29 7 / 2013

So unbelievably excited and honored to have Mapping Manhattan featured in Maria Popova’s (Brain Pickings curator extraordinaire) collection of must-reads. Popova collaborated with designer Kelli Anderson (who happens to be my favorite designer ever since I saw her Creative Mornings talk last year— I mean have you seen her paper record player?) to turn the list into a “magical papercraft wonderland” on exhibit now in the bookstore of the main branch of the NYPL. Here’s a time lapse video of the exhibit’s installation. (You can see MM’s red spine pop into the picture @ 0:44)

 

Read more here.

 

Or visit the exhibit in person here!

11 7 / 2013

TONIGHT! I’ll be speaking at the Mid-Manhattan Library (455 Fifth Avenue ACROSS from the big famous building with the lions) at 6:30pm. Beat the heat, duck the rain and come talk maps! The event is FREE and books will be available for purchase and signing after. 

TONIGHT! I’ll be speaking at the Mid-Manhattan Library (455 Fifth Avenue ACROSS from the big famous building with the lions) at 6:30pm. Beat the heat, duck the rain and come talk maps!

The event is FREE and books will be available for purchase and signing after. 

13 6 / 2013

yahoo! a map from the last page of the book. keep ‘em coming (scan & email [mapyourmemories@gmail.com] or snail-mail them to me!).also a huge congratulations to Mapping Manhattan contributor Harvey Fierstein whose new musical Kinky Boots just danced off with six Tonys, including best musical! 

yahoo! a map from the last page of the book. keep ‘em coming (scan & email [mapyourmemories@gmail.com] or snail-mail them to me!).

also a huge congratulations to Mapping Manhattan contributor Harvey Fierstein whose new musical Kinky Boots just danced off with six Tonys, including best musical! 

06 6 / 2013

NY friends! I’ll be speaking at my neighborhood bookstore tonight @ 7pm: BookCourt || 163 Court Street - Brooklyn, NY 
Come for the reading and the signing, but really come for the delicious treats provided by Cobble Hill’s darling Ted & Honey. Rumor has it, there will be caprese crostini; ricotta, fig and honey; grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce; and our unreal peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies. Beer and wine will be on hand, too. 

NY friends! I’ll be speaking at my neighborhood bookstore tonight @ 7pm: BookCourt || 163 Court Street - Brooklyn, NY 


Come for the
reading and the signing, but really come for the delicious treats provided by Cobble Hill’s darling Ted & Honey. Rumor has it, there will be caprese crostini; ricotta, fig and honey; grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce; and our unreal peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies. Beer and wine will be on hand, too. 

02 6 / 2013

I had the huge honor of being a guest on BBC Radio 5 Live’s “Up All Night” program last night, talking about Mapping Manhattan. Listeners wrote in with their memories of Manhattan, and this is the map I made on the air. You can listen to the program here for the next 10 days. (My segment starts at 40:13.)

I had the huge honor of being a guest on BBC Radio 5 Live’s “Up All Night” program last night, talking about Mapping Manhattan. Listeners wrote in with their memories of Manhattan, and this is the map I made on the air. 

You can listen to the program here for the next 10 days. (My segment starts at 40:13.)

16 5 / 2013

Come join me—and mapmakers Liana Finck, Matt Green, and Eugene Drucker— tonight for Mapping Manhattan’s first Brooklyn public event! Whiskey generously provided by Tuthilltown Spirits. 
More info here. 

Come join me—and mapmakers Liana Finck, Matt Green, and Eugene Drucker— tonight for Mapping Manhattan’s first Brooklyn public event! Whiskey generously provided by Tuthilltown Spirits. 

More info here

09 5 / 2013

I’ve been swamped with lots of exciting Mapping Manhattan events (if you’re in New York Thursday May 16th, come to next week’s powerHouse arena reading/party at 7pm. More info here, but all you really need to know is that there will be copious amounts of Hudson Rye Whiskey for delicious Manhattan making), but I can’t wait to start posting all your new, beautiful maps of Manhattan.
 
