New York Police) Index online edition by Holice and Debbie

Sub Section The Fire Department
Article Name: Suggestions As To The Fire Department A Century Since
Article Name: Signal Stations 2-136 Metropolitan Fire Department 1869                           Posted 2/16/08
Article Name: Signal Stations 137-313 Metropolitan Fire Department 1869                       Posted 2/16/08
Article Name: The Fire Department
Article Name: The Metropolitan Fire Department                                          Posted 9/29/06
Article Name: Fire Districts In New York City Pre: 1865                                                            Posted 9/25/06
Article Name: Engine companies 1-27 of the Fire Department of New York City 1865             Posted 9/25/06
Article Name: Engine companies 28-53 of the Fire Department of New York City 1865           Posted 9/25/06
Article Name: Story of the Volunteer Fire Department of the City of New York 1648-1798                 Posted 10/14/06
Article Name: Hose Companies Of New York City 1-20 1865                Posted 11/18/08
Article Name: Hose Companies of New York City 21-40 1865              Posted 11/18/08 
Article Name: Hose Companies of New York City 41-61 1865              Posted 11/19/08   (final part)
Article Name: Hook and Ladder Companies 1865                                  Posted 12/17/08
Article Name: Engine Companies of NYC 1853
Article Name: Hose, Hook and Hydrant Companies 1853
Web Link: Famous merchants and realtors serving on the Committee of Citizens in charge of NY firemen
Web Link: The Unofficial Home Page of FDNY, Our History A Never Ending Story
Web Link: The New York City Fire Museum
Web Link: 1816: NYC's First Permanent Firehouse Opens
Web Link: Firefighting Memorabilia
Web Link: History of The Fireboat Fleet List
Web Link: History of the New York Fire Department ch.31-40
Web Link: Manhattan's Ancient Firehouses
Web Link: Firefighting in Colonial America
Web Link: The New World's First Fire Wardens
Web Link: The Development of Breathing Apparatus
Web Link: Fire Apparatus Past and Present
Web Link: New York City's Emergency Medical Service (3 Parts)
Web Link: History of Manhattan Fire Companies
Web Link: Fire Academy/History of the Bureau
Web Link: History and Heritage: Origin of the Maltese Cross
Web Link: Big Fire Engine Book: Illustrations by Mazoujian. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1958


Sub Section The Fire Department: Postcard Pictures
Web Link: Fire Engine Going to a Fire
Web Link: N.Y.F.D. Co. 256
Web Link: Water Tower in Action
Web Link: Hook and Ladder in Action
Web Link: La France Steamer at Work

Sub Section The Department of Sanitation
Article Name: Keeping  New York City Clean
Article Name: Street Sprinkling an Absolute Necessity For Public Health 1893    Posted 11/6/06.
Web Link Pigs Roam Wall Street-1840
Web Link The Water Supply of New York

 
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