How it all works.

I'm trolling New York City collecting maps from flyers, government reports, informational brochures and such with the notion that all these maps will all somehow join together to create a complete map of NYC. The maps have to exist in real life- no downloads and cannot be rescaled or cut to fit.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Brooklyn is becoming more Brooklyny

After trolling Red Hook, Green Point and the Navy Yard, Brooklyn is beginning to take shape. I'm still just skimming the surface of the choice neighborhoods. I can't wait for Brownsville, Brighton Beach and wherever the hell Bath Beach is.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Roosevelt Island

Back to Manhattan, kind of. Roosevelt Island is a wee island in the East River with the feel of a curious village populated by cripples and health freaks both. It has one bar and a diner. I had fish in chips at both places, an endeavor filled with doom. I went everywhere there was to go and all there is is Soviet style architecture and strips of jaunty parkland and of course, fish and chips.

Red Hook

I tire of trolling Manhattan so venture to the dreary edges of Brooklyn. Red Hook via Smith St and the fine, fine antique shops on Atlantic Avenue. My heart broken by the many fine things inside.

Red Hook is a windy place as yet not fully explored. There is a great bar there though. Sonnies, magnificent.

Many new places

Morningside Heights has nothing in it but an old school and a couple of churches. Ha ha. Columbia University, Riverside Church and the massive Cathedral of St John the Divine, the 4th or 5th biggest church in the world depending on whether or not you believe Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral is bigger. Scousers build bigger churches than Yanks do, it's a fact. It has the biggest rose window in the world, you can't tell but the panel in the middle of the circle is 5' 7".