February 23, 2011

Herb Lester — Where The Sidewalk Ends: How to find old New York

I'm a BIG fan of Herb Lester maps. I have two from London, and I may have to add this new one to my collection. Whether you use them for navigation or just enjoy the design, they're really lovely.


This is a guide to the New York you’ve always wanted to see but feared might have disappeared for good. It depicts a city of Edward Hopper diners and down-at-heel dive bars, overstocked grocery stores and mountainous pastrami sandwiches. From Patsy’s Pizzeria in Harlem, to the Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Chinatown, taking in along the way Katz's, the '21' Club and McSorley's Old Ale House, in these long-established Manhattan businesses, the city’s cantankerous spirit lives on.

The map has been designed and illustrated by New York’s own Jim Datz. It is A3 (297x420mm) folded to A6 (105x148mm), and litho printed on recycled paper.


Herb Lester — Where The Sidewalk Ends: How to find old New York

1 comment:

Cristina Sanzache said...

It's also the title of a Shel Silverstein book published in 1974: 'Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings'.