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.

Recent Stories

RIP TAYlOR SWIFT by CHICO LES
Chico & La Petite Mort Say ‘RIP Taylor Swift’ with New Mural on Orchard Street

Chico spent his last night in town painting a gate on Orchard Street, before heading south for the winter. And it’s timely. The new mural – sprayed onto the exterior of La Petite Mort – skewers Taylor Swift and her role as “Global Welcome Ambassador” for New York City. “RIP Taylor Swift,” reads the artwork, […]

grinch-roast-beast
Katz’s Deli Teams Up With The Grinch To Serve a ‘Roast Beast’ Sandwich This Holiday Season

Katz’s Deli is ringing in the holidays by joining forces with one of the season’s most nefarious, misunderstood characters – the Grinch. Owner Jake Dell is crafting a limited edition sandwich for their holiday menu – that of the “Roast Beast” variety. No word yet on if they’ve locked down the cartoon or Jim Carey for the […]

finebb
Fineline Tattoo Has an ‘All Hallow’s Eve Tattoo Party’ with $31 Tatts Today

For the year’s on the turn, and it’s All Souls’ night, When the dead can yearn and the dead can smite. -Edith Wharton What frightens you on All Hallow’s Eve night? Clowns? Ghosts? Zombies? How about needles? Good, today is your chance to be scared at Fineline Tattoo (21 1st Avenue). Samhain, All Souls’ Night, All Hallow’s […]

jarmulowsky-response
Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Conversion Issued Full Stop-Work Order After ‘Concrete Incident’

Conversion of the landmark Jarmulowsky Bank Building to shi-shi hotel hit a major roadblock this week. As we first reported, scaffolding came loose from 54 Canal Street early Monday morning. Apparently pressure from recently-poured concrete atop the 1912 Beaux Arts-style structure caused the ironwork to dislodge, endangering everyone in the immediate vicinity. An estimate five yards of […]

134bowerysite
Sale of Five Bowery Properties for $45M Threatens Its Rich Cultural History

Yesterday afternoon, we broke the blockbuster news that five historically significant buildings on the Bowery were sold as a package deal for $45 million. While still unconfirmed, it’s rumored that the buyer is John Young of Emmut Properties. Luxury living is allegedly planned for the 75,000 square-feet of buildable real estate, whether through rentals or […]

  • 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.