The libraries, archives and other cultural institutions may be closed, but if you need a little dig through history to distract you there are plenty of resources online to provide the service.
The hunt for historic images just got more exciting with the launch of a new map-based search site.
If you think you know the history and lore of Bay Ridge like the back of your hand you can prove your smarts with an upcoming history hunt.
The collecting institutions of Newburgh have banded together to bring the rich history of their community to life via a new collaboration with Urban Archive.
Got a snap of New York with an evocative story behind it? Here's your chance to get your story and photograph out to history enthusiasts across the city with Urban Archive's new photo call.
If you are confident of your knowledge of the 19th century landscape at Green-Wood then an upcoming scavenger hunt will give you an opportunity to prove your Brooklyn trivia superiority.
If you are a Prospect Park aficionado and think you know all fascinating history behind the 151-year-old park, an upcoming history hunt will give you a chance to put that knowledge to the test.
Gather a team and join the search for Brooklyn's architectural gems with a scavenger hunt this summer.
A new app is mining the collections of New York City's institutions to create a mobile archive for the public.