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Recently, I came across Wafaring, a site that allows you to build personal and community maps. I created a community video map, and posted some of my recent videos to the map. I’m hoping that others will contribute to the same map, and help it grow into an alternative map of NY and beyond. If you have videos about a place, please add them to the map.
Update: The folks at Wayfaring just rated this map “best of wayfaring.”
Update: It seems that as of August 2008, Wayfaring is no more.
Just outside the Met is a place that is not so much like the rest of New York. It’s more like the places outside the Prado and the Louvre and the British Museum. Crowded streets, slanting sunlight, taxis and tourists. Grand buildings and wealth and power.
Who is a native here? Who are the people who have sat on the walls for years and years? Who kissed in the park nearby, fumbled with buttons and snaps? Who drank and dodged and watched the clouds? Who come back sometimes and remember.
My friend Elliott, who wrote the music for this, was one of them too.