Tagged: mapping

Locating Displacement Hot Spots in NYC

Whether driven out by rent increases or searching for larger apartments, New Yorkers vacating their apartments don’t seem to be able to afford to stay in their own neighborhoods anymore. Luxury high-rise development and unit deregulation are just two of the many factors contributing to this problem. As more people leave and a new class of tenants arrive, neighborhoods can suddenly become unfamiliar.

It’s Like This, Cat: Literary Map

Students mapped a work of fiction by charting one character’s movements through New York City. The result is a resource that enhances a reader’s experience and gestures toward ways in which stories may become truly intertextual. In this project, our group created an interactive map using Prezi for the book It’s Like This, Cat written by Emily Cheney Neville which is about the friendship between 14-year-old Dave Mitchell and his college-aged friend Tom, and the cat that brought them together. Among other things, this map includes sites that Dave and Tom visited such as: the 59th Street Bridge, the New York Public Library, and Coney Island with interactive features including embedded videos, discussion questions, and activities geared to middle-grades students.

Mapping the Dewey Decimal System

In this talk we will demonstrate a map illustrating the path traveled by the protagonist of the novel The Dewey Decimal System by Nathan Larson. We will discuss how interactive mapping tools can be used to enhance literacy.