The latest one that’s diverting my attention from scanning and posting is tonight’s TedXWilliamsburg conference! I’ll be speaking about maps, memory & of course Mapping Manhattan.
 
Tune into the livestream here. The event starts at 6pm EST, and I’ll be on closer to 8pm. 

I’ve been swamped with lots of exciting Mapping Manhattan events (if you’re in New York Thursday May 16th, come to next week’s powerHouse arena reading/party at 7pm. More info here, but all you really need to know is that there will be copious amounts of Hudson Rye Whiskey for delicious Manhattan making), but I can’t wait to start posting all your new, beautiful maps of Manhattan.

 

The latest one that’s diverting my attention from scanning and posting is tonight’s TedXWilliamsburg conference! I’ll be speaking about maps, memory & of course Mapping Manhattan.

 

Tune into the livestream here. The event starts at 6pm EST, and I’ll be on closer to 8pm. 

03 5 / 2013

Mapping Manhattan is in the latest issue of Monocle Magazine! I’ve tried explaining to my dad—it feels like getting picked for the hall of fame in the world of international||design||cool. I feel like I should buy gingham pocket cloths to celebrate. THANKS, Monocle!

Mapping Manhattan is in the latest issue of Monocle Magazine! I’ve tried explaining to my dad—it feels like getting picked for the hall of fame in the world of international||design||cool. I feel like I should buy gingham pocket cloths to celebrate. THANKS, Monocle!

01 5 / 2013

So thrilled to be moderating the discussion and live illustration event “Parisians vs. New Yorkers" hosted by Untapped Cities at the gorgeous French Consulate on 5th Avenue and 79th Street TOMORROW May 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm. The event is free and I’ll be signing copies of Mapping Manhattan after! RSVP here. 

(Vahram Muratyan, the genius behind Paris vs. New York will, unfortunately, not be there, but how could I resist using baguette vs. bagel as the picture for this post? plus he has a map in the book and is just an all-around lovely guy.)

So thrilled to be moderating the discussion and live illustration event “Parisians vs. New Yorkers" hosted by Untapped Cities at the gorgeous French Consulate on 5th Avenue and 79th Street TOMORROW May 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm. The event is free and I’ll be signing copies of Mapping Manhattan after! RSVP here

(Vahram Muratyan, the genius behind Paris vs. New York will, unfortunately, not be there, but how could I resist using baguette vs. bagel as the picture for this post? plus he has a map in the book and is just an all-around lovely guy.)

28 4 / 2013

Thanks, Time Out New York for listing tomorrow’s event at the 92Y TriBeCa as one of the best things to do in NY this week! Come play hookie with me (and Adam Gopnik! and Patricia Marx, Matt Green, and Brian Hughes) at 200 Hudson Street tomorrow—April 29th—at noon. You can purchase your tickets here

18 4 / 2013

Can’t promise that this map from the gorgeous Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio is suitable for the kiddies. 

Can’t promise that this map from the gorgeous Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio is suitable for the kiddies. 

16 4 / 2013

Mapping Manhattan - flip book style

11 4 / 2013

My grandfather, Irwin Cooper, was a Broadway and jazz drummer in the 1950s and ’60s in New York, and a member of the Local 802—the musicians’ union. 
This map by Local 802’s Allegro columnist, Bill Crow, makes the jazz of my grandfather’s New York come alive again. You can read Crow’s monthly Bandroom Columns here. 

My grandfather, Irwin Cooper, was a Broadway and jazz drummer in the 1950s and ’60s in New York, and a member of the Local 802—the musicians’ union. 

This map by Local 802’s Allegro columnist, Bill Crow, makes the jazz of my grandfather’s New York come alive again. You can read Crow’s monthly Bandroom Columns here

08 4 / 2013

Mapping Manhattan's book launch party, thrown by Abrams, graciously hosted by Zander Rafael, Spencer Lazar, Matt Stern and Grant Gitlin.  Photos by Linus Gelber

More photos here

07 4 / 2013

In case you missed it, here’s a little video of the story behind Mapping Manhattan, filmed and edited by the lovely Lily Erlinger