In March, we posted the first Judgmental Map of NYC by Joe Larson. Though hilarious, his colorful comments were mostly located to Manhattan, which Untapped reader Ivan also pointed out in the comments “Hey look at that someone who thinks NYC doesn’t extend past Manhattan how cute.” As if responding to that cue, Larson released an all new judgmental map this week.
On your next trip abroad, or even in your own backyard, these pocket city guides by Telescope Cards provide a small local map right in the palm of your hands. There’s no longer a need to fumble through pins on an electronic map when you can have your own collection of cards with your favorite locations to help you plan impromptu trips from your assorted choices. Using this interactive site, you can even link it to your Foursquare “To-Do” list and finally get to those authentic international restaurants you wanted to try or remember where all those quirky specialty shops are located. (more…)
Sarah King “Map of NYC Hip Hop” (Photo via Vulture)
The crew over at NYMag’s culture site Vulture is currently going over the last century of music in New York City. Their examination covers all the trends, superstars, cultural milestones and hits that have made NYC one of the worlds greatest musical meccas. Covering NYC’s rich Hip Hop history, the site has posted an awesome illustration by artist Sarah King. This illustrated map of NYC not only features the birthplaces of prominent Hip Hop acts like the Wu-Tang Clan, LL Cool J, Tribe Called Quest, Jay-Z and others, but also features lyrics from Hip Hop’s greatest writers. The locations used in their songs shout out major neighborhoods and locations that helped shape Hip Hop culture in NYC. (more…)
This is not the most beautiful map we’ve seen (and as we’ve written about, beautiful maps often lie!), but depending on your personal opinion, you might find it more truthful than others.
This “Judgmental Map” of New York City by Joe Larson, has its fare share of sweeping generalizations, and the ethnic ones make us a little uncomfortable, but to the map maker Joe Larson’s credit, he’s equal opportunity about making fun.
In 2012 the Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the FAA under the Freedom of Information Act for the publication of the files revealing who has applied for and been granted licenses to fly drones, or unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) domestically. The files that the FAA released are each an application from an entity that wished to procure a UAV license called a Certificate of Authorization (COA) which is needed to fly a drone above 400 feet or for the military, outside of restricted airspace—which means outside of bases. Each COA application includes maps of where the drones will fly. (more…)