Over the past two summers, scientists have been trying to better understand the city's microclimates, meaning learning how, why, and where temperatures change throughout Manhattan. While the variation is minor, mostly within four degrees, there's a case to be...
1. Maps of cultural centers, a new research tool, fun too. 2. “Now, the passing of the last of the imperial Ottoman Turks has led to a battle over the rent-controlled apartment of an Afghan princess on the Upper East Side.” 3. “Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips.” […]
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 [...]
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
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
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.
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
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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.
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.
[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 [...]
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 › ]
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
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 ?
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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
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
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
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‘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.