Countless short streets, spanning just tens of feet, exist throughout NYC. However, how does one define a street? When does a street turn into an alley?More
Ever wondered if crosswalk buttons actually work? That’s because they don’t. In 2005, only 25% were functional in NYC.More
There were farms on Manhattan. What?! Yes! And these maps from the New York Public Library’s digital gallery’s Atlases of New York City collection show exactly where they were. But here’s the interesting question to ask about these maps: which existed at the time they were created? The streets or the farms? Which was mapped “over” which?
A look into the lives of dumpster divers in New York City and an exploration into the concept of “Freeganism,” the boycott on buying food.More
Thanks to restoration underway on the Eiffel Tower, the engraved names of 72 French scientists and engineers from the original design becoming visible again.More