If New York were a blank slate, how would you fill it in? (via: The New York Times).

By ZACHARY SNIDERMAN

“I remember standing at the top of Manhattan and being terrified,” says Becky Cooper, the 25-year-old New York native behind “Map Your Memories,” a project she started in 2009. Cooper hand-printed hundreds of blank maps of Manhattan, each self-addressed and stamped so they could be mailed back to her. Then she and a friend trekked from Marble Hill — the very top of the borough — down to its southernmost point, handing the maps out to strangers with one simple instruction: fill it in with whatever best captures your experience of the city.

Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers,” is set to be published by Abrams Image in April.

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