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Google Street View Now Includes Historical Imagery of Locations

3 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Google has released an update to Google Street View that brings historical collections of Street View data to Google Maps for desktop. Historical imagery for a given Street View is indicated by a clock icon in the upper left-hand area. Clicking on the clock opens a slider that allows users to shift to determine points [...]

Watch Chicago's Middle Class Disappear With This Amazing Map

In 1970, Chicago had a booming middle class. In the 40+ years since then, the middle class has disappeared from the city, squeezed out by growing lower and upper classes. It has left the city with two different economies. Watch Chicago's...Show More Summary

An Upper East Side Literary Map

4 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Vintage eyeglass seller Warby Parker has created a literary map dedicated to New York City’s Upper East Side neighborhood. From Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities to Bernard Waber’s children’s book about Lyle the Crocodile The House on East 88th Street, the map gives readers a tour of iconic books that take place in the neighborhood. Show More Summary

11 Hurt as 2 Buildings Explode in Harlem

Police and fire officials are on the scene of an explosion and partial building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Upper Manhattan Wednesday morning. At least 11 injuries were reported. The Google Maps view of the explosion location shows an Absolute Piano store and Spanish Christian Church. Here's a photo after the blast.

No Rent for You! 'Seinfeld' Apartment Recreated on Oculus Rift

It's a replica for the rest of us. Jerry Seinfeld's fictional Upper West Side digs have been given new life on Oculus Rift. The intricate endeavor, dubbed Jerry's Place VR, maps out the title character's apartment down to the smallest of details, including a Superman action figure and 90s-era magazines scattered on the coffee table. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Ronan Farrow Buys His Own Upper West Side Pad

Because you want to know the truth behind selfies, check out today's end-of-day links: hard liquor map of the world, plot details of Tarantino's shelved film, chill JR Smith, snow rhinos, new Oreo flavors, and dogs playing dead. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

How Map Projections Distort Landmasses

7 months agoOdd : Neatorama

This cool illustration from a 1921 issue of Scientific American uses a human head to demonstrate how map projections distort the sizes and shapes of landmasses. The upper left drawing shows a globe, which is why the head looks normal. This is one of several neat cartographic demonstrations rounded up by Joe Hanson, a biologist and TV star. You can find the rest here.

Nation's Turning Blue As Temperatures Continue To Plunge

7 months agoNews : The Two-Way

You only need to look at one map to see how cold it's going to be across nearly the whole nation. In the upper Midwest, wind chills will once again be down around 40 degrees below zero. Freezing temperatures are expected as far south as Texas and Florida.

A savage battle is being waged on the concrete steppes

[Check out map of battle at the bottom of post before reading] Initially the people of the concrete steppes had the upper hand.  Emboldened by the cry of “taper now!” they charged Woodford’s army and pushed them back.  It looked like the battle was over, as the initial push in these economic battles usually determines [...]

The Upper West Side Has The Dirtiest Air In NYC

Earlier this week, we shared with you a map detailing the city's several hundred toxic sites, which are just everywhere. But toxicity isn't just for ground-dwelling solid waste and pools of chemical runoff. It's in the air, too! Mostly hovering above the Upper West Side, it turns out. [ more › ]

Infographic: Just How Roaring Was 1920s New York?

An interactive map of jazz-era New York packs the sights and sounds of neighborhoods new and old, from Chinatown to Harlem. A typical wander through New York's Upper West Side in 1929 would have left the pedestrian virtually deaf, assailed by the blasts of street construction and traffic horns. Show More Summary

The global upper class makes 32 times as much as the global lower class.

If you've ever seen a chart or map or animated gif map or something about economic inequality, chances are it uses something called the Gini coefficient. It's the standard measurement, but it's also way too complicated to explain, as the … Continue reading ?

Splinter Cell: Blacklist - Homeland DLC available today

CO-OP MAPS (playable solo or with a friend) Billionaire’s Yacht (Grim Mission) Dead Coast (Kobin Mission) GEAR Upper Echelon Suit, 4E Ecliplse Suit, Whisper Boots, MBS Boots, Tactical Gloves, Exclusive Merc Skin (SvM-only), Exclusive Spy Skin (SvM-only) GOGGLES Gold, Amber, White Lights WEAPON Exclusive Crossbow with Sleeping Gas Bolts Link

Interactive Age Map For NYC Buildings

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

JMG reader David points us to this nifty interactive map that reveals the construction date of New York City buildings. My Upper East Side building went up in 1910 and my super once explained that it was built as "overnight dorms" for the doctors at what is now Sloan-Kettering, which is down the street. Show More Summary

Oh hey Dead Rising 3's map has been revealed

We just got a taste of GTA V's map, now we can feast our eyes on Dead Rising 3's world thanks to an interview by the Financial Post. If you take a close look at the map below you'll see the first game in the upper left, and the second game in the left-hand corner -- both maps evidently can fit "several times over" in Dead Rising 3. Show More Summary

Remembering the Days When Artists Could Afford Manhattan

11 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Yesterday, Curbed NY posted a nifty map of 15 buildings in Manhattan that were originally built for artists. Ranging from projects with outside funding to artists' cooperatives, the 15 structures mostly dot Midtown and the Upper East and West Sides, with a few outliers in the West Village. Show More Summary

Kazakhstan's Satanic earthwork

12 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

This pentagram visible on Google Maps is located on the shore of the Upper Tobol Reservoir in Kazakhstan. It's either an evil etching created by the ancient astronauts who were also Satan's minions, or the outline of a park built in the shape of a star during the Soviet era when that symbol was quite popular.

Nike KD VI Meteorology

Nike‘s KD VI Meteorology shoe features a stealth black-and-olive green upper, and comes alive with a doppler radar mapping graphic in atomic red and reflective detailing. Topographical map and grid patterns on the upper showcase locations connected to Durant’s journey, appearing… Nike KD VI Meteorology is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.

AM Linkage: Mapping Esmeralda Avenue; Mini Versailles in SF; Slumlords Caught; More!

· S.F. 'landlords from hell' face years in prison · Visit a mini Versailles at the SF Design Center · Homes to survive the apocalypse · Dog waste clean-up stations in the Upper Haight · Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, SFMOMA...

Facebook Inc (FB) and Google Inc (GOOG) Face off Again

The latest news from Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is its acquisition of Waze, an Israeli-based mapping company, for nearly $1.1 billion. Waze was almost bought by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), but eventually Google had the upper hand. How will this acquisition affect Google, and, more importantly, its main competitors Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Apple Inc. Show More Summary

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