jntolva + nyc   31

Riding a Time Capsule to Apartment 8G
"A few dozen of New York’s passenger elevators are still manually operated,
forming a hidden museum of obsolete technology and anachronistic employment."
mechanical  manual  elevator  NYC 
december 2017 by jntolva
The Big Bend | Architect Magazine
"What if our buildings were long instead of tall?"
architecture  building  NYC  curve 
march 2017 by jntolva
Unearthing the City Grid That Would Have Been in Central Park
"Many New Yorkers lose their Cartesian sensibility, their precision about location, in places where the foliage is thick or a path arcs downhill, in places where it is hard to see the buildings for the trees."
urban  grid  newyork  nyc  city  park 
january 2016 by jntolva
Coin Drop
Odd story of a hunter of dropped coins who postulates the introduction of the iPhone has caused people to pay less attention to free money on the ground.
nyc  coin  distraction 
april 2015 by jntolva
"Can you even spell Bhutanese?"
texas  nyc 
july 2013 by jntolva
How Mike Flowers revolutionized New York’s building inspections
"You know, we have real problems to solve. I can’t dick around, frankly, thinking about other things like causation right now.”
foreclosure  nyc  analytics 
march 2013 by jntolva
Street grid as city personality
But is that really what New Yorkers want for you?
boston  nyc  personality  grid  street 
january 2013 by jntolva
Awkward NYC
A map of awkward social interactions in public spaces.
map  public  social  nyc 
august 2012 by jntolva
Vintage Subway Ride to Ballgame Transported Fans to Another Time
"The ride was not without hitches. As it pulled away from East 149th Street, a door in one car stayed open, prompting a transit worker to gasp, “Stop! Stop! Stop!” before the train was halted and the door manually closed."
baseball  vintage  classic  subway  nyc 
april 2012 by jntolva
MoMA | Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
What a fantastic idea. This sounds like an amazing exhibit/series of performances.
nyc  Music  Kraftwerk  MoMA 
february 2012 by jntolva
Scenes from the Most Obnoxious Do-Good Wedding Ever
This is my sister's brother-in-law getting married. Which makes my wife love my brother a whole lot more.
powerpoint  nyc  show  wedding 
december 2011 by jntolva
Google Street View makes it up to The High Line
Wonder what the status of The High Line is as a public way?
google  streetview  highline  nyc  park  ascentstage 
november 2011 by jntolva
Tendrils of Tennis Run Through Queens to World Trade Center
“He was being a team player, the responsible kid he always was.”
9/11  nyc  terrorism 
september 2011 by jntolva
Central Park Car Ban Approved
Keeping an eye on this, hopefully.
nyc  newyork  central  park  cars 
may 2011 by jntolva
The Mannahatta Project
Amazing reconstruction of the island of Manhattan circa 1609 with variable-transparency overlay of the current cityscape.
history  maps  nyc  visualization  geography 
september 2009 by jntolva
NY Nearest Subway Augmented Reality App for iPhone 3GS
NOW do you see why I was so excited for the compass in the new iPhone? Wicked cool.
iphone  compass  augmentedreality  subway  nyc 
july 2009 by jntolva
Exit Strategy NYC
For the advanced public transit rider, an app that tells you exactly where to stand on the subway to arrive at your exit stairwell/escalator/elevator. (Need this for Chicago!)
iphone  nyc  subway  app 
july 2009 by jntolva
DOT Unveils Sidewalk Compass Markings
What a great idea. Chicagoans, don't get your hopes up. The first compass needed by the CTA is to direct it in removing its head from its ass.
nyc  subway  street  navigation 
october 2007 by jntolva
Welcome to the panopticon, New York parents. If this weren't a joke it would seem like a joke.
parenting  nyc  surveillance 
march 2007 by jntolva
New York City Subway Smell Map
A tool for helping you remember stops by their unique odor signature. "Yeah, take this train two stops past the one that smells like urine."
nyc  subway 
september 2006 by jntolva

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