Tag: Manhattan

  • Knopf Doubleday’s editor in chief, Sonny Mehta dies at 77

    Knopf Doubleday has been publishing books for nearly 122 years since its founding in 1897. During that century and a quarter’s time, there have been only 3 editors in chief at the helm, Sonny Mehta was appointed to the position in 1987: Today, Knopf is one of the most venerable literary publishers in the country. […]

  • Maxar’s Incredible Low-angle Photograph of NYC

    The Maxar Worldview-3 satellite is a high-resolution commercial satellite armed with an impressive 31cm panchromatic resolution DSLR camera. Kottke shared this impressive low-angle shot the camera took of NYC: Here’s a tighter crop which includes the Hudson river, East New Jersey, lower Manhattan, and Brooklyn (Prospect Park is huge!): The Maxar Worldview-3 satellite is still […]

  • The New York City Subway Map as You’ve Never Seen It Before

    I love interactive stories like these. This story, was written by Antonio de Luca and Sasha Portis at the New York Times. It begins here: In 1979, responding to complaints from riders that the subway map was difficult to use, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority hired the Manhattan design firm Michael Hertz and Associates to create […]

  • The Library That Almost Wasn’t, Hunters Point Community Library

    Libraries, all-too-frequently, are sadly neglected. They serve so many wonderful purposes. They are civil centers, repositories of information, waypoints of knowledge and are doorways to other worlds. What should be celebrated is often left to decay. Libraries for many, are their own personal Room of Requirement. In short, libraries are awesome. The Hunter’s Point Branch […]

  • 5 True Tales of Manhattan

    5 True Tales of Manhattan

    Lorri Cramer, is a New Yorker who re-habilitates turtles in her Upper West Side apartment. The last Cuban-Chinese restaurant (La Caridad 78) in Manhattan. The best Jazz in NYC can be heard in Marjorie Eliot’s apartment in Harlem every Sunday. New York can be a tough place for the birds — meet the city’s only […]