Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers by Becky Cooper; foreword by Adam Gopnik. Published by Abrams Image.
“The love-life (mis)adventures of a gay man coming into his own in his mid-twenties in Manhattan. I love the honesty and the self-aware humor of his prose.”
“My favorite part of this map [by Harvey Fierstein]: Turn the map sideways and check out the ‘Moving Violation.’”
“Matt Green is in the middle of his three-year quest to walk all the streets in New York City. I love that he mapped every way to get out of Manhattan and explore the world beyond. A former civil engineer, he drew a wonderfully accurate map.”
“Mapping is an act of selection. The power of this moving map is that in the noise of city life, the only thing that filters through is this singular moment.”
“One anonymous mapmaker’s beautiful spin on the New York stereotype.”