New York City Map - 16th St to Canal

Private Client

Having lived in and visited New York for nearly 40 years, my client wanted to surprise his wife with their own, custom map of New York City. Through many stories, memories and references, I captured their favorite go-to places from their frequent trips to Manhattan, centering mainly around the East Village, Lower East Side, Soho and Little Italy. This map took me back to all the times I’ve been to New York City and made me crave going back to try out some of their suggestions! This map was quite extensive with accurate depictions of the street layout packed full with icons of the city (some still-standing, some no longer there).

I created a time-lapse video of the entire process of making this map in pencil. Take a look below!

Urban Map

Features so many great spots to visit in New York City and what makes them so special.

Unique Points

You can experience the city through the eyes of someone who knows it well, from architecture to iconic signs to bagels to memorable trees.