New York photo atlas

<a href="”><img class="blogimg" img src="” alt=”, by ” border=”0″ align=”right”>Here’s a must have: New York: The Photo Atlas. From the book’s description page at Harper:

For those who think they know the streets of New York City like the back of their hand, think again. For those who don’t know how to get around Gotham, here’s a chance to get to know the city in all its glory. New York: The Photo Atlas combines exquisite aerial photography and detailed street atlas maps to provide a truly unique perspective of the city — high above the concrete. The breadth of the area covered is stunning: All five boroughs are included, as well as several New York and New Jersey suburbs. Trace your bike route, find your apartment building, or take in the sights without leaving your living room. Even if you don’t know New York well, you will find this book fascinating.

The New York Times discussed the book yesterday, calling it “remarkable in its intimacy and its breadth.” The article goes on to discuss the book’s inception and the way it reveals otherwise-unseen elements of the city, such as a biplane on a building’s roof or the hidden backyards of New York neighborhoods.

I have serious lust for this book.

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