100 Years of New York’s Music Scene

This week’s most amazing cultural read is New York Magazine’s near-encyclopedic look at the city’s history of music – from Tin Pan Alley to the South Bronx, early jazz to punk rock. The below map of NYC ghost landmarks features locations that will be recognizable to music lovers all over the world, despite having long since disappeared or turned into a Chipotle…


I also love the below graphic, a map of the evolution of Hip Hop throughout the five boroughs. If this were available as a poster, I’d be all over it:

hip hop

There’s so much great history in the issue, start here for the cover story by Jody Rosen:

The Town That Put the Pop in Music: A Look Back at 100 Years of New York Sounds (New York Magazine)

Then read all the amazing related interviews and essays at the link below:

100 Years Of New York Music (Vulture)

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