Simon Willison’s Weblog

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The big thing I always get asked to find are dank dilapidated alleys, and New York City has, like, 5 alleys that look like that. Maybe four. You can’t film in three of them. So what it comes down to is there’s one alley left in New York, Cortlandt Alley, that everybody films in because it’s the last place. I try to stress to these directors in a polite way that New York is not a city of alleys. Boston is a city of alleys. Philadelphia has alleys. I don’t know anyone who uses the ‘old alleyway shortcut’ to go home. It doesn’t exist here. But that’s the movie you see.

Nick Carr # 21st May 2018, 12:04 am

Represent—NYTimes.com. Superb new application from the NYTimes—a sort of cross between TheyWorkForYou and a news archive search. Enter your address in New York and it tells you your local representatives and shows both their votes and their mentions in the newspaper. # 19th December 2008, 4:22 pm

Introducing EveryBlock. EveryBlock launched! Adrian Holovaty, Wilson Miner, Paul Smith and Daniel X. O’Neil’s startup which answers the question, “What’s happening in my neighborhood?” Cities covered by the launch are Chicago, New York and San Francisco. # 23rd January 2008, 9:56 pm