Apple Maps Now Displays COVID-19 Testing Sites, Including CityMD on Delancey Street

Posted April 30, 2020 at 5:12 am

Apple Maps is now displaying COVID-19 testing locations around the country. iPhone users can access the information by opening the search interface in Maps, where “COVID-19 Testing” is the first choice on the list. Available sites on the Lower East Side include the five-year-old CityMD at 138 Delancey and Gouverneur Hospital on Madison Street. Other […]

Google Maps Thinks the E Train Stops at 2nd Avenue Station

Posted September 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

Someone tell the cartography wizards at Google Maps that the E train does not stop on the Lower East Side. The map shows that the 2nd Avenue Subway station services both the E and F, when in reality it’s just the latter.  Such inconsistencies are common, of course. All the map applications have made egregious […]

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This Real-Time Map Shows You the Glut of Sidewalk Sheds Around the City

Posted April 12, 2018 at 5:07 am

In this town, sidewalk sheds seem to go up much quicker than they come down. Construction projects take forever, and residents are left for years with these unsightly eyesores. It’s just a fact of life. Now, the Department of Buildings has a fancy new way to distract track this unwanted, yet necessary street furniture. The […]

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This Handy Map Shows You Where in NYC to Pee in a Pinch

Posted December 28, 2016 at 5:13 am

When you gotta go, you gotta go. The Uber drivers forum on Reddit recently brought this gem to light – an interactive NYC community map of appropriate places to pee in a pinch. (i.e. not the elevator in the municipal garage on Essex Street.) This map is the brainchild of Wansoo Im at Vertices, who has “pioneered the use […]

Use this Website to Customize Your Optimal Lower East Side Street

Posted August 31, 2016 at 5:16 am

The Lower East Side Partnership wants to “reimagine” both Ludlow and Canal Streets because they’re “important and valuable corridors of the Lower East Side.” Just remember that reimagine is oftentimes a euphemism for upscale/gentrify. To achieve said goal, the business improvement district teamed up with Streetmix to create an online tool (nay, game) to customize the […]

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You Can Now Explore all the LPC-Designated Landmarks Across NYC

Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:10 am

Calling cartography nerds… The Landmarks Preservation Commission just unveiled a new interactive map tool to the masses. This new technology is years behind the curve, yet useful nonetheless. The map plots the hundreds of city-certified landmarks across the Five Boroughs, including overlays for any whole districts preserved. In a nutshell, what this map illustrates for […]

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Just How Bar Saturated is the Lower East Side? [MAPS]

Last modified February 23, 2016 at 6:27 pm

​The Lower East Side – Hell Square in particular – is notorious for its sheer volume of liquor licenses. The nine square-blocks of real estate are almost impossible to navigate on weekend nights, let alone to live full time. This is all common knowledge. However, it’s nice to illustrate the saturation with map and statistics. Our […]

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Check out These Compelling Depression-Era Photos of the Lower East Side and Little Italy [PHOTOS]

Posted October 12, 2015 at 9:33 am

In the mid-1930s, the Federal government dispatched photographers across the country to document Depression-era America. The resulting output ultimately became the “Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information collection,” currently under the auspices of the Library of Congress. Yale University took the archive and mapped it for convenience on a proprietary site called Photogrammar. The tool […]

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Google Lets You Play Pac Man on the Streets of the Lower East Side

Posted April 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

Two-Bits Arcade and Hanksy’s “Best of the Worst” pop-up aren’t the only ones with vintage video game Pac-Man at their fingertips. For a limited time, anyone can play Pac-Man, anywhere in the world. No quarters needed! The brains over at Google seem to have an affinity for the beloved retro game, as evidenced in their 30th […]


‘NYC Time Machine’ Tool Lets You View Maps from 1660 to Present Day

Posted February 24, 2015 at 5:16 am

Here’s one for all the cartography nerds out there. Say you live on East Broadway, but wanted to quickly see the city grid back when the boulevard was known as Harman Street (1800s, named for farmer Harmanus Rutgers). Well, there’s a new website for that. Boogie reader Orian Breaux sent along a link to a […]

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