Discover, Explore and Document
August 1, 2009 11:27 AM   Subscribe

NYC Grid is a photo blog dedicated to exploring and discovering The City of New York block by block and corner by corner. Updated every weekday, each post covers a new block with a focus on the mundane and ephemeral. An optimistic snapshot of New York as it is now.

Vs. The Lamentations:

Lost City is a running Jeremiad on the vestiges of Old New York as they are steamrolled under or threatened by the currently ruthless real estate market and the City Fathers' disregard for Gotham's historical and cultural fabric.

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York — a bitterly nostalgic look at a city in the process of going extinct. Still hunkered down in the East Village, waiting for the wrecking ball of gentrification to find me. Until then, I'll write this ongoing obituary for my dying city.
posted by netbros (8 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Also, check out NYSonglines for a block-by-block history of the city.

For more NYC history, I'd suggest Luc Sante's Low Life, and Robert F. Caro's The Power Broker. Actually, these are two of my favorite books ever. I cannot possibly recommend them enough.
posted by Afroblanco at 11:42 AM on August 1, 2009

This is an excellent idea. Scouting New York is another great blog that takes note of small things around NYC.
posted by painquale at 12:17 PM on August 1, 2009

I'd love to see this blog have offshoots in other cities. This is awesome.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 12:33 PM on August 1, 2009 [1 favorite]

grapefruitmoon, have you seen Art in Ruins?
posted by mkb at 12:36 PM on August 1, 2009

Good idea but alot of the photos are nothing special.
posted by the cuban at 1:50 PM on August 1, 2009

Until their bosses find out about this, film location scouts will kicking it on the couch, and sending in their usual bills.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:46 PM on August 1, 2009

Good idea but alot of the photos are nothing special.
posted by the cuban at 9:50 PM on August 1 [+] [!]

I think that's kind of the point
posted by MontySwan at 4:46 PM on August 1, 2009

Love it. Thanks.
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:52 AM on August 2, 2009

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