New York Times: The Village Voice, a New York Icon, Closes. “Staff members said they were not surprised that the end had come. The paper’s last editor in chief, Stephen Mooallem — the third top editor to serve under Mr. Barbey during his three-year tenure as owner — left in May and was not replaced. Some staff members will stay on to make the paper’s print archive digitally accessible; the rest will be out of a job at a time when the local news industry finds itself in crisis.”
New York Times: New York City Is Briefly Labeled ‘Jewtropolis’ on Snapchat and Other Apps. “Users of a variety of popular apps and services, including Snapchat, awoke Thursday morning to find that New York City had been relabeled ‘Jewtropolis’ on maps displayed in the apps.”
6sqft: New tool maps every active construction project in NYC in real time. “New York City’s construction craze just got easier to track, thanks to a new tool that maps every major, active project across the five boroughs. The city’s Department of Buildings released this week an interactive map and dashboard that provides real-time information on every active construction site in the city. According to the data, there are currently 7,437 active permits filed and nearly 198,000,00 total square feet of construction, as of Wednesday.”
Library of Congress: New Online: Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. “Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) is most famous as the creator in the late 1850s of New York City’s Central Park with Calvert Vaux. But Olmsted had an enormous and geographically widespread impact on America’s lasting ideas of what cityscapes should be.”
Documented NY: Early Arrival: New Database Casts Light on NYC ICE arrests. “Project and the Center for Constitutional Rights created the database, which spans from 2013 until today, using data they gathered through two state initiatives: the Regional Immigration Assistance Centers and the Immigrant Family Unity Project.”
Tasting Table: This Live Instagram Map Proves We Eat More Cake for Breakfast than You’d Think. “You no longer have to scroll through an endless feed of food posts on Instagram to find the latest dish to try, because there’s a new website that’s taking the sensory overload off your plate. Bites of the Big Apple, a project from consumer insight company Crimson Hexagon, took the most popular food-related hashtags in New York during a one-week period in May and plotted them on a map that constantly changes to reflect the time of day.” I looked at this and the map reflects the pictures taken that week, as far as I can tell. It’s not really a “live” map, but it’s well-designed and worth a look.
Radio Survivor: The Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map Is Now Online. “Brooklyn, NY has one of the densest populations of unlicensed pirate radio stations in the U.S. As he explained on episode #133 of our radio show, journalist David Goren has been tracking and recording these stations for two decades. Now you can sample his archive of pirate airchecks with the interactive Brooklyn Pirate Radio Map, which just went online.”