Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.

The West Hempstead Local History collection contains photographs pertaining to the history of the West Hempstead area.
The Westbury Local History collection consists of still image photographs which tell the history of the Westbury area.
Photographs and ephemera either donated or lent to the Nyack Library by Winston C. Perry, Jr. This includes images of local landscapes, architecture, people, and events.