clues that have been papered over, torn down, or forgotten over time—are the urban explorer's buried treasure. The charting of historical elements and their connectors can help us make sense of a place. Every new piece we find fits neatly into the puzzle, gets set aside as local legend or mystery, or may even help edit a long-held perspective.
Through this site, we'll connect facts, events, people, and places in New York's history. I hope you'll enjoy exploring the site as much as I enjoy putting it together.