'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,' Mapped (via WNYC)

'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,' Mapped (via WNYC)

The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011
C. Bachman, New York, View looking south from Union Square, 1849.
C. Bachman, New York, View looking south from Union Square, 1849.
Charles Traub | Still Life in America, 2011 | Interactive photo montage
From S.V.A.’s Being American exihibit.
Read Jessica Loudis’ review at Capital New York: “While the show is certainly attuned to the permutations of American  history—many of the works on display take their cue from current  affairs—there’s little relentless reinvention here. Instead, we get a  quiet and measured exhibit whose holistic vision of Americanness is more  rooted in art-world multiculturalism and NPR liberalism than any  radical American individualism.”

Charles Traub | Still Life in America, 2011 | Interactive photo montage

From S.V.A.’s Being American exihibit.

Read Jessica Loudis’ review at Capital New York: “While the show is certainly attuned to the permutations of American history—many of the works on display take their cue from current affairs—there’s little relentless reinvention here. Instead, we get a quiet and measured exhibit whose holistic vision of Americanness is more rooted in art-world multiculturalism and NPR liberalism than any radical American individualism.”

Tags: maps MTA NYC

An interactive map of wi-fi hotspots in NYC

Tags: NYC wifi maps

Examining MetroCard Usage via The Wall Street Journal
Solidarity, Charlton St.

Tags: NYC Subway maps

neighborhoodr-eastvillage:

getbackvassifer:

Broadway & 8th

Here’s an old Subway System Map from 1968 showing some of the double letter local lines.
And one from 1972.
More historical NYC Subway Maps here.

neighborhoodr-eastvillage:

getbackvassifer:

Broadway & 8th

Here’s an old Subway System Map from 1968 showing some of the double letter local lines.

And one from 1972.

More historical NYC Subway Maps here.

(via neighborhoodr-eastvillage)

gillianmae:

How Manhattan’s Grid Grew - In 1811, John Randel created a proposed street  grid of Manhattan. Compare his map, along with other historic  information, to modern-day Manhattan.

Meant to post this here!

gillianmae:

How Manhattan’s Grid Grew - In 1811, John Randel created a proposed street grid of Manhattan. Compare his map, along with other historic information, to modern-day Manhattan.

Meant to post this here!

Tags: maps NYC history

markcoatney:

Love this.

(Source: nbcnewyork)

Tom McGeveran: “I haven’t really started Christmas shopping yet and I don’t  expect to do  a lot of it. But one thing I always do at the beginning of  my travails  is pay a visit to the Argosy. The bookstore has been  around since forever on  59th Street just west of Lexington Avenue, and I  used to get all my  Christmas shopping done between Argosy, the  Fiorucci that used to be  across the street, and at Bloomingdales back  when I was a kid. The upper  floors with the maps and prints are where  it’s at: you can usually find  something inexpensive that’s also really  personal to someone on your  list. But more importantly, it’s quiet and  contemplative up here. Get a  sense of the inventory by looking some  stuff up online before you go.”
Read more from our anticipation list ———->

Tom McGeveran: “I haven’t really started Christmas shopping yet and I don’t expect to do a lot of it. But one thing I always do at the beginning of my travails is pay a visit to the Argosy. The bookstore has been around since forever on 59th Street just west of Lexington Avenue, and I used to get all my Christmas shopping done between Argosy, the Fiorucci that used to be across the street, and at Bloomingdales back when I was a kid. The upper floors with the maps and prints are where it’s at: you can usually find something inexpensive that’s also really personal to someone on your list. But more importantly, it’s quiet and contemplative up here. Get a sense of the inventory by looking some stuff up online before you go.”

Read more from our anticipation list ———->

This was hilarious, ok? But, some maps are useful when they are made by smart people who care. You have to click on it though.
Mapping America: Every City, Every Block | nytimes.com

This was hilarious, ok? But, some maps are useful when they are made by smart people who care. You have to click on it though.

Mapping America: Every City, Every Block | nytimes.com

(Source: The New York Times)