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Early 1930s Map of Trolleys in and around Brooklyn

How the Brooklyn Dodgers got their name. :)

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Oh… wow… Damn.

This will go well with my map of 19th century Chicago’s vice district.  Really would like to see if there are any books/papers on that topic and time period from a geographical perspective.

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Different spots in New York City, summer 2009.


Manhattan Bridge - New York

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Blizzard streets in New York City, 1888.

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The pictures from Breezy Point are chilling.

I’ve never been there, but it’s only a half-hour away.

My friend had friends who lived there, and not only are their houses gone, but whatever is left of their house is completely flooded.

We’re not talking about one or two houses, we’re talking anywhere from 80 to 100. That’s almost an entire neighborhood, and since it’s a beach community, all the houses were pretty much stacked on one another. These people have lost everything. When you’re thinking about a hurricane, you shouldn’t be worried about a fire, and to come back to find out that your house is nothing but dust is completely awful.

My best wishes go out to these people. Hopefully they can rebuild soon.


Former President Richard Nixon enjoys his java from the counter of a New York City diner in 1980.

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Madison Square After the Rain, by Paul Cornoyer

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by this point it’s not much of a secret that a young Stanley Kubrick earned his chops as a photographer for LOOK Magazine and some other rags in 1940s new york city, but relatively unseen examples of his work continue to crop up here and there. given that i live in NYC, i’d say mostly “here.” 

Museum of the City of New York has just posted a collection of delightfully candid photos Kubrick snapped on the city’s subways, and together they’re something of a remarkable portal. it might be a bit of a stretch to say that these portraits portend Kubrick’s unique precision as a director of motion pictures, but they’re focused and bracing and — if you squint hard enough — you can even see some Fear and Desire, in there.