If you could draw your own map of Manhattan to include spots of your most interesting memories, what would you include? Becky Cooper handed out hundreds of blank maps to New Yorkers of all stripes and asked them to fill out the maps and send them back to her. Her new book, Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers, visually traces the memories, from 228th Street to Battery Park, of average Joes and well-known locals and celebrities (including Yoko Ono, David Chang, and Philippe Petit). Along with New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik and a trio of panelists, Cooper invites participants to make their own map and share in the process of anchoring their pasts, all while sipping—what else?—a Manhattan.
Thu., May 16, 7 p.m., 2013