Google's Street View and Photo Sphere viewing tools offer users a pretty cool way to get as up close and personal with a place as is digitally possible. Having a 360-degree perspective of a specific location means they can really have a good look around. Show More Summary
A giant poop cloud over the streets of San Francisco exposes the city's persistent inequality. San Francisco's homeless population, at the city's last count, numbered more than 7,000 individuals, including youth. There are many waysShow More Summary
Two views of the intersection of State Street and 400 South for today’s carspotting exercise, both dated April 1952, thanks to the Utah Division of State History Digital Collections. Above, we see the intersection from the west looking east, and below the opposite view. It even appears as though some of the same cars are […]
As the nation waited for the news regarding the possible indictment of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, protesters nationwide took to the streets and to social media to voice their opposing views on the case. In places like New...Show More Summary
Amazon wants to connect users with handymen like plumbers and electricians through the expansion of its Amazon Local Services division in New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing a document viewed as well as person briefed on the plan. Show More Summary
1910. "Dalton All-Star baseball team -- Elm Street Field, Dalton, Penna." 8x10 glass negative by George F. Purdon, scanned by Shorpy Labs. View full size.
New York circa 1912. "Wall Street with view of Bankers Trust Building and Trinity Church." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.
Virtual reality headsets are not just great for games. They’re also great for viewing 360º videos, which are the video equivalent of Google Street View. In fact, there’s already a 360º documentary about virtual reality. It…
A North Carolina lesbian couple says their son found a homophobic slur on a Google Map of their street. “My son was on Google Maps at school when he (searched) ‘street view’ for our address and it said, ‘Fagits live here,’” said Jennifer Mann, whose partner moved...
Want to incorporate some Google Street View imagery into a site? It’s now no further than a click away. More »
In his final show at 681 Washington Street in the West Village, Peter Makebish has curated "Paintings from Paris," an eclectic, salon-style, group show of work he loves. The work in the show is wide ranging, from the geometric abstraction of Peter Demos, Teri Hackett and Alika Herreshoff to the oozing materiality of Kim Dorland and Randy Wray. Show More Summary
Interior View of the Metropolitan Museum of Art when in Fourteenth Street, Frank Waller In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For six years, from 1873 to 1879, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was based in the Douglas Mansion at 128 West 14th Street in Manhattan, while the current building in Central Park was under construction […]
"Boston Common, 1920, Park Street side. Horse pulling snow plow." 4x5 inch glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.
Image via Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection Did that view look familiar to you? It certainly jumped out at reader Matt Nelson, who very quickly guessed that this is Eighth and Garland streets just west of the 110...
On the corner of Fillmore Street and Lafayette Avenue, Adobe Blues announces itself with a large orange-and-aqua neon sign and an exterior landscaped to look like a New Mexico casita. Inside, the bar... To view the full story, click the title link.
President Barack Obama unveiled the details of his immigration overhaul, including deferring deportation for parents of children who are citizens. The Federal Reserve is launching a major review of... To view the full story, click the title link.
You can now embed Street View imagery and photospheres in the new Google Maps. Find the Google Maps imagery you want to embed, click the gear button at the bottom of the page, pick "share and embed image" and copy the code generated by Google. Show More Summary
The city hopes to sell a 25,204-square-foot property on the southern side of West 53rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, plus a development-rights package, to the Clinton Housing Development... To view the full story, click the title link.
The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Thursday, November 20, 2014. Jon Hilsenrath examines the views of staff economists at the Fed, and finds them in no hurry to be advising policy makers to start a cycle of interest rate increases.
Howard Hughes Corp. unveiled its updated plan for redeveloping South Street Seaport Wednesday, stating that a controversial residential tower has been downsized by roughly 150 feet from the original... To view the full story, click the title link.