The NYPL Is Mapping Books About NYC Neighborhoods—Add Your Favorites!

Posted On Wed, August 19, 2015 By

Posted On Wed, August 19, 2015 By In maps, Neighborhoods

The New York Public Library is currently putting together a map of New York City neighborhoods represented in the pages of our favorite books. Novels set in the five boroughs are added to the map as readers suggest them, along with nearby landmarks and attractions so you can get your literary bearings. Currently most of the listed titles in are in Manhattan (“American Psycho” in the Financial District, “Catcher in the Rye” in Central Park, to name just a few); Team Brooklyn is looking sparse (Hello? Paul Auster?), and The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island need you!

Already in the comments: Amy Sohn (“Prospect Park West,” Park Slope), Richard Price (“Lush Life” in the LES), Alice Hoffman’s “The Museum of Extraordinary Things,” and a few new names that are now on our reading lists.

Add your faves to the list and the map here.

[via Gothamist]


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