This is an indispensable book for NYC history fans. There are many references to it in earlier posts that concentrated on the LES. Currently I'm using the Harlem section of the book. I've added a new wrinkle-I'm mixing the text from certain pages with images that the text suggests-the "illustrated book" idea. I've been trying to get students to do the voiceover narrations, but I'm too busy doing whole class demo lessons because that's where it's needed most. Here's a sample with my narration-it was too nice to be inside, so I took a drive to a playground near Fort Hamilton
The picture above is a screen shot of my lower east side map from my google map "collection." It can be made fully functional but it overwhelms the column. I learned about mapchannels from digital urban. The free site also gives you the option to create a link to a full size version of a google map.