Form The New York Shitty Inbox: Humans of New York

March 12, 2011 by
Filed under: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York City, Queens, Staten Island 

This item was brought my attention by a very nice lady named Donna. What is Humans of New York about, you ask? Here’s an explanation of this project as given by its founder, Brandon Stanton:

Humans of New York is a multi-year project to construct a photographic census of the city of New York.   The team consists of one man, who walks the streets several hours a day, looking for interesting people, and taking their photograph.  Currently, the project is in the gathering phase.  Nearly 1,400 portraits have been collected thus far.  The goal is 10,000.  Photos are uploaded as they are collected, and arranged by date.  When a substantial body of portraits has been gathered, they will be grouped by neighborhood and displayed geographically.  Upon completion, an interactive map will show every neighborhood in New York through the faces of its inhabitants.

This is some seriously neat stuff, folks. Check it out!

Miss Heather


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