Tuesday, October 25

Nonstop Metropolis: A New York Atlas (2016)

"If you ask any New Yorker, they’ll tell you—their city is the center of the world. And according to the MTA or Google, the Big Apple’s core is somewhere in lower Manhattan. But traditional maps don’t show the locations familiar to the city’s millions of denizens: the corner in Queens where you can overhear Zulu and Jamaican patois, the trucks selling jerk chicken and dirty rice outside Hasidic synagogues in Brooklyn, the Staten Island Ferry that RZA and Ghostface Killah rode to go to grindhouse theaters in Times Square. In their new atlas, Nonstop Metropolis, Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro share 26 maps of New York that prioritize bachata over Broadway, phở over pizza. ..."
WIRED: Nonstop Metropolis’ Stunning Maps Show NYC the Way Locals See It
Nonstop Metropolis: An Atlas of Maps Reclaiming New York’s Untold Stories and Unseen Populations
Guardian: Nonstop metropolis: viewing a city's crazy, diverse, complex history as an atlas
Nonstop Metropolis: The Remix
Kickstarter (Video)