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If you are looking for the 1940-1945 United States’ effort* to construct a working atomic bomb, "the Manhattan Project," try The National Atomic Museum and Introduction: The Manhattan Project: A New and Secret World of Human Experimentation.

My Manhattan Project — A book of maps

Snow Emergency Streets

Fire Districts, Battalions & Companies


Police Precincts

City Council Districts

Public Schools & Districts

Zip Codes and Post Offices

Public Library

Remaining Two-Way Streets



Landmark Districts


Unwired Residential Cable Areas

Tennis Courts

Telephone Exchanges


Swimming Pools

Gas stations


Illuminated Towers

Ports, Terminals & Stations

Landfill — added acreage


Average Family ncome by Zip Code

Waterfront Use

Bridge & Tunnel Traffic

Bridge, Chess & Other Games

Community Board Districts

Ambulance Services



Foreign Consulates

Higher Education

Museums in Expansion

U.S. Congressional Districts

State Senatorial Districts

State Assembly Districts

Affiliation of Voters by Assembly District

Winter Recreation

Manhattan Neighborhoods

Where to Donate Clothing and Other Items

Armories and their Uses

This project has been conceived of as a way of understanding the uniqueness of the island territory that is home to 8 million New Yorkers. The hub of a large megalopolis, Manhattan has been and I believe, will continue to be, a vital force shaping the lives of modern Americans and peoples the world over. As the past and still present center of much commerce, culture and innovation, Manhattan both gives and takes. It and its inhabitants as well as 38 million yearly visitors reap the benefits of, as William Faulkner put it, ‘All of Everything.’

I would like this book of Manhattan Maps to be a guide to the comings and goings of this dynamic city. It will show and describe services for, by and to New Yorkers as well as the enduring geo-physical, cultural, technological, commercial, educational, historical and social organizations, battlegrounds and institutions. It will be particularly interesting to correlate such issues as spcific locations with demographics. ie. A map showing school locations and districts and describing student population. Fire houses could be related to statistics and location of hazardous materials. Police to crime and special needs. Roads to transportation patterns. Hospitals to health statistics.

* My mother was one of the "leak-testers" on the Manhattan Project.