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Flickr's New York: A tale of two cities

Flickr's New York: A tale of two cities Jun 9th, 2010 at 5:00PM: Tourists photograph Midtown and Lower Manhattan, while locals click their cameras in the East Village and Chinatown. So, it's clear: tourists and locals don't mix in New York. Eric Fischer, a computer program, used geotagging data from Flickr and Picasa to plot maps of New York and 71 other cities, using a system he created for determining which shutterbugs are locals and which are from out of...

Undiscovered New York: Bike tour of Governor's Island

Undiscovered New York: Bike tour of Governor's Island Jun 3rd, 2009 at 2:00PM: New York is a city dominated by islands. Most of these islands, like Manhattan and Staten Island, are easily accessible and fairly well traversed. Yet in a city this densely populated, so well-known and discussed, there still remain pockets of isolation; islands of mysterious calm and forgotten charm that make a visitor feel as though they've stumbled upon the ruins of some grandiose...

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