Tag Archives: Map

(In)formality (In)justice

As many New Yorkers know, the rent is too damn high. The neighborhoods of New York have always been dynamic and ever-changing, and today, this continues to be true, but perhaps, on a level unforeseen in recent memory. Many are being priced out of our neighborhoods that they’ve lived in, sometimes for generations. So I asked Jimmy […]

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Downtown Brooklyn Chain Store Surge

DNA Info recently reported that there is a chain store “surge” going on in Downtown Brooklyn. Based on a 2013  report by Center for an Urban Future, national chain stores such as H&M, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, and Sephora are making beachheads in places such as the Fulton Mall.     Overall, Brooklyn saw the […]

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EVENT: From Memory 9/13/13-10/19/13

From Memory is an exhibit of drawings (from memory) of the United States by famous artists. It is on view at Sean Kelly gallery (475 Tenth Avenue, Chelsea, Manhattan) from September 13 through October 19, with an opening reception on September 12 from 6–8pm. The drawings were done in the early 1970’s by a number […]

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Wrapup Friday – May 31st

This one goes out to all my nerdz… Unless you have been living in mud shelter in southern California with George and Oscar Bluth (a Season 4 reference for non-Netflix users), then you must have heard about the latest Google Street View-related game GeoGuesser.  GeoGuesser drops you into the middle of nowhere (or somewhere) and you […]

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Friday Wrapup – May 10th

Here is your Friday wrap-up, with a list of things to look at and investigate this weekend!   The Rumsey Map Collection:   It is a massive private collection of historical map archives which is completely open for public viewing (online). The neatest thing about the archives is that you can search for historic maps […]

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EVENT: 5/4/2013 OpenUrban Map-a-thon

What: OpenUrban is hosting an urban development map-a-thon as part of the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival When: Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Where: The New School, 66 W. 12th Street (Orozco Room, 7th Floor), New York, NY For Whom: This should be of interest to urban planners, urban designers, architects, community mapping […]

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The Map That Could Fast Track Plans For High-Speed Rail

You might have seen it on social media somewhere, but in case you haven’t heard of it, Berkeley-based artist and high-speed rail advocate Alfred Twu recently posted a map he created on the Guardian’s website (the map was originally featured on the California Rail Map google group, where additional resources on high-speed rail are listed). It’s […]

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PlowNYC Map

New map tracking snow plows now available from the city!

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“New World” Maps

In honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday, here is a post of “New World” Maps to peruse while you roll around on your bloated belly, gravy flowing from your ears. First, let’s start off with an early map, pre-colonization, of the indigenous tribes: Then let’s see a Viking map from the 1400’s (a supposed copy from […]

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Mapping Relatives from Old Family Photos

After my great grandfather passed away in 2003 at the age of 102, my family had the task of going through many of his keepsakes. Included in this treasure trove of items was a massive collection of postcards and photographs dating back to the late 1800’s. Over the next couple of years, my father painstakingly […]

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