Archive for February, 2012

New York Diaries, in the Author’s Hand

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Great interactive feature in NY Times, and good thinking by publishers of the book. From the NY Times article:

‘Many individuals have written books about New York City?s past. In a new one, dozens of authors, anonymous and known, dead and alive, collaborate to tell the tale. New York Diaries, edited by Teresa Carpenter, draws together diary entries, official records and even datebook jottings spanning 400 years and weaves them into a rich and unusual history of the city.

What the widely acclaimed book does not provide is a look at the original documents. Working with Ms. Carpenter?s publisher, City Room has gathered images of some of them for viewing online.’

The interactive feature is very well done: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/02/10/nyregion/20110210-new-york-diaries-originals.html