Rock n Roll Map of Manhattan

Posted on: April 22nd, 2011 at 6:28 am by

We here at Boogie pride ourselves on being junkies for music and maps of Manhattan.  Combine the two and we’re definitely happy campers.  And that’s precisely how we felt after discovering the following gem over at Flaming Pablum.

It’s a bare-bones map of New York City that plots the inspirational locales behind notable rock n roll songs. Note the neighborhood with the most entries.  Aww yeah!  The Lower East Side/East Village together account for eight of the nineteen songs.  Represent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byDiILrNbM4

Which song selections would you add if space wasn’t an issue?

The map was originally published on Flavorwire back in December.

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  • Anonymous

    I wish this map was interactive. How cool would it be if I could click on a dot and see its Youtube video pop up with bios culled from Wikipedia and an option to help add to the map by submitting my own knowledge.

    • http://www.boweryboogie.com Elie

      That would be pretty cool! Care to share some knowledge now?

      • Anonymous

        Sure. There’s tons of ways, either using a map tool, graphic tool, various plug-in found online or hard coding it. Let’s find something to collaborate on and make something!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=687565203 Danhattan Bojo

    Washington Sq Park should have made the cut.. so many have sung about that area of the village. Dylan spots alone could fill up a map MacDougal, Bleecker, Jones St,, If you’re gonna consider Santigold rock N roll then so should folkrockers like Dylan and Mitchell.

    Simon & Garfunkel’s UES inspired song 59th Street Bridge (Feeling Groovy)

    Cohen referenced Hotel Chelsea.

    The “Sawdust Saloon” from The Low Anthem is about McSorley’s Ale House

    One of my favorites in Brooklyn, in Sheepshead Bay, Falmouth and Hampton.. the one way sign from “Walk Away Renee” by Left Banke.. hugely underrated artist. They inspired a new genre , Baroque Rock.

    Here’s a huge list I made years back of the whole USA http://www.43places.com/lists/58652/architecture-of-rock-n-roll

  • jr

    wow! i can’t believe you neglected one of the earliest and most ‘new yorkey—east villagey’ songs of the late 70s, filmed at 96-98 St. Mark’s Place, WAITING ON A FRIEND, rolling stones….

  • eringobiteme

    Take a walk on the Wild side…meatpacking district…1971.