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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.

Your support helps Urban Archive build the foundation for new projects and expand programs that directly strengthen cultural and historic institutions in New York City. 


Become A city sleuth ($75)

Instead of paying for that subway ride that might never come, become a City Sleuth and know that your support will result in cooler app features, more history, and the opportunity for you to contribute content to our digital platform! As a City Sleuth, your contribution will give you access to exclusive Urban Archive events and swag. So join our growing community of urbanists, students, researchers, and history enthusiasts and… when you take a walk, bring Urban Archive along!

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Urban Archive is grateful to our donors for their support.

Laurie Tisch Illumination Fund
Gerry Charitable Trust

Donations of $50 and above receive a gift tote.

Donations of $50 and above receive a gift tote.