Wednesday, March 28, 2012

East Village history, now more interactive

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Marc H. Miller told us yesterday about his new website for the comic-style pictorial maps that he has published at Ephemera Press since 2001. The East Village map now has a new scroll-over effect ... (Look at the site here to figure out what we're talking about...)

Illustrators James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook created the original East Village map, which features a walking-tour guide to the neighborhood's historic sites. The itinerary includes 68 East Village spots, each briefly described, and located on a secondary map specifically designed for those visiting the area. (Those who care about the history and not the bars...) For instance, the map lists all six addresses that Alan Ginsberg had in the neighborhood... as well as the location of Andy Warhol's first New York apartment on Avenue A ... among many other notable addresses...

Miller also has maps for other parts of the city, such as the Harlem Renaissance and Queens Jazz Trail, both illustrated by Tony Millionaire.

For further reading on EV Grieve about Marc H. Miller:
Life at 98 Bowery: 1969-1989

Revisiting Punk Art

3 comments:

melaniemusings2 said...

cool

Marty Wombacher said...

Very cool site! I'm definitely going to check out the maps closer.

Anonymous said...

Well, let's see...

It's unreadable (on the web site).
It's far from complete (bordering on erroneous)
It's discombobulatingly laid-out sideways.
It's, well..., kinda "unattractive".

i tried to be kinda nice on that last one, but, yeah. I'm just mean.