Finally loaded the post-Sandy pictometry ortho mosaics into the system…don’t know why the water looks so crazy, I did a bileaner resample so I thought it was going to come out more…realistic? but that’s ok, it looks pretty cool.
Sorry, haven’t posted in a while. Been busy mapping houses that have been destroyed because of Sandy ):
Here is a spooky map ghost face in Fort Tryon Park in Inwood, Manhattan.
This is one of my favorite weird intersections in the city. Rust Street and Flushing Ave in Maspeth, Queens is really the only intersection of two non-highway roads I’ve seen that has a staircase/underpass like this. As a pedestrian, to get from Rust Street to Flushing Ave one must decend a strange, moderately confusing staircase that then deposits you on a raised sidewalk that follows the road cut for a few blocks in either direction until Flushing Ave resumes being a normal, street-level street. The first time I stumbled upon it I thought I was walking alongside a highway and had no idea where I was/if there was another way to get off of it. It is not really labeled at all on either end, and is in a very industrial area. Neat.
Grand Central Parkway/Jackie Robinson Parkway/Van Wyck Expressway (not to mention Union Turnpike) create quite a nice star shape. Also, what a terrible horrible mess. Thanks a lot, Robert Moses. Just kidding.
Does anyone have any idea what this diagonal fence-like structure that goes mid-block between Withers and Jackson in Williamsburg, Brooklyn might be? It’s such a perfectly straight line that doesn’t seem to follow the block/lot boundaries…
Atari Lane and Nat Court in Jamaica, Queens. Apparently the city recognizes these streets but they are not on Google maps. Maybe I’ll send them a tip and tell ‘em to add them?
What if I just came out and said that I pretty much hate Queens? The addresses are impossible, the roads are a mess, blah blah blah. It’s fine on the ground, I suppose, but from space I cannot handle it.
According to our address system, the Statue of Liberty is missing its address point. Hmmm.
Up for Best Street Name award: Force Tube Avenue, Cypress Hills Brooklyn.
Brooklyn/Queens border. East New York/Cypress Hills on the Brooklyn side and Ozone Park on the Queens side. Bottom photo is looking west from Emerald Ave.
And now for some Bing Maps fun. I never use Bing Maps because I just assume it’s not as good as Google Maps, but I have begun to notice that many of the street view images are clearer than Google Maps. However, I’d like to know why it says “Long Island” in the middle of East Flatbush/Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.
What can you identify as being incorrect in this image?
a. there is no building where the building outline is
b. this imaginary building is symbolized as a garage, and garages do not have addresses.
mmmmh. Thanks again, incompetent consultants.
Big planes and small planes at JFK Airport.
L: King’s Dream of New York, Moses King, circa 1911
R: Future New York, Moses King, circa 1915
Moses King was an editor, publisher, and travel writer in New York and Massachusetts.